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Amid coronavirus lockdown, man shoots, 2 little daughters, wife then himself in UK

A UK man described as 'bully dad' shot his two young daughters in the head and chest before blasting his partner and turning the gun on himself in West Sussex, reports The Sun.Robert Needham, 42, gunned down Lexi, two,...

Baby born in London, UK tests positive to coronavirus

A newborn baby has tested positive for coronavirus minutes after birth, in what is thought to be the youngest case of the disease in the UK, according to The Guardian UK.The child’s mother, who was taken to a north...

Brexit: UK govt asked to lower salary threshold for migrants to fill job vacancy

Britain should cut a salary threshold for migrants to 25,600 pounds ($33,650) a year to help fill jobs after Brexit, a government commissioned report said, while warning a planned overhaul of the immigration system could hit economic growth.With Britain...

European powers condemn Turkish plans to send troops to Libya

The European Union’s top diplomat and the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany and Italy condemned on Tuesday Turkey’s plans to send military experts and trainers to Libya, saying foreign interference there was exacerbating instability.After postponing a trip to...

UK’s Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Conservatives secure majority in British election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the...

18-carat solid gold toilet stolen from English stately home

A gang of thieves on Saturday stole an 18-carat gold toilet from an art exhibition at Britain's Blenheim Palace, police said -- causing flooding to the World Heritage Site. The fully-functioning piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, dubbed "America", was...

British home office under fire for failing to contact African deportees

Campaigners have accused the Home Office of a lack of "decency" after it emerged dozens of people deported to Commonwealth countries have not been contacted by the Windrush task force.Ministers said "no...

Ghana born ex-UBS trader Kweku Adoboli deported from UK

Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader convicted of fraud, has been deported to Ghana, despite a long campaign to keep him in Britain.His lawyer confirmed he was flown out of Heathrow Airport...

Prince William in Africa ahead of UK wildlife conference

Britain’s Prince William is in Namibia to discuss threats to conservation ahead of a London conference on the illegal wildlife trade.The Duke of Cambridge will also visit Tanzania and Kenya within the...
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Post coup Mali interim president and vice sworn in

ReutersRetired colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in as Mali’s interim president on Friday, tasked with presiding over an 18-month...
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Migrants stranded in Libya face vicious cycle of cruelty

Associated PressAmnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have disappeared after being...

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4B flood plan

ReutersMore than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s suburbs, as angry residents ask what happened...

Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

AFPA Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that...

US Secretary of States pushes for breakthrough on Sudan deal

AFPWith weeks to go before US elections, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan that he hopes could...