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Multi-billion dollar SA, China deals to enable economic growth

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President Xi and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will both chair a roundtable discussion, where Chinese and African leaders will discuss China-Africa relations as well as global and regional issues of common concern. Mr Xi said China's trade with Belt and Road countries had exceeded $5 trillion, with outward direct investment surpassing $60 billion. The documents are expected to build on the outcomes of the Johannesburg summit, during which Xi announced 10 major cooperation plans ... Read More »

Myanmar seizes empty, abandoned ship

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After some digging, the navy now believe the freighter was being towed by a tugboat headed to a ship-breaking factory in Bangladesh. Yangon Police said on their Facebook page the ship was "stranded on the beach (and was) bearing an Indonesian flag", police said, adding that there were "no sailors or goods" onboard. Read More »

Ugandan opposition lawmaker heads to USA for medical treatment

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The letter addressed to National Assembly Speakers Justine Muturi irked the youthful Babu and he has asked President Museveni to keep off the matter. "Security forces, when you are arresting Ugandans, arrest them like human beings not animals", he said. The 74-year-old Museveni has led Uganda for 32 years. Read More »

Deputy shoots gunman at Del Mar Racetrack before Ice Cube concert

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The racetrack, at Del Mar Fairgrounds, is located about 21 miles north of downtown San Diego along the Pacific coast. Authorities said a man fired his gun near the race track and a deputy returned fire. In video posted by a person just inside the entrance to the track, two shots can be heard outside before a brief pause and then a succession of four quick shots. Read More »

Myanmar court sentences two Reuters journalists to seven years' imprisonment

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The reporters, Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were working for Reuters when they were arrested in December previous year (2017) after being invited by policemen to meet at a restaurant in Yangon. "We will not wait while Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo suffer this injustice and will evaluate how to proceed in the coming days, including whether to seek relief in an global forum". Read More »

Trump plays golf course while Washington mourned John McCain

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Her tearful, impassioned tribute opened the memorial service for John McCain at Washington National Cathedral. It set a tone echoing her father's own passion. Now, Sam Nunberg, a one-time Trump aide, is claiming that the GOP is angry over the treatment received by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner . Kelly and Mattis also escorted Cindy McCain when she laid a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial before the funeral service began. Read More »

In Australia arrested the student-terrorists

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New South Wales police Detective Superintendent Mick Sheehy told reporters the man was believed to be acting on his own and there was no ongoing threat to the community. The police claimed that Nizamudin acted independently, although he admitted that he was probably a member of a terrorist group ID, the police have not yet charged him with membership in a terrorist organization. Read More »

4 missing after boats collide, sink on Colorado River

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A police helicopter and rescue boat search the scene of the crash. "We have four parties unaccounted for and presumed submerged", Eric Sherwin, a spokesperson for California's San Bernardino County Fire District, said. Six other people were rushed to local hospitals with less serious injuries and another six sustained minor injuries. The river's water can range from shallow to nine metres deep. Read More »

McCain’s daughter takes shot at Trump during eulogy

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People in the room clapped and social media erupted. Lieberman, speaking Saturday at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., recalled McCain suffering through Shabbat elevators in Israel, walking long distances with him on Shabbat, and forgoing Friday night festivities overseas to share a quiet meal with Lieberman - what McCain called a "Shalom Shabbat". Read More »

Myanmar army allegedly uses fake Rohingya photos

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But Reuters said it was actually taken during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war, when hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis were killed by Pakistani troops. Described by the military as "clearance operations" provoked by attacks by Rohingya militants, the military's actions have been not only grossly disproportionate, but marked by indiscriminate killing, widespread sexual violence, and wholesale burning of villages. Read More »

Analysts weigh in on Trump not showing at McCain's funeral

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Not only did the videos and photos go viral but many noticed that whenever there are political events where both the Bushes and Obamas attend, former President George W. In one missive, he misspelled former President Barack Obama's first name. Current President Donald Trump was notably absent from the ceremony, at the request of McCain himself. Read More »

Will Trump's 2016 'Lyin' Ted' Tweets Doom Cruz Reelection Chances?

