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Tembin: Vietnam braces for killer typhoon

Nearly a million people in southern Vietnam face evacuation from the path of a deadly typhoon sweeping in from the South China Sea. The national disaster prevention committee said more than 70,000 people had already been moved from low-lying areas. Typhoon Tembin killed at least 230 people and left 75,000 homeless in the Philippines. Rescuers are searching for more than ...

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Zimbabwe takeover leader Chiwenga named Mnangagwa’s deputy

  Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed as one of his deputies in the ruling party the leader of the military takeover that led to ex-president Robert Mugabe’s overthrow. Constantino Chiwenga recently retired as army chief, prompting speculation that he would receive a political post. The appointment is seen as a first step towards becoming vice-president. Mr Chiwenga retired ...

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Tunisia bans UAE Emirates airline from landing in Tunis

Tunisia has banned Emirates airline from landing in the capital Tunis after a number of Tunisian women were prevented from boarding its flights. The move comes amid widespread anger in Tunisia, with rights groups condemning “racist and discriminatory” measures. The transport ministry said the measure would stay in place until Emirates was able to “operate flights in accordance with law ...

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Urbi et Orbi: Pope calls for ‘peace for Jerusalem’

  Pope Francis has used his traditional Christmas Day message to call for “peace for Jerusalem” and dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. Acknowledging “growing tensions” between them, he urged a “negotiated solution… that would allow the peaceful co-existence of two states”. US President Donald Trump recently announced that America recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The hugely controversial move ...

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Serena Williams To Return To Tennis In Abu Dhabi Exhibition

Former world number one Serena Williams will make her much-anticipated competitive return with an exhibition match on the final day of the Mubadala exhibition event on December 30, tournament organisers announced Sunday. The 36-year-old, who has won an Open-era record 23 Grand Slam singles titles, will take on reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Williams won the Australian Open 11 ...

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Trump Wishes Troops Merry Christmas Via Video Conference

United States President Donald Trump addressed troops via video conference call on Christmas Eve, Sunday. During the conversation Trump thanked the members of the military for their service and their families for the sacrifice. He went on to describe military families as under-appreciated, calling them the “greatest people on earth.” Trump has said the phrase “Merry Christmas” will be permitted now ...

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Leicester 2-2 Manchester United: Harry Maguire scores dramatic 94th-minute leveller for hosts

Harry Maguire netted a 94th-minute equaliser as Manchester United were punished for their wastefulness in a 2-2 draw at Leicester. Somewhat against the run of play, Jamie Vardy finished off a fantastic counter attack in the 27th minute to break the deadlock – his 50th Premier League goal, and his fourth in all competitions against United. United deservedly restored parity ...

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LIVE COMMENTARY: Leicester Vs Man United 2 – 2

Leicester City – 2 Manchester United – 2   Saturday, December 23, 2017  Good evening and welcome to Olikareporters‘s live text coverage of the Premier League clash between Leicester City and Manchester United. Both teams went out of the EFL Cup in midweek and will be looking to respond with a win at the King Power Stadium, which has played host to some memorable ...

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LIVE COMMENTARY: Real Madrid Vs Barcelona 0 – 3

El Clasico – Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona Filed: Saturday, December 23, 2017  Last Updated: Saturday, December 23, 2017  The hosts come into this match knowing that realistically only victory will do if they are to keep their title defence alive, having fallen 11 points behind Barca in the La Liga table. Unbeaten Barca, meanwhile, could all but kill off the champions’ hopes ...

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North Korea slapped with new sanction by UN with China’s backing

With China’s backing, the UN Security Council on Friday slapped new sanctions on North Korea that will restrict oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes. The council unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution that also orders the repatriation of North Korean workers sent abroad to earn revenue for Kim Jong-Un’s regime. It is the third raft of sanctions imposed ...

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