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Morocco Successfully Tests Africa’s Fastest High-speed Rail Line

Morocco has successfully tested Africa’s fastest high-speed railway, state-owned railway operator Office Nationale des Chemins de Fer (ONCF) announced on Thursday. The latest tests were staged successfully at a speed

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Liberia Election Run-off: Ex-footballer Up Against Vice-president

Vote counting has begun in Liberia in a run-off presidential election between Vice-President Joseph Boakai and former international footballer George Weah. Mr Weah, 51, won the first round, but did

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Pope Francis Pleads For Migrants At Christmas Eve Mass

Pope Francis has urged Roman Catholics not to ignore the plight of millions of migrants “driven from their land”, during Christmas Eve Mass. The pontiff compared them to Mary and

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Typhoon Ravages South Philippines, 120 Dead, 160 Missing

A fierce typhoon that lashed the Philippines blew out of the country’s south on Sunday, leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake as more than 120 were

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North Korea: New UN Sanctions An Act Of War

North Korea has described the latest UN sanctions imposed on the country as an “act of war”. A foreign ministry statement said the measures were tantamount to a total economic

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Philippines Tropical Storm Tembin Kills More Than 100 On Mindanao

More than 100 people are reported to have been killed as a tropical storm swept through the southern Philippines, with dozens more missing. Storm Tembin brought flash flooding and mudslides

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How Each Country Voted At The UN On Jerusalem Status Resolution

US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was condemned by 128 countries in a United Nations vote Thursday. Nine countries supported the US’ decision, 35 abstained

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U.S. Planning Military Attack On N. Korea To Stop Nuclear Programme – Reports

The U.S. is making plans for a military solution to the North Korea crisis and looking for ways to stop the development of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme, media reported, citing

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UN Mission Closes First Civilian Protection Site In South Sudan

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says it has closed the first Civilian Protection site in the northern Melut town in South Sudan after Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) opted

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Deaths As Train Falls On US Motorway

Train carriages have plummeted on to a motorway in Washington state, causing “multiple” fatalities, police say. The train derailed and the carriages fell on to the I-5 highway below. Images

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