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US House Speaker Johnson heckled and booed at Columbia, centre of Gaza protests

New York/Los Angeles Reuters Columbia University students heckled House Speaker Mike Johnson on Wednesday as he visited the flashpoint of nationwide student demonstrations over the Israeli war in Gaza, even as the New York school agreed to 48 more hours of negotiations to end a protest encampment. Johnson’s visit, which

Myanmar rebel group withdraws troops from key town on Thai border

Reuters A Myanmar rebel group has withdrawn its troops from a town along the Thai border following a counter-offensive by soldiers of the ruling junta from whom the resistance fighters had wrested the key trading post this month, an official said on Wednesday. The Karen National Union (KNU) made a

At least 12 killed, 15 children missing in South Sudan attack

Juba, South Sudan Reuters Youths attacked a village in eastern South Sudan and shot dead at least 12 people while 15 children are missing, officials said on Tuesday, as local conflicts continued to increase ahead of elections late this year. A civil war from 2013-18 caused hundreds of thousands of

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Harvard Divinity School selects first Black woman as dean

RNS A cultural anthropologist of the Black religious experience has been named dean of the Harvard Divinity School beginning om 1st January. Marla Frederick, a professor of religion and culture at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, will succeed David Hempton, who has served as dean of the divinity school

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