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A GoFundMe page organized by USA Latinx , a political group focused on supporting Latinx candidates, topped its $6,000 fundraising goal, raising almost $10,000 in less than 24 hours. In another post, Trump wonders how Cruz can be an "Evangelical Christian when he lies so much and is so dishonest". For his part, Cruz once called Trump "a sniveling coward". Read More »

Alaska Mom Charged With Killing Two Daughters Two Years Apart

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Although authorities didn't suspect foul play during the first baby's death, the striking similarities between how both children died prompted them to reevaluate the case. "How do we even imagine that", Jewkes said. "As a justice system, how do we make this right?" He praised detectives who he said spent thousands of hours investigating the case in a five-person department that handled several other homicides in the course of the investigation. Read More »

Huge blaze at historic museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Television footage showed the majestic building engulfed in flames that firefighters had yet to bring under control, with plumes of smoke shooting into the night sky. It is not known what the extent of the damage is, nor what the cause of the fire is. Founded in 1818, the museum is part of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro . Read More »

After Lula candidacy shot down, Brazil party faces replacement dilemma

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Da Silva was wildly popular as president of Latin America's largest nation between 2003 and 2010. A majority of Brazil's top electoral court shot down late Friday the candidacy of popular leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the country's upcoming presidential vote, telling the jailed former leader he can not participate in October's critical election . Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests New Mexico compound members on new charges

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Leveille and her husband, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, remained held on additional felony counts related to the death of Siraj Wahhaj's son, whose remains were found buried on the property. The source, who asked to remain anonymous, said they were waiting to get a new ID, when two law enforcement officers entered through the front door, drew their weapons and detained a "tall black man" who was hiding in a bathroom. Read More »

The President Announces MASSIVE RALLY for Ted Cruz — TRUMP TO TEXAS

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He tweeted that it would be a mega event in the "biggest stadium" he can find in Texas, a move keeping in mind the delicate control that conservatives hold in the state, which has traditionally been red. Cruz continues to lead in the polls but only by one point.an e-roll by Emerson College shows Cruz at 38-percent and O'Rourke at 37-percent. O'Rourke entered the race against Cruz more than a year ago as a virtually unknown lawmaker outside of his hometown of El Paso. Read More »

Two injured in Amsterdam station stabbing, attacker shot

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The motive for the stabbing is under investigation and police said " all possible scenarios are being kept open". Earlier this week, Dutch police arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of threatening to attack far-right politician Geert Wilders over his plan to hold a contest of cartoons depicting Islam's Prophet Mohammad. Read More »

Australian Instagram Model Found Dead On Billionaire's Yacht In Greece

Two days later, her body was found. The 300-foot yacht is owned by Mexican mining magnate Alberto Bailleres , who is worth an estimated $6.9 billion. Three days before she passed, Sinead gave a shout out to her sister on her Facebook page saying, "happy birthday to the most unbelievable big sister I could ever ask for, 5 days till I get to see you! Excitement is an understatement", McNamara posted on Facebook Aug. Read More »

Philippine President Duterte blames `beautiful women` for cases of rape

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For President Rodrigo Duterte , there will always be rape cases in a place with "many handsome women". "But my point is rape should not be the response to handsome people", said Palma. He also appeared to have trivialized the crime, emphasizing that an offender "never does it on the first try" or when a woman fights him off. Ms. Carpio, daughter of the President, said this positive effect of local government action "should not be lost in the repertoire of the President and the attacks by ... Read More »

Hodge claims vindication over Corbyn anti-Semitism row

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The peer, who is not affiliated with any party, insisted the Labour leader must "recant and repent" and that he risked engulfing the country "in the flames of hatred". He told the Jewish Labour Movement conference in Finchley, north London: "I believe that the Labour Party will change the policy". In thanking Mr Brown she said that his presence at the conference "has reminded us that we do not stand alone". Read More »

Woman smashes Greyhound bus window, rams driver in DC

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This video contains graphic content and may be offensive to some. She got out and attacked the bus with a baseball bat, then took her car's jack out of the trunk, which is when a passenger on the Greyhound bus started recording with their cellphone. Read More »

