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    American Airlines removed a family from a plane on Wednesday after passengers and crew members complained that one of the family members smelled bad. Yossi Adler was asked to deplane the flight – headed from Miami, Fla. to Detroit, Mich. – after “team members were concerned about the comfort of our other passengers …

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Angola on Wednesday (23 January) became the first country this year to decriminalize gay sex. Lawmakers finally implemented a bill to overhaul to the southwestern African country’s 1886 penal code. They dropped a ‘vices against nature’ provision which was historically used to prosecute against gay sex. The new code also bans discrimination based on sexual …

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    Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has broken off a trip to Europe after violent protests in his home country. Mr Mnangagwa had been due to attend the Davos economic summit where he was expected to seek investment for Zimbabwe. Ministers say the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is using sharp fuel price increases …

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  The African Union (AU) says there are “serious doubts” about the outcome of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and has called for final results to be suspended. Those figures gave victory to one opposition candidate, Felix Tshisekedi, but another opponent of the current administration insists he won. Supporters of Martin Fayulu say …

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The Duke of Edinburgh has been involved in a car crash while driving near the Queen’s Sandringham estate, Buckingham Palace has said. Prince Philip, 97, was not injured in the accident, which happened shortly before 15:00 GMT. Buckingham Palace said the crash involved another vehicle and police attended the scene. The duke was driving a …

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Theresa May is meeting MPs to seek a way forward for Brexit, after her slim victory in the no-confidence vote. Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn is not taking part, calling the talks a “stunt” and demanding Mrs May first rules out “the threat of a disastrous no deal” Brexit. The PM saw off a bid to remove …

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that a siege by suspected militants in Nairobi is over and all the attackers have been “eliminated”. Gunmen attacked the compound in the Westlands district of Kenya’s capital on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people. Officials originally announced the end of the siege hours after it began, but gunfire …

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has acquitted Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo. He had been charged with crimes against humanity in connection with violence following a disputed 2010 election that left 3,000 dead and 500,000 displaced. Mr Gbagbo was captured in 2011 in a presidential palace bunker by UN and French-backed forces …

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MPs are preparing to vote on whether to back Theresa May’s deal for leaving the European Union. The so-called “meaningful vote” will take place later as five days of debate on Brexit come to an end. Mrs May has called for politicians to back her deal or risk “letting the British people down”. But with …

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US President Donald Trump has demanded funding for his long-promised US-Mexico border wall to halt “a growing humanitarian and security crisis”. In his first TV address to the nation from the Oval Office, Mr Trump did not declare a national emergency to bypass Congress to build the barrier aimed at stopping illegal migrants. Democratic leaders …

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