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France President, Emmanuel Macron

Two suspects arrested for planning to attack French president

The suspects allegedly planned an action against Mr Macron during the commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War in November 2018.

Donald Trump [Photo: BBC]

Trump clears army officers in war crimes cases

The move on Friday came in spite of reported objection to the president’s plan within the Pentagon and military.

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2019, file photo, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House impeachment panels are starting to release transcripts from their investigation. And in one of them, Yovanovitch says that Ukrainian officials warned her in advance that Rudy Giuliani and his allies were planning to "do things, including to me." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

I feel threatened by Trump’s comments, action – Ousted U.S. ambassador

Marie Yovanovitch testified to Congress on Friday.

Lightning (Photo Credit: CNN)

Lightning strikes kill 27 in Pakistan

The deaths occurred at different locations within 24 hours.

U.S. school shooting[PHOTO CREDIT: Al Jazeera]

One confirmed dead in U.S. school shooting

An official said two patients remain in critical condition.

African Development Bank

African Development Bank Group becomes shareholder in AFC

The Bank Group’s investment in Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) will enable both institutions to accelerate infrastructure development and delivery on the continent.

Gulf-of-Guinea

70 people killed in Guinea ahead of 2020 presidential polls – Report

The deaths have occurred since 2015, during various demonstrations against President Alpha Conde’s plans to amend the constitution to run for a third term

Former Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola

Trans-Saharan roads: Abuja-Algiers road ready in three years – Fashola

The trans-saharan roads will pass through six countries, namely Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Tunisia, Algeria, and Mali.

The European Union headquarters in the Belgian capital, Brussels [Photo: Press TV]

EU launches 13 new joint defence projects

The projects will be executed under the bloc’s joint defence cooperation programme.

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Indian ‘court’ orders rape victim to sell baby

The police said the girl alleged that a Muslim cleric that resided in the village mosque raped her in an unconscious state and recorded the act

Protesters chanted "yes we could" and "Bolivia" as they celebrated the resignation (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Bolivia president resigns amidst protests

Evo Morales’ chaotic departure Sunday night has now left the South American country grappling with power vacuum.

Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth (file photo). (Photo: Pradeep.Ramgoolam/Wikimedia Commons)

Incumbent Mauritius PM Wins Five-Year election mandate

In January 2017, the Mauritius PM was chosen as the next Prime Minister by his father and leader of the coalition government.

Germany map

Germany celebrates 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

Berlin’s historic Brandenburg Gate has been the setting for an art installation featuring around 30,000 ribbons with people’s wishes, hopes and memories, combined into a 150-metre long freedom cloud.

Uganda

Six killed in Uganda lightning strike

“The group had spent the night in prayers for a bereaved person when the incident happened,’’

Crude oil extraction [Photo credit: Bloomberg]

Saudi Aramco makes IPO offer to Malaysia’s Petronas

The Saudi government plans to sell two per cent of state-run Aramco, the world’s most profitable company, in a domestic listing on December 11

Zsolt Borkai in a leaked video from the yatch (Photo Credit: Magyar Hang)

Hungarian mayor resigns over yacht orgy tape

A married man with two children, Mr Borkai was narrowly re-elected, but has come under pressure from Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party to resign.

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi [Photo: BBC]

Turkey captures wife of dead IS leader al-Baghdadi

“We captured his wife. But, we did not make a fuss out of it. I announce it for the first time today,’’ he added.

Hong Kong on map

Hong Kong Police arrest 325 people over violent acts

The police say they were arrested for unlawful assembly, possession of instruments fit for an unlawful purpose, criminal damage and using face covering at unlawful assemblies.

Iran MAP

Iran marks 1979 U.S. embassy takeover

Thousands of school pupils and university students took part in the rally outside the former U.S. embassy.

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

Britain’s plan to raise minimum wage backed by review

Companies are now likely to see wage costs rise after December’s snap national election whatever the outcome.

Mali military

53 soldiers killed in attack on Mali military post

No group has claimed responsibility for the assault.

Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Police appeal to brothers suspected of link to 39 lorry deaths

The police earlier arrested the 25-year-old Northern Irish driver of the lorry that collected the container from the British freight port of Purleet,

President Mokgweetsi Masisi

Mokgweetsi Masisi sworn in as new Botswana president

Mr Masisi’s party, BDP, won the October 23 vote after securing 38 of the 57 seats in the National Assembly.

Boris Johnson [Photo Credit: BBC]

British political parties open campaigns in third election since 2015

The contest may be dominated by Brexit.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel [Photo Credit: CNN.com]

Israeli embassies worldwide go on strike

The strike followed a dispute between Israel’s foreign ministry and the finance ministry over the expense stipends of the workers.