Syrian state media denies blasts caused by Israeli strikes

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Two powerful explosions occurred near a Syrian airbase in the Damascus area overnight to Sunday, the Iranian channel Press TV said, adding that the case in hand was a missile attack. Officials in Jerusalem have said they take action to stop the transfer of advanced weapons to terror groups and to keep Iran from gaining a foothold in the country; Dozens of strikes inside Syria have been attributed to Israel. Read More »

Macron affirms love for France after 'resistant Gauls' aside

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In order to achieve this he proposed "cooperation reinforced nearly automatically, which will mean that, for member states who agreed with the reform, we could have a real solidarity of intervention if one state was attacked". "This wider Europe should build its security architecture with the powers, which are on its border, and the great nations, which share history with us", the French leader said. Read More »

Pentagon Cancels Millions Of Aid To Pakistan Over Record On Militant Groups

King was last seen in a "proof-of-life" video, released last October. Those include the Haqqani Network and Afghan Taliban, both of which are said by USA officials to operate freely from Pakistani soil. However, Pakistan denies the charges and said it needed acknowledgment of its sacrifices in the war on terror. Just over a week ago, a telephone conversation between Pompeo and Khan stirred up controversy, with Islamabad calling Washington's account of the discussion "factually ... Read More »

Will UN's Myanmar 'genocide' accusation amount to change?

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Hussein told the British public service broadcaster the Nobel laureate "was in a position to do something". But Hussein said the Nobel Leaurate should have leveraged her status inside Myanmar to defang the military operation against the Rohingya - or resigned - instead of effectively acting as a cloak for their actions. Read More »

Buhari Travels With Aisha, Daughter To China

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He has just been inaugurated. "On the evening of that same day, our chairman of the China National People's Congress Mr Li Zhanshu will also hold bilateral meetings with him and hold a welcome banquet", said Mr Zhao. This is also an important occasion as it will review the progress that we would have made in the past three years. It is also an important meeting that will draft the policy measures for the development of cooperation between the two sides in nearly every field - political, ... Read More »

U.S. may impose $200B China tariffs next week

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Trump in an interview with Bloomberg also threatened to withdraw from the World Trade Organization if "they don't shape up", a move that would further undermine one of the foundations of the modern global trading system. Wellington, Taipei, Manila and Jakarta were also sharply lower but Seoul rose 0.7 percent. Argentina's central bank voted unanimously at an emergency meeting on Thursday to raise its benchmark rate to 60 percent from 45 percent but the unexpected move failed to stabilise ... Read More »

'Some Values Transcend Party': Obama Delivers Remarks at McCain Memorial Service

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McCain said her father was a "great man" and she encouraged others to live up to his example. The ceremony will feature tributes from Republican former President George W. SIMON: There were friends and family of John McCain - Republicans, Democrats, soldiers, celebrities, current and former world leaders. While in captivity, the men would communicate with one another through their cell walls by knocking in code. Read More »

Larry Fitzgerald Speaks at John McCain's Memorial Service

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It's about trust. And I trusted John with my life. "Above all we understood the same thing: all politics is personal". Biden, as he has done repeatedly over the years at funerals, played a pastoral role. Ted Kennedy, the MA liberal, who died of the same brain cancer nine years earlier and with whom he had worked on comprehensive immigration reform. As the GOP nominee in 2008, McCain lost to Obama. Read More »

Israeli PM’s wife suspected of taking bribes

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Netanyahu promoted regulations worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Bezeq in exchange for positive coverage of the Prime Minister in Bezeq's news website, Walla . Prosecutors say she illegally spent more than $100,000 on meals and private chefs for the Prime Minister's official residence in Jerusalem. Background: Prime Minister Netanyahu is now facing five legal cases, each of which involves allegations of bribery, corruption or influence peddling. Read More »

