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UK Elections: Smith renews call for May to exit

British Prime Minister Theresa May should announce her departure date following poor local election results, former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said on Saturday, renewing an earlier call for her to go before this month’s European elections. Theresa May was now a “caretaker prime minister”, Duncan Smith told LBC radio. May needed to set an …

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See why Okechukwu Henry, another Nigerian was stabbed to death in South Africa

President Nigerian Citizens Association South Africa (NICASA), Ben Okoli, says a Nigerian, Mr Okechukwu Henry, from Imo State, was stabbed to death by unknown South African robbers. The NICASA president said this in a letter to the Consul-General, Nigerian Consulate Johannesburg, South Africa. A copy of the letter was obtained by the News Agency of …

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Record number of people murdered in Mexico this year | News

[ad_1] Violence in Mexico has hit new heights in the first quarter of 2019, with 8,493 murders recorded from January to March, according to official figures. The Executive Secretariat of the Public Security National System revealed that the number represents a 9.6 percent rise on the same period in 2018. Last year was considered the …

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At least 14 killed in Colombia’s Easter Sunday landslides | News

[ad_1] At least 14 people have died in Colombia following a landslide triggered by heavy rains. The early morning landslide hit at least eight homes on Easter Sunday and blocked a stretch of the Pan-American Highway in the community of Rosas, roughly 630 kilometres southwest of Bogota. A stretch of the Pan-American Highway that links …

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Sri Lanka’s gov’t ‘alerted to possible attacks before bombings’ | Sri Lanka News

[ad_1] Sri Lanka‘s government was “aware of information regarding a possible attack” before a series of deadly bomb blasts rocked hotels and churches in the capital Colombo and two other towns, according to the country’s prime minister. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking to reporters late on Sunday, acknowledged that “information was there” about possible attacks. …

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan visits Iran amid tense relations | Iran News

[ad_1] Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in neighbouring Iran for bilateral talks, a day after Islamabad urged Tehran to act against armed groups behind the killings in Pakistan’s Balochistan province earlier this week. Khan began his official two-day visit to Iran, the first since he took office last year, with a stop in the …

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Explosions in Tripoli suburb after air raid, death toll rises | Libya News

[ad_1] Explosions rocked Libya‘s capital Tripoli following air raids in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city held by the internationally recognised government. Powerful blasts, believed to be caused by air strikes, were reported on Sunday across Tripoli’s southern districts, with residents saying they saw an aircraft circling for more than …

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Four killed in ‘foiled’ attack on Saudi police station: Reports | News

[ad_1] Four people have been killed in a foiled attack on a police station in Saudi Arabia‘s central Riyadh province, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, citing sources. The four casualties had helped carry out the attack at the police station in Zulfi, a small city around 250km northwest of the capital Riyadh, Al …

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Sudan’s military leader vows to hand ‘power to people’ | News

[ad_1] Khartoum, Sudan – Sudan’s interim leader said the transitional military council that has run the country since the overthrow of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir is committed to handing power to a civilian authority. But opposition leaders said on Sunday they suspended talking with the military rulers because they didn’t believe their pledge to transfer …

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Sri Lanka bombing: ‘No one can dry our tears today’ | Sri Lanka News

[ad_1] Sinan M Salahuddin, 29, bid farewell to his uncle on Saturday night as he left for home after spending the day together. Little did he know it would be their final goodbye. Early on Sunday, a series of eight coordinated bomb blasts struck churches and hotels killing more than 200 people and wounding at least 450 people in Sri Lanka. The …

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