Libyan PM Freed From Captivity

Libyan PM Ali Zeidan has called for "calm and "wisdom" after being freed from the custody of militiamen. He was abducted from a Tripoli hotel and

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Taylor To Serve Jail Term In UK

Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor is to serve his 50-year war crimes sentence in the UK, Justice Minister Jeremy Wright has confirmed. Finland, Rwanda and Sweden were

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Madagascar Bubonic Plague Warning

Madagascar faces a bubonic plague epidemic unless it slows the spread of the disease, experts have warned. The Red Cross and Pasteur Institute say inmates in

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50 Students Shot and Killed At Nigeria College

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Ghanaian Prof. Awoonor Killed During Terror Attack At Kenya Mall To Be Cremated

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Foreign Experts Join Kenya Clue Hunt

Kenya's investigation into a bloody siege by Islamist militants in Nairobi has been joined by experts from the US, UK, Germany, Canada and Interpol. Forensic experts

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Africa: At UN, Nigerian President Urges Continued International Support to Fight Terrorism

Addressing today General Debate of the 68th United Nations General Assembly, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan called for continued international efforts to overcome transborder crimes, such

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Catholic Bishops Condemn Capital Punishment

Rising from its just concluded second plenary meeting, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on Nigeria to do away with the use

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Too Many Nigerians In The U.S + Reasons For Nigeria's U.S DV-Lottery Ban

Jeffery Hawkins, U.S. Consul-General, on Thursday, gave reasons why Nigeria was banned from participating in its 2015 Diversity-Visa-Programme registration. Mr Hawkins told journalists at the U.S.

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Monarchical Democracy In Swaziland

Swaziland's elections on 20 September occur at an important juncture for Swaziland. The country's economic trajectory is unsustainable and after the election dust has settled,

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'Islamist' Clash In Nigeria Capital

A cell of suspected Islamist militants has opened fire on security forces in Nigeria's capital Abuja, say officials. The clash occurred at about 03:00 local time... Full story 0 comments

Kate Henshaw, Presents A Book Titled, The World Of An Actress: My Story

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Urgent Bail Application Filed By Arrested Harare Witches

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PETER HITCHENS says the best way to tackle terror is to keep calm and carry on

By Peter Hitchens for The Mail on Sunday Published: 00:59 GMT, 5 July 2015 | Updated: 01:25 GMT, 5 July 2015 ...

Mother of Tunisian gunman Seifeddine Rezgui says he must have been brainwashed

Radhia Manai, 49, said her son Seifeddine Rezgui 'could't kill a mouse'Rezgui opened fire on a beach in Sousse and chased people into a hotelHe ...

Crown Jewels to be taken to Norfolk for 'central role' in Princess Charlotte's christening

The Lily Font, commissioned by Queen Victoria, has never left the capitalPrincess Charlotte will be christened today on the Sandringham estateThe transport operation is so ...

Paul McCartney's frustration at John Lennon's 'martyr' status after he was killed

Sir Paul has been searingly honest in a wide-ranging interview with EsquireSinger revealed annoyance at Lennon's elevation to 'top Beatle' after deathSpoke of his anger ...

Greece could leave the euro 'temporarily' says German finance minister

Martin Schulz, the president of the European parliament, warns of collapseSchulz says the EU may need to prepare emergency loans if 'No' vote winsCame after ...

Kids Company's Camila Batmanghelidjh refuses to respond to financial chaos allegations

Charity is said to have run out of money with which to pay staff last monthClaim follows founder Camila Batmanghelidjh having to stand downRefused to say ...

Controversial product pumps users' stomachs after food binges 

Claims people have lost more than seven stone in weight  Patients undergo 15-minute operation to have tube fitted to abdomenSmall pump washes undigested food out of ...

Mail on Sunday puts a new 'DIY filler treatment' to the test

New Fillerina plumps out deep wrinkles without the need for injections Treatment allows users to squeeze serum along furrows in their facesProduct contains hyaluronic acid which is ...

Freddie Flintoff reveals how he has given up alcohol as part of depression battle

Andrew Flintoff was famously pictured looking bleary-eyed at Downing St.He revealed that the pressures of being England captain didn't helpThe father-of-three is known to his ...

Zambia: 'Ready for You' Hits Market

[Times of Zambia] A NINTEEN-YEAR-OLD female upcoming musician based in Livingstone, Ruth Mlalazi, has released her first album on the market. ...