• New South African President Hails 'New Dawn' for Country
New South African President Hails 'New Dawn' for Country

While markets judge the political outlook for South Africa has improved, the fact remains that Ramaphosa - Nelson Mandela's preferred choice to lead the African National Congress (ANC) - only just managed to scrape victory in the party's leadership elections.

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  • Malcolm Turnbull defends his criticism of deputy-PM Barnaby Joyce
Malcolm Turnbull defends his criticism of deputy-PM Barnaby Joyce

Turnbull said he will change the ministerial conduct rules, new standards broadly similar to a ban on relationships between lawmakers and staffers adopted last week by US Congress. The Nationals held a crisis meeting on Wednesday over whether Joyce should continue as their leader. "Expressing views of disapproval or criticism of Barnaby's own c...

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  • Trump's Passion for Tariffs Faces Stiff Headwinds From His Party
Trump's Passion for Tariffs Faces Stiff Headwinds From His Party

He added that it "makes no sense" to try to draw "high-labor content manufacturing" back to the U.S. "We also don't want prices to go really high for our citizens". "When problems arise in the USA, the country often uses domestic laws to override the WTO rules". Reporters were allowed to observe almost an hour of the meeting, in which lawmakers...

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  • Syria says it has no chemical weapons
Syria says it has no chemical weapons

The Syrian regime itself, either during or after the conflict, "will be answerable to worldwide justice", he added. The Foreign Ministry said in a briefing that Paris is now "assessing whether a chemical of toxic substance has been used" in Syria but this requires "in-depth scientific analysis in a laboratory".

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  • Clarksburg High School student arrested for having gun at school
Clarksburg High School student arrested for having gun at school

No one was injured. Gary Shafferman, Marcus HS principal, said in a message to Marcus parents, "all our students are safe". Weapons of any type are not permitted on or near school property. School leaders and police credit students for helping in the case. We commend this student who made a report today and all who report suspicious behavior, en...

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  • BOILING POINT: Syria Threatens ISRAEL with 'Surprise' Attacks
BOILING POINT: Syria Threatens ISRAEL with 'Surprise' Attacks

Iran's involvement in Syria includes the deployment of Iran-backed forces near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, which has alarmed Tel Aviv. For few hours, it appeared that a major showdown was about to be unleashed. So the question now is what happens next? Iran and Russian Federation have repeatedly called the worldwide community to ...

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  • Kuwait shows support towards Iraq's reconstruction bid, pledges of $2 billion
Kuwait shows support towards Iraq's reconstruction bid, pledges of $2 billion

Some would be turnkey projects, in which contractors would hand over facilities to Iraq, while others would be build-operate-transfer deals in which private firms would receive concessions to operate facilities. The Kuwaiti capital is hosting the second day of an worldwide conference aimed at raising funds for reconstructing Iraq, which is reeling ...

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  • Trump wants to replace some SNAP benefits with food box
Trump wants to replace some SNAP benefits with food box

Under the USDA America's Harvest Box proposal , all households that receive $90 per month or more in benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as food stamps) would receive a package of "nutritious, 100-percent U.S.

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  • Could it return? Snow in Tri-City weather forecast. Maybe
Could it return? Snow in Tri-City weather forecast. Maybe

Saturday to noon Sunday . Additional snow accumulations of up to one half inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are expected. Snow across southern and central MI ranged from 7 inches on the western side of the state to more than 2 inches in the Detroit area.

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  • Two officers fatally shot in Ohio
Two officers fatally shot in Ohio

Morbitzer says the officers "gave their lives in defense of others" and "they're true American heroes". WCMH reports that when the officers arrived, a suspect opened fire on them. Tragedy has struck Westerville, Ohio , as two of its police officers have been killed in the line of duty. Jennifer Ripperger, 46, said her neighborhood of townh...

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  • Venezuela's presidential elections slated for April 22
Venezuela's presidential elections slated for April 22

Some nations are refusing to recognize the outcome. President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, reaffirmed on Sunday that the government delegation is ready to sign the agreement of peace and coexistence with the opposition of that country. Despite the near collapse of the Venezuelan economy including severe food and medicine shortages and hyperinfla...

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  • No. 3 Official at Justice Department to Resign
No. 3 Official at Justice Department to Resign

He also criticized Sessions in July for not firing McCabe. She was third in the line of succession at the Department of Justice. Last week , Trump approved the release of the memo that the Democrats called a shameful act to discredit the Department Of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Special Counsel Mueller's probe int...

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  • North Korea shows off its military might ahead of Olympic Games
North Korea shows off its military might ahead of Olympic Games

South Korean tours to the Mt Kumgang resort were closed after a South Korean tourist was shot by a North Korean guard there in 2008. Hinting at more engagement with Pyongyang, Seoul said it would be open to discussing resuming tours to North Korea's Mount Kumgang once the security of tourists was guaranteed and conditions relating to North...

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  • Three officers shot, suspect killed
Three officers shot, suspect killed

The Locust Grove officer died at the scene. Two Henry County sheriff's deputies and one Locust Grove police officer were shot at the Hawthorne in Linden Park in the town, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . "His wife is expecting their second child any day now, I'm told. It's just surprising to think that something would happen here"...

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  • Man charged in drunken-driving crash that killed NFLer Jackson
Man charged in drunken-driving crash that killed NFLer Jackson

Investigators say the suspect, 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala, has twice been deported from the USA and was illegally living in the country at the time of Sunday's crash in Indianapolis . The judge set his bond at $200,000 after entering a not guilty plea on his behalf, and charged him with four felonies. BC-FBN-Colts Player Killed-Funeral, ...

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  • Pence Starts Asia Trip Amid Signs Of Strain With South Korea
Pence Starts Asia Trip Amid Signs Of Strain With South Korea

While Seoul supports the Trump administration's pressure campaign and agrees that improvement in inter-Korean relations requires progress on the nuclear issue, the US and South Korea face a stiff challenge in reconciling their contrasting tactics of confrontation and conciliation.

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  • British hacking suspect wins United States extradition fight
British hacking suspect wins United States extradition fight

The cross-party group of parliamentarians, including digital minister Matt Hancock, Love's constituency MP, called for the 32-year-old to face trial in the UK. 20 August 2015: Mr Love tells the he fears he will in the US. In September 2016 a district judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court ruled that Mr Love could be extradited.

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  • 'Totalitarian' Trump orders huge military parade
'Totalitarian' Trump orders huge military parade

Citing North Korea as a threat, with the additional spending, the military will add more ships, aircraft, and troops. USA military members commonly participate in parades on the Fourth of July and other holidays to mark appreciation and remembrance of military veterans , but these typically do not include gaudy displays of military hardw...

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  • Alabama lands its top target today in 5-star cornerback Surtain
Alabama lands its top target today in 5-star cornerback Surtain

Surtain, the nation's No. 1 ranked corner and top uncommitted prospect coming into signing day (No. 6 nationally, No. 2 in Florida), was considered a sure thing for the Tigers for the longest time . "I think we'll probably have a quarterback join us some kind of way", Saban said, "which I don't think I can comment about". The Tigers had nine d...

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  • Ivanka Trump to attend Olympics closing ceremony
Ivanka Trump to attend Olympics closing ceremony

Whanboo Shim, a student from Seoul , the capital of South Korea , is prouder than ever. Pyongyang then reached out to its neighbor to the south, reactivating a cross-border hotline which had lain dormant for nearly two years. That act led to even deeper divides between the two countries. "Many disagree with it", Shim said. "Better for its own...

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