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UK appoints ‘minister for loneliness’


Britain appointed a “minister for loneliness” on Wednesday to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May described as “the sad reality of modern life” affecting millions of people. Tracey Crouch, a junior minister for sport and civil society, will take on the role as part of a broader strategy to combat loneliness in Britain. “For far too…

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US President Team Reportedly Paid Porn Star $130,000 to Keep Quiet about Affair


TEHRAN (FNA)- Michael Cohen, a longtime lawyer for US President Donald Trump, arranged a $130,000 payment to an ex adult-film star Stephanie Clifford a month before the 2016 election so she’d keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter, according to a report. Cohen allegedly arranged the payment to Clifford who went by the name Stormy Daniels…

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JUST IN: US Ambassador To Panama Resigns, Can ‘No Longer Serve Under The Trump Administration’


U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley has resigned, telling the State Department he “can no longer serve under the Trump administration.” “As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the president and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies. My instructors made clear…

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Maduro may allow food aid in Venezuela in exchange for legitimacy


Facing an explosive crisis, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is considering allowing international food donations to enter his country, but wants the opposition to recognize the legitimacy of the controversial National Constituent Assembly, or NCA. Maduro also wants to control the distribution of the food donations — so far denied entry by the government despite growing food…

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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Granted Ecuadorian Citizenship


Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced in a press conference that the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has been granted that nation’s citizenship. Since August 2012, the 46-year-old Australian computer programmer was living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, expressing concern that if he leaves the embassy he could end up being extradited to the…

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Somalia Launches Digital Counter-extremism Center


Somalia’s government has launched a digital counter-extremism center that aims to dissuade young Somalis from supporting militant groups such as al-Shabab and Islamic State. The Somali Ministry of Information says the center will carry out campaigns on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and state-run media designed to promote stability in the Horn of Africa nation, which has seen…

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Adoption

Ethiopia bans foreign adoptions


Ethiopia’s parliament has passed a law banning the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreigners, a government spokesman and diplomats told AFP on Wednesday. The vote follows an April moratorium on foreign adoptions issued by Ethiopia’s government which led to the suspension of dozens of cases, including some of parents who had already completed the legal adoption…

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Malaysia Signs Contract with US Firm to Resume Hunt for Jetliner


The Malaysian government has signed a deal with a U.S. exploration company to resume the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai announced Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur that Houston-based Ocean Infinity will search for the missing plane under a “no-find, no-fee” contract, meaning it will only…

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Air Force Helicopter Crashes in North East


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed that one of its Mi-17 helicopters suffered a mishap while undertaking a mission in the ongoing counter-insurgency operation in the North East. A statement by the Nigerian Air Force spokesman, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya in Abuja yesterday said the incident which occurred today (8 January 2018) resulted in…

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Onyeama Receives 491 Nigerian Returnees From Libya in Port Harcourt


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has reassured Federal Government’s commitment to return all stranded Nigerians from Libya. Onyeama gave the assurance when he received 491 Nigerian returnees from Libya at Port Harcourt International Airport, alongside Rivers Government officials. The minister said there were stories of exploitation and suffering by stranded Nigerians in Libya,…

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