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Jacob Zuma Impeachment Takes Center Stage in South Africa

Jacob Zuma Impeachment Takes Center Stage in South Africa

🕔09:50, 30.Dec 2017

South Africa’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that parliament had failed to hold President Jacob Zuma to account over a scandal related to state-funded upgrades to his home, and must launch proceedings that could remove him from office.

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US Trying Desperately to Hijack Russia Diplomatic Success in Syria

US Trying Desperately to Hijack Russia Diplomatic Success in Syria Updated

🕔01:00, 30.Dec 2017

“In Syria, the liberation came from Russia, and from the government troops with the support of Iran. And now it’s very difficult for such a power as the United States to recognize its failure. That is the reason why, I think, they are trying again and again to give support to jihadists.”

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US, Israel Reportedly Clinch ‘Covert’ Deal to Rein In Iran

US, Israel Reportedly Clinch ‘Covert’ Deal to Rein In Iran

🕔16:50, 29.Dec 2017

“Obviously, there was a major strategy that was announced a few months ago, and there have been meetings subsequent to that, shaped by that new strategy. And obviously Israel is one of our closest allies,” the source said.

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Trump Offers Democrats Condition Before Reinstating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Trump Offers Democrats Condition Before Reinstating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

🕔16:28, 29.Dec 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said he would not consider reinstating an immigration program that protected young people from deportation without a commitment from Democrats to help build a wall on the border with Mexico and end certain immigration programs.

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Gordon Douglas Jones Officially Declared Winner of US Senate Race By Alabama

Gordon Douglas Jones Officially Declared Winner of US Senate Race By Alabama

🕔15:43, 29.Dec 2017

Alabama officials on Thursday certified Democrat Doug Jones the winner of the state’s U.S. Senate race, after a state judge denied a challenge by Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign was derailed by accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

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Gordon Douglas Jones Biography and Profile

Gordon Douglas Jones Biography and Profile

🕔15:38, 29.Dec 2017

Gordon Douglas Jones was born on 4 May 1954 into a blue-collar family in Fairfield, Alabama – to a father who worked for U.S. Steel and a stay-at-home mom, one grandfather who was a steelworker and the other a coal miner – I am a product and lifelong resident of Alabama. I, too, spent some time working a union job in the steel mill between school. The respect I learned for my parents and grandparents – the hard work they did has shaped my respect for those who work to feed a family – and try to make their children’s lives better.

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Donald Trump Targets Amazon in Call for Postal Service to Hike Prices

Donald Trump Targets Amazon in Call for Postal Service to Hike Prices

🕔15:23, 29.Dec 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump targeted online retailer Amazon on Friday in a call for the country’s postal service to raise prices of shipments in order to recoup costs. “Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and others so little to deliver their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer? Should be charging MUCH MORE!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

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Palestinians Protest Against Donald Trump

Palestinians Protest Against Donald Trump

🕔15:05, 29.Dec 2017

Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets of Gaza and the occupied West Bank for the fourth Friday in a row in protests against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. An Israeli military spokeswoman said soldiers had shot at “main instigators” who posed a direct threat to the troops and who were trying to damage the border security fence.

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Mariano Rajoy Calls for Catalan Parliament to Be Formed on January 17

Mariano Rajoy Calls for Catalan Parliament to Be Formed on January 17

🕔14:53, 29.Dec 2017

“I hope that as soon as possible we will be able to have a Catalan government that is open to dialogue and able to relate to all Catalans, not just half of them,” Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in an end-of-year address to the nation.

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North Korean Nuclear Scientist Who Defected to China Commits Suicide After Forced to Return

North Korean Nuclear Scientist Who Defected to China Commits Suicide After Forced to Return

🕔14:37, 29.Dec 2017

A North Korean nuclear scientist who fled the country while taking time off from work to deal with “anxiety over his research projects” has killed himself inside a prison cell after being recaptured in China and sent back over the border, according to a report. “He killed himself only a few hours after he was placed in solitary confinement at the State Security Department in Sinuiju city” the source said.

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Amadi Onyekachi Uses Social Media Against Gender Violence in Nigeria

Amadi Onyekachi Uses Social Media Against Gender Violence in Nigeria

🕔14:22, 29.Dec 2017

Amadi Onyekachi says she was sexually assaulted by a Nigerian police officer. Onyekachi took to Instagram to express her thoughts. “He forcibly put his hands in my pants and put his hands inside my body. This bastard put his hands inside my bra,” Amadi Onyekachi said.

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‘Comfort Women’: True Story of Women Forced to Perform Sexual Acts for Japanese Armed Forces During WWII

‘Comfort Women’: True Story of Women Forced to Perform Sexual Acts for Japanese Armed Forces During WWII

🕔12:00, 29.Dec 2017

In every large-scale armed conflict, women are victims of sexual violence. In most cases this is kept quiet – by victims, perpetrators and government leaders. A few years later, when an attempt was made to turn it into a film, Occupation censors intervened again and ordered the rewrite of the script for a total of eight times. As a result, in the film, its main character was changed from a comfort woman to a singer visiting soldiers in a war zone. Lee Ok-Seon spent three years in a Japanese military brothel in China against her will during WW II. Nearly 70 years after the surrender of Japan, she visited Germany to make her story known about the ‘Comfort Women’.

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After Trump Criticism, China Says No Illicit Oil Sales to North Korea

After Trump Criticism, China Says No Illicit Oil Sales to North Korea

🕔09:53, 29.Dec 2017

China on Friday denied reports it has been illicitly selling oil products to North Korea, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was not happy that China had allowed oil to reach the isolated nation. Trump said on Twitter the previous day that China had been “caught” allowing oil into North Korea and that would prevent “a friendly solution” to the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear programme.

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George Weah Wins 2017 Presidential Election in Liberia Africa

George Weah Wins 2017 Presidential Election in Liberia Africa

🕔08:41, 29.Dec 2017

George Weah has won Liberia’s presidential run-off election and will succeed incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month, the country’s first democratic transition in over 70 years. With 98.1 percent of the vote counted, Weah led with 61.5 percent to Vice President Joseph Boakai’s 38.5 percent, National Elections Commission Chairman Jerome Korkoyah told reporters in the capital Monrovia.

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Nanking Massacre: The Rape of Nanking (Nanjing)

Nanking Massacre: The Rape of Nanking (Nanjing)

🕔12:23, 28.Dec 2017

Once one of China’s most prosperous cities and industrial centers, Nanking (Nanjing) took decades to recover from the devastation it experienced. Abandoned as the national capital in 1949 for Beijing, it grew into a modern industrial city during the communist period and today is home to many of China’s largest state-owned firms.

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