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African music star Mory Kante dies in Guinea

Guinean singer Mory Kante, who helped introduce African music to a world audience in the 1980s, died on Friday in the capital Conakry, his son Balla Kante told AFP. His death was the result of untreated health problems, he said. “He suffered from chronic illnesses and often traveled to France for treatment, but that was …

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Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka becomes world’s highest-paid female athlete by displacing US rival Serena Williams at the top of the list

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the world’s highest-paid female athlete, displacing US rival Serena Williams at the top of the list. According to Forbes magazine, Osaka, 22, a two-time Grand Slam champion, made £30.7m in prize money and endorsements over the past 12 months. That was £1.15m more than the amount earned by …

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Donald Trump orders governors to allow places of worship to reopen

President Donald Trump said Friday that places of worship are “essential” and should open this weekend, threatening to override governors who have ordered churches, synagogues and mosques not to reopen in the coming days. “Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship. …

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Pakistan International Airlines flight crashes, with nearly 100 people on board

A passenger plane carrying dozens of people crashed into a residential area of Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, early Friday, minutes before it was due to land. Flight PK-8303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi when it crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir, just a minute before its landing, …

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Woman suffering from postpartum depression kills 3 daughters

A 28-year old mother, who was allegedly suffering from post-partum depression, killed her three daughters inside their residence in Basud town in Camarines Norte, Philippines, on Wednesday morning. Police Major Malu Calubaquib, spokesperson of Police Regional Office 5 (PRO-5) said that the suspect identified as Joan Magistrado, 28, killed her three young daughters by hacking …

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Mayor lies in coffin and pretends to be Covid-19 victim to avoid arrest after breaking lockdown to go drinking

The mayor of a small town in Peru tried to play dead after being caught by police violating coronavirus lockdown rules while drinking with friends. Jaime Rolando Urbina Torres was pictured lying in an open casket wearing a face mask by officers who came to arrest him on Monday night in the town of Tantará, …

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Wuhan officially bans eating wild animals as Coronavirus drives a crackdown on illegal wildlife trade

Authorities in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, have officially banned the eating of all wild animals, it was announced. A notice on the city’s municipal Government website said the ban will come into immediate effect on Wednesday and will last for five years. Cases of the new coronavirus were first recorded in the city late …

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Singapore sentences man to death via Zoom call

A man has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom video call for his role in a drug deal, in the first case in the city-state where such a decision has been delivered remotely. Punithan Genasan, a 37-year-old Malaysian, received the sentence on Friday for his role in a 2011 heroin transaction, court …

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Chinese man abducted as toddler 32 years ago reunited with parents

A man who was abducted as a toddler 32 years ago was finally reunited with his biological family Monday, with the help of facial recognition technology. Mao Yin was taken from his parents in 1988 when he was two years old while outside of a hotel in the Chinese city of Xi’an, in Shaanxi province. …

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113-year-old woman, believed to be Spain’s oldest person living, survives coronavirus

A 113-year-old woman – believed to be the oldest woman in Spain – has recovered from the coronavirus, officials have said. Maria Branyas, who was born in the US, became infected in April at the Santa Maria del Tura care home in the eastern city of Olot, where she has lived for the past 20 …

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