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Actor Alan Cumming returns OBE for British Empire's 'toxicity'
Actor Alan Cumming returns OBE for British Empire's 'toxicity'

On Friday, Scottish theatre and film actor and producer Alan Cumming said how "the British Empire profited at the expense (and death) of indigenous peoples around the world" affected his decision to return the OBE he received in 2009.

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UK Treasury considering plans for digital pound, economic secretary says
UK Treasury considering plans for digital pound, economic secretary says

Andrew Griffith, Economic Secretary to HM Treasury, told members of the UK House of Commons Tuesday the government was considering a "digital pound", with public consultations on the attributes and regulation of digital assets expected in the coming weeks.

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Troops freed by Mali return to Ivory Coast
Troops freed by Mali return to Ivory Coast

On January 7, 46 Ivorian troops, freed after six months' detention in Mali on mercenary charges, returned to the Ivorian capital of Abidjan a day after their pardon.

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Supporters of ex-President Bolsonaro storm Brazil's Congress, Supreme Court
Supporters of ex-President Bolsonaro storm Brazil's Congress, Supreme Court

Supporters of far-right former president Jair Bolsonaro stormed the Brazilian Congress and the Supreme Court and surrounded the presidential palace in Brazil's capital Brasília on January 8, a week after the inauguration of leftist opponent Lula da Silva.

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"One-in-100-year flood event" devastates Western Australia
"One-in-100-year flood event" devastates Western Australia

Aerial evacuations took place and food was airlifted January 7 after a devastating flood Western Australia emergency services minister Stephen Dawson called the 'worst in a century' isolated communities in the Kimberley.

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