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One person missing after Pacific lagoon plane crash

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The airline operating a flight that crashed into a Pacific lagoon on Friday in Micronesia now says one man is missing, after earlier saying all 47 passengers and crew had safely evacuated the sinking...
Mike Hellens and Dawie Joubert

Ex-Jacob Zuma lawyers Mike Hellens & Dawie Joubert arrested in Namibia

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The pair reportedly had their passports confiscated after it was found they did not have working permits. Former legal representatives for President Jacob Zuma, Mike Hellens and Dawie Joubert have reportedly been arrested in...
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu

Meet Bobi Wine the man who has caused so much noise in Uganda

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The Conversation Africa asked Jimmy Spire Ssentongo to try and make sense of what’s happening. How would you describe the public reaction to the political crisis in Uganda? Ugandan singer turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu,...
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Congo accuses Uganda of killing 12 fishermen in border dispute

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Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday accused Ugandan forces of shooting dead 12 Congolese fishermen last week on a lake straddling their shared border, something Uganda's army denied. One Ugandan soldier was killed when the countries' navies clashed on Lake...
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President Donald Trump declares end to US policeman role in surprise Iraq visit

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President Donald Trump declares an end to US policeman role in surprise Iraq visit. President Donald Trump used a lightning visit to Iraq — his first with US troops in a conflict zone since...

Voting begins in Egypt’s constitutional referendum

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Voting began on Saturday in Egypt in a referendum on proposed constitutional amendments that would extend President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s rule. Sisi cast his ballot at a polling station in the eastern suburb of Heliopolis...
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Law enforcement officials take stand at Zim inquiry into post election violence

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The Commission of Inquiry into the August 1, post-election violence - chaired by former South African president Kgalema Motlanthe  resumed in Harare on Monday. The commission heard testimonies from the Zimbabwe Republic Police, medical service...
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Rio bus hijacker shot dead & no hostages hurt

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RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian security forces in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday shot dead a man who hijacked a bus on a bridge across Guanabara Bay and took 37 people hostage, in a...
Malawi rocked by angry protests

Malawi rocked by angry protests over disputed elections

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Police said shops had been ransacked and two police officers injured by protesters throwing rocks in Lilongwe. The leader of Malawi’s United Transformation Movement (UTM), Saulos Chilima, said protests that rocked the country on...
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NATO suspends Iraq training missions after Soleimani killing

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NATO has suspended its training missions in Iraq, a spokesperson for the alliance said Saturday, following the US killing of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani. The NATO mission in Iraq, which consists of several hundred...
President Andrzej Duda

Poland’s disputed Supreme Court reform

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The controversial reform of Poland's Supreme Court -- one of the main points of contention between the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) government and the European Commission -- brings down the retirement age for...
Iran floods

76 people dead in Iran floods

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Floods in Iran have killed 76 people and caused more than $2.2 billion in damages in recent weeks, officials said Sunday, with warnings still in place for large swathes of the country. "With the death...

France hit by second day of massive strike over pension reform

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Nine of the capital’s 16 metro lines were shut and most others severely disrupted, sparking some 350 kilometres of traffic jams in the Paris region. Travellers across France endured a second day of chaos on...
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About 3 000 homeless as fire consumes Bangladesh slum

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About 3,000 people in Bangladesh were left homeless after a massive fire consumed several hundred shanties in a slum on the northern outskirts of the capital city of Dhaka, government officials said on Sunday. Three...
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Stormy Daniels wins settlement payout over strip-club arrest

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Porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump before he became president, has won $450,000 in a legal settlement with the city of Columbus, Ohio, over her arrest...
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

Tunisia’s ex-president Ben Ali dies – foreign ministry

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Ben Ali, who ruled his North African country from 1987 until 2011, was viewed by some as a bulwark against Islamist extremism. Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be...
Somalia

Somalia vows crackdown after siege that killed 20

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At least 20 people died in an attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, which saw Al-Shabaab insurgents battling security forces for nearly 24 hours before the siege ended, officials said Saturday. As the standoff ended,...
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Theresa May to meet with Merkel in Berlin before summit

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The German government says British Prime Minister Theresa May is to visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday. The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:50 The German government says British Prime Minister Theresa...
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Man arrested after scaling Buckingham Palace gates

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A man has been arrested after scaling the gates of Buckingham Palace, where Queen Elizabeth II is currently in residence, officials said on Thursday. The 22-year-old, who was unarmed, was arrested at around 2:00am (0100 GMT)...

Pan African Parliament MP Elhadj Diao Kante has died

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The Pan African Parliament (PAP) at the weekend announced "with regret, the loss of Hon. Elhadj Diao Kante, a national of Guinea Conakry" who was in SA as one of the members of that...
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Man killed by lion after scaling zoo wall

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An Indian man was mauled to death by a lion after he scaled the wall of a zoo in northern Punjab state, officials said Monday. The man climbed the 20-foot (six-metre) wall of Chhatbir Zoo,...
US President Donald Trump

Trump-Zelensky transcript sheds light on classified convos

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The transcript of the 25 July phone call between US President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky raises a curtain on the generally secretive world of discussions carried out between American and...
President Cyril Ramaphosa

Nigeria’s President to sign African free-trade agreement

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday the country will sign up soon to a $3 trillion (R40.70 trillion) African free-trade agreement. Nigeria is one of Africa's two largest economies, the other being South Africa. Buhari's...
Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Duke and Duchess of Sussex reveal rules for neighbours

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The neighbours of Prince Harry and his wife have been given a series of rules to follow. The 34-year-old Prince and the 37-year-old Duchess live at Frogmore Cottage near Windsor, in South East England, and...
Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese president warns efforts to divide China will end in crushed bodies and shattered...

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While he did not mention any region by name, his comments came as self-ruled Taiwan gears up for a presidential election in January. Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on Sunday that any attempt to...
Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber scales monument

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The Eiffel Tower was evacuated and surrounding streets locked down on Monday after a man was spotted scaling the upper heights of the monument in the heart of the French capital, Paris Police and...

Somali journalist killed in front of his wife and kids

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A Somali television journalist was killed by a car bomb in front of his children, relatives said, the fifth murder of a journalist in the war-torn country this year. Mohamed Ibrahim Gabow, a journalist working...
AU suspends Sudan

AU suspends Sudan until civilian-led authority established

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The African Union on Thursday suspended Sudan, demanding a civilian-led transition authority to resolve a crisis which has claimed over 100 lives. "The AU Peace and Security Council has with immediate effect suspended the participation...
Ethiopia Oromo

Angry Ethiopian protesters react to killing of 23 in ethnic violence

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Demonstrators flooded the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Monday, blocking roads and shutting businesses in an explosion of anger following the killing of 23 people on the city’s outskirts over the weekend. A shutdown...
Queensland

Part of Queensland hit by once-in-a-century floods, braces for more rain

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Once-in-a-century flooding in part of the eastern Australian state of Queensland looks set to worsen as the nation's weather bureau on Saturday warned of more heavy rain in the area. Some residents have already been...

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