Indonesia plane crash: flight JT610 plunges into waters off Jakarta

A passenger plane carrying 189 people has crashed into the sea off Jakarta, minutes after takeoff on a domestic flight to an Indonesian tin-mining region. Lion Air flight JT610, travelling

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Former vice mayor of China’s Lyuliang city sentenced to death over $165M bribe

Former vice mayor of Lyuliang City in north China’s Shanxi Province, Zhang Zhongsheng, has been sentenced to death for taking bribes, CGTN News reports. He was sentenced by the Intermediate

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Morocco to begin construction of Africa’s tallest skyscraper November 1

The construction of the Bank of Africa Tower in Morocco, set to become Africa’s tallest skyscraper, will start on November 1. According to Hespress.com news site, this emblematic site will

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Ebola death toll rises to 118 in DRC

The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 118, authorities have said, with three children among the recent victims. The outbreak was

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40 lawmakers may vote against Brexit deal

At least 40 lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party are willing to vote down her possible Brexit deal if it leaves European Union (EU), a senior lawmaker has

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EU demands investigation into killing of journalist in Bulgaria

The European Commission has urged Bulgaria to conduct a rapid investigation into the killing of journalist Viktoria Marinova, as hundreds of mourners held vigils in her hometown and cities throughout

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South Africa’s finance minister resigns over graft allegations

South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has resigned over undisclosed meetings with the business family at the heart of a corruption scandal, dealing a blow to President Cyril Ramaphosa. Nene

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Google Appeals €4.3bn EU Fine over Android

Google has appealed the biggest ever anti-trust fine by the EU, which imposed a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) penalty on the US tech giant for illegally abusing the dominance

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South Africa’s Nobel Laureate, Desmond Tutu, hospitalized

South Africa’s retired archbishop and anti-apartheid icon, Desmond Tutu, was hospitalised in Cape Town on Thursday for “a series of tests”, his office said. “The Archbishop was in good spirits

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Erdogan appoints himself chairman of Turkey’s Sovereign Wealth Fund

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has appointed himself chairman of Turkey’s multi-billion-dollar sovereign wealth fund, according to a decision published Wednesday in the Official Gazette. In an overhaul of the Turkiye

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