DR Congo signs ‘peace’ deal with armed group in east

BUANIA, DR Congo – The Congolese government has signed a deal with an armed group to restore peace and security in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after decades of violence, UN officials said. The agreement was signed in the gold-rich province of Ituri, long wracked by communal violence that has left tens of thousands dead. The deal, signed More...

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Mexico confirms first 3 cases of coronavirus, linked to Italy

CORONAVIRUS. A mannequin displays a protective face mask at a shop of medical supplies in Mexico City on February 28, 2020 as the new coronoavirus, COVID-19, spreads worldwide. Photo by Rodrigo Arangua / AFP More...

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Iran reports 9 new coronavirus deaths, 43 in total

‘We have had 205 new cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours,’ says Iran’s health ministry Published 6:47 PM, February 29, 2020 Updated 6:47 PM, February More...

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Giannis takes high road in James Harden dig

Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo shrugs off James Harden’s ‘no skill’ diss Published 5:02 PM, February 29, 2020 Updated 5:02 PM, February 29, 2020 More...

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Malaysia’s Mahathir, Anwar ally again amid crisis

MALAYSIAN POLITICS. In this file photo taken on June 1, 2018, resigned Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (R) and politician Anwar Ibrahim leave after a press conference in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Mohd Rasfan More...

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Hornets sting defending champ Raptors in wild finish

Terry Rozier comes through the clutch for the Hornets in Toronto Published 4:34 PM, February 29, 2020 Updated 4:35 PM, February 29, 2020  More...

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Trump wins key court case on snub of Congressional subpoenas

KEY CASE. A key court victory bolsters US President Donald Trump’s refusal to allow current and former White House staff to testify before Congress and to supply documents on the grounds of executive privilege. More...

By David Rothery, The Open University On Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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Earth’s got a new ‘moon’ – here’s what to expect

TWO MOONS. The Earth currently has two moons, but they won’t look like this in the sky. Author provided The Minor Planet Center has just announced that the Earth has been orbited by a second moon for More...

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Japan cherry blossom festivals canceled as virus fears grow

CHERRY BLOSSOMS. This picture taken on March 31, 2019 shows people enjoying cherry blossom viewing in full bloom at Ueno Park in Tokyo. Major cherry blossom festivals, Japan’s traditional spring celebrations, More...

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Singapore churches go online amid coronavirus

KEEPING THE FAITH. This photograph taken on February 23, 2020 shows Christian devotees listening to a pre-recorded mass by Singapore Archbishop William Goh on television inside their home as a protective measure More...

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