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Jeffrey Epstein kills himself ahead of sex trafficking trial

Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein has killed himself in prison ahead of facing trial on sex trafficking charges. The 66-year-old, who was being held without bail in a Manhattan jail, was accused of abusing dozens of underage girls as young as 14 in New York and Florida. Epstein, who denied

Zimbabwe minister fired over missing pension millions

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira "for conduct inappropriate for a minister of government" after her arrest over the disappearance of millions of dollars from the country's pension fund. The country's anti-corruption commission alleges the money

US shootings: Trump says ‘serious’ talks on gun…

US President Donald Trump says "serious discussions" are taking place between congressional leaders on "meaningful" background checks for gun owners following two mass shootings. On Twitter, Mr Trump also said he had spoken to the gun lobby group National Rifle Association (NRA) so their views

UK must leave EU on October 31-Boris Johnson

UK’s Parliament should honour the 2016 Brexit referendum and leave the European Union on October 31, 2019, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday when asked if he would resign if his government lost a vote of no-confidence. Johnson has pledged to take Britain out of the EU at the

China on red alert as Typhoon Lekima bears down on east coast

Chinese authorities have declared a red alert as a powerful typhoon heads towards the eastern coast. Typhoon Lekima is currently battering Taiwan with winds of more than 190km/h (120mph) and is due to make landfall in China's Zhejiang province on Saturday. Emergency teams have been deployed

Human Rights Movement issues travel warning for U.S. due to…

Amnesty International today issued a travel warning calling for possible travelers and visitors to the United States to exercise extreme caution when traveling throughout the country due to rampant gun violence, which has become so prevalent in the United States that it amounts to a human

DR Congo medics arrested over death of Ebola doctor

Three Congolese doctors have been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the killing of a World Health Organization (WHO) medic, a military prosecutor has said. Cameroonian doctor Richard Mouzoko was shot dead in April at a hospital in Butembo, where he was treating Ebola patients.

Boris Johnson refuses to rule out calling election to force…

Boris Johnson has left the door open to ensuring Brexit happens on 31 October even if he loses a no-confidence vote in the run-up to Britain's scheduled EU exit. Asked whether he would call a possible election required if no new government can be formed if he is ousted by MPs, the prime

Nigerian soldiers kill police officers, free arrested kidnap…

Nigerian soldiers have freed a notorious “kidnap kingpin” in the north-eastern state of Taraba, police say. Three officers and a civilian were shot dead by soldiers who attacked a police unit transporting suspect Alhaji Hamisu to the regional police headquarters. The Intelligence Response

Teenagers hunted over triple murder found dead in Canada

Two teenagers being hunted over a triple murder in Canada have been found dead. Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, had been charged with second-degree murder after the death of 64-year-old Leonard Dyck, whose body was found last month in northern British Colombia. They were also

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