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Political parties stage anti-Zuma protests in Pretoria

Political parties stage anti-Zuma protests in Pretoria Wednesday's march was led by the radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, along with the Democratic Alliance (DA) and smaller opposition parties. Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller, reporting from Pretoria , said the opposition parties show unprecedented unity in coming together for the protests. He earlier posted a court document on his Twitter feed, showing the chief justice of the ... [Full Article...]

State uses freaky incident to give Dlamini-Zuma bodyguards

State uses freaky incident to give Dlamini-Zuma bodyguards The report said this will add fuel to critics' claims that Dlamini-Zuma is being given preferential treatment in the run-up to the ANC's elective conference in December. African Union Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma addresses Africa Editors Forum, 24 Oct 2016. The party says it reported Mbalula for abusing his powers. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: Relations Between US And Russia Are 'At A Low Point'

Tillerson: Relations Between US And Russia Are 'At A Low Point' But any such expectations have crashed into reality amid the nasty back-and-forth over Syria and ongoing USA investigations into Russia's alleged interference in America's US presidential election. "We do think it's important that Assad's departure is done in an orderly way", Tillerson said. Separately on Wednesday, the USA said there are credible reports that Russian Federation attempted to int... [Full Article...]

Russia Vetoes UNSC Condemnation of Assad's Chemical Attack

Russia Vetoes UNSC Condemnation of Assad's Chemical Attack It's also suspected that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered the attack. President Donald Trump said the United States' relationship with Moscow "may be at an all-time low". It was a step to hold the perpetrators of this chemical attack accountable, and I think those members who supported this effort. Lavrov however said that the two sides still "diverge" over their evaluation of the ... [Full Article...]

Central Asian citizens detained in Russian Federation over terror links

Central Asian citizens detained in Russian Federation over terror links Those detained had been recruiting other Central Asian immigrants in St Petersburg "to carry out terrorist crimes" and to join "illegal armed groups", including IS, Russia's state investigative committee said in a statement . President Donald Trump spoke directly with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, offering him the "full support" of the United States in bringing all terrorists invo... [Full Article...]

Judge denies USA request to delay Baltimore police reform hearing

Judge denies USA request to delay Baltimore police reform hearing The Justice Department has started a broad review of federal agreements that were meant to overhaul troubled police departments. The Justice Department opened an investigation into that department in 1999, after several people were attacked by police dogs. [Full Article...]

Air China to suspend flights to North Korea from Monday

The nuclear-armed North is under United Nations sanctions over its weapons programmes, and has ambitions to build a rocket capable of delivering a warhead to the USA mainland - something Trump has vowed "won't happen". Also on display was a powerful midrange missile that outside analysts call a "Musudan", and which can potentially reach US air bases in Guam, as well as a new solid-fuel midrange mi... [Full Article...]

Pence calls US commitment to South Korea 'iron-clad'

Tension has risen as U.S. President Donald Trump takes a hard rhetorical line with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has rebuffed admonitions from China and pursued nuclear and missile programmes that Washington sees as a direct threat. [Full Article...]

Pence warns NKorea not to mistake US resolve

Pence warns NKorea not to mistake US resolve Responding to questions during a meeting of the House of Representatives Committee on Audit and Oversight of Administration on April 17, Abe said, " North Korea is flaunting its military strength". Abe said he is also looking into measures that would prevent North Korean agents and armed soldiers disguised as refugees coming into Japan . According to one scenario, a US military action sends a ... [Full Article...]

Don't want conflict in Muslim society over triple talaq: Modi

Javadekar said the Bharatiya Janata Party's vote share in Manipur, Uttarakhand and Odisha had increased significantly due to the development policies of the party. He said the manner in which the bill was opposed exposed their attitude towards backward classes. The BJP also has to face assembly elections in Gujarat, Himachal, Karnataka and Odisha. [Full Article...]

Russia warns US against unilateral strike on North Korea

Pence is on the first stop of a four-nation Asia tour meant to show America's allies, and remind its adversaries, that the Trump administration is not turning its back on the increasingly volatile region. "There is both greater unpredictability and decisiveness from President Trump", said Victor Cha, the director of Asian Studies at Georgetown University and a former adviser to President George W. [Full Article...]

North Korea Launched A Missile But It Exploded Almost Immediately

McMaster was speaking hours after US and South Korean defense officials told CNN that an attempted missile launch by North Korea failed. But they also hide what's inside, so more analysis and guesswork from the parade display and future test launches will be required before conclusions are made about where North Korea's ICBM development really stands. [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens new missile tests

North Korea threatens new missile tests Pointing to the quarter-century since the United States first confronted North Korea over its attempts to build nuclear weapons, he said a period of patience had followed. North Korea's aim is to be able to put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach targets around the world. The White House did not offer a sense of when Trump's patience might run out. [Full Article...]

Sunrisers Hyderabad eke out five-run win over Kings XI Punjab

SRH openers David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan have been giving good starts to their innings, but the other batsmen, especially those who batted at the middle order would do well by raising the bar. Henriques accounted for Axar (7) to put Hyderabad in command, reducing Punjab to 82/6 in 13.4 overs. And surely, Manan Vohra's chances are running out as well. [Full Article...]

US national security adviser says North Korea missile test provocative

US national security adviser says North Korea missile test provocative Visiting American Vice President Mike Pence described North Korea's failed missile test on Sunday as a "provocation" and assured South Korea of Washington's full support against the threat from its volatile neighbour. The highlight of Pence's three-day visit will come on day two when he's due to meet with South Korea's Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn. US and South Korean military officials tell N... [Full Article...]

BJP chooses to boycott President's function to honour freedom fighters

BJP chooses to boycott President's function to honour freedom fighters Speaking on the occasion, Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind said it was Champaran which turned Gandhi into a Mahatma and he openly challenged British Imperialism during the satyagraha there. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi condemned the boycott by the BJP and pointed out that both Lalu Prasad and Rahul Gandhi had been invited because of the positions they held in their respective parties. [Full Article...]

Years Later, Kathrine Switzer Completes The Boston Marathon Again

Japan's Suguru Osako finished third among the men. Hug set a new course record on Monday with a finish time of 1:18:04. "I'm looking forward to resting now, and getting ready for the track season", Rupp said. "I had an incredible time out there", he said today in a postrace press conference. Kiplagat, 37, was greeted by her children and family members as she crossed the line. [Full Article...]

Legislators target British citizenship of Assad's wife

Legislators target British citizenship of Assad's wife MP Tom Brake said Asma Assad should either stop defending Syria's "barbaric acts" or lose her citizenship. The proposal was triggered by Asma Assad's recent posts in social media, such as Instagram, Facebook and Telegram, after over 80 people had been reportedly killed in the Syrian province of Idlib last week as a result of an incident involving chemical weapons. [Full Article...]

Jimmy Fallon Appears on SNL as Jared Kushner

After Beckett - as Pence - urged Baldwin to settle the dispute between two of Trump's top advisers, Baldwin relented. "I am sensitive to the fact that they were sent there on trains", Spicer said. When I see a photo of you. That's right, tonight is elimination night. "There's been a lot of drama in the house, and that's okay, but one of you must go, now". [Full Article...]

French presidency frontrunner Macron tells rival Le Pen nationalism means war

She says her priority would be to cut taxes on French small and middle-size business. Le Pen believed that her qualifying in the presidential run-off was "essential to be able to bring to the French the fundamental choice between patriotism and globalism". [Full Article...]


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