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A life of struggle — Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

A life of struggle — Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Scores of South Africans have been thrown into a state of mourning following the announcement of the death of relentless anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. The ANC, which was the main movement against apartheid, had lost popularity in recent years in part because of scandals linked to former President Jacob Zuma, who resigned in February. Read More

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14 civilian killed in clash between Nigerian Army, Boko Haram militants

14 civilian killed in clash between Nigerian Army, Boko Haram militants

The military said Boko Haram suicide bombers and gunmen attempted to invade Maiduguri through the outskirts of Bille-Shuwa and Alikaranti villages. He said, however, that some of the Boko Haram insurgents were killed. Maiduguri was the origin of Boko Haram , a hardline Islamist group, whose insurgency over nine years has claimed at least 20,000 lives and displaced more than 2 million residents. Read More

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Police Videos of Shooting of Alton Sterling Finally Released

Police Videos of Shooting of Alton Sterling Finally Released

Salamoni, along with Officer Howie Lake, struggled with Sterling, and after yelling Sterling had a gun, Salamoni eventually fired six shots, killing Sterling. A gun is pointed at the back of Sterling's head as the officer's orders rise into a shout. The video clip after that reveals Sterling depending on the vehicle park, blood merging on his breast, his arms relocating a little. Read More

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Buhari Pays Two-day Visit to Lagos

Buhari Pays Two-day Visit to Lagos

President Buhari is already in Lagos City to commission the bus terminal and also to attend the 10th Bola Tinubu's Colloquium. An earlier planned trip to Lagos in May 2016 was aborted at the last minute, with a terse statement from the presidency saying Buhari had an ear infection. Read More

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SpaceX blasts off with partially-reused rocket

SpaceX blasts off with partially-reused rocket

The launch scheduled at the end of April will mark the debut of Falcon 9 Block V which is the new generation of rockets made especially to be used for 10s and 100s of times after inspection and refurbishment. During the Friday mission, SpaceX attempted to recover its payload fairing - the structure that protects the rocket's payload from the atmosphere during the early stages of flight. Read More

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Sarfraz Ahmed thanks West Indies for touring Pakistan

Sarfraz Ahmed thanks West Indies for touring Pakistan

To a question, he said that the doors of worldwide cricket have been opened for Pakistan and more teams will also visit Pakistan now. The foreign players will depart from the stadium right after the match for the airport. However, the team will not feature crowd favourite Darren Sammy, who led the Zalmi side into the finals as skipper during the PSL. But the Pakistan Cricket Board has accelerated its efforts to win back the confidence of overseas cricket teams in the last ... Read More

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Russia Conducts 2nd Test of Heavy Ballistic Missile Sarmat

Russia Conducts 2nd Test of Heavy Ballistic Missile Sarmat

The massive rocket, which Putin claimed weights over 200 tons, is believed to be able to fly 16,000 miles and is capable of flying over the South Pole to strike the U.S. The supersonic RS-28 Sarmat is believed to be capable of carrying up to 10 or 15 nuclear warheads. The test came as the Kremlin denied a USA report claiming President Donald Trump challenged his Russian counterpart during their telephone call earlier this month. Read More

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UN Security Council to meet urgently on conflict in Gaza

UN Security Council to meet urgently on conflict in Gaza

The health ministry in Gaza said 15 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces. Ahead of the protest, the Israeli military had deployed tanks and 100 snipers with the authority to use live rounds on the Gaza border. He said: "There is no alternative to Palestine and no solution except to return". "Hamas uses this "march" to hide its crimes and practices", he wrote . Read More

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$521 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Numbers Announced

$521 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Numbers Announced

Moms, dads, grandparents, retirees and more all had their eyes set on the whopping $521 million Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs. The Mega Ball is drawn from a separate field one to of 25. An Illnois man held the winning ticket back in 2015. A Mega Millions ticket costs $2. And when there's this much on the line, he's also trying to convince friends and family members to buy tickets. Read More

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Houthi Missiles Accelerate Europe's Sanctions Against Iran

Houthi Missiles Accelerate Europe's Sanctions Against Iran

In a Tuesday statement, Qassemi said Saudi Arabia is not big enough or in a position and situation to translate its delusions and fancies into reality. According to reports, European Union officials have been circulating proposals for sanctions targeting Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. The Saudi letter to the UN coincided with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in NY. Read More

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GSAT-6A communication satellite successfully put in orbit

GSAT-6A communication satellite successfully put in orbit

The countdown for the rocket launch began at 1:56 pm on Wednesday and is progressing well. GSLV Mk II (F08) carrying GSAT-6A will take off from the second launch pad in Sriharikota . The core of first stage is fired with solid fuel while the four strap-on motors by liquid fuel. While GSAT-6A will complement GSAT-6, ISRO sources said the satellite would also provide services to the Indian Armed Forces. Read More

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Trump to push for infrastructure in Ohio

Trump to push for infrastructure in Ohio

The president has kept a relatively low profile since the broadcast, except for a series of tweets about trade and his pending meeting with North Korea's leader. Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is calling for President Trump to include a "buy American, hire American" provision in his infrastructure plan . Read More

