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UN draws flak after naming Mugabe goodwill ambassador

The United Nations faced criticism Friday after naming Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a “goodwill ambassador” to promote health causes, despite the country’s dire health crisis under his rule.

Spain to grab Catalonia powers as crisis intensifies

Spain will on Saturday take unprecedented steps to seize powers from Catalonia’s separatist government after Madrid won powerful backing from the king and the EU in its battle to keep the country together.

Somalia truck bomb death toll jumps to 358 dead

Somalia’s deadliest ever attack, a truck bomb in the capital Mogadishu, has now killed 358 people with 228 more injured, the government said late Friday, a major jump in the fatality toll.
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