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Saudi Arabia announces princess as US ambassador News

Image caption Princess Rima follows in the footsteps of her father, who held the post until 2005. Saudi Arabia has announced that Princess Rima bint Bandar al-Saud will become its next ambassador to the US - the first woman ever to take on an envoy role for the kingdom. Her appointment was made public in a royal decree on Saturday. Princess Rima spent part of her childhood living in Washington DC. She assumes the role at a difficult time, as ... Full story

Harry and Meghan arrive in Morocco

Image caption Prince Harry and Meghan were greeted by the British ambassador to Morocco. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Morocco for their first official visit to north Africa. The royal couple's three-day trip is aimed at strengthening the UK's links with Morocco - which is one of the few stable countries in the region. Their visit will also focus on gender equality, with the pair discussing Morocco's attitudes towards women ... Full story

Cabinet 'splits' and 'don't panic' pleas

Image caption Several front pages focus on Brexit as MPs prepare for a series of new votes next week. The Sunday Express says the prime minister is vowing to "finish the job" and see Brexit through as colleagues tell her to ignore the "Remain rebels". "May urged: Don't panic", is its headline. Image caption The Sunday Times says the indication by three ministers that they could vote to delay Brexit to avoid a no-deal situation has resulted in a ... Full story

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir declares state of emergency News

Image caption Mr Bashir made the announcement at the presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum. Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has declared a national state of emergency, dismissed the federal government and sacked all state governors. "I announce imposing a state of emergency across the country for one year," Mr Bashir said in a televised address to the nation on Friday. He also asked parliament to postpone constitutional amendments that ... Full story

Who’s Running for President in 2020?

Senator from New Jersey; former mayor of Newark. Would be one of the most gifted orators in the field, likely running on a politics of uplift that recalls President Obama’s 2008 campaign. Enjoys a vast fund-raising base, thanks to longstanding connections to donors around the country. Signature issues: Has been one of the leaders in the Senate on criminal justice reform, but his appeal would likely center on his call to unify the country. Pete ... Full story

Cardinal says files were destroyed - BBC News

Image caption Cardinal Marx called for greater transparency within the Church. A senior Roman Catholic Cardinal has said that files documenting child sexual abuse were destroyed, allowing offences to continue. German Cardinal Reinhard Marx told a conference on paedophilia in the Church that procedures to prosecute offenders "were deliberately not complied with". "The rights of victims were effectively trampled underfoot," he said. The ... Full story

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YouTube on Friday said it would prevent channels that promote anti-vax content from running advertising, saying explicitly that such videos fall under its policy prohibiting the monetization of videos with “dangerous and harmful” content. The move comes after advertisers on YouTube pulled their ads from these videos, following inquiries from BuzzFeed News. “We have strict policies that govern what videos we allow ads to appear on, and videos ... Full story

Huge Florida sex trafficking sting results in nearly 50 arrests and 200 warrants, with more still coming

VERO BEACH, FL (WPTV/CNN) - Authorities say they have connected dozens of men to a major sex and human trafficking operation in Florida. Now nearly 50 of them are in police custody, and five spas have been raided. Vero Beach Police Chief David Currey explained there was “very little” in the way of actual massaging going on at the spas. Investigators in Indian River County announced the arrests of dozens of men Thursday, as they busted an ... Full story

House launches probe of US nuclear plan in Saudi Arabia

Image caption President Trump at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh in 2017. The US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, according to a new congressional report. A Democrat-led House panel has launched an inquiry over concerns about the White House plan to build nuclear reactors across the kingdom. Whistleblowers told the panel it could destabilise the Middle East by boosting nuclear weapon ... Full story

Nigeria election 2019: Atiku Abubakar challenges Muhammadu Buhari

Image caption President Muhammadu Buhari (l) is expected to face a strong challenge from Atiku Abubakar (r). Nigerians are finally going to the polls following a last-minute postponement a week ago. In Africa's most populous nation, the main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, is former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, 72. Mr Buhari says he has built a strong foundation for prosperity but his rival says Nigeria is not functioning. ... Full story

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