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Bangladesh shuts down 20,000 websites in an aggressive anti-pornography war

Authorities in Bangladesh have blocked almost 20,000 websites as part of an anti-pornography “war”. Internet service providers in the conservative Muslim-majority nation took down pornography and gambling websites in the past week under orders from the telecommunications regulator. “I want to create a safe and secure internet for all Bangladeshis, including …

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Again, tomb of legendary philosopher Karl Marx vandalized in London

The tomb of legendary philosopher, Karl Marx in Highgate cemetery in London has been vandalised for the second time in the space of a month.   The words “doctrine of hate” and “architect of genocide” were found daubed in red paint across the Grade I-listed monument in the north London …

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Man, 27, arrested over murders of three Exeter pensioners

Three Exeter pensioners were murdered this week and a 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murders. Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, a polo-playing former public schoolboy, was arrested on Tuesday and is being questioned over the murders of twins Dick and Roger Carter, 84, and Anthony Payne, 80. Mr Payne, 80, was found …

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Plane crash kills five people in Kenya

Five people have died after a small plane carrying them from Kenya’s Maasai Mara nature reserve crashed in the west of the country. According to Edward Mwamburi, police chief for the Rift Valley region, “there were five occupants in the plane and they did not survive”. He said the Cessna plane was …

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Body of missing Kenyan Human Rights activist found in mortuary

A Kenyan Human Rights activist, who has been missing since last week has been found dead. Caroline Mwatha’s body was found at the City Mortuary after two key suspects provided clues. A detective involved in the probe said that those arrested are a woman who owns a clinic and a doctor who …

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Two taken into custody after teen was stabbed to death near Prince George’s school

Two people have been arrested following the fatal stabbing of a teenager in south London. The men, aged 19 and 27, were arrested after they arrived at a hospital shortly after the murder which took place in Battersea, less than half a mile from Prince George’s primary school. Police and London …

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#SOTU: Full text of President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union speech

Last night, President Donald Trump delivered his second formal State of the Union address as the president to try to find a solution to avert another government shutdown on February 15. The speech was delayed for two weeks amid the longest government shutdown in history, and Trump and House Speaker Nancy …

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US imposes visa restrictions on Ghana

The United States has imposed visa restrictions on Ghana, accusing the African country of not cooperating in accepting its citizens who have been deported from the United States.   U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “has ordered consular officers in Ghana to implement visa restrictions on certain categories of visa applicants,” the Department …

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Teenager arrested for threatening to kill Theresa May

A teenager has been arrested for making threats on the life of the British Prime Minister Theresa May. The 19-year-old sent a malicious email on January 11, threatening to kill Theresa May. He was taken into custody at a house in Milnrow, Greater Manchester, shortly after 10.30am on Saturday. Police said the young …

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“World’s oldest man” Masazo Nonaka dies in Japan at the age of 113

“World’s oldest man” Masazo Nonaka, who was born just two years after the Wright brothers launched humanity’s first powered flight, died today at the age of 113. According to Guinness World Records, Nonaka was born in July 1905, just months before Albert Einstein published his special theory of relativity. Guinness officially recognised Nonaka …

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