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Britney Spears biopic coming to TV

NEW YORK (AFP) – The turbulent life of Britney Spears — who went from teenage pop idol to tabloid fodder — is becoming a television biopic. Lifetime, a US network geared toward women, said Wednesday it had given the green light to a two-hour film on the singer’s life, tentatively ...

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49,000 Nigerian children may die due to malnutrition: UNICEF

The UN children’s fund (UNICEF) says some 49,000 Nigerian children could die of malnutrition in the country’s troubled northeast this year if they are not provided with humanitarian aid. According to a report published by UNICEF on Thursday, some 475,000 children around the Lake of Chad face “sever acute malnutrition” due to ...

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Floods displace hundreds of thousands in Ethiopia: UN

The United Nations says more than 600,000 people have been displaced in Ethiopia since March, largely because of flooding. The African country was struggling with its worst drought in decades in 2015, but it ended when spring rains arrived in March. On Wednesday, the UN Office for the Coordination of ...

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14 dead as Afghan forces end armed attack on Kabul university

Over a dozen people have been killed after Afghan forces put an end to an hours-long armed attack on the American University in the capital, Kabul, police sources say. Afghan police officials said early Thursday that seven students, three police and two security guards were killed, while 44 others, mostly ...

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US lawmakers blast Obama for arming Saudi Arabia

A bipartisan group of American lawmakers have called on Washington to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid the Riyadh regime’s onslaught of civilians in Yemen. US Representative Ted Lieu’s office announced that the Democratic lawmaker is circulating a draft letter to President Barack Obama, in which the signatories will ...

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Wikileaks plans to release more material on Clinton: Assange

The founder of whistleblowing website Wikileaks says his organization plans to release more information linked to the campaign of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. When asked if the data could be a game-changer in the November 8 presidential election, Julian Assange told Fox News on Wednesday: “I think it’s significant. ...

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