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Nigeria aged 60: Can Africa’s most populous country remain united?

copyright copyrightGetty Images In our series of letters from journalists in Africa, novelist and journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers the greatest challenge Nigeria faces as Africa’s most popular country marks 60 years of independence from the UK. How to keep many ethnic groups united and satisfied? This is the biggest hurdle Nigeria has faced in its first decade of independence …

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Sanctions against Belarus stall while US awaits EU agreement | Europe

The United States has stopped joining the United Kingdom and Canada in imposing sanctions against Belarus, while European Union states are trying to overcome an internal dispute over how sanctions should be implemented. Speaking on condition of anonymity, three sources on Wednesday told the Reuters News Agency that Washington had avoided continuing sanctions because it believed the EU could reach …

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Second wave of virus, slowing the rate of infection

Visitors watch the dolphins show while maintaining a bench as a safety distance at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium Park on August 25, 2020, in Madrid, Spain. Miguel Pereira | Getty Images News | Getty Images There is reason for caution in some European countries battling the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, as the rate of daily new infections begins …

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Watch the Vaccine: Are China and Russia Surviving? – ABC News

Watch the Vaccine: Are China and Russia Surviving? ABC News ‘Only time will tell’: Russia is betting big on Covid vaccine The Guardian The scientist behind Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine Reuters Russian scientist defends CNBC ‘rollime’ roll-out behind Covid-19 vaccine The scientist behind the Sputnik V vaccine defends Russia’s Al Jazeera English strategy See the full coverage in Google News Source …

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Japan ‘Twitter killer’ pleaded guilty to murders

Image copyright Getty Images Image captions Takahiro Shiraishi after his arrest in 2017 A Japanese man pleaded guilty to killing nine people after contacting them on Twitter, in a high-profile case that shocked the country. Called the “Twitter killer”, Takahiro Shiraishi was arrested in 2017 after body parts were found in his flat. He told a court in Tokyo on …

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Madrid coronavirus: Spain orders lockdown amid rising cases

Related Topics Pandemic Coronavirus copyright copyrightEPA image captionRestrictions will prohibit people from leaving the Madrid area unless it is for an important trip The Spanish government has ordered a lockdown on the capital Madrid and surrounding areas affected by the coronavirus after an increase in cases. Under the new restrictions, residents will not be allowed to leave the area unless …

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