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Uganda may reintroduce executions – MyJoyOnline.com

Uganda could begin enforcing the death penalty again, President Yoweri Museveni has said, 13 years after the country’s last execution. Mr Museveni said his “Christian background” had prevented him from going ahead with executions, but this “leniency” was encouraging criminals. Human rights groups have warned against the move. In Uganda, …

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Sexual harassment and assault rife at United Nations, staff claim

The UN general assembly in New York. Photograph: Lohr-J/Sipa USA/REX/Shutterstock The United Nations has allowed sexual harassment and assault to flourish in its offices around the world, with accusers ignored and perpetrators free to act with impunity, the Guardian has been told. Dozens of current and former UN employees described …

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Global confidence in US leadership under Trump at new low, poll finds

Global confidence in US leadership has fallen to a new low, and the country now ranks below China in worldwide approval ratings, according to a new Gallup poll. The survey of opinion in 134 countries showed a record collapse in approval for the US role in the world, from 48% …

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Nigeria: Policemen killed as Americans and Canadians are kidnapped

Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. Kidnappings are rife in Nigeria, where domestic security is weak, though they overwhelmingly target other Nigerians. However, abductions of foreigners are not uncommon. The foreigners …

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Sexual harassment and assault rife at United Nations, staff claim

The UN general assembly in New York. Photograph: Lohr-J/Sipa USA/REX/Shutterstock The United Nations has allowed sexual harassment and assault to flourish in its offices around the world, with accusers ignored and perpetrators free to act with impunity, the Guardian has been told. Dozens of current and former UN employees described …

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Cocaine found in fresh pineapples – MyJoyOnline.com

Video: Cocaine found in fresh pineapples Source: BBC Date: 18-01-2018 Time: 02:01:03:pm Police in Portugal and Spain have seized cocaine hidden inside fresh pineapples. The drugs had been transported from South America. Click to watch the video. Share this story Leave a comment Myjoyonline

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Zimbabwe to hold elections in 5 months

President Mnangagwa has said Zimbabweans should brace for harmonised elections in the next five months, which should be transparent, free and fair for the progressive good of the country. Speaking during the fourth leg of his tour of the region in which he is apprising Sadc Heads of State and Government …

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Trump denies changing view on Mexico wall

US President Donald Trump has denied changing his views on the Mexico border wall. It comes after his chief of staff, John Kelly, told Fox News that the president’s opinions had evolved since his original campaign promises about its construction and funding. “Campaigning is very different from governing,” said Mr …

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Canada: Facebook selfie leads to killer

A Canadian woman has been convicted of killing her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Brittney Gargol, 18, in Canada two years ago. Ms Gargol was found strangled to …

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Didier Drogba opens fully furnished school for Ivorian village

Former Ivorian international footballer, Didier Drogba, has inaugurated a school built in his region. It is specifically in the village of Onahio Pokou-Kouamekro. Under the auspices of the Didier Drogga Foundation and with support from Nestle and the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), some 350 children can now have access to …

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