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Zimbabwe’s Military Threatens To ‘Step In’

Zimbabwe’s army chief has warned those responsible for “purging” the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party to stop, or the military will step in. The rare intervention comes just a week after President Robert Mugabe sacked his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa. General Constantino Chiwenga, who appeared at a news conference with another 90 …

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Iraq-Iran earthquake: Deadly tremor hits border region

A strong 7.3-magnitude earthquake has rattled the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing scores. At least 61 people were killed and 300 injured in western Iran, state media said, with four more reported dead in Iraq. The death toll is likely to rise. The earthquake sparked panic, with …

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Mauritanian blogger’s death sentence cut to two years

An appeals court in Mauritania has reduced a death sentence given to a blogger to a two-year jail term. Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed M’khaitir was convicted of blasphemy in 2014. He will be set free as he has spent more than two years in jail. His lawyer called the news …

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Six Tanzanian schoolchildren killed in ‘grenade’ explosion

At least six children have been killed and 25 others injured in an explosion at a primary school in north-west Tanzania, witnesses say. Reports say the pupils were playing with a grenade they had found. Three were pronounced dead at the time they arrived at hospital. The others succumbed to …

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Self-driving shuttle bus in crash on first day

A self-driving shuttle bus in Las Vegas was involved in a crash on its first day of service. The vehicle – carrying “several” passengers – collided with a lorry driving at slow speed. Nobody was injured in the incident which city officials say was the fault of the human driver …

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Donald Trump Warns North Korea: ‘Do Not Try Us’

US President Donald Trump has issued a blunt warning to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un in an address to South Korea’s parliament. “Do not underestimate us. Do not try us,” he said, while also condemning the “dark fantasy” of life in the North. He addressed Mr Kim saying “the weapons …

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Woman fired for showing Trump motorcade the middle finger

A woman pictured raising her middle finger toward US President Donald Trump’s motorcade has reportedly been fired from her job over the photograph. The image went viral after it was taken on 28 October in Virginia, close to a Trump golf resort. Juli Briskman, who was identified as the cyclist …

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Egyptian TV Presenter Sentenced Over Pregnancy Remarks

An Egyptian TV presenter has been sentenced to three years in jail after she discussed ways of becoming pregnant outside a conventional marriage. Doaa Salah, a presenter on Al-Nahar TV, asked if her viewers had considered having sex before marriage, and also suggested a woman could marry briefly to have …

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Pope Francis Admits He Sometimes Falls Asleep While Praying

Pope Francis has admitted that he sometimes nods off while praying. “When I pray, sometimes I fall asleep,” he said in an episode of a Catholic TV2000 television programme published on Youtube. “Saint Therese used to do it too”, the 80-year-old pontiff said – in reference to the 19th Century …

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New York Truck Attack: Trump Vows To Tighten Vetting

US President Donald Trump has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to “step up” vetting measures, after a deadly truck attack in New York. Eight people were killed and 11 injured when the driver of the truck hit people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan. Five Argentines were among …

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