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Taliban attacks Afghan military base

By Juliane Girl / January 22, 2019

On Monday the Taliban attacked a military base in the Afghan province of Wardak west of Kabul. The death toll estimates are over 100 with government officials refusing to confirm exact numbers. At a training center on the grounds of the base, the attackers blew up a captured Humvee loaded with explosives. The detonation caused […]

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21 killed in Kenya hotel attack

By Juliane Girl / January 17, 2019

On Tuesday at around 12:00 GMT gunmen stormed the DusitD2 hotel and business complex in Nairobi opening fire on the hotel guests. Upon entering one of the men blew himself up in the hotel lobby. The assault resulted in a 19-hour standoff between police forces and terrorists with several hotel guests and employees barricading themselves […]

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MPs vote down Brexit deal

By Juliane Girl / January 16, 2019

On Tuesday, MPs voted down the Brexit deal Prime minister Theresa May had negotiated with the EU, by an overwhelming majority. With 432 of the votes against the deal and only 202 in favor of it, the only offer on the table has been rejected leaving the UK without a contract only 10 weeks before […]

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Petr Cech retires at the end of the season

By Francesco Iriti / January 15, 2019

The Arsenal keeper Petr Cech give us incredible news. He will retire at the end of the season. An important decision for the 36-year-old keeper. The announcement “This is my 20th season as a professional player and it has been 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right […]

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MPs vote Brexit deal today

By Juliane Girl / January 15, 2019

MPs are getting ready to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal today after the 5-day debate draws to a close. Voting will start at 7 GMT after a final speech by May at 6:30. The widely unpopular deal is expected to be refused by the parliament with MPs from May’s own party joining the opposition […]

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Tshisekedi to win the DR Congo election

By Juliane Girl / January 10, 2019

In the Congolese presidential election from the 30th of December, oppositional candidate Felix Tshisekedi has surprisingly announced the winner. Tshisekedi’s victory was announced overnight and immediately fuelled a debate over its legitimacy. Favored candidate Martin Fayulu criticized the outcome suspecting a backroom deal between Tshisekedi and current president Joseph Kabila. Fayulu reportedly said that the […]

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Trump declares border crisis in TV address

By Juliane Girl / January 9, 2019

The ongoing debate about the financing of the border wall has been fuelled today as President Trump held a TV address to the nation declaring a “humanitarian crisis” at the border. Following the refusal of the Democrats to approve of the more than 5 billion US$  for the border wall with Mexico, Trump has shutdown […]

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Euro 2020 draw: the groups

By Francesco Iriti / December 3, 2018

Netherlands against Germany is the big match for Euro 2020 qualifiers. The draw in Dublin has defined the ten qualifying rounds for Euro 2020. 42 football nations will play between March and November 2019, with the winner and runner-up of each group going through directly. Euro 2020 draw The qualifying process is condensed because of […]

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California wildfires: Death toll is increasing

By Francesco Iriti / November 12, 2018

California wildfires: the Death toll is increasing. 31 victims died due the wildfires but unfortunately this number is provisional. In fact, more than 200 people are still missing. This fire now equals the deadliest on record in California – the 1933 Griffith Park disaster in Los Angeles. California wildfires: the Death toll At the moment only […]

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Coeliac disease vaccine

By Francesco Iriti / November 3, 2018

A vaccine to cure coeliac disease. There is good news for the coeliac people in the world. An international team of scientists in Australia is beginning to test a vaccine with the hope to end the need for coeliacs to adhere to gluten-free diets. The Vaccine to cure the coeliac disease The vaccine, named Nexvax2, […]

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