Chad Junta Leader Names Transitional Parliament

  The head of Chad’s military junta, Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, on Friday named 93 members of a new interim parliament, five months after declaring himself leader following the death of his father Idriss Deby Itno. “The following people have been designated members of the National Transitional Council,” said the decree signed by the four-star … Continue reading Chad Junta Leader Names Transitional Parliament

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‘This Song Belongs To Us’: Young Taliban Dancing To A Different Tune

  As the setting sun turns the Arghandab river violet, seven young Taliban turn in a circle on the bank, singing and dancing in traditional Afghan style.  The scene would have been unimaginable 20 years ago, when the hardline Islamist group were first in power and banned music outright. And just months ago the riverbed … Continue reading ‘This Song Belongs To Us’: Young Taliban Dancing To A Different Tune

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Ex-Cop Convicted Of George Floyd’s Murder Files Appeal

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has appealed his conviction for the murder of George Floyd, citing 14 complaints about his high-profile trial earlier this year in a case that roiled the United States and laid bare deep racial divisions.

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Chelsea Face Man City Test As Liverpool, Man Utd Bid To Keep Pace

  Chelsea host Premier League champions Manchester City in a stiff test of the leaders’ title credentials on Saturday as Liverpool and Manchester United bid to keep pace with Thomas Tuchel’s side. The Blues look well-equipped to end the season as English champions for the first time since 2017 after signing Romelu Lukaku to add … Continue reading Chelsea Face Man City Test As Liverpool, Man Utd Bid To Keep Pace

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Five Dead In Fresh DR Congo Attack By Presumed Jihadists

Suspected jihadists in eastern DR Congo killed at least five people and kidnapped a Red Cross volunteer in attacks on a village and an army camp, a priest and officials said Friday.

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China Bans Cryptocurrencies, Declares Crypto Transactions Illegal

  China’s central bank on Friday said all financial transactions involving cryptocurrencies are illegal, sounding the death knell for digital currencies in China after a crackdown on the volatile trade. The global values of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin have massively fluctuated over the past year partly due to Chinese regulations, which have sought to prevent speculation … Continue reading China Bans Cryptocurrencies, Declares Crypto Transactions Illegal

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North Korean Leader’s Sister Demands South Drop ‘Hostile Policies’ – KCNA

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday said it was "admirable" of the South to propose a formal end to the Korean War but demanded Seoul first drop its "hostile policies" towards Pyongyang.

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Merkel Urges Vote For ‘Stable’ Germany As Election Looms

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to elect her would-be successor Armin Laschet for the sake of German stability, in a strong pitch for her party as candidates made their final bid for support hours ahead of Sunday's vote.

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Again, Injured Messi To Miss Out For PSG 

  Lionel Messi will again be sidelined for Paris Saint-Germain for Saturday’s game against Montpellier as he continues to nurse a knee injury, his club said. PSG said Messi had started running again and that a new update would come on Sunday, raising hope that he will be able to return for the Champions League … Continue reading Again, Injured Messi To Miss Out For PSG 

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Rwanda Confirmed As Host Of 2025 World Cycling Championships

Cycling's road race world championships will take place in Africa for the first time in 2025, with the sport's governing body the UCI rubber-stamping Rwanda's candidacy on Friday.

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