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Liberia souring on George Weah at two-year mark

Dominic Kpadeh heaves a hammer over his head to crack a half-tonne rock in a northern suburb of Liberia’s capital Monrovia, knowing his hard labour earns him far less than a year ago. Kpadeh and his colleagues used to go home with $1,0...

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Countdown clock to illuminate Downing Street on Brexit Day

A clock counting down to the moment the UK leaves the EU on 31 January will be projected on to Downing Street as part of government plans to mark Brexit Day. The clock will tick down to 23:00 GMT, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson will give a &#...

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Australia fires: Heavy rains hit some blaze-hit regions

Heavy rains and thunderstorms have lashed parts of Australia’s east coast, dousing some of its fires but bringing a new threat of flooding to some areas. There have been downpours in the states of Victoria, New South Wales (NSW) and Queensl...

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New Chinese virus ‘will have infected hundreds’

The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC. There have been 45 laboratory-confirmed cases of the new virus, but UK experts estimate the f...

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Chinese birth rate falls to lowest in seven decades

China’s birth rate has fallen to its lowest since the formation of the People’s Republic of China 70 years ago – despite the easing of the one-child policy. The birth rate was 10.48 per thousand in 2019 – the lowest since...

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Iran plane crash: Khamenei defends military in rare address

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has defended the country’s armed forces after it admitted shooting down a passenger plane by mistake. He said the Revolutionary Guard – the elite unit responsible for the disaster ...

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Global economy anaemic and incomes likely to suffer, UN says

People in a number of countries, mostly in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, will see their incomes stagnate or decline this year, the United Nations said on Thursday. A decade after the financial crisis, the global economy remains sluggish,...

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Sudan appoints new intelligence chief in wake of failed revolt

Sudan’s transitional authorities on Thursday appointed a new intelligence chief days after putting down an armed revolt by former agents linked to toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir, the sovereign council said. The army said two soldiers were killed an...

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Man arrested in Peru airport with 20 birds in suitcase

A Belgian man has been arrested at Lima Airport in Peru with 20 live birds stuffed into his suitcase. Hugo Conings, 54, was caught trying to smuggle the birds out of the country in small cardboard boxes, officers said. They added that he was p...

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Germany agrees plan to phase out coal power by 2038

The German government and regional leaders have agreed on a plan to phase out coal-fired power stations by 2038, involving compensation of about €40bn (£34bn; $45bn). The end date for burning brown coal (lignite) – the dirtiest type of coal...

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