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Friday, November 22, 2019

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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister set to resign after election setback

The resignation of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is imminent, a spokesman for his office has said, just days after his party's candidate...

Climate impacts ‘to cost world US$7.9 trillion’ by 2050

Climate change could directly cost the world economy US$7.9 trillion by mid-century as increased drought, flooding and crop failures hamper growth and threaten infrastructure,...

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation

Prosecutors in Sweden have dropped an investigation into a rape allegation made against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange in 2010. In a report, the BBC indicated...

US and Australian hostages freed in Taliban prisoner swap

The Afghan Taliban have freed two Western academics held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three imprisoned senior militants. According to the BBC, American Kevin...

Protesters arrested as they run from HK campus

Several protesters have been arrested while trying to run from a Hong Kong university campus surrounded by police. Around 100 people tried to leave the...

Iraq protesters demand education

A makeshift library near the centre of protests in Iraq's capital is becoming a hub of learning. It is occupied by demonstrators protesting against unemployment,...

Malaysia’s economic growth slows to 1-year low as trade sags

Malaysia's economy grew at its slowest pace in a year in the third quarter as exports faltered, but the central bank said growth will...

Emerging economy leaders meet at 11th BRICS summit in Brazil

A summit of the world's five biggest emerging economies, now in its 11th year, called BRICS has begun in Brazil's capital. The theme this year...

Sudan healthcare system collapsing after years of conflict

Years of conflict in Sudan has left many people struggling to access healthcare. Those living in rural areas often have to travel to the capital to receive...

North Korea issues warning over US-South Korea military drills

North Korea has threatened to retaliate if the United States goes ahead with scheduled military drills with South Korea, ramping up pressure on Washington...

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