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Google To Spend $2bn On New York City Office

Google announced on Tuesday plans to buy a New York City office building for $2.1 billion, confirming its push into America’s largest city despite the pandemic teleworking trend. According to Real Capital Analytics, quoted by the Wall Street Journal, this is the largest real estate purchase in the United States …

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‘Failed’ Coup Attempt Reported In Sudan

A coup attempt in Sudan “failed” early Tuesday, state media reported, as the country grapples with a fragile transition since the 2019 ouster of longtime President Omar al-Bashir. Top military and government sources told AFP that the attempt involved a group of officers who were “immediately suspended” after they “failed” …

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Eight Killed After Gunman Opens Fire On Russian Campus

A gunman opened fire on a Russian university campus on Monday killing at least eight people, investigators said, in the country’s second mass shooting this year to target students. Videos circulating on social media showed people throwing belongings from windows of university buildings in the central city of Perm before …

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Afghan Women Outraged Over Taliban Work Ban

The Taliban’s effective ban on women working sank in on Monday, sparking rage over the dramatic loss of rights after millions of female teachers and girls were barred from secondary school education. After pledging a softer version of their brutal and repressive regime of the 1990s, the Islamic fundamentalists are …

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DR Congo’s Sceptical President Finally Gets COVID-19 Jab

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi, who criticised the AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19 as inoculations began, received a first dose on Sunday and urged the nation to get jabbed too. A source in the presidential office declined to say which brand of vaccine Tshisekedi had received, and said that the main thing …

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China Gifts New $150 Million National Stadium To Cambodia

China handed over to Cambodia a $150 million stadium in Phnom Penh, with officials saying Sunday it is the result of Beijing’s biggest ever infrastructure grant to the country. The 60,000-capacity venue is the latest project under China’s trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative, a plan to fund infrastructure projects and …

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U.S. Court Jails Nigerian For $2.5m Romance Scam

A United States court in the Northern District of Oklahoma on Friday sentenced a Nigerian, Afeez Adebara, to four years in prison. Adebara bagged the jail term for managing a group of money launderers in an online romance scam that defrauded multiple victims, including elderly individuals across the U.S., and …

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