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Australia PM bans ministers from sex with staff

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has said he will prohibit sex between ministers and their staff after it was revealed his deputy had an affair with a former staffer. In a press briefing, he condemned Barnaby Joyce for a “shocking error of judgement”. Mr Joyce will take a leave of absence …

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First human eggs grown in laboratory

Human eggs have been grown in the laboratory for the first time, say researchers at the University of Edinburgh. The team say the technique could lead to new ways of preserving the fertility of children having cancer treatment. It is also an opportunity to explore how human eggs develop, much …

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South Africa Zuma: Gupta family home raided by police

South Africa’s elite police unit have raided the home of the controversial Gupta family as the investigation into so-called state capture continues. Three people have been arrested so far, including one of the brothers, with two other people expected to hand themselves in, police said in a statement. The Gupta …

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Turkish Parliament warns of terror threat in Ghana

The Turkish parliament’s deputy speaker said on Wednesday that Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO)-linked schools were not only a threat for the security of Turkey, but also for other countries where the terror group is active. In a meeting with the head of the Ghana-Turkey Interparliamentary Friendship Group Sualihu Alhassan Dandawa, …

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Zimabawe opposition leader Tsvangirai names interim party leader

Ailing Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday appointed one of his three deputies to take charge of the party, Movement for Democratic Change, while he undergoes cancer treatment in neighbouring South Africa. Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka said in a statement the former union chief had appointed Nelson Chamisa, 40, …

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