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Global philanthropists pledge £ 94million to cover UK foreign aid cuts | UK News

A group of global philanthropists, including Bill Gates, have pledged £ 93.5million to help cover the deficit left by the UK government’s cuts in foreign aid. After the government cut funding by about a third during the fall spending review, many “critical” projects were stalled or put at risk. The …

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US stops jailing pregnant migrant women, rolls back Trump policy

US immigration authorities will no longer systematically jail migrants threatened with deportation if they are pregnant or have recently given birth, reversing a The immigration policy of the Trump era. The new directive, announced on Friday, does not prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement from taking legal action to deport women …

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Ship fire causes large explosion in Dubai, state media say

On Wednesday evening, a violent explosion erupted on a container ship anchored in Dubai at one of the world’s largest ports, causing tremors in the United Arab Emirates shopping center, authorities said. The fire set off giant orange flames on a ship in the crucial port of Jebel Ali, the …

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Zimbabwe reverts to strict lockdown to tackle wave of virus | World news

By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – Zimbabwe has returned to strict lockdown measures to tackle a resurgence of COVID-19 amid a vaccine shortage, the country’s Information Minister said on Tuesday. Infections have increased dramatically in recent weeks despite a nighttime curfew, reduced opening hours, localized closures in …

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Ohio County Library events to “Color Your World” News, Sports, Jobs

Photo by Derek Redd This year’s Ohio County Library’s summer reading program, titled ‘Reading Colors Your World,’ allows customers to earn points for every minute of reading through July 17, with a chance to win weekly prizes. WHEELING – The Ohio County Library has a rainbow of events planned for …

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man charged with incident involving UK chief medical adviser | World news

LONDON (Reuters) – A man has been charged with a social media incident in which the UK government’s top medical adviser Chris Whitty was manhandled as he walked through a London park, police said on Friday . Chris Whitty, who became one of Britain’s most prominent officials during the coronavirus …

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Global Stocks Mixed as Investors Watch US Jobs Report | World news

TOKYO (AP) – European stocks rose on Thursday after a retreat in Asia as investors waited for a key U.S. jobs report to see how the recovery from the pandemic is doing. The French CAC 40 gained nearly 1.1% at the start of the session to 6,576.68, while the German …

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Florida authorities to conduct multiple investigations into condo collapse

Elected officials on Tuesday pledged to conduct multiple investigations into the collapse of a Florida oceanfront condominium tower, promising to summon a grand jury and take a close look “from every possible angle” to prevent any another building to experience such a catastrophic failure. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava …

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Adventure news of the week: world record broken, Tour de France breakaway and more

Track at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon; photo credit: Robert Williams via Shutterstock. June 28, 2021 | By Mary Murphy Support us! GearJunkie can earn a small commission on affiliate links in this article. Learn more. Home »News» Adventure news of the week: world record broken, Tour de France …

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Released US Editor Says Tortured in Myanmar | World news

(Reuters) – Burmese security forces hit, slapped and beat an American journalist and kept him blindfolded for more than a week of interrogation, he said after being deported to the States- United after more than three months of detention. Nathan Maung, 44, editor-in-chief of the online news platform Kamayut Media, …

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