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Gunmen kill six French aid workers, their driver and guide in Niger, minister says

Gunmen kill six French aid workers, their driver and guide in Niger, minister saysGunmen on motorcycles killed six French aid workers, a Nigerien guide and a driver in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday, officials said. The group was attacked in a giraffe reserve just 65 km (40 miles) from the West African country’s capital Niamey, the governor of Tillaberi region, Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella, told Reuters. The six worked for an international aid group, Niger’s Defence Minister Issoufou Katambé told Reuters.



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Australian prime minister apologizes for 'no slavery' claim

Australian prime minister apologizes for 'no slavery' claimAustralia’s prime minister apologized on Friday to critics who accuse him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney. Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in Parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time,” and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this.”



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Brazil minister offends China with 'racist' virus tweet

Brazil minister offends China with 'racist' virus tweetChina demanded an explanation from Brazil Monday after the far-right government’s education minister linked the coronavirus pandemic to the Asian country’s “plan for world domination,” in a tweet imitating a Chinese accent. In the latest incident to strain ties between Brasilia and Beijing, Education Minister Abraham Weintraub insinuated China was behind the global health crisis. “Geopolitically, who will come out stronger from this global crisis?” he wrote on Twitter Saturday.



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