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February 22, 2018 10:18 am gmt |
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Wednesday (February 21) for an “immediate suspension of all war activities in eastern Ghouta“. Speaking to the U.N. Security Council Guterres said residents were living in “hell on earth”. Residents of Syria’s eastern G...
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February 21, 2018 7:01 am gmt |
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US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices, which were used by a gunman who killed 58 Las Vegas concert-goers last year. Such devices enable a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute. Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said he had directed the justice department to ...
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February 20, 2018 6:29 am gmt |
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A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies killed 94 people in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta pocket near Damascus in 24 hours, a war monitoring group said on Monday (February 19). Air strikes, rocket fire and shelling on several parts of the besieged suburbs also wounded 325 people, t...
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February 19, 2018 8:46 am gmt |
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Zimbabwe‘s President Emmerson Mnangagwa visited Morgan Tsvangirai’s home on (February 18) to convey his condolences to the late opposition leader’s family. Accompanied by both of his deputy presidents, Mnangagwa urged for the country to unite in honour of Tsvangirai. Zimbabwe helped...
In Africa
February 15, 2018 6:26 pm gmt |
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Cyril Ramaphosa is the new president of South Africa after he was elected unopposed in the National Assembly on today (Thursday) afternoon. Ramaphosa was nominated as a candidate by ANC backbencher Patrick Maesela, and the nomination was seconded by his colleague Joan Fubbs. None of the opposition pa...
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February 13, 2018 4:55 am gmt |
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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) gave President Jacob Zuma 48 hours to resign as head of state on Monday (February 12) after an eight-hour meeting of the party’s top leadership, the SABC state broadcaster said. Party leader Cyril Ramaphosa’s motorcade left the m...
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February 10, 2018 3:29 am gmt |
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All public schools were closed and nearly 1,300 flights canceled in the third biggest U.S. city of Chicago Friday as severe winter storm hit the lower Great Lakes region. The winter storm, which started Thursday night, had brought around 30 centimeters of snow accumulation to some areas in Chicago by...
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February 8, 2018 7:22 am gmt |
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The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF appealed on Wednesday (February 7) for $17 million to help rebuild Iraq’s health facilities, ahead of an international conference to support the country’s reconstruction due to convene next week in Kuwait. The UN agency said up to 750,000 ch...
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February 8, 2018 4:05 am gmt |
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Rescuers on Wednesday (February 7) continued their efforts to find survivors after a strong earthquake killed at least five near the popular Taiwanese tourist city of Hualien overnight. The magnitude 6.4 quake, which hit near the coastal city just before midnight (1600 GMT) on Tuesday (February 6), a...
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February 6, 2018 6:02 am gmt |
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The president of the Maldives has ordered his predecessor arrested and called a state of emergency. Soldiers charged into the Supreme Court and arrested two judges after they ordered imprisoned politicians released. Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen called a state of emergency on Monday and ordered ...
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February 3, 2018 10:08 am gmt |
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North Korea earned nearly $200m (£141m) last year by exporting banned commodities in breach of international sanctions, a UN report says. The report by a panel of experts said several countries including China, Russia and Malaysia had failed to stop the illegal exports. It said there was evidence of ...
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February 1, 2018 11:13 am gmt |
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A U.S. special envoy Joseph Yun said on Thursday (February 1) all options remain on the table for solving the nuclear standoff with North Korea but that he did not think the military option was close. Yun, speaking to reporters in Tokyo, said the United States was seeking a peaceful resolution of the...
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January 31, 2018 10:49 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (January 30) that he signed an order to keep open the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which his predecessor, Barack Obama, unsuccessfully tried to close. “I just signed, prior to walking in, an order directing (Defense) Secretary (J...
In Africa
January 29, 2018 9:38 am gmt |
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Donald Trump writes to African leaders that he ‘deeply respects’ the people of Africa and that he will be sending his top diplomat, secretary of state Rex Tillerson top visit the continent in March this year. The remarks were made in a letter addressed to African leaders ahead of the 30th African Uni...
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January 29, 2018 4:12 am gmt |
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Turkey will clean its entire border with Syria of terrorists, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday (January 28), in a sign that a nine-day-old Turkish offensive into northern Syria’s Afrin region could be extended further. Speaking at a congress of his ruling AK Party in the northern provinc...