Thursday, August 22, 2019
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The Kenyan had reportedly flown into Bangkok on Monday from Ethiopia

A Kenyan man has been arrested at the international airport in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, trying to smuggle into the country 68 capsules of cocaine.

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has reacted angrily to a decision by Norway to stop funding projects to curb deforestation in Brazil after its right-wing government blocked operations of a fund receiving the aid.

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Seventeen people who worked for the gambling industry in Kenya are being deported by the authorities.

The government is clamping down on online sports betting which it says is a curse on the country's youth.

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Technology has become a crucial element in the Hong Kong protests, from facial recognition system to online trolling.

With thousands taking part in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, technology has come to play an important role in the demonstrations.

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US President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation into France's planned tax on tech giants - a move that could result in retaliatory tariffs. His trade representative said the US was "very concerned" that the tax "unfairly targets American companies". On Thursday the French parliament is due to approve a 3% levy on revenue made by such companies as Google and Facebook inside the country.

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Eating more plants and less meat has been tied to a longer life and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in a new study.

Sticking to an overall plant-based diet or a diet that includes more plant foods than animal foods could be associated with a 16% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and up to 25% lower risk of early death, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association this week.
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At least 6 people died and 190 were injured after a tornado ripped through Kaiyuan, in northeastern China, on Wednesday, according to state media outlet Xinhua.

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Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed has officially renounced his US citizenship, a statement from his office says.

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Southern California was hit by its strongest earthquake in two decades on Thursday.

The epicentre of the 6.4 magnitude tremor was near the city of Ridgecrest, which is about 150 miles (240 km) north-east of Los Angeles.

Firefighters provided medical assistance and dealt with fires in and around the city on Friday.

People from the Mojave Desert to the Pacific coast reported feeling the quake, which hit on Independence Day.

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The suspects entered Guarulhos airport in São Paulo dressed as police officers and took the gold, which had been destined for New York and Zurich.

Two airport workers were taken hostage, according to police.

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