Taylor Swift’s father will not face charges for alleged paparazzi assault, Australian police say

Taylor Swift’s father will not face charges for allegedly assaulting a paparazzi photographer in Sydney last month, Australian police have confirmed. Officers “have conducted an investigation following a report of an assault at Neutral Bay Wharf (in Sydney) at about 2:30 a.m. local time on 27 February,” a spokesperson for the New South Wales (NSW)…

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Rongo University closed indefinitely after student unrest

Migori-based Rongo University has been closed indefinitely following student unrest on Tuesday. The decision followed an emergency meeting convened by the university’s senate. “Senate in a meeting held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, resolved that the university be closed indefinitely due to ongoing unrest as a result of student elections. All students are directed to…

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‘Fighting spirit’: How Myanmar’s resistance is taking new ground

Shan and Kayah States, Myanmar – The truck rocked violently as the driver attempted to manoeuvre the rough terrain of Shan State’s dirt roads. As the wheels spun, trying to find traction, the Pa-O National Liberation Army (PNLA) soldiers inside exchanged glances, nervous about the battle to come, but composed and determined. The platoon was…

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Ecuador’s youngest mayor Brigitte Garcia and aide shot dead in latest bout of political violence

Ms Garcia – a member of former president Rafael Correa’s left-wing Citizen Revolution Movement party – is the latest political figure assassinated in Ecuador. Ecuador’s youngest mayor and an aide were shot dead on Sunday, police in the South American country have said. Brigitte Garcia, 27-year-old mayor of San Vicente, and her communications director Jairo…

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Simon Harris set to become youngest ever prime minister of Ireland after being named Fine Gael leader

The further education minister was the only candidate to put his name forward in the Fine Gael leadership contest to replace the outgoing Leo Varadkar. Simon Harris is set to become the next prime minister of Ireland – following the shock resignation of Leo Varadkar. Mr Harris, Ireland’s further education minister, was the only candidate…

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