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Bolivia president undergoes paternity test in scandal

La Paz, Bolivia | AFP | Bolivian President Evo Morales underwent a paternity test Monday to settle a dispute with an ex-girlfriend whose child he denies fathering, his lawyer said. In a case that has plunged the 56-year-old leader into scandal, Morales had claimed he fathered a child with her …

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Saudi unveils plan to live without oil by 2020

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Saudi Arabia said Monday it would create the world’s largest wealth fund and sell shares in state energy giant Aramco as it unveiled a vast plan to transform its oil-dependent economy. The announcement of the long-term reform programme, dubbed “Saudi Vision 2030”, marks the …

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China, US join record UN signing of Paris climate deal

United Nations, UNITED STATES | AFP | A record 175 countries, including the world’s top polluters China and the United States, signed the Paris climate deal Friday, boosting hopes of quick action on combating global warming. French President Francois Hollande was the first leader to put his signature to the …

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Music legend Prince dead at 57

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Pop icon Prince, whose pioneering brand of danceable funk made him one of the most influential figures in music, died Thursday at his compound in Minnesota. He was 57. The announcement came just a week after the enigmatic Grammy and Oscar winner — …

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Britain cheers Queen on 90th birthday

Windsor, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday on Thursday, with her eldest son Prince Charles paying tribute in a special radio broadcast and Prime Minister David Cameron leading a parliamentary homage. The sovereign, who last year overtook her great-great grandmother queen Victoria to become …

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UNHCR fears 500 dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

Rome, Italy | AFP | The UN refugee agency said on Wednesday it feared around 500 migrants from Africa had drowned in the Mediterranean after witnesses said their overcrowded boat sank. UNHCR spokeswoman Carlotta Sami said in a statement sent to AFP that survivors from Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt …

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Verizon a leading contender to buy Yahoo: reports

San Francisco, United States | AFP | US telecoms giant Verizon has emerged as a leading contender to take over struggling Internet pioneer Yahoo as other big names reportedly drop out, US financial media said ahead of quarterly results Tuesday that are expected to show the portal suffering a further …

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Brazil lawmakers authorize Rousseff impeachment

April 18 5.00am Uganda time Brazil lawmakers give green light to Rousseff impeachment trial Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Brazilian lawmakers on Sunday authorized impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff in a rowdy, circus-like showdown that plunged Latin America’s biggest country into profound political crisis. Opposition deputies in the lower …

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