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Fitch downgrades South Africa's credit rating to "junk" status

Zuma and the ruling party have been weakened by other scandals around the president. The ratings agency joins Standard & Poor's in stripping the nation of its investment-grade credit rating, leavin...

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General Election 2017: Labour "relish" snap election

Initially, EU officials had said that the talks could start in late May once a detailed negotiating mandate had been agreed among the EU's 27 other members. Labour has already said it supports an earl...

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Man with prosthetic leg carries woman across Boston Marathon finish line

Man with prosthetic leg carries woman across Boston Marathon finish line

Jock Semple, the official who tried to push her off the track, died in 1988 as one of Switzer's friends. After watching friends, who are also amputees, cross the finish line past year, he knew he coul...

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Examining Consequences Of Australia's 457 Visa Abolition: Centre

Examining Consequences Of Australia's 457 Visa Abolition: Centre

The move to scrap the 457 Visas was to ensure Australians were able to obtain Australian jobs according to Mr Turnbull. Tamworth Mayor Col Murray believes that changes to the 457 visa program "cou...

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Australia abolishes visa programme used largely by Indians

Mr Turnbull said Australia was the "most successful multicultural nation in the world", but Australian workers "must have priority". The main countries of citizenship for primary visa holders in Aus...

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Searching for Justice Neil Gorsuch: A Primer

Searching for Justice Neil Gorsuch: A Primer

Gorsuch repeatedly suggested it would be "a lot simpler" or "a lot easier if we just follow the text of the statute". The court had its full complement of nine justices, five conservatives and four ...

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North Korea 'gotta behave' and must not test US, says Donald Trump

North Korea 'gotta behave' and must not test US, says Donald Trump

Earlier this month, on Trump's command, the US military launched 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield in retaliation for a chemical attack killing scores of civilians. Deputy UN ambassador...

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British lawmakers set to approve PM May's June 8 election plan

British lawmakers set to approve PM May's June 8 election plan

The move is expected to receive the two-thirds majority it requires for May to overturn the UK's Fixed Term Parliaments Act, which would have seen an election being held only in 2020. Although Britain...

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Japan and U.S. set framework for economic talks

Japan and U.S. set framework for economic talks

The announcement followed an inaugural meeting Tuesday of the U.S. -Japan Economic Dialogue in Tokyo chaired by visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso. U...

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German EU lawmaker hopes for compromise with UK

Essentially, a snap election happens when the election is held much earlier than the normal interval between elections, and it can be a powerful strategic tool for politicians. Meanwhile at Warwick, t...

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North Korea threatens to launch merciless military strikes against US

North Korea threatens to launch merciless military strikes against US

President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a summit early April to negotiate cooperation between the two countries. It is his first trip to Asia as vice president. That missile was being...

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Pyongyang marks founder's 105th birth anniversary, displays new submarine-based missiles

Pyongyang marks founder's 105th birth anniversary, displays new submarine-based missiles

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Kim Il Sung's grandson, looked relaxed in a dark suit and laughing with aides as he oversaw the huge parade on the " Day of the Sun " at Pyongyang's main Kim Il Sung...

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SNL: Jimmy Fallon plays Trump's 'cute little twink' Jared Kushner

SNL: Jimmy Fallon plays Trump's 'cute little twink' Jared Kushner

The New York Times reported earlier this month that Kushner, who is President Trump's son-in-law, failed to report on his security clearance application that he had meetings with Sergey Kislyak, th...

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Iraqi forces capture key parts of Mosul neighborhood

Iraqi forces capture key parts of Mosul neighborhood

At least six Iraqi soldiers have suffered inhalation problems following a chemical attack launched by Islamic State on Sunday. Patrick Martin, Iraq analyst at the Institute for the Study of War, ...

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US VP Pence assures Japan: America is with you '100 per cent'

US VP Pence assures Japan: America is with you '100 per cent'

Pyongyang has repeatedly thumbed its nose at U.S. demands to halt its nuclear and missile tests and ignored a warning from Mr Pence this week to "not test" the United States. North Korea "continues to...

