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Zhores Alferov

Russian Nobel Prize winner for physics Alferov dies age 88

He was the first Russian to win a Nobel Prize since Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev won the peace prize in 1990.

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Facebook, Google, Twitter urged to fight disinformation as European elections approach

The European Parliament elections are expected to be held between May 23 and May 26.

Israel on map

Israel discovers 1,600-year-old Samaritan mosaic with rare inscription

On the mosaic was written a blessing in the Greek language.

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U.S. airstrike in Somalia kills 35 suspected al-Shabaab militants

U.S. forces are partnering African Union troops and the Somali National Security Forces in combined counterterrorism operations.

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Democrats take step to block Trump’s national emergency declaration

House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, says the action is aimed at upholding and protect the constitution.

Paul Manafort

Trump’s ex- campaign chief, Manafort, to be sentenced March 8

Mr Manafort is facing criminal charges stemming from investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. [PHOTO CREDIT: Foreign Policy]

Saudi to invest $100 billion in India in two years

Mr Salman says he wants to expand commercial relations with India.

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House fire kills 7 Children in Canada

The children ranged in ages from three months to 17 years.

Poland Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki

Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role

Israel’s acting foreign minister alleged that many Poles collaborated with the Nazis during the war.

Honda Civic plant used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: Sky News)

Honda to close UK car plant, drop 3,500 jobs

Honda built over 160,000 vehicles at its Swindon factory in Southern England in 2018, where it makes the Civic and CV-R models.

Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn

Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit ‘betrayal’, anti-Semitism

The seven LP members say Britain’s main opposition party had been hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left.

Devastating dam collapse in Brazil [photo: jw.org]

Brazil dam disaster death toll rises to 169

About 200 residents were evacuated from the area.

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Two killed in helicopter crash in Western Norway

The two people on board the helicopter were a man and woman, both in their 40s, from the western county of Rogaland.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. [PHOTO CREDIT: Foreign Policy]

Pakistan says Saudi crown prince orders 2,100 Pakistani prisoners released

Saudi Arabia on Sunday signed investment agreements with Pakistan worth $20 billion.

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U.S. urges EU to recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s president

Mr Guaido, the Head of Venezuela’s National Assembly, declared himself president of the crisis-wracked country in January, piling pressure on the president, Nicolas Maduro.

Ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick [Photo: Washington Post]

Pope defrocks Cardinal over sex abuse allegations

The defrocking of a cardinal is the first in almost a century.

Theresa May during the Tory conference [Photo: The Week UK]

UK’s May seeks more time to find Brexit deal, tells lawmakers

Parliament is to hold a debate on Brexit on February 14.

Alabama_executes_Dominique_Ray [PHOTO CREDIT: WKRG.com]

Alabama executes inmate without imam following Supreme Court ruling

Ray was sentenced to death for the murder of 15-year-old Tiffany Harville in 1995.

Earthquake Photo credit: BBC

5.2-magnitude quake hits Northwestern Greece

There were no injuries or major material damage.

Donald Trump

Trump to focus on immigration in State of the Union

The U.S. Constitution requires that the president provide updates on the state of the union from time to time.

Bibles

1,200-year-old Bible found in South-eastern Turkey

Three suspects were nabbed while trying to sell the ancient book

President Recep Erdogan

Turkey hunts over 100 coup suspects

Police launched simultaneous operations in 58 provinces across the country to catch the suspects linked to a failed coup.

Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan President invites Pope Francis to mediate political crisis

The president warns of civil war as pressure mounts on him to stand down.

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan crisis: Maduro slams EU countries over recognition of rival Guaido

Maduro and Guaido have been battling for legitimacy in a struggle that has drawn in the world’s major powers on one side or the other.

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Nepalese woman suffocates after being banished for menstruating

The incident recently occurred three weeks after another woman and her two sons died in similar conditions.