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Brighter, warmer today, rain chances tonight

Brighter, warmer today, rain chances tonight

Rainfall amounts are expected to remain light, generally a tenth of an inch of rain or so. However, weak instability associated with a low level trough may cause an isolated shower. Unsettled? Yes. Washouts or big storms? No. Thursday , we're good to go with another springy day under a good mix of clouds and sun, highs will get into the low to mid 50s. Read More

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Buhari's Word's Cannot Reverse Party Decision - Rep

Buhari's Word's Cannot Reverse Party Decision - Rep

The committee submitted its report to the party's National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, with 85 proposals for amendment sometime past year. Reacting to the recent statements credited to the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, begging Nigerians to forgive the PDP over what he described as mistakes, the Deputy Chairman of APC in Kano, Honorable Shehu Maigari, said the PDP's appeal to Nigerians was laughable. Read More

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Ex-Catalonia minister to hand herself in to Scottish police

Ex-Catalonia minister to hand herself in to Scottish police

Professor Ponsatí, 61, has said that she will hand herself over to the authorities in Scotland this week after the Spanish courts issued a European arrest warrant for her and other exiled Catalan leaders. "Clara views these charges as 'political persecution " and submits that her human rights and justice can not be guaranteed in the Spanish Courts. On October 1, Catalonia held an independence referendum, which the central authorities did not recognize. Read More

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Missing Model Adea Shabani's Body Found in Shallow Grave in North California

Missing Model Adea Shabani's Body Found in Shallow Grave in North California

After she was reported missing, authorities said Spotz released a statement saying he traveled with Shabani to Northern California. On Monday, police combing the banks of a creek found the shallow grave. Spotz was an aspiring actor too. The 25-year-old Shabani was last seen about 11 a.m. February 23 near the 1700 block of Wilcox Avenue, between Hollywood Boulevard and Franklin Avenue, not far from her Los Angeles home, police said. Read More

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Benjamin Netanyahu briefly hospitalized with viral infection

Benjamin Netanyahu briefly hospitalized with viral infection

Netanyahu received well wishes from across the political spectrum. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman will take Netanyahu's place at the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, if the PM is unable to attend, Haaretz reported . The politician's doctor had previously ordered the 68-year-old to take a period of rest in order to allow his health to improve, however, he hadn't followed his doctor's orders. Read More

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ill in hospital

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ill in hospital

ISRAELI police arrived at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Jerusalem residence this morning to interrogate him over one of several graft cases that threaten to topple him, said Israeli media. According to the broadcaster, the police will also interrogate Netanyahu's wife Sara and son Yair at the police department in the city of Lod. "The investigation is being carried out with the supervision of the state attorney and with the approval of the attorney general". Read More

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Was Karnataka elections date leaked to BJP before official announcement?

Was Karnataka elections date leaked to BJP before official announcement?

The Karnataka Assembly elections will see 56,696 polling stations, an increase of nearly 9 per cent compared to the last election, the Election Commission said at the press conference. Earlier this month, Congress President Rahul Gandhi , too, was seen visiting temples in the state along with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah . Besides Punjab, Karnataka is the only large state where the Indian National Congress is still in power. Read More

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French police: Holocaust survivor killed in anti-Semitic attack

French police: Holocaust survivor killed in anti-Semitic attack

Mr. Ejnes said that based on police interrogations of the suspects in Mrs. Knoll's murder, that prosecutors were confident in labeling the case as motivated by her Jewish identity. Reacting on Twitter, President Emmanuel Macron condemned the "dreadful" killing and reiterated his determination to fight anti-Semitism. One suspect is a 29-year-old neighbor who had known the victim since his childhood. Read More

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Turkish forces begin operation against PKK in Iraqi Sinjar city

Turkish forces begin operation against PKK in Iraqi Sinjar city

Topic expected to be high on the agenda include the crackdown in Turkey after July 2016's failed coup , Ankara's demands for visa liberalisation and the near-endless saga of the country's own European Union membership bid. With the bloc critical of what it considers to be Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's growing authoritarianism at home and his intervention in Syria's war, Brussels had hesitated to agree to the summit. Read More

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U.S. sends China to-do list to reduce trade imbalance

U.S. sends China to-do list to reduce trade imbalance

A person familiar with the discussions said these were among the asks from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer as they pursue talks with Beijing . Top Trump administration officials are asking China to cut tariffs on imported cars, allow foreign majority ownership of financial services firms and buy more US -made semiconductors in negotiations to avoid plans to slap tariffs on a host of Chinese goods and a potential trade war. Read More

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Chuka Umunna slams Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitic mural row .

Chuka Umunna slams Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitic mural row .

And Mr Corbyn was also facing unrest over his response to a Facebook post by street artist Mear One about the plan to paint over a mural seen as anti-Semitic. My comment referred to the destruction of the mural "Man at the Crossroads" by Diego Rivera on the Rockefeller Center. "I'm very, very sorry that people feel hurt by this and that's why I think it's right that Jeremy has expressed regret for it", deputy leader Tom Watson said on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show. Read More

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