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Groups kick as South Africa moves to strip children of foreigners of citizenship

Groups kick as South Africa moves to strip children of foreigners of citizenship The department of home affairs’ plan to discontinue issuing birth certificates to children of foreigners has come under fire from lobby groups who argue that it is in contravention of international laws. Where previously all new babies were issued with birth certificates, as is required by the constitution and international law...... more

US freezes assets of Khashoggi’s killers

US freezes assets of Khashoggi’s killers The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on 17 Saudi officials on Thursday for their role in the killing last month of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the first concrete response by the Trump administration to the journalist’s death. The sanctions limit access to the U.S. financial system...... more

Breaking: UN-backed tribunal declares Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide against Muslims, others

Breaking: UN-backed tribunal declares Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide against Muslims, others For the first time, two leaders of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia have been found guilty of genocide. Nuon Chea, 92, was the loyal deputy of regime leader Pol Pot, and Khieu Samphan, 87, was head of state. They were on trial at the UN-backed tribunal on charges of...... more

Brexit: Ministers desert Theresa May

Brexit: Ministers desert Theresa May Prime Minister Theresa May battled on Thursday to save a draft divorce deal with the European Union after her Brexit secretary and other ministers quit in protest at an agreement they say will trap Britain in the bloc’s orbit for years. Just over 12 hours after May announced that her team...... more

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty in Khashoggi murder case

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty in Khashoggi murder case Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five suspects charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the kingdom tries to contain its biggest political crisis for a generation. Khashoggi, a royal insider turned critic of Saudi policy, was killed in the country’s Istanbul consulate on Oct....... more

Militants flog teachers in front of students

Militants flog teachers in front of students Schools in Burkina Faso near the borders with Mali and Niger are coming under increasing threat from jihadist groups demanding the schools abandon secular education. On Monday, four armed men on motorbikes pulled up to a school in the small northern community of Toulfé. Burkina Faso's Minister of Education Stanislas Ouaro...... more

Texas prepares to execute Mexican man despite protests

Texas prepares to execute Mexican man despite protests The state of Texas was preparing Wednesday to execute a Mexican man sentenced to death in 1993, despite objections from human rights groups. Roberto Moreno Ramos, 64, was due to be put to death by lethal injection at 6:00 pm (0000 GMT Thursday) in the penitentiary at Huntsville, Texas. He was...... more

At least 15 killed in Cameroon in clashes between army, separatists

At least 15 killed in Cameroon in clashes between army, separatists At least 15 people have been killed in a new bout of fighting between Cameroon army troops and separatist rebels, the two sides said on Tuesday, in a rise in violence since President Paul Biya won a seventh term in power in October. The conflict between Anglophone separatists, who want to...... more

US National security aide headed for exit after clash with Melania Trump's office

US National security aide headed for exit after clash with Melania Trump's office A feud with the first lady's office is expected to cost a senior national security adviser her job after she sparred with East Wing staff and other key members of the Trump administration. The dispute spilled into public view in extraordinary fashion on Tuesday when the first lady's office released a...... more

CNN sues White House over barring of Reporter

CNN sues White House over barring of Reporter CNN has filed a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's access to the White House. The lawsuit is a response to the White House's suspension of Acosta's press pass, known as a Secret Service "hard pass," last...... more

63 military officers arrested for corruption, abuse

63 military officers arrested for corruption, abuse  No fewer than 63 Ethiopian senior military and intelligence officers have been arrested for alleged corruption and human-rights abuses. The Attorney General, Mr. Berhanu Tsegaye, said: “Twenty-seven officials have been arrested for alleged corrupt practices, while 36 have been detained for alleged human rights abuses, with a manhunt underway for remaining...... more

Rape victim facing 20 years in prison

Rape victim facing 20 years in prison A young woman who became pregnant after being raped by her stepfather is to go on trial in El Salvador accused of attempting to murder her baby, under the country's strict abortion laws. Imelda Cortez, 20, gave birth to her stepfather's baby in a latrine in April last year, according to...... more

Khashoggi death tape implicates Saudi Crown Prince

Khashoggi death tape implicates Saudi Crown Prince A member of a Saudi assassination squad phoned a superior shortly after Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and told him "tell your boss" their mission had been accomplished, The New York Times reported. Citing three people familiar with a recording of Khashoggi's killing collected by Turkish intelligence, the newspaper said while he...... more

Tanzania deploys army over cashew crisis

Tanzania deploys army over cashew crisis Tanzanian authorities have deployed the military to buy cashew nuts from farmers to solve a row over prices. President John Magufuli had given traders a Monday deadline to buy the crops at government-approved rates. Farmers had halted sales of their harvests for weeks, saying offers from private traders were too low....... more

North Korea hiding missile bases — US Researchers

North Korea hiding missile bases — US Researchers North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study released Monday has found, raising fresh doubts over US President Donald Trump’s signature foreign policy initiative.  Trump has hailed his July summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as having opened the way...... more

Gabon’s president ‘seriously ill’

