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Olauda Equiano: Google celebrates 272nd birthday of Nigerian slave

The latest Google’s Doodle celebrated one of the most prominent Black anti-slavery activist, the first Black political leader and lobbyist in 18th century Britain. A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that is intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people.

Ireland closes schools as major storm approaches

Schools were closed Monday as Ireland braced for an "unprecedented storm", with authorities warning that violent winds, rain and storm surges could pose a risk to life.

30 killed as wildfires rage in Portugal and Spain

At least 27 people have died in fires which have ravaged forests in northern and central Portugal over the past 24 hours, rescuers said Monday, as three people were killed in Spain in blazes sparked by arsonists and fanned by Hurricane Ophelia.

Russian premier Dmitri Medvedev talks up Morocco gas projects

Russia and Morocco hope to co-operate more closely in the energy sector, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev said on Wednesday during a visit to Rabat.

Brazil revives African ties, eyes expanding market

Agricultural powerhouse Brazil aims to revive ties with Africa after a lull and sees a vast export market for food and manufactured goods in a continent whose population is surging, its foreign minister said.

Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean

Hurricane Maria strengthened Monday as it blasted towards the eastern Caribbean, a region already struggling to recover from megastorm Irma.

US says no change in plan to quit Paris climate deal

The United States has refuted reports that it was softening its stance on the Paris climate accord, insisting that Washington will still withdraw from the agreement unless it can re-enter on more favourable terms.

Hurricane Jose remains a threat in western Atlantic

Overshadowed by Irma, Hurricane Jose has the Atlantic basin, at least temporarily, all to itself. In doing so, it continues to remain a threat, though hopefully that threat will not be realised to any great extent.

Britain sends £12m, ship to assist Irma victims

Britain is sending a military vessel to assist victims of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and is assigning £12 million ($15.7 million, 13 million euros) in aid, the government said Thursday.

IMF to help countries deal with Hurricane Irma aftermath

Ms Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has expressed sympathy to countries affected by Hurricane Irma.

Tropical cyclone warning off West African coast

The U.S. National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has warned that an area of low pressure, located just offshore of the coast of western Africa has a 30 per cent change of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours.

EU slaps new sanctions on Russia over Crimea turbines

The EU expanded its Russia sanctions blacklist Friday, targeting three people including the deputy energy minister and three companies involved in diverting gas turbines sold by German firm Siemens to Russian-annexed Crimea.

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United States lifts sanctions on Sudan banks, ports, railways

The U.S. has lifted sanctions on dozens of Sudanese entities, including banks, ports, oil and industrial corporations, the Treasury Department said on Thursday.

China ready to ‘defeat’ Taiwan independence – Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a stern warning to Taiwan on Wednesday (Oct 18), saying that Beijing has the will and power to thwart any attempts at independence.

INEC assures on credible election in 2019

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