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    World Syria downs Russian military plane during Israeli air strike – Vanguard News

    Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military aircraft, killing all 15 crew members, when its air defences swung into action against an Israeli missile strike, Russian and Israeli forces said Tuesday. The incident late Monday was the most deadly known case of friendly fire between Syria and...
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    World Everything we know about SpaceX’s first moon passenger, Yusaku Maezawa – Yahoo News

    SpaceX revealed the first passenger its signed up to fly to the moon on Monday for one very expensive art project. The Elon Musk-founded company will send 42-year-old Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa into deep space, but he doesn’t want to take the trip … Read more via Yahoo News –...
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    World Angola, Portugal turn page on past tensions – ModernGhana News

    President Joao Lourenco and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa buried the hatchet on Tuesday during whirlwind talks in Luanda that follow several turbulent years between Angola and its former ruler. Following a meeting with his Portuguese visitor, Lourenco said "common.... Read more...
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    World Ireland recovers 14bn euros in Apple ‘back taxes’ – The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper

    Apple has completed payment of 14.3 billion euros ($16.7 billion) in back taxes to the Irish government, Dublin said Tuesday, following a European Commission ruling that the tech giant had benefitted from illegal tax breaks in the country. The money has been paid into an escrow account, a type...
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    World French Interior Minister To Quit In Further Blow To Macron – Ladun Liadi’s Blog

    France’s Interior Minister Gerard Collomb announced on Tuesday (Sep 18) that he will stand down next year to run again for his old job as mayor of the city of Lyon, in yet another blow to President Emmanuel Macron. The announcement from Collomb, a political … Read more via Welcome To Ladun...
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    World Twitter Offers Users Option for ‘Chronological Feed’ – Olisa.tv

    Twitter is working on an option for users to go back to its original chronological news feed following complaints about its algorithmic system implemented two years ago. In a series of tweets late Monday, Twitter told users it was “working on new ways to give you more control over … Read...
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    World Brazil Has Adopted Yoruba As An Official Language – Konbini Nigeria

    During the trans-Atlantic slave trade, many West Africans that were being sold off into slavery ended up in Brazil. The unintended consequence of that is Yoruba, the language predominantly spoken in West Africa, was transplanted along with its people. Centuries later, and that influence is...