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Horrific! Woman Hangs Her 2 Children, Charged With Murder

A Pennsylvania mother who told Police her children hanged themselves was charged Monday with murdering the 8-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl. Lisa Rachelle Snyder, 36, allegedly made internet searches for suicide methods shortly before police found the children in cardiac arrest in the basement of their Albany Township home, according to court documents. She is charged with first- and third-degree murder, child endangerment and evidence tampering. “This is a horrific, tragic incident,” Berks County District Attorney  John Adams told reporters. In police interviews, Snyder said her son Conner hanged himself because he was bullied at school but “was scared to…

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Congolese Catholics Enliven St Peter’s Basilica With  Dances, Songs

Congolese dancing and singing enlivened St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, as Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass for Catholics from the violence-wracked African nation and denounced arms suppliers for helping to fuel the conflict. The whoops of joy and the chorus of rhythmically-swaying Congolese approaching the altar with symbolic gifts at the Mass’ offertory section made for vivid contrast with the solemnity of most religious ceremonies at the Vatican basilica. Francis decided to celebrate the Mass to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Catholic Congolese Community in…

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3 Killed As Police Foil Terrorist Attack At London Bridge

Two victims were killed, three were injured, and a suspect was shot dead by police in a terrorist incident on London Bridge on Friday afternoon, London Metropolitan Police said. Neil Basu, assistant commissioner with the Met Police, said that officers and emergency services responded to reports of a stabbing at about 2 p.m. near London Bridge. He said that one man was shot by specialist officers from the City of London police and died at the scene. He said the man was wearing a ‘hoax’ explosive vest and he could…

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PM Johnson Assures On Brexit From EU By January

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said that Britain would leave the EU by January 31 at the latest if his Conservative Party wins a majority in the election in two weeks time. “If we can get a working majority then we will come on January 31 at the absolute latest,” Johnson said. He also repeated his message that he saw no reason why Britain would need to extend the transition period after Brexit beyond the end of 2020. Asked if he would rather be prime minister or have…

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Funding Of Regional Projects Focus Of Discussion During PIDA In Cairo

The financing of cross-border infrastructure projects is a key driver for progress and acceleration of Africa’s regional integration. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) thinks that a stronger public-private partnership could hasten the investment in these regional projects. Mayaki was speaking at the Continental Business Network (CBN) Media breakfast, organised in the sidelines of PIDA week in Cairo. PIDA stands for the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Examples of regional projects include two hydropower projects in East and West Africa (Rusizi…

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ECA, AUC, AfDB Launch Agric, Food Security Joint Thematic Working Group

……….In Abidjan The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), under the auspices of the Joint Secretariat Support Office (JSSO), launched the agriculture and food security joint Thematic Working Group (TWG) on the margins of the Conference on Land Policy in Africa holding in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance the strategic partnership to accelerate Africa’s transformation and will serve as a platform for information and knowledge sharing. The Thematic Working Group for agriculture…

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Turkey Orders Detention Of 138 Suspects Over Failed Coup

Turkish prosecutors on Friday issued detention warrants for 138 suspects over their alleged links to a group accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016. The prosecutor also added that detention warrants were also issued to soldiers on duty and expelled military students. The state-run Anadolu Agency said that the police launched operations simultaneously in 23 provinces to catch 46 suspects with suspected links to the network headed by the U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. Upon the order of the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in the northwestern city of Bursa,…

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Poverty, Inequality Among Africa’s Top Challenges, Says ECA’s Ruzvidzo

Eradicating extreme poverty and reducing inequality remain some of Africa’s biggest challenges which the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is trying to help member States tackle through various policy recommendations and actions. This was said Thursday by Ms. Thokozile Ruzvidzo, Director of the Gender, Poverty and Social Policy Division at the ECA, in remarks to the third session of the committee on gender, poverty and social policy. The committee is meeting for the next two days to look into the core role of the newly-formed Division that was reformulated to…

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AfDB Won’t Fund Kenya’s Coal-Fired Power Plant Project, Says Akinwumi

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will not fund a coal-fired power plant project in Kenya and has no plans to finance new coal plants in future, senior AfDB officials told Reuters. The Abidjan-based lender published an environmental and social impact assessment in May for the Lamu project, which was planned near a UNESCO World Heritage Site but which was halted by a local environmental tribunal. The project to build a 1,050 megawatt plant in eastern Kenya was backed by Kenyan and Chinese investors. Construction was originally planned to start in…

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US Judge Rebukes Trump In Speech, Says ‘This Is Not Normal’

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., warned against President Donald Trump’s penchant for lambasting members of the judiciary who rule against him, calling the president’s attack “uncharted territory” during a speech attended by several Trump appointees. “We are witnessing a chief executive who criticizes virtually every judicial decision that doesn’t go his way and denigrates judges who rule against him, sometimes in very personal terms,” U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman said at the Judge Thomas A. Flannery Lecture in Washington, according to the National Law Journal. “He seems to view the courts and the justice…

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