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Finland stabbings: Man shot and held after attacks

Police in Finland say they have shot a man who reportedly stabbed several people in the south-western city of Turku. The man has been taken into custody after being shot in the leg, police say. The incident reportedly took place in the Puutori-Market Square area. One image showed a body …

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Zambia defends mandatory HIV test

The Zambian government has defended controversial plans to introduce mandatory HIV testing across all health centres. On Tuesday, President Edgar Lungu announced that testing for the virus that causes Aids, as well as counselling and treatment, will no longer be done on a voluntary basis. The aim is to make …

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ISIS admits its leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is dead

ISIS has finally admitted its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, according to reports in Iraq. The terror group is said to have confirmed that the 45-year-old was killed in an air strike in the Iraqi province of Nineveh. Reports claim ISIS fanatics are scrambling to find a successor to the terror chief, …

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US quits Paris climate pact; allies voice dismay

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, spurning pleas from U.S. allies and corporate leaders in an action that fulfilled a major campaign pledge. Supporters of the accord condemned Trump’s move as an abdication of …

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