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Congresswomen criticise Trump ‘racist’ remarks

Washington, Monday US President Donald Trump has been accused of racism after posting tweets attacking Democratic congresswomen. He claimed the women “originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe”, before suggesting they “go back”. The tweet was directed at a group of four congresswomen...

UK PM hopefuls slam Trump tweets, but refuse to call them racist

London, The two candidates vying to become Britain's next prime minister both condemned on Monday US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen as "totally offensive" and "totally unacceptable". But front-runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to call the tweets...

Ex-president Zuma denies being ‘king of corruption’

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma. Pretoria, Monday South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has told a judge-led inquiry that allegations of corruption against him were a “conspiracy” aimed at removing him from the political scene. He was appearing for the...

Zimbabwe MP Job Sikhala released on bail over treason charges

HARARE, Zimbabwean opposition lawmaker Job Sikhala was released on bail Monday after being charged last week with treason for allegedly saying his party would overthrow the government before the next election. Kumbirai Mafunda, spokesman for Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, told AFP that Sikhala has been released...

Trump may face more court battles over giving citizenship data to states : The Standard

Trump may face more court battles over giving citizenship data to states

S.Africa’s graft-accused Zuma claims he has been ‘vilified’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa's graft-accused ex-President Jacob Zuma said on Monday he had been "vilified", as he testified at a judicial inquiry into the alleged looting of state funds while he was in power. "I have been vilified, alleged to be the king of corrupt people," he told...

Immigrants in hiding, but no sign of threatened mass U.S. raids : The Standard

Immigrant families and their defenders were on standby Sunday for mass deportation arrests across the United States threatened by President Donald Tru

Gunmen kill 10 in revenge attack on Nigerian village: police

KANO, About 300 gunmen raided a village in northwestern Nigeria in a revenge attack, killing 10 people, burning cars and stealing cattle, police said. The assailants "invaded" Kirtawa village in Katsina state late Saturday, shooting residents and stealing cows, regional police spokesman Gambo Isah said in a...

Trump attacks liberal US congresswomen, again

Washington, President Donald Trump lashed out again Monday at progressive Democratic congresswomen he attacked over the weekend in tweets dismissed as racist. "When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologise to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the...

Two Ebola workers killed in eastern Congo : The Standard

Unidentified attackers killed two Ebola health workers in eastern Congo over the weekend, the health ministry said, the latest in a string of assaults

DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city

KINSHASA, The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the main eastern city of Goma. The city is the biggest where a case of the killer disease has been confirmed since an outbreak started...

WHO warns of too sugary baby foods

COPENHAGEN, Commercial baby foods often contain too much sugar and display confusing ingredient lists, according to a UN report that proposed new guidelines Monday to improve infant diets. The World Health Organization (WHO) examined nearly 8,000 products from more than 500 stores in Austria, Bulgaria, Israel and...

Zimbabwe inflation rate soars to 175 per cent

HARARE, Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate hit 175 percent in June, official data showed Monday, stoking fears of a return of the hyperinflation that wiped out savings ten years ago when the economy collapsed. Official inflation is the highest since hyperinflation forced the government to abandon the Zimbabwe...

Toxic employers face jail as South Korea tackles workplace bullying : The Standard

A recent government survey found that two-thirds of workers had experienced harassment on the job, while 80 percent had witnessed it.

Nine killed as plane crashes during skydiving trip in Sweden : The Standard

Nine Swedes were killed when their plane crashed during a skydiving trip near Umea, a small university city in northern Sweden, authorities said on Su

Skydiving plane crash kills nine in Sweden

Nine people died on Sunday when a plane carrying them for a parachute jump crashed in northern Sweden soon after taking off. The GippsAero GA8 Airvan, a single engine plane popular with skydivers, crashed shortly after 14:00 (12:00 GMT), having left Umea airport. The plane crashed on...

South Africa’s Zuma to face corruption inquiry : The Standard

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will be questioned at a public inquiry into state graft on Monday

South Africa’s Zuma to take centre stage at graft inquiry

Johannesburg, Former South African president Jacob Zuma is due Monday to testify at a judicial inquiry where he faces tough questioning over allegations that he oversaw systematic looting of state funds while in power. Zuma struck a characteristically relaxed tone ahead of his televised appearance, which...

282 held over unrest in France after Algeria football win

Paris, A total of 282 people were arrested in France after unrest following the Algerian football team's qualification for the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, the interior ministry said Monday. Riotous celebrations erupted around the country after Algeria beat Nigeria 2-1 in the semi-final. The...

Trump tells congresswomen to ‘go back’ to ‘fix’ countries they came from : The Standard

While he did not mention names, Trump appeared to be referring to 1st-year Representatives Alexandria Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota

Uganda marks national day of physical activity in fight against non-communicable diseases

Ugandan President Yower Museveni (C) takes part in a walk to mark the annual National Day of Physical Activity in a renewed fight against increasing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), in Kampala, capital of Uganda, July 14, 2019. (XinhuaJoseph Kiggundu) KAMPALA, Uganda on...

Ebola case confirmed in eastern DR Congo city of Goma

Kinshasa, The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, now the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday. A sick man had arrived in Goma, a lakeside city...

Trump discarded Iran deal to spite Obama report

London, Sunday Britain’s ambassador to Washington believed US President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal because it was associated with his predecessor Barack Obama, according to leaked documents published Saturday. “The administration is set upon an act of diplomatic vandalism, seemingly for ideological and personality...

Anglican Church of Canada rejects same-sex marriage

Montreal, The Anglican Church of Canada -- which has more than 500,000 members -- has rejected a motion to modify its definition of marriage to embrace same-sex unions. The motion heard at the church's general assembly, called a synod, would have changed its marriage canon to remove...

Monsoon floods kill 50 people in Nepal

Monsoon floods kill 50 people in Nepal, India. Katmandu, Sunday Dozens of people have been killed as monsoon floods rip through Nepal and north-eastern India. At least 43 people have lost their lives in Nepal as torrential rains hit the region, police...

Analysts say raid on hotel a threat to Madobe’s hold on Jubbaland

Al-Shabaab terror merchants have taken responsibility for an attack on a Kismayu hotel, even as the aftermath directly becomes political. Leaving behind charred sinks, bullet-riddled walls and tables, the suicide bomber and gunmen killed at least 26 people and injured 56 others. Jubbaland State President Ahmed Islam...

Girl, 10, starved to death and set on fire in bin by evil stepmother : The Standard

Girl, 10, starved to death and set on fire in bin by evil stepmother

Algeria army arrests 5 on suspicion of planning ‘attacks’

ALGIERS, The Algerian army has arrested five suspects for planning "attacks" against anti-government demonstrations that have swept the North African country since February 22, the defence ministry said on Sunday. The suspects "planned attacks against peaceful protests across different parts of the country", it said in a...

Mall clashes at latest Hong Kong anti-extradition march

HONG KONG, Riot police and protesters fought running battles in a Hong Kong shopping mall Sunday night as unrest caused by a widely loathed plan to allow extraditions to mainland China showed no sign of abating. Police used pepper spray and batons against small groups of protesters,...

Paris clashes follow Macron’s military parade : The Standard

Yellow Vest protesters who have been demonstrating since November confronted police after the annual Bastille Day military parade
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