Grace Mugabe turns self in to South Africa police over alleged assault

News Room : August 16, 2017 7:09 am

JOHANNESBURG: Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe handed herself over to South African police and was due in Tuesday officials said, after allegedly assaulting a model who was at a Johannesburg hotel with her two sons. During the incident, which occurred on Sunday, Mugabe, 52, allegedly attacked Gabriella Engels, 20, with an extension cord, leaving her more »
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Progress on terms of Brexit first: EU

News Room : August 16, 2017 7:07 am

BRUSSELS: The EU reiterated Tuesday that it would not address the issue of Britain’s future partnership with the bloc post-Brexit until progress had been made on the terms of withdrawal. Responding to a new British position paper released Tuesday, a European Commission spokesman noted Britain’s proposal for a temporary customs union after leaving the EU. more »
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Nearly 400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide — coroner

News Room : August 16, 2017 7:04 am

FREETOWN: Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, the chief coroner said on Tuesday, as rescue operations continued and morgues struggled to find space for all the dead. President Ernest Bai Koroma urged residents of the town of Regent and other flooded areas around more »
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India, China soldiers involved in border altercation — Indian sources

News Room : August 16, 2017 7:00 am

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, India: Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas Indian sources said, further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part of the disputed border. A source in New Delhi, who had been briefed on the military situation on more »
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Philippine police kill 21 in overnight anti-drug raids

News Room : August 16, 2017 6:58 am

MANILA: Philippine police killed at least 21 people in a series of raids near the capital Manila, in the bloodiest night of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, official records showed on Tuesday. Duterte won a landslide victory in presidential elections last year after promising an unprecedented war on drugs in which tens of thousands more »
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‘Hidden’ hunger crisis in Congo pushing it closer to famine

News Room : August 15, 2017 7:31 am

ROME: Hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo has soared in the last year, leaving 7.7 million people in urgent need of food aid and pushing the country closer to famine than it has been in a decade, food security experts said on Monday. Much of the rise in hunger — 1.8 million new people more »
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Somalia celebrates polio-free 3 years

News Room : August 15, 2017 7:30 am

JEDDAH: An event was held in Mogadishu to mark three years since the last detected case of polio in Somalia. It was attended by Somalia’s president, MPs, delegates from the Health Ministry, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. Speaking at the event, the WHO’s director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Mahmoud Fikri, applauded Somalia’s more »
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Texas university cancels white supremacist rally

News Room : August 15, 2017 7:29 am

CHICAGO: A Texas university canceled a planned white supremacist rally on its campus next month, citing safety concerns following the deadly violence at a rally in Virginia at the weekend. Texas A&M University, one of the most prestigious public colleges in the United States, scrapped a September 11 rally at which known white supremacist leader more »
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