Uganda food aid halted over poisoning fears

Image copyright WFPImage caption Laboratory tests are to confirm whether the “super cereal” gave people food poisoning A fortified porridge given to refugees and malnourished Ugandans has been removed from distribution over fears it may have killed an elderly woman. Nearly 200 other people were also hospitalised after the product, called super cereal, was delivered […]

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Cyclone Idai: Many dead in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The storm had earlier caused destruction in Mozambique A tropical storm has swept away bridges and homes in eastern Zimbabwe, killing at least 24 people, officials say. Cyclone Idai cut off power and communications in parts of Manicaland province on the border with Mozambique. Some 40 people are missing. People fled […]

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Trump issues veto over border emergency declaration

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump issues first veto of his presidency President Donald Trump has vetoed a measure from Congress revoking his declaration of a national emergency at the US-Mexico border. Lawmakers, including 12 Republicans, had passed the rejection resolution on Thursday in a surprising rebuke of Mr Trump’s pledge to […]

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Trump faces Senate revolt in vote on border emergency

Image copyright AFPImage caption President Trump says the situation on the southern border constitutes a national crisis President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency on the US-Mexico border looks likely to be dealt a blow by dissident Republican senators. Several members of the president’s own party are expected to rebel when the Senate votes on […]

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Italy Tajani: Praise for Mussolini sparks outcry

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Mr Tajani has declared himself anti-fascist and apologised The European Parliament’s Italian president, Antonio Tajani, has provoked outrage for suggesting fascist dictator Benito Mussolini did some “positive” things before he turned bad. Before following Hitler into war, Mussolini had “built roads, bridges, buildings, sports facilities”, he said on Italian radio. Political […]

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