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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang have pledged to move forward with the Paris accord © AFP Tobias SCHWARZ
Europe Vows To Defend Climate Pact After Trump Pullout
European leaders reacted with anger and defiance after Donald Trump announced the United States, the world's second biggest carbon emitter, was quitting the 2015 Paris climate pact.
Obama Blasts Trump Over Exit From Paris Climate Pact
Barack Obama slammed his successor President Donald Trump on Thursday for pulling out of the Paris climate deal, warning that the move would see the United States “reject the future.”
US President Donald Trump said the United States would abandon the Paris climate deal -- but was open to negotiating a new one © AFP Brendan Smialowski
Trump Withdraws US From Paris Climate Deal
President Donald Trump on Thursday announced America's withdrawal from the Paris climate deal, signaling a policy shift with wide-ranging repercussions for the climate and Washington's ties with the world.
The Paris Climate Agreement At A Glance
The 2015 Paris Agreement, from which Donald Trump is considering withdrawing the United States, was the first pact to commit all nations to limiting global warming.
Trump Not Ready To Move US Embassy To Jerusalem Yet
President Donald Trump postponed moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on Thursday, avoiding a provocative step as he tries to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Cape Town Cuts Back To Survive Worst Drought In 100 Years
As Cape Town suffers its worst drought in a century, residents have been told to restrict showers to two minutes and flush toilets only when “absolutely necessary”.
Ethiopia Blocks Mobile Internet Access
Authorities in Ethiopia have confirmed that the mobile internet is down, with officials refusing to give reasons for the action.
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Pregnant Gay Man Prepares To Birth First Baby With Partner
A gay couple, Biff Chaplow and Trystan Reese, have expressed delight as they anticipate the birth of their first child together.
Nigerian Doctor Banned For Pestering Patient With Marriage Proposals
A Nigerian UK-based doctor has been banned in the UK following reports of harassing a patient with marriage proposals.
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Rihanna Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ Album
Barbadian singer Rihanna born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her 'Good Girl Gone Bad' album.
CNN Fires Kathy Griffin Over ‘Decapitated’ Donald Trump Photos
CNN has sacked Kathy Griffin from its annual New Year’s Eve broadcast for posing for photographs holding up the likeness of a severed head resembling US President Donald Trump.
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Police Video Shows Unsteady, Slurring Woods (Video)
Tiger Woods looks disoriented and unsteady in police video of his Monday arrest on a charge of driving under the influence, according to footage obtained.
Global Outrage After ‘Barbaric’ Kabul Truck Bomb Kills 90
President Donald Trump has condemned the "barbaric" truck-bombing in Kabul in a phone call with his Afghan counterpart, as global outrage swells over the massive blast.
Ambulances rushed survivors to hospital after a huge blast, which struck during Kabul's rush hour © AFP SHAH MARAI
90 Die In Massive Kabul Truck Bombing
A massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter during rush hour on Wednesday, killing at least 90 people in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since 2001.
The Paris Agreement commits signatories to limiting average global warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-Industrial Revolution levels © AFP/File Philippe Huguen
Trump Tipped To Quit Climate Deal
President Donald Trump teased an imminent decision Wednesday on whether to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, promising an announcement "very soon" as aides reportedly said a US pullout was likely.
US President Donald Trump/Photo: AFP
Donald Trump To Announce Climate Decision In Few Days
US President Donald Trump has said that he would soon declare his decision concerning the Paris Accord agreement, amid media reports that he would withdraw.
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Teenager Sentenced To Death For Being Raped At Gunpoint
A 19-year-old lady has been tagged an adulteress and sentenced to death after she revealed that she was raped by her cousin at gunpoint.
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Roadside Bomb Kills 5 Officers In Kenya’s North Coast – Police
Kenya police said four of its officers and a civilian were killed on Wednesday and two more police are missing after their truck hit a landmine.
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Saudi King Earns More Retweets Than Trump, Report Says
Donald Trump may be lighting up Twitter with strange new words and attacks on allies but in the battle for most attention per tweet the US president is losing.
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Duterte Shuts Clinton With Lewinsky Remark Over ‘Rape’ Criticisms
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte angrily hit back Wednesday at Chelsea Clinton for criticising remarks he made about rape.

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