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Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time’s 2019 person of the year

AFP New York Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who became the voice of conscience for a generation facing the climate change emergency, was named on Wednesday as Time magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year. The 16-year-old first made ..

Mogadishu: Five people including three civilians were killed when jihadist militants stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital, police said on Wednesday, adding that all five attackers had also died after an hours-long siege. The ..

Niamey: Three soldiers and 14 attackers died in an assault earlier this week on an army camp in western Niger near the border with Mali, the defence minister said. Heavily armed “terrorists” in a dozen 4x4 vehicles led the attack early ..

United NATIONS: Multiple armed groups from Sudan and Chad were involved in the conflict in Libya this year, according to a UN report published on Tuesday, which did not mention the presence of Russian fighters recently noted by the ..

Hong Kong: An international panel of experts hired to advise Hong Kong on the police response to huge pro-democracy protests announced on Wednesday they were quitting, saying the watchdog was not fit for purpose “in a society that ..

Canberra: Thousands of people have gathered in Sydney asking the conservative government to take serious and urgent action on climate change as the city remains blanketed by smoke pollution and devastating bushfires continue ..