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At least 62 arrested for illegal mining in Ghana

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Accra/UNI: At least 62 people were arrested on suspicion of illegal mining at the western Ghanaian town of Kenyasi, police said on Saturday.
White Island's volcano eruption death toll hits 15, two still missing
Wellington/Xinhua: A recovery team landing on White Island to search for the two deceased who remained unaccounted for was not able to find the bodies while the death toll of the volcanic eruption increased to 15, the New Zealand Police said on Sunday.
Philippines: Five killed, 33 injured in bus, van collision 
Manila/Xinhua/UNI: Five people were killed and 33 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a transport van in Quezon province, south of Manila, on Saturday afternoon, police said.
North Korea conducts 'another crucial test'
Pyongyang/IBNS: North Korea on Saturday said it has conducted "another crucial test" at its satellite launch site, South Korea's Yonhap News agency said.
UN human rights report cites ‘multiple root causes’ of deadly Chile protests
New York/IBNS: During the recent mass protests which led Chile to declare a state of emergency, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a report published on Friday that international human rights norms had been violated by both police and army personnel, which should be prosecuted.
A year on from Yemen talks breakthrough, top UN Envoy hails ‘shift’ towards peace, des...
New York/IBNS: When warring parties in Yemen met in a renovated castle outside the Swedish capital last December for UN-brokered talks, they showed that perhaps there could be a way out of brutal conflict and the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the UN Special Envoy for the country said this week.  
Australian gov't appoints first female head of intelligence agency
Canberra/Sputnik/UNI: The Australian government has appointed the first woman to serve as director-general of the country's biggest spy agency, the prime minister and defense minister said in a joint statement on Friday.
Unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Mali revealed in new report
New York/IBNS: Escalating violence and insecurity in Mali have sparked an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, rendering 3.9 million people in need of assistance and protection – an increase of 700,000 since the beginning of the year, the UN said on Thursday.  
South Sudan famine threat: UN food security agency in ‘race against time’
New York/IBNS: The World Food Programme (WFP) is warning against potential famine in South Sudan as hunger deepens due to drought, floods and an uncertain political future.
UK's Conservative party set to win polls comfortably, predicts exit polls
London/UNI/IBNS: An exit poll conducted by BBC, ITV and Sky news broadcasters have predicted a comfortable victory for UK Conservative Party in the Thursday general polls in the nation.
Jeremy Corbyn says disappointed with election results, will leave post of Labour party's h...
London/Sputnik/UNI: Head of the UK Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn described on Friday the results of the general election as disappointing and announced his resignation from the post of the party’s leader.
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