Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Polls open in Ireland for same-sex referendum

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Voters in the Republic of Ireland are taking part in a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage on Friday. More than 3.2m people are being asked...

Cameron opens EU reform talks with other leaders

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David Cameron has said he is determined to reform Britain's relationship with the EU as he seeks to kick-start talks with European leaders on...

Last Iraq-Syria crossing ‘falls to IS’

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Islamic State militants have seized the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, a Syrian monitoring group says. Government forces withdrew from al-Tanf...

Akufo-Addo meets German chancellor Merkel

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The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo as part of his 16-day tour...

Missing migrant boat found as two countries offer shelter

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Migrants found by the BBC last week drifting off the coast of Thailand have been rescued by Indonesian fishermen. A BBC reporter on the boat,...

Ramadi battle: Iraq calls for volunteers for IS fight

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Iraq's government has called for volunteers to fight against Islamic State and help retake the city of Ramadi. A cabinet statement said a voluntary recruitment drive...

Ukraine crisis: President Poroshenko talks of ‘real war’ with Russia

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Ukraine's president has told the BBC his country is now in a "real war" with Russia - and that Ukrainians should prepare for a...

Let’s prioritise job creation for the youth – Mahama tells ECOWAS leaders

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President John Mahama has appealed to his colleague heads of state in the ECOWAS sub-region to prioritise job creation for the youth in their...

Protests grow against Facebook’s Internet.org

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The backlash against Facebook's "free mobile data" Internet.org scheme has spread across the globe. A total of 67 digital rights groups - including i Freedom...