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George Bush Sr. hospitalised

Former US President George Bush Sr. has been hospitalised in Houston, media reports have confirmed. The 92-year-old is said to be in a stable condition and expected to go home in a few days, but it’s still unclear why he was admitted to hospital. Bush Sr. was confined twice in ...

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Colo, oldest captive gorilla, dies at age 60

The oldest known gorilla to be born in a zoo has died at the age of 60. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in the US said Colo died in her sleep less than a month after celebrating her birthday. Colo was a Western lowland gorilla and had lived more than ...

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US Government gives AED 1.8 billion to UN Green Climate Fund

The US Government has given half a billion dollars – AED1.8 billion – to the UN’s Green Climate Fund. Barack Obama pledged in 2014 to donate $3 billion – that’s AED11 billion – to help tackle climate change in the world’s poorest countries. This latest amount brings the total given ...

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Freezing temperatures hit much of Europe

Large areas of Europe are experiencing a deep freeze – with homeless shelters in Paris running out of space as temperatures fall to minus 4 degrees. It’s feared cold weather and flooding in Italy and Spain will also destroy much of this winter’s vegetable crop. Southern Spain produces around 80% ...

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White House admits Obama won’t close Guantanamo Bay

The White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office. It conceded that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled, before President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Friday. “At this time, I don’t anticipate that we will ...

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Pakistan will not free doctor who helped find bin Laden

Pakistan will not release nor hand over to the United States, the doctor believed to have helped CIA hunt down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. “The law is taking its course and Dr. Shakil Afridi is having full opportunity of a fair trial,” Pakistan’s law minister said on Wednesday. ...

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