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Boyzone star misses gig as he is treated in Thai hospital

30th March 2019 | Comments Off on Boyzone star misses gig as he is treated in Thai hospital

This post was originally published on this site By Emily Mee, news reporter Boyzone have continued the Australian leg of their farewell tour without Keith Duffy after he was admitted to hospital in Thailand.  The singer, 44, was taken to hospital before the band’s gig in Bangkok “on the advice of the local medical team” […]

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Comedian who played president could win Ukraine election

30th March 2019 | Comments Off on Comedian who played president could win Ukraine election

This post was originally published on this site By Lucia Binding, news reporter A comedian who shot to fame for playing the role of a president is currently topping opinion polls ahead of Ukraine’s election. Volodymyr Zelensky has never held political office, and his only connection to politics is when he played a man who […]

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Rolling Stones tour delayed due to Mick Jagger's health

30th March 2019 | Comments Off on Rolling Stones tour delayed due to Mick Jagger's health

This post was originally published on this siteThe Rolling Stones have postponed their upcoming tour of the US and Canada because Sir Mick Jagger needs medical treatment, the band have said. They were due to kick off the US and Canada leg of their No Filter tour at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida […]

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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Greece

30th March 2019 | Comments Off on Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Greece

This post was originally published on this site A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has hit central Greece with tremors felt as far as 130km away in Athens. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries authorities said after it struck at 12.46pm local time. The earthquake’s epicentre was 8km (5miles) southwest of the town of […]

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Trump threatens to close US border with Mexico

30th March 2019 | Comments Off on Trump threatens to close US border with Mexico

This post was originally published on this siteDonald Trump has threatened to shut the US southern border next week unless Mexican authorities immediately stop illegal immigration. The US president made the announcement as a new surge of migrants heads north to the US. Closing the border could hit the economies of both countries, but the […]

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Drug lord El Chapo plans clothing line behind bars

30th March 2019 | Comments Off on Drug lord El Chapo plans clothing line behind bars

This post was originally published on this site By Lucia Binding, news reporter Convicted drug lord El Chapo is sidestepping into fashion by creating an eponymous clothing brand inspired by his twin daughters. The 61-year-old kingpin, whose real name is Joquin Guzman, is working with his wife Emma Coronel Aispuro, 29, on the sartorial project. […]

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Fears of bloodshed as Palestinians set for huge protest at Israel border

30th March 2019 | Comments Off on Fears of bloodshed as Palestinians set for huge protest at Israel border

This post was originally published on this siteMany thousands of Palestinians in Gaza are set to protest today at the border fence with Israel in a mass rally that could turn bloody as Israeli snipers prepare to defend the barrier. Egyptian mediators have been working to defuse tensions between Israel and the militant group Hamas, […]

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Man, 21, 'shot dead' ahead of Palestinian protest at Israel border

30th March 2019 | Comments Off on Man, 21, 'shot dead' ahead of Palestinian protest at Israel border

This post was originally published on this siteThousands of Palestinians in Gaza are set to protest today at the border fence with Israel in a mass rally that comes just hours after one man was shot dead by Israeli forces. Mohammed Saad, 21, died after being injured during skirmishes overnight at a protest camp near […]

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Gamer jailed after hoax police call leads to fatal shooting

29th March 2019 | Comments Off on Gamer jailed after hoax police call leads to fatal shooting

This post was originally published on this site By Emily Mee, news reporter A US man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for making a hoax 911 call that led to police shooting an innocent man dead.  Tyler Barriss, 26, told emergency services he had fatally shot his father and was holding the […]

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Singer's video sparks row over domestic violence in South Africa

29th March 2019 | Comments Off on Singer's video sparks row over domestic violence in South Africa

This post was originally published on this site By John Sparks, Africa correspondent Despite the near collapse of South Africa’s national electricity utility and a constant stream of corruption allegations emanating from the government, the people of this country have been talking about something else this month. It all began with a searing cry for […]

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