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Zambia orders Cuban ambassador out of the country

The Zambian government has issued a seven-day ultimatum to Cuban ambassador Nelson Pages Vilas to leave the country.

Why I never wanted children – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey in a sit down with Gwyneth Paltrow‘s first episode of “The Goop” podcast has explained why she never wanted children.

In their conversation, Oprah Winfrey discussed her choice to refrain from having kids—she just doesn’t like babies at their tender age of a day.

Trump to end special status for Liberian immigrants in U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to special legal status for certain immigrants from Liberia, including some who have lived in the United States for decades, citing improved conditions in the West African country.

Trump sacks Rex Tillerson as state secretary

US President Donald Trump sacks Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with CIA chief Mike Pompeo.

Thanking Mr Tillerson for his service on Twitter, Mr Trump said the new state secretary would do "a fantastic job".

Mr Tillerson, a former chief executive of ExxonMobil, was only appointed to the job just over a year ago.

The president also nominated Gina Haspel to become the first woman director of the CIA.

Trump: N Korea talks could be ‘greatest deal’

President Donald Trump said his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could either fail or bring about the greatest deal for the world.

At a political rally in Pennsylvania, Mr Trump told supporters he believed North Korea wanted to make peace.

But he said he might leave the talks quickly if it didn’t look like progress for nuclear disarmament could be made.

Top Vatican figure faces historic sexual abuse hearing

The alleged victims of Cardinal George Pell, who has been accused of numerous historical sexual offences, are to be questioned in court for the first time this week.

The cardinal arrived at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday accompanied by several police officers who had to help him through an international media scrum as he walked into the courthouse.

He stood down from his post as Vatican treasurer in June last year to fight the case in his home country of Australia after being charged by Victoria police.

Stephen Hawking, renowned scientist, dies at 76

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant British theoretical physicist who overcame a debilitating disease to publish wildly popular books probing the mysteries of the universe, has died, according to a family spokesman. He was 76.

 
 
 

South African estate agent jailed for racist abuse

A former estate agent in South Africa has been jailed for racist abuse in what has been called a landmark ruling.

A court jailed Vicky Momberg for three years, with one year suspended, for using a derogatory word against a black police officer 48 times.

Somalia, Nigeria happier countries than Ghana – Report

The conditions existing in Nigeria and Somalia make them happier countries than Ghana.

This is according to the latest World Happiness Report.

The report, which was released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations on March 14, days before World Happiness Day on March 20, placed Nigeria 17 places above Ghana in the 156-country list.

Nigerian judge elected new president of ICC

The judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), sitting in a plenary session have elected Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji of Nigeria as President of the Court for a three-year term with immediate effect.

Judge Robert Fremr from the Czech Republic was elected First Vice-President with Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut of France as Second Vice-President.

Morocco ranked most attractive investment destination in Africa

Morocco has been named the most attractive investment destination in Africa, followed closely by Egypt and Algeria.

Mississippi passes strictest abortion law

Mississippi's governor has just signed into law the tightest abortion restrictions in the US.

The bill bans most abortions after 15 weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest.

The only exemptions are in cases where there is a foetal abnormality that is "incompatible with life", or the mother's life is in danger.

Mississippi previously banned abortions from 20 weeks. Critics say the new law is unconstitutional.

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