Gabon’s president ‘seriously ill’ Gabonese President Ali Bongo is seriously ill but on the mend, his spokesman says, ending weeks of official silence on his condition. Speculation has mounted on the health of President Bongo, 59, with some reports saying he suffered a stroke. He is being treated in Saudi Arabia, with the initial announcement...... more

Buhari joins Macron, Putin, Trump to mark end of World War I

Buhari joins Macron, Putin, Trump to mark end of World War I World leaders, including Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari gathered under driving rain in Paris on Sunday to lead global commemorations marking 100 years since the end of World War I, at a time of growing nationalism and diplomatic tensions. Around 70 leaders, among whom were US and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and...... more

Video: 2 topless women taunt Trump in Paris

Video: 2 topless women taunt Trump in Paris French police stopped two topless female protesters who approached the motorcade of US President Donald Trump as he made his way up the Champs-Elysees to a ceremony in Paris marking 100 years since the end of World War I.  One of the protesters, with slogans written on her body, got within...... more

Tanzanian President sacks ministers over cashew nut crisis, threatens to deploy the military

Tanzanian President sacks ministers over cashew nut crisis, threatens to deploy the military Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked both the agriculture and trade ministers, and threatened to deploy the military over a cashew nut crisis. Traders have been given a Monday deadline to buy crops from famers at an approved price, and not below. If this does not happen, Mr Magufuli said he...... more

DR Congo suffers worst Ebola outbreak in country’s recorded history

DR Congo suffers worst Ebola outbreak in country’s recorded history The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is facing its worst Ebola outbreak in the country's recorded history, health officials have said. The announcement late on Friday came amid increasing warnings that the situation could deteriorate because of attacks by armed groups and community resistance in the affected areas in eastern DRC....... more

15-member hit squad knows who killed Khashoggi, says Erdogan

15-member hit squad knows who killed Khashoggi, says Erdogan Turkish president on Saturday said 15-member hit squad, who arrived at Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, “certainly knows” who killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Speaking to journalists before his flight to France, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “These 18 people or precisely 15 people certainly know the perpetrator and...... more

Turkey shares tape of Khashoggi’s killing

Turkey shares tape of Khashoggi’s killing Turkey has given recordings on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday. Turkish sources, according to the newspaper Daily Sabah, have said previously that authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting the murder. “We...... more

Khashoggi's corpse went down the drains: Report

Khashoggi's corpse went down the drains: Report The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi poured his remains down the drain after dissolving him in acid, a Turkish newspaper reported Saturday. Samples taken from the drains at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul showed traces of acid, pro-government daily Sabah said, without quoting sources. This led investigators to believe the...... more

Republican Sen. Flake plans to snatch presidential ticket from Trump

Republican Sen. Flake plans to snatch presidential ticket from Trump Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake has said that plans were still in the pipeline to wrestle the party’s presidential ticket from President Donald Trump. The Arizona lawmaker who announced last year that he would not be seeking re-election to the Senate, told Politico Friday that he has not “ruled it out,”...... more

At least 17 killed as suicide bombers attack Somali hotel

At least 17 killed as suicide bombers attack Somali hotel At least 17 people were killed when suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel near the headquarters of Somalia’s Criminal Investigations Department in Mogadishu on Friday, police said. “So far we have confirmed 17 civilians dead. They were traveling in public vehicles at the scene when the blasts...... more

BREAKING: 9 killed, more than 150,000 evacuated as wildfires ravage California

BREAKING: 9 killed, more than 150,000 evacuated as wildfires ravage California At least nine people have been killed and more than 150,000 evacuated as two big wildfires rage in California, officials say Five people of the dead were found in cars in a town that was destroyed by the Camp Fire in the state’s north. West of Los Angeles, the Woolsey Fire...... more

Michelle Obama: Trump put my family at risk

Michelle Obama: Trump put my family at risk Former US first lady Michelle Obama says she can “never forgive” Donald Trump for questioning her husband’s American citizenship, saying the president and other “birthers” put her family at risk, in her hotly anticipated new memoir. Obama also says she was surprised that so many American women voted for the “misogynist”...... more

British Minister resigns over ‘terrible mistake’ in Brexit deal

British Minister resigns over ‘terrible mistake’ in Brexit deal Britain’s transport minister Jo Johnson on Friday resigned from Prime Minister Theresa May’s government in opposition to a looming Brexit deal and called for a second referendum on leaving the EU.  “It has become increasingly clear to me that the withdrawal agreement, which is being finalised… even as I write, will...... more

France grounds Ryanair plane with 149 on board

France grounds Ryanair plane with 149 on board A Ryanair airplane was grounded by French authorities Thursday in a long-running row over subsidies, delaying passengers by up to five hours. The French civil aviation authority seized a Ryanair Boeing 737 jet at Bordeaux airport, minutes before it was due to take off for London Stansted with 149 passengers on...... more

Convoy carrying British, Belgian PMs hit by car

Convoy carrying British, Belgian PMs hit by car Two police motorcyclists in the motorcade of the British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Belgian counterpart along a motorway in Belgium were knocked over by a car on Friday in an apparent accident, Belgian media reported. The motorcyclists, who were escorting  May and Charles Michel after they laid wreaths at...... more

 

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