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Zuma’s Fate Hangs In The Balance

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Leaders of South Africa’s governing African National Congress, ANC Party,  are to meet to decide the future of President Jacob Zuma as the National Executive Committee (NEC) is likely to ask him to step down. ANC President, Cyril Ramaphosa,  acknowledged on Sunday that the issue was causing "disunity and discord". Zuma, 75,...

Russia Saratov Crash: Investigators Comb Crash Site Near Moscow

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Russian investigators are searching snow-covered fields near Moscow for clues why a passenger plane crashed.All 65 passengers and six crew were killed when the Saratov Airlines jet went down minutes after taking off from Domodedovo Airport on Sunday afternoon.Officials say they are considering weather conditions, human error and technical failure...

Russia Jet Crash Kills 71

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A Russian airliner carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed after vanishing from radar screens as it left a Moscow airport for the Urals. A report said the Saratov Airlines an-148 regional jet was en route to the city of Orsk when it went missing. The report also said that the jet...

Harvey Weinstein: New York State Sues Weinstein Company

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New York prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company, alleging that the studio failed to protect staff from Harvey Weinstein.The film producer is facing dozens of allegations of sexual abuse, including rape, but denies non-consensual sex.The lawsuit alleges Mr Weinstein abused female employees and made verbal threats to...

Pence Skips Olympic Dinner With N Koreans In Pyeongchang

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US Vice-President, Mike Pence, has skipped a dinner at which he was due to share a table with North Korea's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam. Mr Pence briefly encountered Mr Kim but they tried to avoid directly facing each other, Yonhap news agency reports. Meanwhile, South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, has...

No Prospect Of Talks Between U.S. And North Korea At Olympic Games

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North Korea says it has no intention of meeting U.S. officials during the winter Olympics that start in south Korea on Friday, dampening hopes the games will help resolve a tense standoff over the North’s nuclear weapons program.

Gambia Rejoins The Commonwealth

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The Gambia is rejoining the commonwealth, almost five years after it withdrew under the rule of ousted President Yahya Jammeh who branded it a "neo-colonial institution”.

Angela Merkel Criticised By Own Party Over Coalition

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German chancellor Angela Merkel faced criticism from within the ranks of her own conservatives on Thursday for making concessions to her center-left social democrat (SPD) coalition partners to seal a governing alliance a day earlier.

North Korea Holds Military Parade Ahead Of Winter Olympics

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North Korea has held a military parade attended by leader,  Kim Jong-un, a day before the opening of the Winter Olympics in the South.The North often boasts of its parades but reports of this surfaced afterwards with TV airing delayed footage.This event is usually held in April and moving it...

North Korea Accuses US Of Planning Pre-Emptive Attack

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North Korea has accused the united states of planning to launch a "bloody nose" military strike against the country while promoting the threat of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons.

Taiwan Quake Kills At Least Four

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Rescue workers are still battling to save both people and property in the massive quake that hit Taiwan’s city of Huainan Wednesday morning.

Kenya Deports Opposition Supporter Miguna To Canada

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Kenya has deported opposition supporter and lawyer, Miguna Miguna following his role in the unofficial swearing-in of opposition Leader Raila Odinga as "the people's president".

ANC Postpones Meeting With Zuma

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South Africa’s governing party, the ANC, has postponed a top-level meeting that was expected to decide on president Jacob Zuma's future.

Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Tsvangirai “Critically Ill”

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Zimbabwe's main opposition Leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, is critically ill in a South African hospital.

Sierra Leone Bans Female Genital Mutilation

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Sierra Leone has banned Female Genital Mutilation in the country until after its march elections amid fears candidates would pay for cutting ceremonies to woo voters.

G5 Countries Meet In Niger For Counter Terrorism Talks

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Heads of State from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania, Mali and Niger are meeting at this year’s G5 Sahel Summit in Niamey, the Nigerien capital. While the operation of their joint regional counter terrorism force will be top of the agenda, they will also discuss other issues including regional development and the...

European Shares Tumble In New Sell Off

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European markets have followed Asian markets lower on Tuesday as investors continued to dump shares. London, Frankfurt and Paris all fell sharply at the open with losses of up to 3%, before recovering some ground. In the US overnight the Dow lost 4.6%. Japan's Nikkei 225 closed down 4.7%. The sell-off began last...

Scientists Call For More Research On Plastic Pollution

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Scientists are calling for research on the impacts of micro plastics on whales, sharks and rays that strain tiny food, like plankton, out of seawater.

Pressure On Jacob Zuma To Resign

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South African President Jacob Zuma is under growing pressure to step down.

Salah Abdeslam: Paris Suspect Attacks 'Anti-Muslim Bias'

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The sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris terror attacks is refusing to speak any further in a Belgian court, where he is on trial over the gunfight that led to his arrest. Salah Abdeslam has said he will not respond to questions from the judge. "My silence does not make me...