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The move, under Gambia's new president Adama Barrow, could see the country rejoin the global group within months. Jammeh withdrew his nation from the group in 2013, calling it "an extension of colonialism", but Johnson has his own history of controversy with Britain's former territories in Africa.
  • Peru search home of ex-President Toledo in corruption case

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    Prosecutors allege that Toledo, 70, took $20 million in bribes from Brazil's Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL], a family-owned construction conglomerate at the center of Latin America's biggest region-wide graft scandal. It was revealed by Interior Minister Carlos Basombrio on Friday morning in an interview with Canal N television. Investigators searched Mr Toledo's home for five hours on Saturday.
  • Iran's president calls for mass turn out in anniversary of Islamic revolution

    Iran's president calls for mass turn out in anniversary of Islamic revolution

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    Iranians celebrating the Islamic Revolution of 1979 held signs lauding anti-Trump protesters during the annual rallies in Tehran, The Washington Post reports. Like most people who spoke to NBC News at the rally, Amir gave only his first name. Of course, the rallies are spurred on not only by immigrant issues but by Trump's view of Iran's nuclear assets .
  • Trump agrees to honour 'One China' policy in call with Xi

    Trump agrees to honour 'One China' policy in call with Xi

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    He also questioned the One China policy, which is the diplomatic acknowledgement by the U.S. of Beijing's position that there is only one Chinese government, following his call with Taiwan. A Chinese official responded to Trump's comments by saying that the " one China " policy was the political foundation between US and China. China considers Taiwan a breakaway province.
  • Turkey's Erdogan approves voting on powerful presidency

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    Parliament in January approved a new 18-Article reform Bill to create an executive presidency in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member state - along the lines of the system in France and the United States. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said that a referendum is likely to be held on April 16. The referendum campaign is due to formally kick off on Feb 25, with Mr Kurtulmus expressing hope it would reflect "the maturity of Turkish democracy".
  • Two changes for England as they get ready for Wales clash

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    Speaking in his press conference, the Australian stated: "We play Test rugby because we want to be the best for England ". "Playing Wales in Cardiff is one of the biggest games in world rugby and we're excited". "We've had a brilliant learning day today with Gareth and Lisa", he said . It is Wednesday as I write this week's column and I think the bland-o-meter is already off the scale in respect of this phrase.
  • At Least Five Injured in Terror Attack in Petah Tikva

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    The alleged shooter was a 19-year-old Palestinian man from the West Bank, according to CNN , citing information from Israeli police. All four are being taken to Petah Tikva's Beilinson hospital for treatment. A man suffered stab wounds to his upper body while three other people, including a woman, were hit by gunfire. A wave of street attacks by Palestinians began in October 2015, and had slowed in recent months.
  • Nigeria's president 'hale and hearty', says deputy amid health doubts

    Nigeria's president 'hale and hearty', says deputy amid health doubts

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    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will remain in the U.K on vacation to complete medical tests, his office said in an e-mailed statement . Buhari's sudden announcement of health concerns, on the back of several recent denials by his media aides of any health problems and the lack of any new return date, is predictably stoking fears and setting off rumors in Nigeria's fragile polity.
  • Snow, sleet and freezing rain

    Snow, sleet and freezing rain

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    The freezing rain is expected to change to rain within a few hours as the temperature hovers around the freezing mark between -1C and 2C. Slippery conditions have hit the GTA with Peel paramedics tweeting that half of current 911 calls in the region are for falls due to freezing rain.
  • Somalia's New President Is A Dual US-Somali Citizen

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    Gun shots have already been heard in Mogadishu as people celebrate Farmajo's victory. A Somali lawmaker casts her ballot during the presidential vote at the airport in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, February 8, 2017. Real estate deals, the spread of a harsh version of Islam and opportunities to spy on US military forces are at stake. "This election is supposed to bring leadership that heals the country but if corruption plays an important role, many doubt whether Somalia is going to be on the ...