2018 Nobel Literature prize postponed over Academy sex scandal
04 May 2018 | 12:26 pm
2018 Nobel Literature prize postponed over Academy sex scandal.
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The World Health Organization again apologises to the victims who suffered rape and sexual abuse by workers sent to fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 2018 to 2020.
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