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Syria destroys rebel tunnels after evacuation

Syria destroys rebel tunnels after evacuation

Opposition media groups, including Aleppo Today, say the explosion occurred near a mosque during the funeral of government fighter. The evacuation comes days after more than 100 people - mostly civi...

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Trump personally congratulates Turkey's president for his referendum win

Trump personally congratulates Turkey's president for his referendum win

At a news conference in Ankara , monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said the "No" campaign faced numerous obstacles including a lack of freedom of expression and ...

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Peter Chong breaks silence on his disappearance

Peter Chong breaks silence on his disappearance

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar ( pic ) wants to know why activist Peter Chong did not share the information he had on Pastor Raymond Koh with the police. He was reported to have ...

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China defends North Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles

China defends North Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles

Former defense officials like Abraham Denmark believe that neutralizing test missiles would lead to an escalation that could possibly be deeply impactful for South Korea and Japan, two USA allies in t...

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Trump calls, congratulates Erdogan despite concerns

NAIJ.com learnt that Erdogan won 51.3 per cent of the votes in a referendum on Sunday to grant him sweeping powers in the biggest overhaul of modern Turkish politics. The criticism by the European obs...

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UK's Theresa May stuns with snap election call

She said the government had the right plan to negotiate Brexit, and there would be no change of course. If the election is approved Wednesday, Parliament will be dissolved on May 2, sparking nearly ...

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Turkey's parliament extends state of emergency for third time since failed coup

Turkey's parliament extends state of emergency for third time since failed coup

Kurtulmuş said the cabinet approved the advice of the MGK for the extension of the state of emergency and that parliament was expected to vote on it on April 18. The Turkish government renewed the sta...

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Political Junkie: North Korea Militarization, Trump's Tax Day March Response

Kim has been the supreme leader of North Korea since 2012. However, despite worries of North Korea's nuclear missile capabilities, Klinger said he believed the North Korea issue could be less seriou...

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China's Q1 economic growth ticks higher to 6.9%

Workers survey the construction site of the terminal for the Beijing New Airport in Beijing's southern Daxing District, China October 10, 2016. In a report published earlier this week, the Wor...

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Electorate backs Theresa May's call for General Election

May told The Sun newspaper that if Britain were still negotiating with the bloc in the run-up to a national election, "the Europeans might have seen that as a time of weakness when they could push us"...

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NHL: Blues top Wild 3-1, grab 3-0 series lead

Louis has done an effective job of taking away the middle of the ice from the Wild for extended periods. "We thought if we checked with our legs and don't take a lot of penalties ... Schwartz had li...

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British PM trying to force 'hard Brexit' with election call - Scotland's Sturgeon

British PM trying to force 'hard Brexit' with election call - Scotland's Sturgeon

May has resisted these calls, saying that now was not the time for a new Scottish independence referendum. "Clearly she sees the opportunity, given the total disarray in the ranks of the Labour Pa...

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UK's May says early election averts clash with end of Brexit talks

UK's May says early election averts clash with end of Brexit talks

May had repeatedly ruled out a snap election but clearly wants to capitalise on the Conservative party's lead in the polls, now running at more than 20 per cent. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny was am...

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ABC, NBC Fawn Over Ossoff: Democrats' 'Best Chance' Against Trump

ABC, NBC Fawn Over Ossoff: Democrats' 'Best Chance' Against Trump

Technical problems temporarily slowed reporting from Fulton County, but Ossoff is expected to remain below 50 percent when the all the votes are counted. "My job is to be the representative for th...

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Syrian kids among 126 killed in bombing

Syrian kids among 126 killed in bombing

The global community has denounced a deadly vehicle bombing that killed 126 people of a convoy of Shiite evacuees in northern Syria. Maysa, a 30-year-old evacuee from Kafraya, said she was sitting...

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