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World leaders have condemned the ghastly attack in the Afghan capital that left at least 95 people dead and wounded over 150.  US President Donald Trump described the attack as “despicable” and added that “Taliban’s cruelty will not prevail”. In a statement, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed solidarity with Afghanistan. As a mark of respect for the victims, […]

Seven survivors from a ferry that went missing off the remote Pacific island of Kiribati a week ago were found adrift in a dinghy on Sunday. According to reports, the New Zealand Defence Force have airdropped essential supplies and radio equipment, and are currently trying to establish communication with them. Authorities said a fishing vessel was expected to […]

Founder of the Swedish Ikea furniture chain, Ingvar Kamprad, has died aged 91 at his home in Smaland. “He worked until the very end of his life, staying true to his own motto that most things remain to be done,” the company said in a statement. Kamprad had founded IKEA in 1943 when he was just […]

At least five police officers have been killed and 41 others injured in a bomb attack at a Colombian police station. The attack in the northern city of Barranquilla on Saturday is suspected to be linked to a police crackdown on local drug traffickers. A 31-year-old suspect has been arrested, and police have offered a reward of […]

The Syrian government said Turkish shelling of the Kurdish-held Afrin region had seriously damaged an ancient temple. According to Syrian state media, the government’s antiquities department has been calling on the international community to put pressure on Turkey “to prevent targeting archaeological and cultural sites”. Britain-based war monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Turkish shelling […]

One of the world’s oldest gorillas has died at the age of 60 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The Park made the announcement on their official social media channels, and said Vila was surrounded by members of her family troop. She was born in the Congo in 1957 and was the “matriarch” of five […]


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