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A rescue boat has overturned in the Atlantic off the west coast of France leaving three crew dead, amid winds of up to 129 km/h (80 mph). They were part of a crew of seven who had gone to the aid of another boat which had got into difficulty as Storm Miguel struck the area. …

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In an attempt to encourage young people to opt for teaching as a career, the Rwandan government has announced that it will drop university fees for those who want to study education. It will also cut secondary school fees by half for students who say they hope to become teachers. The Rwanda Education Board (REB) …

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The end of her time as party leader will come in a private exchange of letters with Charles Walker and Dame Cheryl Gillan, the joint acting chairmen of the 1922 Committee of backbench Conservative MPs. There will then be a call for candidates issued at 17:00 BST, with nominations opening on Monday from 10:00 and …

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The African Union has suspended Sudan’s membership “with immediate effect”, amid an upsurge of violence in the capital that has seen dozens killed. The pan-African body has warned of further action if power is not transferred to a civilian authority – a key demand of pro-democracy protesters. Opposition activists say a paramilitary group has killed …

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The leader of an international religious organisation is being held in the US on charges of human trafficking, child rape and other felonies. Naasón Joaquín García, who heads La Luz del Mundo (The Light of the World) church, was detained at Los Angeles airport, California prosecutors said. Mr García, known as “the Apostle” among his …

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Forty bodies have been pulled from the River Nile in the Sudanese capital Khartoum following a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests, opposition activists said on Wednesday. Doctors linked to the opposition said the bodies were among 100 people believed killed since security forces attacked a protest camp on Monday. Reports said a feared paramilitary group …

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The number of people killed in a crackdown on pro-democracy protests in the Sudanese capital Khartoum has risen to 60, an opposition group says. Members of a feared paramilitary group are reported to be roaming the streets attacking civilians. The violence began when forces of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) opened fire on unarmed protesters …

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Sudanese security forces have attacked a pro-democracy protest outside the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, activists say. Medical sources say at least eight people have been killed, with reports of live ammunition being used. Sudan has been governed by a Transitional Military Council (TMC) since President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in a coup in …

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US President Donald Trump has denied calling the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, “nasty” despite the comments being recorded. “I never called Meghan Markle ‘nasty’,” he tweeted on Sunday, adding: “Made up by the Fake News Media, and they got caught cold!” Mr Trump made his remarks about the duchess in a Sun newspaper interview …

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The body which oversees elections in Algeria says it is not possible to hold presidential elections as planned on 4 July. A statement from the constitutional council said it was up to the president to name a new date for the vote. Algeria has seen months of anti-government protests. Long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in …

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