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Putin leaves World Cup ball in Trump’s hand

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin tried to lighten the mood at a post-summit news conference with American leader Donald Trump on Monday by tossing him a World Cup football. Trump had congratulated his opposite number on Russia’s successful hosting of the competition, which came to a climax on Sunday a day before the Helsinki summit. Facing […]Read More
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Flying lava injures 23 in Hawaii

An explosion sent rocks and debris hurtling through the air and through the roof of the tourist vessel. One passenger broke a leg while others suffered burns. The authorities are investigating. The lava is from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, which erupted in May and has been spewing out gas and molten rock ever since. Volcano’s dramatic […]Read More
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Nigeria’s first metro line opens

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has opened the country’s first metro-rail service in the capital Abuja – some eight years after the project was initiated. “The completion of this very important project is a dream come true,” Mr Buhari said during the opening ceremony. “This accomplishment clearly demonstrates our commitment to addressing critical Read More