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File photo – Ato Kwamena Dadzie/AFP via Getty Images (LONDON) — More than a dozen people were killed and many more were injured by a massive explosion that rocked southwestern Ghana on Thursday, authorities said. A vehicle transporting mining explosives between the gold mines of Tarkwa and Chirano in Ghana’s Western Region collided with a […]

DENIS BALIBOUSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin might meet in an effort to resolve the standoff over Ukraine and the threat of a Russian invasion. “If it proves useful and productive for the two presidents to meet, to talk, […]

Social media conglomerate Meta is exploring plans to let users create, showcase, and sell NFTs on Facebook and Instagram, according to a report from The Financial Times. If the company launches such tools, it would be the biggest show of mainstream support for NFTs to date, and help solidify the controversial assets’ place in the […]

Sergio Amiti/Getty Images (APPIATSE, Ghana) — A town in Ghana was rocked by a huge explosion Thursday that sent several people to the hospital, the authorities said. The Ghana Police Service announced that the explosion took place around 3 p.m. local time in the town of Appiatse, between Bogoso and Bawdie. Buildings and structures were […]

Malik Faisal Akram – Obtained by ABC News (LONDON) — Two men were arrested in England on Thursday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into a hostage-taking incident at a synagogue in the United States, British authorities said. Counterterrorism officers detained one of the men in Birmingham and the other in Manchester, about 85 […]

NICOLAS MAETERLINCK/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images (LONDON) — From flying over an active volcano to surviving in minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit, British-Belgium teen Zara Rutherford has experienced a lot in her five-month journey flying over 40 countries and five continents. When the 19-year-old landed in Belgium on Thursday, she made history by breaking the record […]

NICOLAS MAETERLINCK/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images (LONDON) — From flying over an active volcano to surviving in minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit, British-Belgium teen Zara Rutherford has experienced a lot in her five-month journey flying over 40 countries and five continents. When the 19-year-old lands in Belgium Thursday, she will have made history by breaking the […]

Dana Stephenson//Getty Images (LONDON) — It may take weeks to repair an undersea fiber-optic cable connecting Tonga to the rest of the world, which was severed during Saturday’s massive eruption of a submarine volcano near the South Pacific archipelago nation. New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement Wednesday that U.S.-based […]

* Digital lending apps mushroom in the East African nation * Scant regulation seen permitting data abuse, debt shaming * Government moves to regulate loan apps to curb data violations By Nita Bhalla and Dominic Kirui The 14 days given to John Bigingi to repay a loan of 8,200 Kenyan Shillings ($72) had barely lapsed […]

MirageC/Getty Images (PARIS) — The new price of baguettes at a leading French supermarket is sparking outrage from some. As of last week, customers in Leclerc stores were greeted with the new baguette price — 29 cents (in Euros). The president of the Leclerc supermarket chain, Michel-Édouard Leclerc, announced Jan. 11 that baguettes would remain […]


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