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Category Archives: Around The World

Methodist Church Appoints First Transgender Minister

A university chaplain has become the Methodist Church’s first transgender minister in Great Britain after hiding her true identity for more than four decades. Joy Everingham, 46, spent years secretly applying lipstick and wearing women’s clothes before finally coming out three years ago.She first announced that she planned to transition while training to become a minister, before…

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Mugabe Agrees To Terms Of Resignation As Former Vice President Mnangagwa Takes Over

Zimbabwe’s long-time president Robert Mugabe has agreed to the terms of his resignation and a letter has been drafted, an official source with direct knowledge of negotiations told CNN The source said that the generals had given into many of Mugabe’s demands including full immunity for himself and his wife Grace, and that he would…

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Da Vinci Painting Of Christ Sells For Record $450mn

Christie’s employees take bids for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” at Christie’s New York on November 15, 2017.A 500-year-old work of art depicting Jesus Christ, believed to be the work of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci, sold in New York on Wednesday for $450.3 million setting a new art auction record, Christie’s said “Salvator Mundi,”…

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Jacob Zuma Confirms Mugabe Is Under House Arrest

The South African President Jacob Zuma has confirmed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is confined to his home. Tweeting through @GovernmentZA, the official South African Government account, it was announced that South Africa would be sending a special envoy to both Zimbabwe and Angola. It was revealed that the envoy, which will include the South African Minister of Defence, will…

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Robert Mugabe Detained As Military Take Over Harare Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has been detained in an unfolding military takeover in the southern African country. Soldiers took control of Zimbabwe’s ZBC state broadcaster in the early hours of Wednesday, and said the 93-year-old leader was “safe and sound”. Mr. Mugabe has led the southern African country since independence in 1980. But the soldiers…

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Breaking: Earthquake Hits Iran-Iraq As Death Toll Rises Above 200

More than 200 people are dead and more than 2,500 injured after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between Iran and Iraq late Sunday. Iran’s Press TV said the highest number of casualties in the country occurred in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, Kermanshah province, with the country’s semi-official Mehr news agency…

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Nicki Minaj’s Brother Jelani Maraj Convicted Of Child Rape, Gets 25 Years

American superstar Nicki Minaj‘s brother has been found guilty of raping his stepdaughter. According to TMZ, the verdict which came in on Thursday found Jelani guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and also endangering the child’s welfare. He will be sentenced on December 14 and faces up to 25 years in jail. Despite claims made by…

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US Rapper Meek Mill Sentenced To 2-4 Years In Prison For Violating Probation

Rapper Meek Mill has been sentenced to at least two years in prison for violating probation, TMZ reports. Meek appeared in a Philadelphia court on Monday, November 8, where the judge reportedly ruled that the rapper violated probation from his 2009 drug and weapons case.   Rapper Meek Mill arrives for court at the Criminal Justice Center with his…

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Texas Church Shooting Leaves More Than 20 Dead, Officials Say

A man opened fire inside of a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing multiple people and wounding others before being “taken down,” authorities said. Authorities said a man walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs and began shooting, killing multiple people and wounding others. Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackett…

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