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The Decade’s Most Memorable Royal Outfits

By The Advocate News To say the previous ten years have been eventful for royals around the world, particularly the British monarchy, is an understatement. There have been a few memorable occurrences over the last decade, from weddings to baby announcements and tabloid turmoil. Since 2011, there have been a lot of noteworthy royal fashion

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Dozens injured as Sri Lanka government supporters run riot

By AFP Sri Lankan authorities imposed a nationwide curfew and deployed the army on Monday after dozens of people were hospitalised when government supporters armed with sticks and clubs attacked protestors, AFP reporters said. The US ambassador to Sri Lanka condemned “the violence against peaceful protestors today, and call on the government to conduct a full

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South Korea’s Yoon calls on North to trade nukes for aid

By AFP South Korea’s new leader Yoon Suk-yeol on Tuesday called on the North to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for massive economic aid, describing Pyongyang’s missiles as a threat to regional and global security. Yoon, 61, who started work in an underground bunker with a briefing on North Korea, takes office at a

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North Korea fires ballistic missile in latest show of force

By AFP North Korea fired a ballistic missile Wednesday, Seoul said, a week after Kim Jong Un vowed to boost Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal and just days before the South inaugurates a new, hawkish president. Pyongyang has conducted 14 weapons tests since January, including firing an intercontinental ballistic missile at full-range for the first time since 2017.

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Myanmar junta court rejects Suu Kyi corruption appeal

By AFP   | (FILES) In this file photo taken on November 5, 2015, Myanmar’s opposition leader and head of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi leaves the stage after addressing a press conference from her residential compound in Yangon. – Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi skipped the resumption of

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Senegal’s international airport hit by jet fuel shortage

By AFP Blaise-Diagne International Airport in Senegal Senegal’s international airport has called on airlines to ensure that planes have enough jet fuel for return flights, amid a kerosene shortage in the West African nation. In a statement Monday night, Blaise-Diagne International Airport said that “unfavourable international conditions” and volatility in commodities markets had severely disrupted supplies

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Spain smashes gang making drug transport boats

By AFP Spanish police said Tuesday they had broken up a gang suspected of making high-speed boats to transport “large quantities” of drugs by sea. Officers arrested 22 people and seized 20 boats in raids carried out across Spain, including Madrid and Barcelona, as well as northern Portugal, the police said in a statement. Police suspect

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Saudi Arabia pushed Yemen’s president to step down

By AFP     | Saudi Arabia pushed Yemen’s president to step down earlier this month, and officials have confined him to his home and restricted his communications, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi announced his resignation on April 7, handing his powers to a new leadership council as Yemen entered into a

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