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Ghana election commission website hacked

Hackers have targeted the website of Ghana’s electoral commission as votes are counted after tightly contested elections. The commission says the website is up again, but it it is currently blank. The commission has tweeted, urging people to ignore “fake results” circulating on social media. President John Mahama is facing …

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Trump taps Ben Carson for HUD secretary

Dr. Ben Carson will be nominated as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Trump transition team announced Monday.“I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development,” President-elect Donald Trump said in a …

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Thai Crown Prince proclaimed king

Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, has become the country’s new king, succeeding his much-revered late father King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He accepted the throne in a televised broadcast following an invitation from parliament, formalising his accession. King Bhumibol, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, died on 13 October. The late king was …

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“Restore basic humanity” in Aleppo- OCHA

The warring parties in Syria have been urged by the UN humanitarian chief to “restore basic humanity” in the besieged city of Aleppo. The advance by Syrian government forces into the east of the city is continuing with reports suggesting that a third of the rebel-held territory has been retaken. …

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