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South Africa, others impose import restrictions on German poultry over bird flu

Several countries have placed import restrictions on German poultry following outbreaks of bird flu in the country, German authorities said on Wednesday. South Africa, Japan,...

550 migrants rescued at sea, five bodies recovered

About 550 migrants, most of them from West Africa, were pulled to safety from boats in the Mediterranean on Monday in five operations during...

Russian Mig-29 fighter jet crashes in Mediterranean

MiG-29 fighter jets in 2012.  (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File) A Russian Mig-29 fighter jet deployed on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier has crashed into the...

2016 ‘very likely’ to be world’s warmest year

High temperatures can lead to devastating droughts. Photo Credit: Getty Images 2016 looks poised to be the warmest year on record globally, according to preliminary...

Lionel Messi ‘stalls on signing new Barcelona deal’

Spanish national sport daily Marca have revealed that Lionel Messi is reluctant to sign a new contract with Barcelona, with the legal complaint about his alleged...

Futures slide as Trump wins U.S. presidential election

U.S. stock index futures sank in the overnight session into Wednesday as a market that had been expecting a victory by Democrat Hillary Clinton...

Spain arrests four on suspicion of Islamist militant activity

Spanish police arrested three men and a woman on Wednesday in Spain's north African enclave Ceuta on suspicion of recruiting young people as Islamist...

Germany boosts aid to U.N. in Africa to deter Europe-bound migration

Germany on Monday pledged a 61-million-euro ($67.44 million) hike in funding for U.N. relief operations in Africa so that fewer of its people undertake...

Russia says U.N. South Sudan mission ‘in ruins’ after firing

Russia on Thursday criticized U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon's decision to fire a Kenyan peacekeeping commander in South Sudan as premature, saying the mission there...

‘Hundreds dead’ in migrant shipwrecks

More than 239 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, migration officials say. The UNHCR refugee agency was told the...

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Somalia: Lawmakers vote to extend President’s term by two years

Somalia’s Lower House of Parliament has voted to approve a bill to extend President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s term in office by two years. The controversial...

Why Twitter picked Ghana as its head quarters in Africa

Social media giant, Twitter has announced that Ghana will host its Africa head quarters. The company's co-founder Jack Dorsey made the announcement on Twitter on...

Zambian athletes fight stigma against albinos, disabled persons

Lassam Katongo, a Zambian athlete based in the capital, Lusaka, shows off his trophies and medals earned from some of the international athletic games...

Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn deal with global oil firms

The governments of Tanzania and Uganda on Sunday signed a long awaited oil deal with international oil firms—French Total E&P, and China’s Cnooc. The deal...

Man with snails, ‘prekese’ in luggage from Ghana detained at JFK Airport

A man was detained briefly last week after arriving at JFK Airport with luggage full of snails, dried beef, turkey berry, carrot, oxtail, medicinal...
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