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IRAN POLITICS: Video: Iran Successfully Test-Fires New Ballistic Missile

IRAN POLITICS: Video: Iran Successfully Test-Fires New Ballistic Missile

The ballistic missile, which is Iran’s third type of missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers along with the Qadr-F and Sejjil ballistic missiles, is capable of carrying multiple warheads.

According to Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, the Khorramshahr missile has become smaller in size and more tactical and it will be operational in the near future.

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USA POLITICS: $150-$180b Damages Caused By Hurricane Harvey: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Says

USA POLITICS: $150-$180b Damages Caused By Hurricane Harvey: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Says

Harvey, which came ashore on Aug. 25 as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in 50 years, has killed an estimated 47 people and displaced more than 1 million after causing wreckage in an area stretching for more than 300 miles (480 kms).

“Katrina caused if I recall more than $120 billion but when you look at the number of homes and business affected by this I think this will cost well over $120 billion, probably $150 to $180 billion,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott told Fox News, adding, “this is far larger than Hurricane Sandy.”

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USA POLITICS: Boston Free Speech Rally: Here’s Update

USA POLITICS: Boston Free Speech Rally: Here’s Update

“I want to applaud the many protesters in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate. Our country will soon come together as one!” Trump tweeted. “Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before!”

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Lavished! Here’s Grace Mugabe $8m Rented Property

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Lavished! Here’s Grace Mugabe $8m Rented Property

In Harare, Robert Mugabe’s wife has also acquired another property in the plush suburb of Hellensvale for $4,5 million. The real-estate deal between Grace’s family and a local resident Jan Teede and his wife Fiona Campbell has been finalised. It is unclear where Grace Robert and her family are getting such large sums of money. Their known loss-making businesses and meagre official incomes are unlikely to fund this. President Robert Mugabe says he earns $12 000 per month, a salary which makes him “the poorest president in the world”, according to Grace. Grace Mugabe has been splurging millions of dollars despite the fact that her family’s only known business, a dairy company, has been loss-making since 2013.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Military Names First Fifth-Generation Fighter Jet ‘Sukhoi Su-57’

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Military Names First Fifth-Generation Fighter Jet ‘Sukhoi Su-57’

“The decision has been taken, the plane has been christened. Su-57 is what we are going to call it now,” Gen. Col. Viktor Bondarev told Zvezda, the Russian Defense Ministry’s official TV channel. The armament of the Su-57 is placed in internal bays to reduce air drag and radar cross section. It includes a recently-modernized 30mm cannon and a range of 14 different air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles and guided bombs.

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JAMAICA POLITICS: 2017 Emancipation Day: Here’s Jamaican Political Leaders Messages

JAMAICA POLITICS: 2017 Emancipation Day: Here’s Jamaican Political Leaders Messages

Hon. Andrew Holness message: This Emancipation Day calls for sober reflections on our history and the responsibilities it imposes on us. On this day, I ask that we recommit to this prayer which is our National Anthem “Teach us true respect for all Stir response to duty’s call Strengthen us the weak to cherish Give us vision, lest we perish”.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Here’s Ailing Buhari First Photo in Almost 80 Days

NIGERIA POLITICS: Here’s Ailing Buhari First Photo in Almost 80 Days

The picture purports to show Buhari dining in Britain with senior members of his political party on Sunday, according to an accompanying statement from the presidency.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Apartheid Years in 90 Seconds (VIDEO)

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Apartheid Years in 90 Seconds (VIDEO)

Racial segregation and white supremacy a central part of South African policy long before apartheid. Nelson Mandela released from prison in February 1990.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: War Legacy: US WWII Tanks Retrieved from Barents Sea in Russia (VIDEO)

RUSSIA POLITICS: War Legacy: US WWII Tanks Retrieved from Barents Sea in Russia (VIDEO)

