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Canada looks to stem illegal migration from Nigeria

Montreal, Canada | AFP | Canada is trying to curb the number of asylum seekers from Nigeria who are flooding into Canada via the United States, officials said Monday. About 2,500 migrants, mostly Nigerian nationals, entered Canada illegally in April, bringing the total so far this year to more than …

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Cheap, portable test can identify risk of measles

Washington, United States | AFP | A cheap, portable device can warn of a person’s vulnerability to infectious diseases like measles, which kills tens of thousands of people each year, mainly in developing countries, researchers said Wednesday. The test, called the Measles-Rubella Box (MR Box), uses a finger-prick volume of …

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‘Pacific Rim’ dethrones ‘Black Panther’ in box office

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Smash-’em up blockbuster “Pacific Rim: Uprising” sent shockwaves through the North American box office this weekend, claiming the top spot with takings of $28 million, industry estimates showed Sunday. The action-packed sequel knocked “Black Panther” from number one after five straight weeks, according to …

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S.African court orders grounding of Gupta jet

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A private jet used by a business family at the heart of corruption allegations against former South African president Jacob Zuma was grounded Monday by a court order, according to court documents. The whereabouts of the Bombadier Global 6000 jet is unknown, but the …

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Canada to send peacekeepers to Mali: official

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | Canada will send peacekeepers backed by helicopters to the troubled west African nation of Mali before autumn, a government source said on Friday. Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan is to provide details of the number of troops on Monday, said the source, speaking on condition of …

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