UN refugee agency probing corruption in Uganda, Kenya : International de

The UN refugee agency said on Thursday it was probing new allegations of fraud in its resettlement programme in Kenya and Uganda after a report in German magazine Stern alleging graft. “We can confirm that we have received allegations related to resettlement fraud in Uganda and Kenya,” UNHCR spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly told AFP, without elaborating. […]

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Kangaroo Island fires: Cruise ship Sun Princess brings visitors back to island

Sun Princess arrives at Kangaroo Island on Sunday. Photo: Supplied Ferocious fires that scorched through half of Kangaroo Island have triggered a sharp decline in visitors – but a cruise ship has led the charge in bringing tourists back. Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess became the first cruise ship to sail back to Kangaroo Island on Sunday, […]

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The Sassiest Cheerleaders Pop Culture Has Gifted Us Over The Years

In case you’ve been living under a rock with not enough internet service to connect to Netflix, you’ll know that the world’s going crazy for Cheer right now. The documentary, which follows the Navarro cheer team on their way to the NCA College Nationals in Daytona, shows the extremely athletic and gruelling side of the […]

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Damian Lillard’s Franchise-Record 61 Points Lead Blazers to OT Win vs. Warriors

Sam Forencich/Getty Images Take a bow, Damian Lillard. While the Portland Trail Blazers weren’t exactly playing the same version of the Golden State Warriors that knocked them out of the playoffs three of the last four years, the four-time All-Star put on an absolute show and led his team to a dramatic 129-124 overtime victory […]

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Prince Harry Says He And Meghan Had No Other Option But To Leave The Royal Family

Earlier this month, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their intentions “to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent”, which was met with a flurry of speculation and criticism. Now, Harry has decided to break his silence and defend their choice during an emotional speech delivered at […]

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‘The last six or eight months have been a revelation’ – Virat Kohli

Intensity, body language and learning to take tosses out of the equation have been key to India’s roaring start to 2020. This was Virat Kohli’s assessment as he drew satisfaction from two hard-fought wins that helped India take the Australia series 2-1 after a ten-wicket pounding in Mumbai. On Sunday, India showed a great mix […]

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U.S. seeks to deport Honduran mom, two sick kids to Guatemala : International de

HOUSTON —The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel, according to court documents and the family’s advocates. The family’s advocates accuse the U.S. of disregarding the health of the […]

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Is the Supreme Court Coming For Your Birth Control?

The Supreme Court will consider whether the Trump administration can let employers opt out of offering birth control coverage to workers on moral or religious grounds, the justices announced Friday. The court will hear oral arguments for a challenge that consolidates two cases, Trump v. Pennsylvania and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and […]

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Minute of silence at UN for 89 Niger troops : International de

UN Security Council ambassadors stood for a minute of silence on Monday in memory of 89 soldiers killed last week during a jihadist assault on a Niger military base. The 15 members of the council “strongly condemn” the attack, said Dan Dinh Quy, the ambassador for Vietnam which holds the council’s rotating presidency for January. […]

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Where to Follow the Dancing With The Stars 2020 Cast on Instagram

Dancing With The Stars 2020 will be back in a matter of weeks! The show kicks off on Sunday February 9 at 7.30 p.m. with Amanda Keller and Grant Denyer set to host. Sharna Burgess, Tristan Macmanus, and Craig Revel Horwood will be returning to judge, and the cast . . . Well, it’s al […]

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Democratic debate: rivals square off in final debate before Iowa caucuses – live

7.26pm EST19:26 Democratic debate clashes with Trump’s impeachment trial Lauren Gambino Hours before the debate on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House would vote to send its impeachment charges against Donald Trump to the Senate the following day. Nancy Pelosi leaves a House Democratic caucus meeting Tuesday. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images This […]

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McConnell is Trump’s man, assigned to shape his Senate trial : International de

US President Donald Trump (L) walks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) (Source: REUTERS) President Donald Trump needs Mitch McConnell more than ever. With Trump finally facing his impeachment trial, this promises to be a defining moment for both men. They started their relationship unevenly three years ago when Trump stunned Washington with his […]

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Here’s Where to Follow the Navarro Cheerleaders On Instagram

As a former cheerleader, you better believe I’m deeply obsessed with the new Netflix docu-series, Cheer. Not only does the series shine a light on the true athleticism, dedication and mental strength that it takes to cheer at that level, it also has some heartwarming storylines that’ll have you weeping and cheering them on from […]

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Why did former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn choose a life on the run? – podcast

Stories in the business pages don’t often catch the eye of Hollywood scriptwriters. But the case of Carlos Ghosn is an exception. Over Christmas, the former boss of the Japanese car giant Nissan, wearing a disguise, reportedly hid inside a musical instrument case and jumped bail from corruption charges in Japan to Lebanon. The Guardian’s […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Fire Fight Australia Bushfire Relief Concert

Australia continues to come together as a nation and rally around those affected by the bushfires. From celebrities like Chris Hemsworth to big-time local brands like The Iconic and Frank Body, everyone is digging deep and doing their bit to donate to recovery and relief funds. The latest fundraising effort comes from Fire Fight Australia, […]

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Police officer stood down, Road Policing Command

A 45-year-old male senior constable from Road Policing Command has been stood down from the Queensland Police Service. The officer is subject to allegations of committing domestic violence. In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of […]

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More job losses loom for Zim’s banking industry : International de

After shedding 8% of their workforce last year, Zimbabwean banks may cut more jobs in 2020 as the economy shrivels and the sector increasingly shifts away from cash and toward digital services. “The banking industry, just like the rest of the economy, will suffer negative growth this year, which could result in even more job […]

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Four dead as severe storm sweeps through southern US : International de

BENTON, La. – Authorities say at least four people have died as severe storms sweep across parts of the U.S. South, bringing high winds and unrelenting rain. The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana said on Facebook that firefighters found the bodies of an elderly couple Saturday near their demolished trailer. The winds were so […]

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Why Harry and Meghan’s Decision to Step Down Shows the Fearlessness of the Young Royals

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made waves with a historic announcement on Wednesday. The power couple revealed that they would be stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family in a bid to become financially independent — while continuing to support the Queen, of course. What’s more, the two also shared that they plan […]

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