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    September 22

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UK police charge climate activist over Heathrow protest

16 September 2019

LONDON – British police said on Monday they had charged a climate-change activist who last week attempted to disrupt Europe’s biggest airport, London Heathrow. Read More

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Tears and tributes as leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

15 September 2019

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe was honoured as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to embarrass President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Read More

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Thieves steal $5 million gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace

15 September 2019

LONDON – Burglars have stolen a fully-functional 18-carat gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace, where it had been installed as an art exhibit, police said on Saturday. Read More

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UK’s Duchess Meghan returns to work to launch new charity fashion range

13 September 2019

LONDON – Britain’s Duchess Meghan returned to work on Thursday for the first time following the birth of her first child with husband Prince Harry to launch a new fashion range whose sales will help a charity supporting unemployed women. Read More

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PM Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth in Brexit crisis

13 September 2019

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday denied lying to Queen Elizabeth over the reasons for suspending the British parliament after a court ruled his decision was unlawful and opponents called for lawmakers to be recalled to discuss Brexit. Read More

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Grand jury indicts man accused of killing 22 people at Texas Walmart

12 September 2019

A Texas grand jury on Thursday indicted the man accused of killing 22 people and wounding 26 others in a shooting last month at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, who had told authorities he was targeting Mexicans, a local prosecutor said. Read More

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US charges FEMA official in Puerto Rico for taking bribes after Hurricane Maria

11 September 2019

SAN JUAN – The United States Justice Department on Tuesday announced corruption charges against a senior government official and a contractor who oversaw the rebuilding of Puerto Rico’s electrical grid after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017. Read More

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Trump fires foreign policy hawk Bolton, citing strong disagreements

10 September 2019

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump abruptly fired his national security adviser John Bolton amid disagreements with his hard-line aide over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and Russia. Read More

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Mugabe polarises Zimbabwe in death as well as in life

10 September 2019

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe is proving as polarising in death as he was in life, with a fight over where he will be buried threatening to embarrass his successor and deepen divisions in the ruling ZANU-PF party. Read More

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Bahamians seeking entry to US may face immigration hurdles

10 September 2019

NASSAU, Bahamas/NEW YORK – Emitte Bootle spent 25 years driving school buses on the Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island, but now that Hurricane Dorian has devastated his home, there are no students to drive – and nowhere to take them. Read More

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EU vents frustration with Brexit shambles, but a ‘no’ to extension not likely

09 September 2019

BRUSSELS – As frustration with Britain’s Brexit crisis boils over across Europe, France and the Netherlands have raised the prospect that the European Union might reject a request by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to extend the divorce deadline from October 31. Read More

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Boris sticking to Brexit plan

09 September 2019

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson is sticking to his Brexit plan and will not seek a delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union at a summit next month, two ministers said yesterday despite the latest resignation from his government. Read More

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Dorian hits Canada’s Atlantic coast, knocks out power, downs a crane

08 September 2019

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – Dorian slammed into Canada’s Atlantic coast on Saturday, knocking down trees, cutting power, and blowing over a large construction crane in downtown Halifax, the capital of the province of Nova Scotia. Read More

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Relief efforts ramped up for Bahamas where ‘staggering’ Dorian death toll feared

07 September 2019

NASSAU, Bahamas – Charities, government agencies and even cruise ships loaded with supplies and volunteers rushed emergency aid to the storm-ravaged Bahamas on Saturday amid fears of a “staggering” death toll left in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Read More

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Amazon countries sign forest pact, promising to coordinate disaster response

07 September 2019

LETICIA, Colombia – Seven Amazonian countries on Friday signed a pact to protect the world’s largest tropical forest via disaster response coordination and satellite monitoring, amid recent fires that torched thousands of square miles of the jungle. Read More

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Hurricane Dorian slams into North Carolina’s Outer Banks

06 September 2019

ELIZABETH CITY, North Carolina – Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach resort area with powerful winds and battering waves days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble. Read More

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South Africa tries to contain ‘Afrophobia’ fallout as riots upstage summit

06 September 2019

CAPE TOWN – South Africa promised on Thursday to tackle the prejudice fuelling a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks, as international anger over the violence overshadowed a pan-African economic conference in Cape Town. Read More

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Robert Mugabe, dead at 95

06 September 2019

HARARE - Robert Mugabe, the bush war guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980 and crushed his foes during nearly four decades of rule as his country descended into poverty, hyperinflation and unrest, died on Friday. He was 95. Read More

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Trial of actor Cuba Gooding Jr gets October date in groping case

05 September 2019

NEW YORK – Judge Herbert Moses of the Manhattan Supreme Court set an October 10 trial date on Tuesday for the actor Cuba Gooding Jr., who was charged with groping a woman at a Manhattan bar in June. Read More

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Johnson demands October 15 election after defeat over Brexit

04 September 2019

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday demanded an October 15 snap election after lawmakers seeking to prevent a no-deal Brexit dealt him a humiliating defeat in parliament which he cast as an attempt to surrender to the European Union. Read More

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Bahamas officials search for Dorian survivors as storm heads for Florida, Georgia

04 September 2019

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas – The wreckage of pulverised homes, beached boats and floodwaters covered miles of the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian’s wake on Wednesday, as rescuers searched for survivors of the worst storm to ever strike the island nation. Read More

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