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HIV infection rate falls by 73% in the UK

The number of people diagnosed with HIV in the UK has dropped substantially since 2014, according to figures released by Public Health England. Gay and bisexual men have experienced the most dramatic decline in new infections, with rates falling by 73%. It has been attributed to a rise in the …

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Niger: Death toll from army base attack rises to 89

Niger’s government has said that the number of soldiers killed in last week’s attack on a military base has reached 89. It is the highest number of casualties suffered by the army in a single attack since it started fighting Islamist militants who spillover from neighbouring Mali in 2015. The …

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Iran ‘mistakenly shot down Ukraine jet’ – US media

Iran mistakenly shot down the Ukrainian plane that crashed on Wednesday near Tehran with 176 people on board, US media report. US officials say they believe the Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737-800 was hit by a missile, CBS says. Ukraine earlier said it was examining whether a missile strike brought …

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Anin Yeboah sworn-in as 14th Chief Justice of Ghana

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn into office the 14th Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana, Justice Anin Yeboah, marking the beginning of a new era in the history of the Judiciary. Addressing the investiture ceremony of the Chief Justice of the Republic at the Jubilee House, after …

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