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Mass stabbing at US rabbi’s house

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Multiple people were stabbed at a Jewish place of worship in upstate New York late Saturday night, a public affairs group said. "At 9:50 this eve, a call came in about a mass stabbing... It's...
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2 killed in Texas shooting

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A shooting killed two people and wounded at least seven while they were filming a music video in the US state of Texas, authorities said Saturday. "We are now at 9 total gunshot wound victims:...
Abdelmadjid Tebboune

Algeria President Abdelmadjid Tebboune names the new prime minister

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Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Saturday named a university professor and former diplomat as prime minister as he builds a new government to handle political unrest and a looming economic challenge. Abdelaziz Djerad, 65,...
Mogadishu car bomb

UPDATE: Death toll in Mogadishu bombing rises to at least 90

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An explosion at a bustling checkpoint in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday killed at least 90 people were killed in a truck bombing in Mogadishu on Saturday, according to a report from an international...
Mogadishu car bomb

Dozens killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack

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At least 61 people have been killed and many wounded in a car bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police and witnesses said. Police officer Mohamed Hussein said the blast targeted...
Kazakhstan Plane Crash

15 confirmed dead in Kazakhstan plane crash

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15 confirmed dead in Kazakhstan plane crash. Footage showing the crush shows that the plane crashed on top of a building and 15 people have been confirmed dead and 66 injured as of 2...
Bek Airplane

Plane crashes into house in Kazakhstan killing 14

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At least 14 people died Friday when a passenger plane carrying 100 people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff from 's largest city, authorities said. The Bek Airplane "fell off the radar" minutes after...
Israel hits Gaza

Israel hits Gaza with air strikes after rocket fire

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Israeli military aircraft carried out airstrikes against the Gaza Strip Wednesday night, the army said, in what is called a response to a rocket fired from the Hamas-controlled Palestinian enclave. Warning sirens had cut short...

Seven killed in Nigeria jihadist attack on Christmas eve

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Troops have been stationed in Chibok since the kidnap but deadly Boko Haram raids continue in the area. Boko Haram jihadists have killed seven people on Christmas Eve in a raid on a Christian village...
Zambia

US recalls its ambassador to Zambia after gay rights row

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The United States has withdrawn its ambassador to Zambia following a row with authorities in the southern African nation after he criticised the jailing of a gay couple, embassy sources said on Monday. Zambia's...
Jamal Khashoggi

Five sentenced to death for killing Jamal Khashoggi

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Five people have been sentenced to death for killing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Three others received jail terms of 24-years each. A Saudi court dismissed charges against the remaining three of the 11 people...

Five detained Swaziland political leaders released

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Five political and trade union leaders in Swaziland who were arrested during a sting operation by the Swazi police have been freed from jail. One of the arrested leaders was the chairperson of the...
Water

Water supply to be cut in DRC capital over holidays

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The DR Congo capital Kinshasa will be without water over the holiday season, a union representative at the public utility announced Sunday, citing unpaid wages and a crumbling infrastructure. An audio message from Alain...

Watch – Exhausted kangaroo cools down in pool as bushfires rage

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A kangaroo has been spotted cooling off in a backyard pool in a bush fire-ravaged region of Australia while elsewhere firefighters have been rescuing koalas from trees threatened by flames. Australia's wildlife has been hard...

French troops kills 33 terrorists in Mali

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French forces have killed 33 militants in an operation in Mali, according to President Emmanuel Macron. Mr Macron made the announcement on a visit to Ivory Coast, where he reiterated France's commitment to fighting jihadists...
DR Congo

DR Congo army hands over hundreds of Hutus to Rwanda

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Hundreds of Rwandans linked to a militia in eastern DR Congo have been handed to the Rwandan authorities weeks after they were captured, the Congolese army said on Sunday. Some 71 rebels and almost 1,500...
Man arrested

Man arrested for getting Married 60 Times in 25 Years

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A man is behind bars now for marrying 60 times in the last 25 years. The 60th wife identified as Rosy Khanum filed for the arrest of Abu Baker, son of Badshah Mia from...
cannabis

Zambia president reiterates smoking cannabis remains a crime

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Smoking cannabis is still a crime in Zambia, despite the southern African country approving its use for economic and medicinal purposes. The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) reported that according to president Edgar Lungu,...
Indian police

Hundreds detained as protests rage across India

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Indian police fired tear gas and detained hundreds of people on Thursday as fresh violence broke out and demonstrators defied bans on assembly, amid growing anger at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s alleged anti-Muslim agenda....
President Donald Trump

Donald Trump is impeached and faces trial in the US Senate

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Donald Trump has become the third US president in history to be impeached by the House of Representatives, setting up a trial in the Senate that will decide whether he remains in office. The...
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House of Representatives impeaches President Donald Trump

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The deeply divided House of Representatives took the historic step to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, charging a president with high crimes and misdemeanours for just the third time in American history. The House...
US border temperature freezes

Mexican children shiver in tents at US border as temperature freezes

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Mexican officials concerned about the health of Mexican asylum seekers including around 200 young children sleeping in the open near the US border in Ciudad Juarez tried to move people to shelters on Wednesday,...
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Zambia approves cannabis exports to boost economy

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Zambia has legalised the production and export of cannabis for economic and medicinal purposes, the government’s chief spokeswoman said on Monday, becoming the latest country to shift its position on the drug to give...
Soldier and Journalist

49 journalists murdered in 2019

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Forty-nine journalists were killed across the world in 2019, Reporters Without Borders said, the lowest death toll in 16 years. The "historically low" number mostly died covering conflicts in Yemen, Syria, and Afghanistan, the Paris-based...
South Sudanese officials

United States hits South Sudanese officials with sanctions

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The United States has imposed sanctions on two senior South Sudanese officials it accuses of fomenting conflict, the US Treasury Department said on Monday, in its latest move to pressure the country's politicians to...

Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake

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Rescuers in the southern Philippines used heavy equipment and their bare hands on Monday in hopes of finding several people feared trapped beneath a building toppled by a powerful earthquake that claimed at least...
Newly married couple

Newly married couple commits suicide over wedding debt

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Two families in Kisumu are mourning their two children who together committed suicide 4 days after their beautiful wedding. According to Sources, the newly married couples allegedly killed themselves because of the huge debt...
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Woman selling her virg!nity for R1,6 million – Pictures

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This is definitely not how most people fund their overseas trips. Ekaterina is originally from the city of Kharkiv in north-eastern Ukraine and now lives in the United States. Reports state she has decided to...
New Zealand volcano

New Zealand volcano – No luck in search for remaining bodies

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Search teams returned to New Zealand's volcanic White Island on Sunday but there was no sign of two bodies still unaccounted for after last week's eruption, as police released the names of four more...
President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan’s al-Bashir convicted on charges of corruption

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A Sudanese court has convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on charges of corruption and illicit possession of foreign currency. He has been sentenced to two years of detention in a reform facility. The presiding...