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Chinese man in coma for 12 years finally wakes

A Chinese man in coma after an accident has finally woken up after 12 years. The first thing he saw were tears streaming down the face of his 75-year-old mother, who had been by his bedside day and night for over a decade. Chinese man

World’s longest sea bridge to open in China

The world’s longest sea bridge is set to open this week, linking the cities of Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland as part of a broader contentious plan to integrate the special administrative regions into China. World’s longest sea bridge to open in

Bodies of 11 migrants recovered off Morocco coast

The bodies of 11 migrants were recovered and another 32 people were rescued in the sea north of Morocco, authorities in the North African country said on Tuesday. A boat carrying migrants ran into trouble on Monday off the coast of Nador, in the northeast

Jailed ex-president to contest elections after primary win

Former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli will contest next year’s general election after topping the poll in his party’s primaries despite being jailed on corruption charges. Martinelli was one of the top-performing candidates in his right wing Cambio Democratico (Democratic Change) party, taking 44 percent of

Burundi suspends all international NGOs

Burundi has suspended all international non-governmental organisations, officials said on Tuesday, saying they would need to re-register. The government has listed several reasons for the move, such as laws on their financial operations, but some critics are concerned it is a crackdown by President Pierre

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EU workers moving to UK post-Brexit need visas, skills –May

“The new skills-based system will make sure low-skilled immigration is brought down, and set the UK on the path to reduce immigration to sustainable levels.” May said that those wanting to live and work in Britain for the long term would need to earn a

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Ethnic clashes kill 44 in restive western Ethiopia

Weekend fighting between rival ethnic groups in western Ethiopia killed at least 44 people, state affiliated media reported Tuesday. The clashes occurred on the border between the central Oromia and western Benishangul-Gumuz regions. Violence began when officials from Benishangul-Gumuz were killed by unidentified gunmen, said

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Zimbabwe post-Mugabe economy to grow by six percent

Zimbabwe’s economy will grow by 6.3 percent this year driven mainly by agriculture and mining, the finance minister said Monday, as the government seeks to boost growth after the fall of Robert Mugabe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was elected in a disputed election in July,

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Armed man arrested outside Buckingham Palace

An armed man was arrested Sunday at the entrance of Buckingham Palace, London police said, ruling out the possibility it was terror related. Police said the 38-year-old was carrying a Taser stun gun, adding that he remains in custody. “It’s not terrorism related. It’s just

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Vietnamese President, Tran Dai Quang, dies

Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang died Friday at age 61 after a prolonged and serious illness, state media reported. He passed away from a “serious illness despite devoted treatment by professors and doctors” both in Vietnam and abroad, the official Vietnam News Agency said. READ

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Assailant kills several people in US warehouse shooting

An unidentified assailant opened fire on Thursday at a warehouse complex north of Baltimore, killing and wounding multiple people in the latest US mass shooting, authorities said. There were reports that the incident was a rare mass shooting by a woman, but police would not

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Qatar abolishes exit visa system

Qatar has approved legislation to scrap controversial exit visas which require all foreign workers to obtain their employers’ permission to leave the country, according to official statements published on Tuesday. There are some two million foreign workers in Qatar, many employed directly or indirectly on

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Zambia dismisses reports of Ebola outbreak in capital

Health authorities in Zambia on Tuesday dismissed reports that the country has recorded its first Ebola case. Reports in some local media reported that the country recorded its first Ebola case on Monday following the admission of a 41-year-old patient at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital in

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S.Africa slips into recession, against forecasts

South Africa’s economy tipped into recession as it shrunk 0.7 percent in the second quarter, official data showed Tuesday, dealing a blow to President Cyril Ramaphosa who came to office in February. The downturn, which was the second consecutive quarter of negative growth, was driven

US charges, declares 9 Iranian hackers wanted

Nine hackers of Iranian descent have been charged and declared wanted by authorities in the United States of America for stealing information from more than 300 universities in 22 countries around the world. According to the Deputy US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the wanted men

Couple Commits Suicide By Hanging In Bangladesh (Disturbing Photos)

Love In Tokyo. Young couple who lives in Bangladesh decided to ends their lives by hanging themselves. According to multiple reports online, their parents were not in support of their marriage which makes the two LOVEBIRDS to commit suicide because they don’t want to be