Ebola returns to the West Africa

Ebola returns to the West Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported cases of the Ebola virus in a remote location in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). There have been 29 suspected cases and 3 deaths reported within the remote location. The DRC is using new tools such as the GeneXpert,...

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Kenya gets its first new railway line since British Independence

Kenya gets its first new railway line since British Independence

Kenya has launched its first major new railway line travelling from the capital Nairobi to the port city of Mombasa. The railway is the country’s biggest infrastructure project since its independence in 1963. The Chinese-funded railway cost £2.5 billion and was built by the Chinese Communications Construction Consortium, which have...

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Goldman Sachs criticised for buying Venezuelan government bonds at record low

Goldman Sachs criticised for buying Venezuelan government bonds at record low

US investment bank Goldman Sachs has come under attack by the Venezuelan opposition party for buying government bonds and, in doing so, “giving a lifeline to an incompetent government”. Goldman Sachs paid $865 Million USD for government bonds that were originally worth $2.8 Billion USD. The bank paid 31 cents...

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First Japanese abdication in over two centuries

First Japanese abdication in over two centuries

The Japanese parliament grants the first Imperial abdication in nearly 200 years following concerns of the Emperor’s declining health. In a rare televised interview Emperor Akihito, 83, stated his worries: “I am concerned it may become difficult for me to carry out my duties…as I have done so far”. But...

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Plans to overturn net neutrality face ‘tsunami of protest’

Plans to overturn net neutrality face ‘tsunami of protest’

President Trump’s newly appointed Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai set out his plans to address internet regulation at a speech in Washington on April 25. Pai has vowed to take “fire up the weed-whacker” and cut Obama-era rules meant to enforce an open internet where all traffic is treated...

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More than one million child refugees forced to flee South Sudan

More than one million child refugees forced to flee South Sudan

More than one million children have fled South Sudan because of escalating conflict, the United Nations has claimed, with a similar number of children displaced within the country. The South Sudan refugee crisis has been described as the most worrying in the world by senior UN refugee agency official Valentin...

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Egyptian archaeologists uncover tomb of ‘pharaoh’s daughter’

Egyptian archaeologists uncover tomb of ‘pharaoh’s daughter’

The 3,700-year-old burial chamber of a pharaoh’s daughter is believed to have been found near the remains of a recently discovered pyramid in Egypt. The ministry of antiquities said the chamber at the Dahshur royal necropolis, south of Cairo, contained a wooden box engraved with hieroglyphs. Inside the box were...

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Brazil declares end to Zika virus emergency

Brazil declares end to Zika virus emergency

Brazil has declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus after a sharp decrease in cases. The number of cases dropped 95% between January and April, compared to the same period a year ago, officials said. The virus has been linked to the birth of babies with...

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North Korea undertakes ‘successful’ nuclear test

North Korea undertakes ‘successful’ nuclear test

North Korea launched a missile test on Sunday 14th May which they claim is capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. The missile, which landed in the sea west of Japan, was launched at a steep angle, reaching an altitude of 2,000km, and travelling about 700km. North Korea said the...

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US begins installing controversial missile defence system

US begins installing controversial missile defence system

The US says it has begun deploying the first parts of a controversial missile defence system in South Korea.The Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system (Thaad) is designed to protect against threats from North Korea. The move to begin installing the system comes a day after the North launched four ballistic...

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