Friday, April 16, 2021

Iraq’s Christians ‘close to extinction’

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The Archbishop of Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, has accused Britain's Christian leaders of failing to do enough in defence of the vanishing...

Pope Francis to begin historic Iraq visit despite virus and security risks

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Pope Francis is flying to Iraq for the first ever papal visit to the country, and his first international trip since the start of...

Covid: Italy ‘blocks’ AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia

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The Italian government has blocked the export of an Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia. The decision affects 250,000 doses of the vaccine produced at an...

At least 20 die as migrants thrown into sea off Djibouti

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The UN says at least 20 African migrants died after smugglers threw them overboard off the coast of Djibouti. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM)...

Tanzania nuns and priests dying ‘with Covid symptoms’

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Sixty nuns and 25 priests have died in Tanzania in the last two months after showing symptoms of coronavirus, the Catholic Church in the...

Ambulance occupants killed in Burkina Faso landmine

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At least five people, including a pregnant woman, have been killed in Burkina Faso when the ambulance they were travelling in was destroyed by...

Jack Ma loses title as China’s richest man after coming under Beijing’s scrutiny

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Alibaba and Ant Group founder Jack Ma has lost the title of China’s richest man, a list published on Tuesday showed, as his peers...

Former French Prez. Sarkozy jailed for corruption

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Judges found former president Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of trying to bribe a judge and of influence-peddling on Monday and sentenced him to three years...

Two killed at Chad opposition leader’s home

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Officials in Chad say at least two people were killed when the security forces tried to arrest the opposition leader Yaya Dillo at his...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine ‘in trouble over armoured car’

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Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine is in trouble over an alleged bullet-proof vehicle in his possession, according to a report by the Daily Monitor...