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Zambian Minister Sacked Over Misappropriation Of Fund

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has fired the Minister for Community Development and Social Services, Emerine Kabanshi, over misappropriation of funds.

FBI Does Not Need To Probe Kavanaugh, Says Trump

President Trump says that there is no need for FBI involvement in the scandal threatening to derail his pick for a coveted place on the US Supreme Court.

Ex-Malaysian PM Re-arrested For Fresh Corruption Charges

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been detained over fresh corruption charges related to state investment fund 1MDB.

ICC Begins Probe Into Myanmar Rohingya Atrocities

The ICC has announced plan to begin probe into the deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh.

North Korea Agrees To Shut Missile Site, Says Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut one of the country's main missile testing and launch sites, says the South's President Moon Jae-in.
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India Approves Ban On Instant Divorce

The Indian Government on Wednesday passed an executive order and approved a ban on triple talaq (instant divorce).

Kim To Visit Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said he will make a historic visit to Seoul "in the near future" after a summit with South Korea President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang on Wednesday.

US Supplied Bomb That Killed 40 Yemeni Children – Report

The bomb that killed 40 children and 11 others in rebel-held northern Yemen was sold by the United States under a State Department deal with Riyadh.

French Interior Minister Set To Resign

France’s Interior Minister Gerard Collomb announced on Tuesday that he would stand down after next year’s European Parliament elections.
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Russia Blames Israel After Syria Downs Military Plane

Russia has blamed Israel for the shutting down of one of its military planes and the deaths of the 15 personnel on board. The Russian...
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South Africa Legalises Private Use Of Marijuana

South Africa’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday decriminalised the private use of marijuana in the country.

U.S. Supreme Court Nominee, Accuser To Testify In Senate

The Senate has scheduled a public hearing on a sex assault claim against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for next week.
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Russian Military Plane Vanishes In Syria

A Russian military aircraft with 14 people on board has disappeared from radar after flying over Syria, Russia's defence ministry has said.

Kim, Moon Meet For Korea Nuclear Talks

The leaders of North and South Korea are meeting in the North Korean capital for talks centered on the stalled denuclearisation negotiations.

SpaceX’s First Moon Traveler Revealed

Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023.

North Korea Still Keeping Nuclear Weapons, Says UN Envoy

North Korea might still be maintaining and developing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes, according to a United Nations envoy.
UK To Spend $6m On Protecting Trump During State Visit

Trump Govt Cuts Refugee Admissions For 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the President Donald Trump administration has slashed its annual cap on refugee acceptances for the second year in a row.

Brexit Plan Only Way To Leave EU, Says Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that her Brexit plan is the only alternative to crashing out of the European Union without agreement.

U.S Supreme Court Nominee’s Sexual Assault Victim Speaks Out

A woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted by US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has identified herself.

Death Toll From Philippines Typhoon Hits 49

The death toll from Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines has reached 49 and also ripping a swathe of destruction through its agricultural heartland.

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