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Earlier this week while addressing black commercial and emerging farmers at a gala dinner at the Agribusiness Transformation conference‚ Ramaphosa signalled that South Africa would become unstable if the state did not speed up land reform. South Africa's official government Twitter account hit back within hours saying "South Africa totally rejects this narrow perception which only seeks to divide our nation and reminds us of our colonial past".
  • Donald Trump on Michael Cohen: What a Difference 4 Months Makes

    Donald Trump on Michael Cohen: What a Difference 4 Months Makes

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    Speaking with Fox & Friends, Trump said he knew about the payments "later on" and that he even tweeted about them, but denied they had anything to do with his campaign. "We can not comment on potential or ongoing investigations", said spokeswoman Amy Spitalnick. Furthermore, the way that Cohen reported the $50,000 expense to the Trump Organization in January 2017 suggests the money may not have been paid out through traditional financial channels.
  • Accused Russian Butina Transferred From D.C. To Virginia Jail

    Accused Russian Butina Transferred From D.C. To Virginia Jail

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    In court filings the Justice Department called Butina a " covert Russian agent " who maintained contacts with Russian spies and pursued a mission "to penetrate the U.S. 'As a matter of policy, we do not disclose information related to individual prisoners to protect their privacy, safety and security, ' a spokesperson for the US Marshal Service said.
  • First day of annual hajj pilgrimage in Makkah

    First day of annual hajj pilgrimage in Makkah

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    Hajj pilgrimage brings millions of Muslims to Saudi Arabia every year. Over the next few days the pilgrims will retrace the steps of the Prophet Muhammad 14 centuries ago. On the other hand, a sea of worshippers scaled the rocky hill southeast of the holy city of Makkah for a day of prayers and reflection where Muslims believe Prophet Mohammed delivered his final sermon.
  • U.S. Deports Its Last Known Nazi Suspect

    U.S. Deports Its Last Known Nazi Suspect

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    Palij's deportation comes after years of legal proceedings and investigations, during which the former guard reportedly lied to USA immigration officials about his complicity in the atrocities of World War II . That is the same year 6,000 Jewish prisoners were shot to death there in one of the largest single massacres of the Holocaust. "Mr Palij continues to reside in NY where his presence is not only unmerited but a painful reminder for Americans who fought against the Nazis or lost ...
  • All militants involved in Kabul rocket attack likely eliminated by security forces

    All militants involved in Kabul rocket attack likely eliminated by security forces

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    An MD 530F military helicopter targets a house where attackers are hiding in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Police said the fighting began around 9:00 am, after multiple rockets struck in at least two areas of Kabul. Analysts had previously predicted that while a public Taliban acceptance was unlikely, it wasn't clear they'd actually reject the deal. The move followed an extraordinarily violent week in Afghanistan that saw the Taliban storm the provincial capital of Ghazni - ...
  • Footage: Florida Deputy Saves 3-Year-Old Girl From Hot Car

    Footage: Florida Deputy Saves 3-Year-Old Girl From Hot Car

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    Talk to me!" The child became responsive once Dunn blasted the air conditioning with her in his patrol auto. Dunn was reunited with the girl days after the terrifying incident and was glad to see she was recovering. Casey Dyan Keller, the 33-year-old mother, had taken three of her children to the liquor store and only taken two of her children back to her apartment at 11:15 p.m, said the investigators, WESH 2 News reported.
  • Muslims mark Feast of Sacrifice as Hajj reaches peak

    Muslims mark Feast of Sacrifice as Hajj reaches peak

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    He enjoined Muslims to ensure that the animal to be sacrificed had reached the required age, adding a minimum of six months for a sheep, one year for a goat, two years for cow and five years for camel. Keep me in your prayers. May Allah shower countless blessings upon you and your family. A very happy Bakrid Mubarak to you. Message Reads: Hansi khushi tery jeevan ka har safar guzrey, meri dua hai ki teri EID khoob tar guzrey, Bakrird Mubarak! Muslims sacrifice a male goat on the final ...
  • For Flood-Hit Kerala, UAE Government Offers Rs 700 Crore Assistance

    For Flood-Hit Kerala, UAE Government Offers Rs 700 Crore Assistance

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    It wreaked havoc on coastal and townships of Kerala with continuous pounding day in and day out, as most of the stations recorded well over 200 mm rainfall daily. He also assured that the federal government would send desperately needed grains, as storage in the state had been flooded and stocks destroyed. Some 40 helicopters have been deployed for the rescue operation, along with hundreds of boats and a number of aircraft and ships to ferry resources.
  • Prosecutors discuss charges in deaths of Shanann Watts, daughters

    Prosecutors discuss charges in deaths of Shanann Watts, daughters

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    In an interview with a local news station Tuesday - after his family disappeared but before his arrest - Chris Watts also said his wife got home around 2 a.m. A court filing by prosecutors says Shanann Watts' body was "recovered from a shallow grave near an oil tank", and that "law enforcement recovered the bodies of defendant's two daughters from inside oil tanks located near the grave of their mother".
  • Australian prime minister declares leadership open - spokesman

