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Nigeria, others renew pledge to win fight against corruption

The AU Commission declares July 11 yearly as ‘African Anti-Corruption Day’.

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Trump says summit with North Korea could still hold

North Korea says it wants to talk.

Five people dead, 40 missing in Yemen’s Socotra after cyclone

The five dead included four Yemenis and one Indian national.

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South Africans defrauded of $80 million in Cryptocurrency scam

“Some of the investors got paid in terms of the agreement. However, the payments suddenly stopped.”

Bernice King

Martin Luther King’s daughter rejects claim dad would be proud of Trump

Bernice King said the claim has ignored many of King’s values, and her father would be “extremely disturbed” by recent events.

Ebola Volunteers

American researchers kick off testing Ebola therapy

The trial will not expose participants to Ebola virus.

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South Koreans slam Trump for summit cancellation

North Korea said it remained open to resolving issues with the United States, “regardless of ways, at any time”.

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Child obesity more prevalent in southern Europe – Report

“A total of 38 countries took part in the survey; but Britain and Germany were not part of it.”

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Eight women accuse Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment

Witnesses to Freeman’s alleged harassment say it dates back at least ten years.

U.S. President, Donald Trump

Trump cancels historic summit with North Korea

The summit, planned for June 12 in Singapore, was cancelled following renewed hostilities between the two countries.

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North Korea ‘destroys’ nuclear test sites before journalists

The country says the exercise was ‘a gesture’ towards peace process, but reporters are unsure of what they actually witnessed.

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China, Germany want dialogue with North Korea to continue

The U.S. and North Korea have each said they could call off a historic summit between their leaders, planned for June.

Four killed, 15 injured in Baghdad bomb blast

Four killed, 15 injured in Baghdad bomb blast

The attack took place in the predominantly Shi’ite Shula district, in northwest Baghdad.

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U.S. retaliates, expels Venezuela’s envoys

The U.S gives the Venezuelan envoys 48 hours to leave the country.

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Court sentences man to 6 months in prison for sending ex 7,648 texts

The Romanian national was charged with stalking and making dangerous threats.

Zambia cabinet approves implementation of alcohol policy to curb abuse

The government says alcohol abuse in Zambia had reached ”disproportional levels”.

The European Union headquarters in the Belgian capital, Brussels [Photo: Press TV]

EU popularity rises with one year to go until elections

The next European elections are scheduled to hold between May 23 and May 26, 2019.

Zimbabwe on map

MDC expresses outrage after Zimbabwe ruling party says army will not cede power to opposition

Zimbabwe military seized power from long-time leader Robert Mugabe in a coup last November.

Ebola case in DR Congo

Ebola: Two of three Congo patients who escaped quarantine dead

Four cases have been confirmed in the city’s Wangata neighbourhood.

Syria

Syria rejects withdrawal of Iranian or Hezbollah forces

The U.S. has called for the removal of Iranian troops from Syria and an end to support for Hezbollah.

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Elephant tramples farmer to death in Tanzania

The farmer was trying to ward off the elephants, which stormed his maize farm.

Israeli minister tells EU to “go to a thousand thousand hells”

“The EU is less friendly than the European countries that form it.”

Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysian PM cuts ministers’ salaries, downsizes govt

Mr Mahathir says Malaysia’s debt is around 65 per cent of the country’s GDP.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images (Photo Source: racked.com)

Facebook has ‘done a better job’ in recent elections – Zuckerberg

He says the social media platform was too slow to identify Russian interference on Facebook in the U.S. presidential election

Former South African President’s son fined for hate speech

The fine would be given to two needy schools in Durban, court rules.