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Sri Lanka begins vote to replace fleeing president

Sri Lanka’s parliament began voting Wednesday for a president to replace Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled abroad after his palace was stormed by angry protesters now bracing for a crackdown from his likely successor. One by one, the legislators entered ballot booths set up on the floor of the chamber to …

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Strike: Varsity students back NLC, mobilise for protest

Following the declaration of a two-day protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress to solidarise with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, some student bodies and other rights groups have backed the call to action. The National Association of University Students, in a statement obtained by newsmen on Tuesday, said its …

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Two-year-old accidentally shoots father dead in US

A two-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his father in Florida after his parents left a loaded gun unattended, local authorities said on Monday. When police officers, alerted by a 911 call, arrived at the victim’s home near Orlando on May 26, they found the child’s mother Marie Ayala providing …

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Sweden, Finland submit applications to join NATO

Sweden and Finland have submitted their applications to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Their ambassadors made the presentation to Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Dpa reports. On Wednesday, Stoltenberg described the move as a “historic step” in a “critical moment” for Europe. The official noted that it came amid Russia’s …

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