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DEATH IS COMING Black Death warning in NINE countries – including Brit holiday hotspots – amid fears PLAGUE could spread on flights from Madagascar


  PLAGUE warnings have been issued for NINE countries surrounding Madagascar amid fears the disease could spread via sea trade and flight routes. The outbreak is considered a much bigger threat to the region than in previous years because it has taken on its pneumonic form – meaning it is ...

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Kenya opposition leader urges boycott of repeat elections


NAIROBI, Kenya: The leader of Kenya’s main opposition party urged his supporters to boycott a rerun of the country’s disputed presidential election scheduled for Thursday amid rising political tensions and fears of violence. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga urged his political coalition to become a “resistance movement” and called on ...

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Tillerson Promotes Closer Iraq-Saudi Ties


      U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday promoted improving ties between Saudi Arabia and Iraq as a way to counter Iran’s growing military assertiveness in the region. Tillerson, participating in the initial meeting of the Saudi Arabia-Iraq Coordination Committee in Riyadh, told Saudi King Salman and ...

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El-Sissi vows to quash terrorism after police ambush


  CAIRO: In his first remarks after a deadly attack on the country’s police force, Egypt’s president vowed on Sunday to press ahead with the country’s war against terrorism, secure its borders and hunt down militants. President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi’s remarks came nearly 48 hours after authorities officially announced that ...

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