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Ghana To Deploy 205 Combat Troops To Regional Force For Gambia - President

Ghana is sending 205 combat troops to Gambia for the regional mission aiming to deploy if President Yahya Jammeh does not step aside when his mandate ends at midnight, President Nana Akufo-Addo said in a statement on Wednesday.

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West African Leaders Hold Crisis Talks As Gambia Leader's Mandate Ends

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz flew to Senegal to meet with President Macky Sall after last-ditch talks in Gambia aimed at resolving a crisis over the transfer of power, a Senegalese presidential source told Reuters on Thursday.

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Leader Of Australia's Biggest State Economy Quits Politics

The leader of Australia's biggest state economy, New South Wales (NSW), on Thursday announced his resignation from politics two years out from the next election, citing ill-health in his family as one reason for his surprise departure.

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Trump's Indonesian Business Partner Sees No Conflicts Of Interest

Donald Trump's Indonesian business partner dismissed concerns by ethics officials that the U.S. president-elect's companies' overseas business deals might be vulnerable to conflicts of interest in an interview on Wednesday.

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Chinese Paper Warns Boeing, U.S. Agriculture In Crosshairs Of Trump Trade War

An influential Chinese state-run newspaper on Thursday again warned that U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co (BA.N) and U.S. agricultural imports could be targets for retaliation in any trade war ushered in by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

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China City Bans Second-Time Wedding Banquets

Chinese weddings are often lavish affairs but the authorities want people to tone them down

A city in south-western China is banning wedding banquets for people marrying for a second time, in an attempt to curb public extravagance.

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Kim Kardashian Will Appear In The All-Female Ocean's Eight

The upcoming all-female Ocean's Eight film has just added a new cast member - Kim Kardashian.

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China's Zhou Youguang, Father Of Pinyin Writing System, Dies Aged 111

Zhou Youguang was born is 1906 during the Qing Dynasty

Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang, who created the writing system that turns Chinese characters into words using letters from the Roman alphabet, has died aged 111.

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Lagarde Warns UK Of Pain Ahead As Brexit Approaches

The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned the UK there is still likely to be "pain" ahead as Theresa May prepares to trigger the UK's departure from the European Union.

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Vaccines For Three Deadly Viruses Fast-Tracked

Nipah virus particle

Scientists have named three relatively little-known diseases they think could cause the next global health emergency.

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