    Australian prime minister declares leadership open - spokesman

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    Mr Turnbull confirmed Peter Dutton had quit as Home Affairs Minister in the wake of the leadership ballot , saying Treasurer Scott Morrison would act as head of the portfolio until a reshuffle could be arranged. "It's about policy and what we've got to get is a contest", Mr Abbott told reporters. Mr Turnbull and Mr Dutton are both declining to speak at this time.
  • Australia's Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership challenge

    Australia's Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership challenge

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    Asked further about the leadership, Mr Turnbull said: "I enjoy the confidence of the cabinet and of my party room". Julie Bishop remains deputy prime minister after her position was uncontested. "What we've seen here is a prime minister who has clearly listened to concerns", Mr Joyce said. But according to the prime minister, Mr Dutton has his back.
  • Metro Vancouver air quality advisory continues this week

    Metro Vancouver air quality advisory continues this week

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    Smoke from the more than 540 active wildfires continues to impact highway and air travel. Low visibility caused by the smoke led to the delay and cancellation of some flights in the province on Sunday and Monday. " Wildfire smoke is a natural part of our environment but it is important to be mindful that exposure to smoke may affect your health". Unhealthy air is common across the region due to numerous wildfires , according to the advisory.
  • South Koreans meet relatives in North after decades apart

    South Koreans meet relatives in North after decades apart

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    Most of the participants in the reunions are in their 70s or older and are eager to see their loved ones once more before they die. The runions are a reminder of the painful divisions that remain more than six decades after the end of the 1950-53 Korean war , and come in the wake of a summit between the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, and Kim in April.
  • Trump Accuses Social Media Firms of Discrimination Against Conservatives

    Trump Accuses Social Media Firms of Discrimination Against Conservatives

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    Trump , while encouraging social media companies to "let everybody participate, good & bad", defended his repeated attacks on mainstream media outlets. He also made his oft-repeated reference to news organizations - in this case, CNN and MSNBC - as "fake news", and suggested that there should be no controls on social media.
  • Pregnant New Zealand minister cycles to delivery ward

    Pregnant New Zealand minister cycles to delivery ward

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    His followers, however, did not support his sentiments as they stated that Kenyan leaders would face a lot of danger if they even dared to emulate Ganter's actions. Benazir Bhutto, then Pakistan's prime minister, became the first world leader to give birth in office when she had her second child, a daughter, in 1990.
  • Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey; no one hurt

    Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey; no one hurt

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    Six shots were fired at the United States embassy, the Ankara governor's office said, adding that three bullets hit the iron gate and window wall. No damages occurred at the embassy as the U.S. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also came out fighting Monday, saying an attack of Turkey's economy was no different from a strike against its flag or the Muslim call to prayer.
  • Taliban holds passengers after Afghan bus attacks

    Taliban holds passengers after Afghan bus attacks

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    Mr. Ghani said government forces would observe a truce in fighting with the Taliban to coincide with the start on Monday of the three-day Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha and continue it through the commemoration of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday on November 19 if the insurgents reciprocated.
  • Tourist survives 10 hours in water after cruise ship fall

    Tourist survives 10 hours in water after cruise ship fall

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    She was exhausted and taken to a hospital in Pula but appeared not to have suffered any serious injury. However, she still managed to explain that she was in the water for 10 hours. The vessel was coming towards the end of the voyage and was sailing back to its home port when the woman fell overboard. the ship is scheduled to arrive back in Venice on August 19.
  • More than 2 million Muslims begin the annual Hajj pilgrimage

    More than 2 million Muslims begin the annual Hajj pilgrimage

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    The movement began with pilgrims from Adamawa and Oyo states who had hitherto been camped along with their counterparts from the 36 states and FCT in Muna, few kilometres away from the Holy city of Makkah. Around 21,000 buses have also been used. They said they set plans for all possible dangers that could encounter pilgrims in the area. - Eight million copies of the holy Koran and their translations as well as other religious books will be handed out to pilgrims, official figures show.
  • Trump nixes military parade over ‘ridiculously high’ cost

    Trump nixes military parade over ‘ridiculously high’ cost

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    Critics had blasted the planned Washington parade, questioning the lofty cost and the need for it as the Pentagon has sought to stabilize an over-stretched military. The parade's cost has become a politically charged issue, particularly after the Pentagon cancelled a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, in the wake of Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
  • Trump's lawyer on hazards of Mueller interview: 'Truth isn't truth'

    Trump's lawyer on hazards of Mueller interview: 'Truth isn't truth'

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    Rudy Giuliani spouted some rather confusing words on Sunday, telling NBC's "Meet the Press" that " truth isn't truth ". "And when you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he is going to tell the truth and he shouldn't worry, that's so silly because it's somebody's version of the truth, not the truth".
  • Hundreds dead and thousands still stranded after India floods

    Hundreds dead and thousands still stranded after India floods

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    In Delhi, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader P. Muralidhar Rao told media persons that the party workers from different parts of the country were in the process of collecting food and medicines for the flood-affected people in Kerala , and these would dispatched to the state soon.
  • Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

    Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

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    Mueller's team says in a new court filing that George Papadopoulos should spend at least some time incarcerated and pay a almost $10,000 fine. "The government does not take a position with respect to a particular sentence to be imposed, but respectfully submits that a sentence of incarceration, within the applicable guidelines range of 0 to 6 months' imprisonment, is appropriate and warranted", Mueller wrote on Friday in a government sentencing memorandum to the US District Court for the ...