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Egypt-Saudi electricity power link project to start in 2021

Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity announced that it will sign contracts for the electricity interconnection network with Saudi Arabia by the end of next June, with the project set to start in 2021. Egypt announced back in December 2017 a project worth $1.6 billion that will connect its power network to Saudi Arabia’s, joining a system in the Middle East that allows ...

Trump lawyer ‘paid by Ukraine’ to arrange White House talks

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved. The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine’s leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Mr Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine ...

How Bangladesh took on a global killer with the world’s only diarrhoeal disease hospital

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, two-month-old Sammiya flops lifelessly in her mother’s arms, her eyes glazed over. She is suffering from diarrhoea. This may not sound life-threatening – for most of us (in the West) diarrhoea is unpleasant, it might ruin a holiday or mean a few days off work at worst – but for many people across the world it is a killer. Globally, ...

Contaminated Australian defence sites put spotlight on environmental record

Most of the non-residential sites being offloaded by the Department of Defence in its land disposal program are contaminated, a legacy of past environmental failings. Defence has eight unwanted non-residential properties listed for disposal across Australia, including former rifle ranges and armaments factories. Defence has confirmed it is conducting investigations at the majority of the sites to determine the “nature and extent” of contamination. ...

Hamas: Ismail Haniya visits Egypt ahead of US embassy move

The senior political leader of Hamas Ismail Haniyahas travelled to Cairo with a high-ranking delegation to hold talks with senior Egyptian officials about “developments” in Palestine and the region. A Hamas statement on Sunday said the delegation had accepted an invitation extended by neighbouring Egypt. Hamas governs the Gaza Strip, a densely populated coastal enclave that shares borders with Egypt andIsrael, ...

Australian police find 7 dead, including 4 children, with gunshot wounds

Seven people were found dead with gunshot wounds at a property near the tourist town of Margaret River in Australia’s southwest on Friday in what could be the country’s worst mass shooting in 22 years, police said. The bodies of three adults and four children and two guns were found at a property at the village of Osmington, Western Australia ...

Isis: Trump says five ‘most wanted’ leaders captured

Donald Trump said on Thursday that five “most wanted” leaders of the Islamic State militant group had been captured, an apparent reference to the capture of five commanders of the militant group by Iraq. “Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!” Trump wrote on Twitter, providing no further details. Iraq had described the capture of the Isis commanders as “some of the ...

Archeologists find remains of Roman-era temple in Egypt

Egypt says archeologists have uncovered the remains of a temple dating back to the second century. The Antiquities Ministry said Thursday that the temple, which dates back to the reign of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, was found near the Siwa Oasis in the Egypt’s western desert. It includes the foundations of a large limestone building. Abdel-Aziz al-Dimeiry, head of the ...

Waste crisis: Australia isn’t recycling, we’re ‘just collecting’

“If you collect rubbish and ship it to China that’s not recycling, that’s just collecting.” Dr Karl Williams, head of the centre for waste and resource management at the University of Central Lancashire, says he’s looked at a lot of rubbish in his career. And though Europe is going through its own crisis at the moment, like Australia, he suspects that the ...

Australian budget 2018: what to expect from Scott Morrison

The Turnbull government is shifting itself on to a pre-election footing, declaring that next week’s budget will demonstrate the Coalition’s economic plan is working and also highlight the risks of a change to a Labor government. The treasurer, Scott Morrison, and the finance minister, Mathias Cormann, have emphasised that message before next week’s economic statement, which is expected to deliver ...

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