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Ukrainian refugees in Italy housed in properties seized from mafia

Issued on: 19/05/2022 - 09:16 More than 116,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Italy since Ukraine was invaded by Russia in late February. To house them, Italian authorities have started to use properties seized from the mafia. Our corresponden..

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Live: G7 ministers to discuss impact of Ukraine invasion on global economy

Issued on: 19/05/2022 - 05:50 G7 partners meet Thursday hoping to find a solution for Kyiv's budget troubles as the fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues to roil the global economy. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for all the la..

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‘Last Hollywood star of his kind’: Tom Cruise jets into Cannes for ‘Top Gun’ sequel

Tom Cruise touched down in Cannes on Wednesday to launch "Top Gun: Maverick", making his first appearance in three decades at the world's premier film festival and cementing his status as a champion of the big screen. Cannes waited 30 years f..

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Cork mishap forces history-making cyclist out of race

Biniam Girmay has been forced to abandon the Giro d'Italia one day after making history as the first black African winner of a Grand Tour stage. Eritrean Girmay won stage 10 on Tuesday but went to hospital after popping a prosecco cork into his ..

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Kosovo veterans face witness intimidation case verdict

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - A war crimes court in The Hague will on Wednesday deliver its verdict on two former separatist fighters from Kosovo's 1990s independence war against Serbia, who are accused of intimidating witnesses. Hysni Gucati and Nas..

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Philly Lutaaya: The Ugandan singer who led the fight against HIV prejudice

Tezra LutaayaUgandan music star, the late Philly Lutaaya, captivated fans with his music that blended reggae and African pop. At the height of his career in 1989, he was diagnosed with HIV. Amid a climate of fear and prejudice, spawned by little kno..

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Around the world: countries push for paid menstrual leave

PARIS, France - Many women have painful periods, but only a handful of countries around the world, mostly in Asia, allow them to take time off work to recover. Spain aims to become the first Western country to follow their lead, with a draft bill unv..

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US president Biden lays flowers at site of racist mass shooting

BUFFALO, United States - President Joe Biden laid flowers and prayed Tuesday at the site of America's latest deadly mass shooting, warning that the white supremacist ideology motivating the alleged gunman is tearing the country's "soul" apa..

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SA cricketer banned after taking father’s tablets

South Africa batter Zubayr Hamza has been banned for nine months after testing positive for a heart medication he said he took by accident. Hamza, 26, told the International Cricket Council (ICC) he intended to take his own medication but instead ing..

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Hassan Sheikh Mohamud elected president of Somali for second time

Issued on: 16/05/2022 - 03:21 Somalia handed Hassan Sheikh Mohamud the presidency for a second time following Sunday's long-overdue election in the troubled Horn of Africa nation, which is confronting an Islamist insurgency and the threat of f..

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Mali withdraws from G5 Sahel regional anti-jihadist force

Issued on: 16/05/2022 - 01:21 Mali said Sunday it was withdrawing from a west African force fighting jihadists to protest its being rejected as head of the G5 regional group, which also includes Mauritania, Chad, Burkina and Niger. "The governme..

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Nigeria’s Kaduna train attack: Pregnant woman freed

@ChibuikeAmaechiGunmen who abducted dozens of train passengers in northern Nigeria have released one of the hostages - a heavily pregnant woman. In a video message circulating on social media, the woman said the abductors told her she had been freed ..

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