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Trump contradicts advisor on North Korea

US President Donald Trump has contradicted his own national security adviser, saying the so-called “Libya model” for denuclearisation is not being pursued with North Korea. The suggestion by John Bolton angered the North, which threatened to pull out of a summit with Mr Trump next month. Mr Trump said he still thought a summit would happen. In 2003, Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi agreed to give up his nuclear programme in exchange for a lifting of sanctions. However, he was killed by Western-backed rebels years later – a comparison that appears…

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Nigerian students ‘tied to cross and whipped’ for being late

Three people have been arrested in Nigeria for allegedly tying late students to crosses and flogging them with horsewhips on a Nigerian roadside. The three – including the headteacher – were taken into custody after a police officer stumbled across the incident in south-western Ogun State. Pictures show at least two young people – one boy and one girl – tied to a makeshift crucifix with green string. A police spokesman described the punishment as “a barbaric act”. Local reports say they were being punished for being late. The officer…

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2 children among more than 100 Ghanaians rescued in Libya

Over 100 stranded Ghanaians have been rescued from Libyan detention camps on Tuesday, an International Organization for Migration (IOM) officer told Myjoyonline. IOM partnered with the Government of Ghana and the Airport Authorities to facilitate their return via charter flight from Libya to Kotoka International Airport. It is the fourth charter flight organized by IOM and the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration. The programme allows Ghanaian migrants in Libya to return home voluntarily. Since 2017, 661 men and 45 women have settled back in Ghana through the initiative….

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Albino girl, five, abducted and killed in Mali

Angry villagers have set fire to police headquarters after a five-year-old girl with albinism was abducted and killed by armed men in Mali. Djeneba Diarra, who lived in a village in Fana, 125km (78 miles) north of the capital Bamako, was taken from the courtyard where she was sleeping with her mother and sister in the early hours of Sunday morning. The little girl’s headless body was later found beside the mosque. “We demand justice. Her head was taken. This is a ritual crime,” activist Mamadou Sissoko told news agency…

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Why does Ebola keep coming back?

The Ebola virus has reared its head again, this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While it is impossible to predict exactly where and when the next outbreak will occur, we now know much more about how to prevent a crisis. The news of an Ebola outbreak in the town of Bikoro in north-west DRC instantly brings to mind the horror of the epidemic that took 11,000 lives and infected 28,000 people in West Africa between 2014 and 2016. It is a nightmare no-one wants to relive – or…

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