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Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, dies at 86

Marian Robinson, the mother of former US First Lady Michelle Obama, has died at 86, her family has announced.

Donald Trump found guilty of hush-money plot to influence 2016 election

Donald Trump has been found guilty of all 34 counts of falsifying business records in a criminal hush-money scheme to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

EU watchdog green lights first vaccine against Chikungunya

Europe’s medicines watchdog Friday gave the thumbs up for the continent’s first vaccine against the mosquito-born Chikungunya virus, warning climate change could boost spread of the disease.

Humanity in ‘race against time’ on AI — UN

Humanity is in a race against time to harness the colossal emerging power of artificial intelligence for the good of all, while averting dire risks, a top UN official said Thursday.

Nine-year-old in critical condition after London shooting

A nine-year-old girl was in a critical condition on Thursday, police in London said, after a shooting the previous night at a restaurant in the east of the capital.

Interpol arrests fugitive Surinamese politician in Brazil

A Surinamese politician who is also a member of the ruling party , Joel "Bordo" Martinus, was arrested in Brazil on Wednesday. 

Pope apologises over gay slur

Pope Francis issued an extraordinary apology on Tuesday over his reported use of a gay slur in a closed-door meeting with Italian bishops last week.

Cases of bacterial disease rise in Brazil’s flooded south

Brazilian authorities on Tuesday reported an increase in cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease transmitted by rats, in the flooded south, parts of which have been under water for a month.

Papua New Guinea says more than 2,000 people buried in landslide

More than 2,000 people are feared buried in a Papua New Guinea landslide that destroyed a remote highland village, the government said Monday, as it pleaded for international help in the rescue effort.

Pierre To Attend Taiwan’s Presidential Inauguration

Prime Minister Hon. Philip J Pierre has accepted an invitation from the Government of Taiwan to attend the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony of the 16th-term President and Vice President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) on May 20th, 2024.