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Modi says India will fight foreign threats

23 hours ago | International

India is strong enough to defend its borders against any threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an Independence Day speech as the nation faces a frontier showdown with China and aggravated tensions with Pakistan."Security...

Sierra Leone floods kill hundreds

23 hours ago | International

More than 300 people were killed and more than 2 000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, leaving excavators to pull bodies from rubble and overwhelming the city's...

Driver accused of Charlottesville murder in court

1 day - 15 August 2017 | International

A man said to have harboured Nazi sympathies as a teenager before a failed bid to join the US Army appeared in court on Monday to face charges he ploughed his car into protesters opposing...

Right wing horror

2 days ago - 14 August 2017 | International

A car ploughed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, hurting more than a dozen others and ratcheting up tension in a...

Covert bug derails US-Cuba relations

5 days ago - 11 August 2017 | International

The two-year-old US diplomatic relationship with Cuba was roiled on Wednesday by what US officials say was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss...

US takes step back

1 week ago - 09 August 2017 | International

The United States announced Friday it would still take part in international climate change negotiations in order to protect its interests, despite its planned withdrawal...

Nigeria seizes ex-oil minister's luxury apartments

1 week ago - 09 August 2017 | International

A Nigerian court has confiscated the N$481 million (US$37 million) luxury apartment complex of a former oil minister accused of fraud and money laundering as...

China unfazed by Trump outbursts

1 week ago - 04 August 2017 | International

Finger-pointing over North Korea's flourishing weapons programme has pushed the world's two biggest economies towards a high-stakes impasse, but observers warn that Trump-style outbursts are...

Journo arrested for dead goat Facebook post

1 week ago - 03 August 2017 | International

Bangladesh police on Tuesday arrested a journalist in the country's south for allegedly defaming a minister in a Facebook post about a dead goat.Abdul Latif...

Father kills son for insurance money

1 week ago - 03 August 2017 | International

A Virginia man convicted of murdering his 15-month-old-son to collect on life insurance was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison without parole.Joaquin Rams of...

Warlord, model, footballer kick of Liberia campaign

2 weeks ago - 02 August 2017 | International

Liberia's 20 presidential candidates kicked off campaigning on Monday for an October election, among them a former warlord, a footballer and a fashion model, as...

Britons charged with stag party gang rape

2 weeks ago - 02 August 2017 | International

Three British men went on trial in Singapore Tuesday accused of gang-raping a 23-year-old woman while visiting the city-state for a stag party.Khong Tam Thanh,...

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Shaik says Malema is a...

2 weeks ago - 02 August 2017 | International

Controversial Durban businessman and former advisor to President Jacob Zuma, Schabir Shaik, has lashed out at Julius Malema after the EFF leader accused Indian businesses...

Qatar accuses Saudis of hampering...

2 weeks ago - 01 August 2017 | International

The Qatari authorities have accused Saudi Arabia of jeopardising the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca of Qatari pilgrims by refusing to guarantee their safety.Saudi Arabia...

Maduro’s tenuous victory

2 weeks ago - 01 August 2017 | International

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed victory yesterday in an internationally criticised election to pick a new assembly to rewrite the constitution, but the opposition vowed...

Icy relations after US sanctions

2 weeks ago - 01 August 2017 | International

President Vladimir Putin said 755 US diplomats must leave Russia and warned ties with Washington could be gridlocked for a long time, in a move...

China steps up warning to...

2 weeks ago - 27 July 2017 | International

China stepped up its warning to Botswana on Wednesday over a planned visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama next month, demanding the...

Cripple Aleppo

2 weeks ago - 27 July 2017 | International

In eastern Aleppo, bodies still lie under the rubble, graveyards are full, people are short of electricity and bread, and some children take classes in...

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