Sri Lanka civil war: President says thousands missing are dead

Sri Lanka's president has acknowledged for the first time that more than 20,000 people who disappeared during the country's civil war are dead.

UK Prime Minister quotes popular Akan proverb at UK-Africa Summit

Boris Johnson, received a loud applause Monday, when he quoted a Ghanaian proverb to drive home his point that the UK remains the choice of trade for Africa.

Australia fires: Storms wreak damage but bushfires 'far from over'

Storms have brought heavy rain to fire-hit regions of eastern Australia but authorities warn the nation's bushfire crisis is still "far from over".

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