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Democratic mood darkens as Biden faces new pressure

BBC | Joe Biden’s campaign faced further pressure on Thursday amid reported concerns from Barack Obama about the presidential election, a darkening mood among Democrats and polls suggesting Donald Trump was pulling ahead. Some Democrats painted a bleak picture. One senior party official told the BBC that many in the party felt Mr Biden’s stepping …

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Mystery surrounds deaths at Grand Hyatt hotel in Bangkok

BBC | Six people have been found dead in a luxury hotel suite in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. Confusion and mystery has surrounded the grim discovery, with local media initially suggesting there had been a shooting at the five-star Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, but police later dismissed these reports and said there was no evidence of …

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Trump’s defeated Republican rivals show united front at convention

BBC | One by one, Donald Trump’s defeated rivals for the 2024 Republican nomination took the stage to sing his praises at the party’s convention on Tuesday night. From his box just above the convention floor, Trump smiled at times as he watched his former opponents Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, and Vivek Ramaswamy voice their …

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Kagame wins with 99% after Opposition concedes defeat

KIGALI | Rwandan opposition candidate Frank Habineza has conceded defeat to incumbent President Paul Kagame in the presidential election. Mr Kagame, leading with 99.15 percent of the total vote tallied – according to the provisional results as of 10pm EAT – has won his fourth term in office. The RPF-Inkotanyi candidate Kagame had secured 7,099,815 …

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Tayebwa joins world leaders in condemning Trump shooting

Deputy Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa joined leaders around the world in condemning the assassination attempt on former US President Donald Trump on Saturday and expressed concern for him. The Republican presidential candidate was at a rally in Pennsylvania when shots were fired and he was injured in the right ear. On his X handle, …

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Rwanda denies involvement in Bujumbura deadly blasts

In a statement, released on Sunday, Kigali said it “absolutely” has no connection with, nor any reason to be involved in “such despicable matters”. “Burundi has a problem with Rwanda, but we have no problem with Burundi,” the statement by the Rwandan government spokesperson’s office said. At least three people were killed and 14 others …

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