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NEWS FOR WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 10, 2019

AFRICA

Nigeria: 2019 Presidential Election – Moghalu Reacts To Soyinka’s Endorsement

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Arrives In Ethiopia For AU Summit

Kenya: Teacher Training Set For Major Changes As Reforms Take Root

Africa: Continent’s Free Trade Zone Is ‘On Course’

Nigeria: Elections – World Watching Nigeria – U.S. Envoy

West Africa: Lassa Fever – Who Increases Response In Nigeria, Four Other West African Countries

Namibia: Ruling Party Stalwart Hanno Rumpf Dies

Nigeria: Atiku Promises ‘Millions Of Jobs’ In Benue

Zimbabwe: Farmers Pin Hopes On Monetary Policy

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Sets Up Task Forces For Key Govt Projects

Nigeria: Buhari – We’ll Continue To Chase Looters

AMERICA

Snow Storm Wallops Seattle, People Rescued In Sierra Nevada

Federal Prosecutors Are Looking Into The National Enquirer’s Story About Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Nancy Pelosi Says President Trump Should Not Bring ‘Threats’ To Congress

How Women In Congress Are Using Fashion To Send A Message

Western Cityscapes Are Rising Tall

State Of The Union: Trump Vows To End China’s Job ‘Theft’

ASIA

Thai Princess Says #Iloveyou To Fans After King Opposes Her PM Candidacy

Thailand: Land Of Military Coups

Why Thais Backed Constitution

How King Bhumibol Shaped Thailand

To The Catholic Church, Duterte Is A Modern-Day Henry VIII

In Thailand, Election Campaigning Has A Real Case Of Military Fatigue

Discovering Suyab, Kyrgyzstan, Where Chinese Poet Li Bai Was Born

Elder Abuse Sees Some Malaysians Neglected Over Chinese New Year

Indonesia Faces A Diabetes Epidemic – And The Young Are Most Affected

In China, Human Hair Is A Growing Business (And Pakistan Is Taking A Cut)

Indonesia’s Ahok: Out Of Jail, Into Arms Of Ex-Wife’s Bodyguard

Christians In Asia: Persecuted, Oppressed … But Keeping The Faith

South Korea Fears ‘Natural Extinction’ As Youth Stop Dating

The Pacific Islands In Middle Of Us-China Battle For Influence

BUSINESS & TRADE

Drug Overdose Killed HQ Trivia Co-Founder Colin Kroll

US-China Trade War: UN Warns Of ‘Massive’ Impact Of Tariff Hike

Angela Ahrendts: Former Burberry Boss To Step Down From Apple

CANADA

Western Newsletter: Another Derailment Puts Handbrakes In The Spotlight Again

Amplify: Migration Is A Global Story, But It’s Also A Story About Women

B.C. Legislature Officials Defend Spending, Seek Reinstatement

Ottawa Can’t Completely Block Long-Term Immigration Detainee’s Lawsuit

Three Of Calgary’s Olympic Ski Jumps Closing After Collapse Of 2026 Games Bid Leaves Aging Venues Without New Funding

With Bruce Mcarthur Sentencing, A Sense Of Justice At Last

 Pro-Pipeline Convoy Overshadowed By Link To Yellow Vests

Canadian Court Rules Farmed Salmon Must Be Tested For Deadly Virus

 Coal Transfer Facility At Fraser Surrey Docks Canceled

CASCADIA (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia)

Snowstorm Hits Seattle Region As Governor Declares State Of Emergency

A Measles Outbreak Is Hitting The Pacific Northwest. Now There’s A Surge In People Getting Vaccinated

Seattle Moves To Convert Army Installation Into Affordable Housing

Seattle Smashed Bike Count Records In January

Inslee Administration Pushes High-Speed Rail Forward

Green New Deal Already At Work In One Portland Neighborhood

CLIMATE CHANGE, THE WEATHER & NATURAL DISASTERS

Weird Winter Water: Steaming Lakes, Thundersnow, Slurpee Waves 

Climate Change Will Alter The Color Of The Oceans

Industrial Agriculture Is Becoming A Growing Driver Of Climate Change

ESPIONAGE, TERRORISM, ARMS & WAR

U.S.-Backed Syrian Force Launches ‘Final Battle’ Against Islamic State

‘I Was Not Consulted.’ Top U.S. General Left Out Of Syria Withdrawal Decision

Syria War: Families And Fighters Flee IS’s Last Village

EUROPE

‘Yellow Vest’ Protester Loses Fingers

Can Macron End Unrest?

