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Stolen Lumley Castle key returned 40 years later

The key to a castle’s banqueting hall has been returned 40 years after it was stolen by a drunken visitor. The key disappeared from Lumley Castle in County Durham in the 1970s, but has arrived unexpectedly in the post with a letter of apology signed “John”. He explained he had taken the antique after an “intoxicating evening” and it had ...

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Freed Palestinian teen icon, Ahed Tamimi, invited to receive award in South Africa

HERO’S WELCOME: Palestinian protest icon, Ahed Tamimi, speaks during a press conference in the village of Nabi Saleh in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) on Sunday after being released from an Israeli prison. (Photo: Majdi Mohammed/Associated Press) Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi – who was released on Sunday from an Israeli prison after serving an eight month sentence for slapping ...

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121 Nigerians Killed in South Africa in 18 months – Falana reveals, accuses FG of not being proactive to end killings

The federal government has been accused by Femi Falana, famous human rights lawyer, of being indifferent towards the xenophobic killing of Nigerians in South Africa Falana urged the governments of both nations to end the crime by making the declaration to facilitate access to the African court on human and people’s rights without further delay He recalled that at least ...

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South African model receives 10-year ban from Israel

THREAT? South African model, Shashi Naidoo (right) was banned by Israel for wanting to learn more about the occupation of Palestine. (Photo: Mary Nazzal-Batayneh/Facebook) Israel has banned yet another African from entering occupied Palestine. On Wednesday, South African model and actress, Shashi Naidoo, received a 10 year ban from Israel after she tried to enter the West Bank to educate herself ...

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BREAKING: Hundreds missing after dam bursts releasing 5BILLION litres of water

HUNDREDS of people are missing after a dam burst unleashing 5billion litres of water. The hydroelectric dam collapsed in Laos, south east Asia, last night, triggering flash floods in its southern Attapeu province. “Several human lives have been claimed”, Laos News Agency reports – with “several hundreds of people missing”. And more than 6,500 people have been made homeless by the ...

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Phone scam – How Kenyans are losing money

Mobile phones in Kenya are like bank accounts – some people keep all their savings on their phone – and fraudsters are trying to hack into them to steal the money. Sammy Wanaina received a text message on Sunday asking him to provide the secret personal code so that his Sim card could be swapped. He was confused, he had ...

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Trump ‘secretly recorded discussing payment to Playboy model’

US President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded his client discussing payments to a former Playboy model, US media report. The tapes were reportedly discovered during an FBI raid on Mr Cohen’s property earlier this year in New York. The New York Times reports that on the recording Mr Trump and Mr Cohen discuss paying Karen McDougal, who ...

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White House insists Trump believes Russia still a threat

The White House has insisted it believes Russia still poses a threat to the US amid confusion over comments made by President Donald Trump. Mr Trump appeared to disagree with US intelligence when he responded “no” to a question about whether Russia was still targeting American elections. Later, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Mr Trump was saying “no” ...

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Turkey ends state of emergency after two years

The Turkish government has ended the nationwide state of emergency that was imposed two years ago after a failed coup attempt, state media say. Under the state of emergency, tens of thousands of people were arrested or dismissed from their jobs. However, the government has decided against extending it again after seven three-month renewals. The decision comes weeks after President ...

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Egypt unveils new social media laws ‘to curb dissent’

Egypt’s parliament has approved a tough new law to regulate social media, raising fears that it could curb dissent against President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s regime. The law states that social media users who have more than 5,000 followers could be placed under the supervision of Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulations. The council would be authorised to suspend or block ...

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