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‘It’s becoming increasingly dangerous to speak out about Zimbabwean government’ – writer Tsitsi Dangarembga – Channel 4 News

The Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga almost didn’t get published at all. But even though her debut novel – when it finally came out – attracted international acclaim, publishing the next two still wasn’t easy. Now, while the third part of her trilogy has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Ms Dangarembga was arrested in July […]

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How Trump’s attacks on science led to over 200,000 dead from coronavirus – National

“I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said. Huddled with aides in the West Wing last week, his eyes fixed on Fox News, Trump wasn’t talking about how he had led the nation through the deadliest pandemic in a century. In a conversation overheard by an Associated Press reporter, Trump was describing how […]

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Police release details in shooting death of Portland suspect Michael Reinoehl | The Independent

Law enforcement officers released details in the shooting death of Michael Forest Reinoehl, a man suspected of shooting a right-wing protester during a rally in Portland. Agents from the FBI and the US Marshal Service killed Reinoehl during an attempt to apprehend him in Lacey, Washington, about 120 miles north of Portland. According to The […]

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Tullow expects to report impairment of up to $1.7bn

Explorer Tullow Oil expects to report “material” impairments and exploration write-offs of between $1.4bn-$1.7bn (€1.2bn-€1.4bn) for the first half of the year. his is as a result of lower near-term oil price forecasts, and a downward revision in the group’s long-term oil price assumption, it said. The group has revised down its long-term oil price […]

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MEP: Kazakhstan’s President Tokayev pays special attention to social sphere

Member of the European Parliament Ryszard Czarnecki, sharing his thoughts on the year of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s presidency, said the Kazakh President is building a social welfare state, where special attention is paid to improving the quality of life of every citizen, Kazinform reported. “As the Chair of the EU-Kazakhstan Friendship Group in the European Parliament […]

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‘We need justice’: Protesters light fires near White House, smash storefronts, march against police brutality in U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS — Fires burned near the White House, stores were looted in New York City and Southern California, and a tanker truck drove into marchers in Minneapolis as the United States struggled to contain chaotic protests over race and policing. National Guard troops were deployed in 15 states and Washington, D.C. in an attempt to […]

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Some U.S. states accused of misreporting coronavirus testing data to speed reopening – National

Public health officials in some states are accused of bungling coronavirus infection statistics or even using a little sleight of hand to deliberately make things look better than they are. The risk is that politicians, business owners and ordinary Americans who are making decisions about lockdowns, reopenings and other day-to-day matters could be left with the impression […]

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Tokayev terminates powers of senate speaker Dariga Nazarbayeva

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has issued a decree terminating the powers of the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament Dariga Nazarbayeva, the eldest daughter of Kazakhstan’s first president Nursultan Nazarbayev. “By the decree of the Head of State, the powers of the deputy of the Senate of the Parliament of the […]

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The incredible struggle of hospital staff in Italy – Channel 4 News

3 Apr 2020 In Italy, the death toll from Covid-19 is now more than 14,500. It is the hardest hit European country. In Italy, the death toll from Covid-19 is now more than 14,500. It is the hardest hit European country. In Bergamo, which is close to the Alps, it’s thought fatalities could be double […]

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