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Day: August 18, 2018

Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan Prime Minister
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Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan Prime Minister

    The former World Cup cricket captain Imran Khan has been sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister. His swearing in ceremony marks the end of decades of rotating leadership between two establishment parties, accompanied by periods of military rule of the nuclear armed country of 207 million people. The 65-year-old, wearing a traditional black sherwani and black glasses, shed a tear and smiled as he stumbled over some of the words of the oath. He was accompanied by his third wife, Bushra Bibi, formerly known as Bushra Maneka, who he wed earlier this year. It was her first public appearance since the wedding, and wearing a traditional white niqab she was flanked by tight security. The swearing-in ceremony came a day after Oxford graduate Mr Khan won a simple majority ...
Are Nick Jonas parents in India to meet future in-laws
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Are Nick Jonas parents in India to meet future in-laws

    Pop star Nick Jonas has arrived in India with his parents to introduce them to the family of his new fiancee, Priyanka Chopra. The unlikely couple is rumoured to have become engaged in late July (18), just two months after the stars began dating, and on Thursday night (16Aug18), Nick, his father Kevin Sr., and his mother Denise were photographed touching down at an airport in Mumbai. Reports suggest the Baywatch actress' parents are hosting the Jonases for a planned party to celebrate Nick and Priyanka's romance, and the bride-to-be's future in-laws didn't go empty-handed Kevin Sr. was spotted carrying a large shopping bag from Tiffany & Co., the same designer brand of her engagement ring. Her singer/actor beau is said to have closed down a Tiffany & Co. st...
Kofi Annan dies aged 80
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Kofi Annan dies aged 80

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has died aged 80 after battling a short illness. Mr Annan, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland this morning with his wife and three children by his side. The family confirmed the tragic news on his Twitter account, writing: It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness, read a post on his Twitter account. His wife Nane and their children Ama, Kojo and Nine were by his side during his last days. Mr Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world's top diplom...