Pakistan 'stands by' Iran on nuclear deal issue

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While Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi publicly declared the country support for Iran's "principled stance" over the 2015 nuclear deal, after the withdrawal of the U.S. The delegation will address what it called Moscow's "specious allegations of worldwide plans to stage a chemical weapons attack in Syria". The US State Department announced on Friday that James Jeffrey, newly appointed Special Representative for Syria Engagement, accompanied by Near Eastern Affairs Deputy ... Read More »

Manafort associate admits paying Trump inauguration $50,000 in Ukrainian cash

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Prosecutors did not name the foreigners involved. Patten appeared before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who will oversee Manafort's upcoming trial. Mr. Kilimnik is not named in Friday's charging papers against Mr. Patten, but is identified as "Foreigner A", a Russian national who formed a company in the United States with Mr. Read More »

China disputes UN report on Uighur Muslims discrimination

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A bipartisan group of USA lawmakers on Wednesday urged the United States to impose sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for human rights abuses of minority Muslims in Xinjiang , saying the region was being turned into a "high-tech police state". Read More »

US Bans Citizens from Travelling to N Korea

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The special envoy will also discuss "establishing peace", advancing inter-Korean ties, and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Reuters reported , citing a spokesman for South Korea's presidential Blue House. We will remind, last time the leaders of South Korea and North Korea, moon Jae-In and Kim Jong-UN, held talks in the demilitarized zone in the village of Panmunjom in April 2018. Read More »

Khamenei threatens to withdraw from nuclear deal

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He said the Iraqi government had formed a committee under the chairmanship of the Iraqi Central Bank, to review the sanctions (on Iran ) and to provide a clear vision of Iraq's needs. Iran's official unemployment rate is 12 percent, with youth unemployment as high as 25 percent in a country where 60 percent of the 80 million population is under 30. Read More »

Amsterdam stab victims were USA citizens

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Police say they have serious but not life-threatening injuries. Their identities have not been released. "First statements made by the suspect indicate he had a terrorist motive", Amsterdam city council said in a statement. Two people who were seriously injured in a knife attack at Amsterdam's Central Station are USA citizens, the United States ambassador said on Saturday, as Dutch police probed a possible terror link. Read More »

Sadiq Khan balloon takes flight in London

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A crowdfunding anti-Khan campaign was launched following the giant Donald Trump baby balloon flown by protesters during the president's visit in July. Organizer Yanny Bruere said Saturday's protest was set up "in retaliation" for the Trump blimp. He continued: "Under Sadiq Khan, we have seen crime sky rocket to unprecedented levels". Read More »

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe taken to hospital after collapsing in Iranian jail

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In a statement issued yesterday (Wednesday), Mr Hunt said: "All our thoughts and prayers are with Nazanin and her family today". A request for an extension of the furlough was refused and she chose to go back voluntarily. He said: "It's been such a whirlwind this past few (days), just keeping up with events". "I was really anxious about her going in, she was really bad on the phone". Read More »

Outcry over retirement plan brings rare Putin concession

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Vladimir Milov, the former deputy energy minister who has allied himself with corruption fighter Alexey Navalny, has argued that increasing the retirement age only makes economic sense within Russia's current retirement system, in which current workers fund current retirees' pensions through payroll taxes. Read More »

Blast kills leader of Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists

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Russian president Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to Zakharchenko's family. There was a failed attempt past year on the life of Zakharchenko, who'd commanded military units that fought Ukrainian forces and later won a controversial election to become head of the Donetsk People's Republic. Read More »

Bobi Wine Re-Arrested At Airport | General News

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He was checked into a hospital in the capital, Kampala , in a "worrying condition", the lawyer said. The 36-year-old had been freed on bail on Monday but faced no travel restrictions after he and several other lawmakers were arrested and charged with treason over an incident in which the president's motorcade was pelted with stones and Ssentamu's driver was shot dead. Read More »

Chelsea Manning could be banned from entering Australia and New Zealand

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This was done on the spurious grounds that she fails the Migration Act's " character test " because of a " substantial criminal record". Manning was an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the decision was for Mr Coleman, who was sworn in on Tuesday. Her actions made Manning a hero to anti-war and anti-secrecy activists but United States establishment figures branded her a traitor. Read More »