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South Africa: Cyril Ramaphosa announces 'lifestyle audits' for public officials

South Africa: Cyril Ramaphosa announces 'lifestyle audits' for public officials

Ramaphosa has repeatedly been lambasted by the Economic Freedom Fighters for his stance during the strike, with the party's MPs saying he had blood on his hands. In his maiden speech as ANC leader, Ra...

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Logging in Poland's primaeval forest against European Union law: top European Union court adviser

Logging in Poland's primaeval forest against European Union law: top European Union court adviser

Poland is infringing European law on the protection of natural sites by ordering logging in the Bialowieza Forest, one of the last primeval forests in Europe. The environmental lobby group ClientEarth...

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Trump says making school safer will be top priority after Florida shooting

Trump says making school safer will be top priority after Florida shooting

The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack. Trump says the entire nation "with o...

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Cricket can melt ice between India and Pakistan, says Shahid Afridi

Cricket can melt ice between India and Pakistan, says Shahid Afridi

As well as Pakistan's national players, there will be a number of worldwide stars including Andre Russell and Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United), Ravi Bopara and Morgan ( Karachi Kings), Darren Sammy and...

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USA urged to impose trade curbs

USA urged to impose trade curbs

China's Commerce Ministry responded by saying the report was "baseless", and that China would take necessary steps to protects its interests if the final decision affected China. The measures will b...

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Petra Kvitova fights back to claim Qatar Open title

Petra Kvitova fights back to claim Qatar Open title

The victory also sees her return to the top 10 for the first time since the horrific knife attack she suffered at the hands of an intruder at her apartment in Prostejov, Czech Republic. After comforta...

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#PyeongChang2018: Slovenian Olympic hockey player fails drug test

#PyeongChang2018: Slovenian Olympic hockey player fails drug test

In a statement issued by the Slovenian's Olympic committee, Jeglic said he had been taking an asthma medication that contained the banned substance Fenoterol and he had neglected to declare it and s...

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Oil markets mixed as US crude, Brent move in opposite directions

Oil markets mixed as US crude, Brent move in opposite directions

According to traders, the higher prices of American oil are due to the reduced capacity of the Canadian oil pipeline Keystone at the end of previous year due to a leak. "We do see demand exceeding 1.6...

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Pomeroy Roads Under Water After Ohio River Floods

Pomeroy Roads Under Water After Ohio River Floods

Forecasters are now predicting a crest on Tuesday at 54.5 feet, almost two feet above Friday's forecast. At 10 a.m. Tuesday the stage was 5.6 feet and rising; flood stage is 6 feet. As of 7:30 a.m. th...

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Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

Children play in the Karo district as Mount Sinabung erupts and (right) a villager films the smoke filling the sky. Airlines have been issued a "red notice", barring them from flying over parts of ...

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Intense mortar shelling kills 5 in Syria's Damascus

Intense mortar shelling kills 5 in Syria's Damascus

The Observatory said the bombardment had killed more than 106 adults and children in eastern Ghouta on Tuesday alone. Isolated and besieged by government troops, Eastern Ghouta is of key interest ...

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These are the safest countries for a baby to be born

These are the safest countries for a baby to be born

New Zealand ranked 149 out of 184 countries included in the report . But a country's income explains only part of the story. In addition to the newborn deaths, 83,000 still births happen every ye...

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Thai court gives Japanese man custody of surrogate kids

Thai court gives Japanese man custody of surrogate kids

Shigeta was identified as the father. His case contributed to the global outcry against Thailand's "rent a womb" industry, and led to the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive...

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Abbas, Haley spar over Israel at Security Council meeting

Abbas, Haley spar over Israel at Security Council meeting

Speaking in response to the speech by PA leader Mahmoud Abbas , Haley said , "It is as if saying the same things repeatedly, without actually doing the hard work and making the necessary compromises...

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PMF Members Killed in Ambush in Iraq's Kirkuk

PMF Members Killed in Ambush in Iraq's Kirkuk

Another defendant said she was forced to follow her husband to Iraq because he took their two-year-old son with him. The woman sentenced to death by hanging is the only one who admitted she willingl...

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Delhi Chief Secretary Assault: Centre seeks report

Delhi Chief Secretary Assault: Centre seeks report

AAP, on the other hand, has accused Prakash of using racially motivated slurs against its MLAs. One should not stoop to such level", adding, "AAP party's Delhi government is trying to gain publicity b...

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Mueller Has Expanded Investigation Of Kushner

Mueller Has Expanded Investigation Of Kushner

The new line of inquiry signals that Mueller's interest in Kushner has expanded beyond any contacts he had with Russians during the 2016 campaign, according to CNN. A meeting that Kushner had during t...

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Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after soldiers wounded

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after soldiers wounded

On Saturday night, in response to an explosive charge that wounded four IDF soldiers on the border with Gaza earlier in the day, IAF fighters struck 18 Hamas military targets, including weapons manufa...

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Complaint: California Assemblywoman asked staffer to play spin the bottle

Complaint: California Assemblywoman asked staffer to play spin the bottle

A former aide is suing California assemblywoman and #MeToo advocate Christina Garcia, claiming the Democrat fired him for not wanting to play "spin the bottle" in her hotel room after a night of hea...

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Several dozen Russian Federationn, ex-Soviet fighters wounded in Syria clash - Russia

Several dozen Russian Federationn, ex-Soviet fighters wounded in Syria clash - Russia

Reuters has reported that about 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria. "But they took direction from someone". But the presence of ...

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Britain won't be 'Mad Max-style dystopia' after Brexit, reassures Davis

Britain won't be 'Mad Max-style dystopia' after Brexit, reassures Davis

In a speech in Vienna , Mr Davis will say Britain may choose to move away from European Union regulations, but that the country's "blueprint for life outside of Europe is a race to the top in glo...

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Venezuela begins selling oil-backed cryptocurrency

Venezuela begins selling oil-backed cryptocurrency

Falling oil prices - in a country reliant on its exports of the commodity - and economic mismanagement have led to a shortage of food, medicine, and dollars to pay its bills. President Nicolas Madur...

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Netanyahu ally suspected of trying to bribe judge to drop corruption case

Netanyahu's coalition partners have stuck by him, though some said their calculations could change if the attorney general indicts him. The attorneys representing Handler stated, "The CEO of Bezeq f...

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Imran Khan's third marriage reception to be held in Bani Gala

Imran Khan's third marriage reception to be held in Bani Gala

Chairman Imran Khan confirmed his third marriage with his spiritual adviser Bushra Maneka on Sunday, pictures showed the latter covering her face fully in a red-coloured veil. He said PTI would ta...

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Thousands Attend Vigil for Victims of Florida High School Massacre

Thousands Attend Vigil for Victims of Florida High School Massacre

The FBI's statement is one of a number of indicators prior to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla ., that Cruz acted suspiciously or made threatening comments. T...

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