Two US tanks deployed in the Second World War were retrieved from the Barents Sea near the Kildin Island. Watch the video of War Legacy: US WWII Tanks.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Here’s What Chibok Girls Bishara, Pogu Said to Donald Trump When they Met Him in the White House

NIGERIA POLITICS: Here’s What Chibok Girls Bishara, Pogu Said to Donald Trump When they Met Him in the White House

Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu were among 276 girls kidnapped from their school in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, by Boko Haram militants in April 2014.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Blasted for Sharing Video of Him Beating Up CNN

USA POLITICS: Trump Blasted for Sharing Video of Him Beating Up CNN

Donald Trump posted a 28-second video of a WWE broadcast. The video was edited to show Trump beating up a man with a CNN logo on his face.

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UK POLITICS: Corruption: Prince William, David Cameron Implicated in World Cup Scandal: FIFA Report

UK POLITICS: Corruption: Prince William, David Cameron Implicated in World Cup Scandal: FIFA Report

Cameron reportedly met with then-FIFA vice president Mong-Joon Chung not long before the December 2010 vote and “asked Mr. Chung to vote for England’s bid.”

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USA POLITICS: CNN Producer Caught On Camera: Russiagate is ‘Fake’, It’s Only For ‘Ratings’: (Video)

USA POLITICS: CNN Producer Caught On Camera: Russiagate is ‘Fake’, It’s Only For ‘Ratings’: (Video)

A producer for America’s CNN news channel has apparently been caught on camera saying the network’s Russia coverage is more about ratings than offering solid facts.

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LESOTHO POLITICS: Lipolelo Thabane Dies By Assassin’s Bullets

LESOTHO POLITICS: Lipolelo Thabane Dies By Assassin’s Bullets

“Yes it is true Mrs Lipolelo was shot dead…” Samonyane Ntsekele, secretary general of Thabane’s All Basotho Convention party said.

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IRAN POLITICS: Revealed! Mideast Leaders Asked Obama to Bomb Iran: John Kerry

IRAN POLITICS: Revealed! Mideast Leaders Asked Obama to Bomb Iran: John Kerry

“Leaders in the region were saying to me personally, and to the president, President Obama, you should bomb these guys,” John Kerry said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin to Oliver Stone: Nobody Would Survive ‘Hot War’ Between Russia and US

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin to Oliver Stone: Nobody Would Survive ‘Hot War’ Between Russia and US

“I don’t think anyone would survive such a conflict,” Putin replied in a short Showtime teaser, a precursor to a documentary titled ‘The Putin Interviews’ that will be aired next week.

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UK POLITICS: Police Cuts: Watch Piers Morgan vs. Karen Bradley Battle it Out

UK POLITICS: Police Cuts: Watch Piers Morgan vs. Karen Bradley Battle it Out

After shocking scenes of the violence on Saturday night, Piers had two heated discussions with Culture Secretary Karen Bradley. Watch the video.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Liar Liar GE2017’ Song Rejected By BBC Sparks Protest Ahead of June 8 Election (VIDEO)

UK POLITICS: ‘Liar Liar GE2017’ Song Rejected By BBC Sparks Protest Ahead of June 8 Election (VIDEO)

“Liar Liar GE2017” by Captain SKA tops Amazon’s listing for songs downloaded in Britain and stands at No.2 in Apple’s iTunes UK chart. Watch the video now.

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UK POLITICS: British Media Coverage of Corbyn: Balanced or Biased? (Video)

UK POLITICS: British Media Coverage of Corbyn: Balanced or Biased? (Video)

The media is attacking Jeremy Corbyn far more than Theresa May through the election campaign, according to a new analysis.

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UK POLITICS: Campaign Trail: Angry Voter Confronts Theresa May and She Didn’t Like May’s Reply to Her

UK POLITICS: Campaign Trail: Angry Voter Confronts Theresa May and She Didn’t Like May’s Reply to Her

Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader, tweeted: “PM comes face to face with the consequences of the brutal cuts in support for disabled people.”

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