Czech Republic expels 18 Russian Embassy staff over 2014 blast
21 April 2021 | 8:47 am
The Czech Republic has accused Russian intelligence of being involved in a 2014 explosion at a military ammunition warehouse. It's searching for suspects involved in the 2018 Skripal poisoning.
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Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla has taken over as Nigeria’s new Chief of Naval Staff. Mr. Emmanuel Ogalla, a rear admiral replaced Awwal Gambo as Chief of Naval Staff. Mr. Ogalla, 55, is from Ezike Igbo Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State.
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Humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said 18 of its workers were attacked while traveling to a hospital in Khartoum. MSF is one of the last aid groups active in Sudan after fighting broke out in April.
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Suicide attacks are getting increasingly common in Pakistan, with the latest blast in Bajaur killing scores, including many children, at an election rally. DW looks into the reasons for the deadly trend.
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Some 1.3 million civil servants are due to retire by 2030. Unions say the government will need to hike pay and improve working conditions to recruit new workers.
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