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British builder who moved to Kenya to help build hospitals dies in poverty in a mud hut after his wife ‘ran off and sold all his property when he caught her in bed with another man’

Barry Leonard Humber, 80, had moved to the African country in the seventies as part of a joint project with the UK government to send builders to work in the local construction industry By Bridie Pearson-jones  . Barry Leonard Humber, 80, moved to the African country in the 1970s to work. In 1978, he married

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Indonesian woman jailed for reporting harassment to seek amnesty

Baiq Nuril Maknun, a teacher on the island of Lombok who was jailed after she tried to report sexual harassment, reacts during a press conference with Indonesia’s Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan An Indonesian woman sentenced to prison for reporting her employer for sexual harassment

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In jab at U.S., China vice president says world cannot shut China out

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan delivers a speech at the opening of World Peace Forum at Tsinghua University, in Beijing, China, July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee China and the rest of the world must co-exist, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan said on Monday, in an indirect jab at the United States with which Beijing is

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Greece: Projections give win to Greek conservative party

Greek opposition New Democracy conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis waves his supporters after casts his ballot at a polling station in Athens, on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Greeks are voting in the first parliamentary election since their country emerged from three successive international bailouts but is still struggling to emerge from a crippling nearly decade-long

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Iran ramping up uranium enrichment beyond 2015 deal limits

FILE – In this April 9, 2018, file photo, released by an official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani listens to explanations on new nuclear achievements at a ceremony to mark “National Nuclear Day,” in Tehran, Iran. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif acknowledged Monday, July 1, 2019, Iran had

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Kenya’s ruling party is a divided house

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and Deputy President William Ruto Kenya’s ruling party appears to have cracked down the middle, creating factions that are aligned to either President Uhuru Kenyatta or Deputy President William Ruto . President Kenyatta has on occasion criticised his deputy for his early campaign to succeed him at the expense of

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Iran cleric says Britain should be ‘scared’ of Tehran’s reaction to tanker seizure: Fars

A British Royal Navy patrol vessel guards the oil supertanker Grace 1, that’s on suspicion of carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria, as it sits anchored in waters of the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, historically claimed by Spain, July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca An Iranian cleric warned Britain on Saturday about Tehran’s retaliation for

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Cuban doctors abducted in Kenya alive: health minister

Two Cuban doctors abducted along Kenya’s troubled border with Somalia in April are alive, Cuban Health Minister Jose Angel Portal said on Friday. At a press conference in Havana, Portal said Cuba was doing everything it could to recover the kidnap victims and has so far received no ransom demands from the kidnappers, as some

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Iran threatens British shipping in retaliation for tanker seizure

A British Royal Navy patrol vessel guards the oil supertanker Grace 1, that’s on suspicion of carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria, as it sits anchored in waters of the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, historically claimed by Spain, July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander threatened on Friday to seize a

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Philippines faces call for U.N. investigation into war on drugs killings

Photo/Reuters More than two dozen countries formally called on Thursday for a United Nations investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, activists said. Iceland submitted the draft resolution backed by mainly European states, they said. The text urges the government to prevent extrajudicial executions and marks the first time

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