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WTO Announces Okonjo-Iweala, S. Korea’s Yoo As Last Two DG Contenders

WTO Announces Okonjo-Iweala, S. Korea’s Yoo As Last Two DG Contenders The World Trade Organization is set to have its first female leader after Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee made it through Thursday to the final run-off. Whoever wins the contest — with a decision due before November 7 — will take over...

Ex-president faces new money laundering charge

Ex-president faces new money laundering charge Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces a new charge of money laundering as part of the investigations into the largest corruption scandal in Latin America. The former president, known as Lula, is accused of accepting 4 million reais (759,000 dollars) worth of bribes disguised as donations, according...

Breaking: Mali military makes fresh transition commitment after coup

Breaking: Mali military makes fresh transition commitment after coup The head of Mali’s military junta, Colonel Assimi Goita, has vowed to establish an 18-month transition government on Saturday, at the close of talks on returning the country to civilian rule following last month’s coup. An expert group appointed by the junta adopted a charter for an...

Breaking: Pandemonium as group invade London, stab many

Breaking: Pandemonium as group invade London, stab many Five men have been injured, one seriously, in a stabbing attack in south-east London. The group were found after police were called to The Broadway, Bexley, on Saturday. One had suffered potentially life-threatening injuries, the Metropolitan Police said. Five suspects were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, the...

Tragedy as plane crashes, 16 dead, scores injured

Tragedy as plane crashes, 16 dead, scores injured At least 16 people have died including both pilots after an Air India Express flight carrying 191 passengers skidded off the runway while landing at Calicut Airport in Kerala on Friday evening. The Air India Express flight AXB1344, B737 from Dubai to Calicut overshot the runway with the...

Pandemonium as explosion leaves Beirut in ruins… 50 dead, 2700 injured (Pictures)

Pandemonium as explosion leaves Beirut in ruins… 50 dead, 2700 injured (Pictures) A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 50 people and injured more than 2,700 others, the health minister says. It is not yet clear what caused the explosion. Videos show smoke billowing from a fire before the blast, which...

Breaking: Over 3 million Coronavirus cases hit US, more than 161,000 dead

Breaking: Over 3 million Coronavirus cases hit US, more than 161,000 dead More than three million people in the US have tested positive for Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Over 131,000 deaths have been reported, and on Tuesday the US broke its record for most new cases reported in one day. Despite the rise, the White...

Tourism restarts as Spain throws border open, France re-opens school amidst Coronavirus spread

Tourism restarts as Spain throws border open, France re-opens school amidst Coronavirus spread Spain has lifted its state of emergency, reopening its borders to visitors from most of Europe and allowing British tourists in without having to quarantine, BBC reports. For three months, Spain has been under one of Europe’s toughest lockdowns to stop the spread...