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Commonwealth Games Team Leader Sexually Assaults Athlete

Queensland State police have charged a Mauritius team official for sexually assaulting one of the delegation’s athletes at the Commonwealth Games. Chef de mission Kaysee Teeroovengadum stepped down from his role at the Gold Coast Games, after police received a complaint that he had assaulted javelin thrower Jessika Selma Rosun, the Mauritius sports ministry told Reuters on Wednesday. “Police will …

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18-Year-Old Nigerian Stabbed To Death In London

A teenager stabbed to death in north-east London on Wednesday night has been named as Israel Ogunsola. His death, together with the death of a man in his 50s, takes the capital’s suspected murder toll to more than 50 in just three months. Ogunsola died in the shadow of a railway bridge on Link Street at the junction with Morning …

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Twitter Suspends One Million Accounts For Promoting Terrorism

Twitter said Thursday it has suspended over one million accounts for “promotion of terrorism” since 2015, claiming its efforts have begun to make the platform “an undesirable place” to call for violence. In its latest transparency report, Twitter said it suspended 274,460 accounts between July and December 2017 “for violations related to the promotion of terrorism.”

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China Bans Online Sale Of Bibles

Bibles can no longer be purchased online in China, despite the government publishing a new document claiming that it allows freedom of worship. It’s been reported that searches for the Bible on e-commerce sites JD.com and Amazon.com don’t produce results. Although China had always controlled sales of the Bible by only allowing it to be distributed and printed by state-sanctioned churches, it …

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Lawmaker Urges Men To Marry More Wives To Boost Population

 A female Kenyan lawmaker, Gathoni Wa Muchomba, has encouraged rich men to marry more than one wife in order to help boost the country’s population. The lawmaker, a former journalist, said this while addressing the issue of fatherless children in the society during the opening of a rehabilitation centre. Wa Muchomba said some of the societal problems, including alcoholism among young people, …

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35 Muslims Bag Life Imprisonment For Terrorism

Authorities in Egypt on Wednesday sentenced 35 Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison for allegedly forming “terrorist cells” to attack security forces and state institutions. The Sohag Criminal Court in central Egypt sentenced another 155 defendants to three to 15 years in prison on similar charges, including plotting to kill public figures and security officials, and joining an outlawed …

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Finland’s First Transgender Man Gives Birth

 A Finnish woman who underwent hormonal therapy to become the nation’s first transgender man has given birth, local media said Wednesday, triggering controversy as laws require infertility to change gender. “The baby weighed nearly four kilogrammes and was 53 centimetres in length (at birth),” the transgender man, whose name was not revealed to protect the family’s privacy, told Finnish news …

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Woman Beats 16 Year-old Daughter To Death Over Boyfriends

Police in Macheke have arrested a Marondera woman, who allegedly beat to death her 16-year-old daughter, accusing her of having several boyfriends. Stella Mwale (38) is assisting police with investigations, following the death of her daughter, Hilda Chikumba, who died after the assault.

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Airport Staff Caught On Camera Stealing From Elderly Tourist

An airport security officer was caught on camera stealing a bundle of cash from an 89-year-old US tourist. The security guard was filmed slipping the notes from a red tray just before it is about to be scanned and quickly pocketing them. In the video the frail holidaymaker- walking with a bad back – is seen emptying his pockets into …

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