The Gilets Jaunes

More Violence In Paris As ‘Yellow Vests’ Keep Marching

Brexit Risk For UK Aid As Swiss Cut Off From EU Funding

French-German Rail Merger Blocked By Brussels

Paris Fire: Ten Dead And Many Injured At Apartment Block

Post Offices In Germany Will Now Convert Regular Mail Into Email On Request

HUMAN RIGHTS

Mounting Evidence That Clears Eight Conservationists From Grave Charges, Judiciary Still Relies On Forced “Confessions”

IMMIGRATION & REFUGEES

U.S. Border Security Talks Progressing: Negotiators

U.S. Border Patrol Overwhelmed By Large Groups Of Migrant Families

Seven Mumps Cases Confirmed At Houston ICE Detention Facility

LATIN AMERICA

Extreme Rain Reactivates Waterfall

Around 700 Evacuated Over Brazil Mine Safety

Brazil’s President Has Pneumonia

Plane Body Identified As Footballer Sala

Ex-Nuns Share Stories Of Church Abuse

Diplomats Sue Over ‘Havana Syndrome’

The Bridge Of Desperation

Venezuela Crisis – In Nine Charts

Venezuela’s Guaidó Vows To Open Aid Routes

Life In Caracas: ‘Shortages, Violence… It’s Like A War Zone’

Venezuela Crisis: EU States Recognise Guaidó As President

The Nightmare In Venezuela Has The World’s Attention. Can The Opposition’s Gamble Pay Off?

MIDDLE EAST

Saudis ‘Curtailed’ Khashoggi Probe – UN

Tunisia Militants Jailed For 2015 Attacks

What Happened At Sousse

Terror Suspect ‘Was My Jailer And Torturer’

Jewish Museum Reopens After Attack

Appeal For Help For Yemen Conjoined Twins

Families Flee Last IS Village In Syria

Trump Sees Total Rout Of IS As Imminent

Israel Arrests Palestinian Over Killing Of Israeli Woman

OCEANA & POLYNESIA

Justin Walker Has Been In A Territory Prison For Six Years. But He Is No Criminal

Eavesdropping In The Spinifex, Scientists And Rangers Zero In On Australia’s Most Elusive Bird

How A Brickie From Adelaide Ended Up With A Piece Of The Berlin Wall

Classic French Bistros Are Under Threat — But This Australian Barista’s Business Is Booming

Proposed Israel Embassy Shift Forced Consulates To Close During Protests

Family’s Shock As Australian Investigated For Crime That Carries Death Penalty In Vietnam

Does The Banking Royal Commission Make Buying A House Even Harder?

Coffee Trumps Craft Beer When It Comes To The Way Aussies Socialise

Woman Found Dead After Shooting At Brisbane Property

The Ultimate Human Test: Why This Man Is Taking On Australia’s Most Hostile Environment

Federal Government Commits To $662 Million Aged Care Funding Boost

Australia Ramps Up Rivalry With China For Influence In The Pacific

You Might Be Obsessed With True Crime. The Families Left Behind Are Not

Pilot, Lecturer, Kingmaker: How A Former Airplane Mechanic Threw A Spanner Into NT Parliament

Australia Floods: Crocodiles Seen In ‘Once In A Century’ Waters

RUSSIA

Russia’s Investigative Committee Seeks Donations For Archangel Statue, Reports Say

Russia Says Ready For Talks With Netherlands On MH17

After Jailing Of Jehovah’s Witness, Human Rights Activists Warn Of ‘Wave’ Of Arrests

Infinity Pools, Siberian Style: Russian Social Media Imagines Another Reality

What If The Industrial Siberian City Of Omsk Had Pools On High Rises?

Reebok Admits Cunnilingus Is No Joke In Russia

Russian Journalist Charged With ‘Justifying Terrorism’ After Critical Comments

Paralympic Committee Lifts Russia Ban, With Conditions

Thousands Protest Against Moscow’s Plan To Dump Its Trash In Russian Regions

TRUMP

Democrats Waste No Time Grilling Trump’s Acting Attorney General Over Russia Investigation

Donald Trump Is Facing A Dilemma That Could Define His Presidency

What To Know About Trump’s Controversial Pick For World Bank Chief

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