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 2018-01-22 20:45 

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End of US government shutdown in sight as senators announce agreement...

Democrats began aligning with a plan to reopen the federal government as the Senate began a key vote....

 2018-01-22 20:34 

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Ugandan army says 29 cattle raiders killed in three months...

Uganda's army says it had killed 29 armed cattle raiders in the porous northeastern region bordering South Sudan and Kenya, in a military operation which has entered its third month....

 2018-01-22 20:34 

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One dead in stampede at Morocco-Spain border...

One man died and several other people were injured during a stampede Monday on the border between Morocco and the Spanish overseas territory of Melilla, authorities and a rights group have said....

 2018-01-22 20:34 

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Militia leader convicted in Central African Republic...

Human rights groups in Central African Republic say a former warlord who fought in the anti-Balaka militia has been sentenced to life in prison, a first for this conflict-wracked country...

 2018-01-22 20:34 

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Woman ready to give birth dies in crash on way to hospital...

Police say a pregnant Maine woman was driving to the hospital to give birth when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed....

 2018-01-22 20:27 

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Man dies after allegedly helping boss get rid of explosives police...

A 53-year-old man has died after allegedly trying to get rid of explosives for his boss, who had been arrested on a charge of illegal chrome mining, say Limpopo police....

 2018-01-22 20:03 

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ANC passes the buck to government on free higher education and land expropriation...

The ANC has left it to government to work out the methods and procedures of implementing fee-free higher education and land expropriation without compensation, says ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule....

 2018-01-22 19:54 

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BREAKING: Embattled Eskom CFO Anoj Singh resigns 'with immediate effect'...

Eskom has suspended announced the resignation of its chief financial officer Anoj Singh....

 2018-01-22 19:29 

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15-year-old girl shot at Texas school; boy, 16, arrested...

Authorities say a 15-year-old female student has been airlifted to a hospital after being shot at her high school in a small town south of Dallas...

 2018-01-22 19:18 

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Councillor testifies about being hit over head with water jug by ANC's Andile Lungisa...

Member of the mayoral committee for transport Rano Kayser has taken to the stand to testify against ANC provincial heavyweight Andile Lungisa in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court....

 2018-01-22 19:06 

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'These NGOs are dishonest', Qedani Mahlangu said in Life Esidimeni email...

Former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has been accused of withholding the truth from the provincial legislature regarding the challenges being faced by NGOs after she was alerted of the challenges ahead of her appearance before the legislature....

 2018-01-22 18:38 

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Magashule avoids questions on his role in failed Vrede dairy farm...

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has avoided questions on his role in the failed Vrede dairy farm, now under curatorship amid allegations that millions of rands that was allocated to the farm were diverted to the Gupta family....

 2018-01-22 18:30 

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Strike grounds Air Algerie flights from capital...

A strike by Air Algerie crews grounded flights by the carrier out of the North African state's capital, the airline and a union have said....

 2018-01-22 18:30 

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Sudan frees AFP, Reuters reporters detained covering protests...

Sudan has freed Agence France-Presse's reporter in Khartoum, Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali, and a Reuters journalist who were arrested last week while covering protests....

 2018-01-22 18:30 

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Egypt says 2 policemen to stand trial over detainee's death...

Egypt's state news agency says two policemen will go on trial next month on charges of killing a detainee....

 2018-01-22 18:13 

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Gauteng education MEC concerned about continued school disruptions...

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has expressed concern over continued disruptions at some schools in Gauteng....

 2018-01-22 17:59 

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Life Esidimeni: We are sick of an irresponsible government, says TAC...

The anticipated arrival of former health MEC Qedani Mahlangu to the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings has brought out a sea of protesters who say they are tired of deaths at the hands of an uncaring government....

 2018-01-22 17:54 

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UK not keeping up with Russia threat, head of army to warn...

Britain would struggle to match Russian military capabilities on the battlefield and risks falling further behind potential adversaries without more investment, the head of the army will warn....

 2018-01-22 17:44 

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Cape Town appoints acting commissioner to replace official implicated in De Lille allegations...

The City of Cape Town has appointed an acting commissioner for its Transport and Urban Development Authority following the recent suspension of its senior transport head....

 2018-01-22 17:30 

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Several injured in stampede at Morocco-Spain border...

Several people were injured, at least one seriously, during a stampede on the border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, authorities and a rights group have said....

 2018-01-22 17:30 

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Lisbon graft trial of senior Angolan official opens...

The trial of Angolan former vice-president Manuel Vicente for alleged corruption has opened in his absence in the Portuguese capital, raising tensions between the oil-rich African country and its former colonial ruler....

 2018-01-22 17:29 

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WATCH: Protesters shut down Krugersdorp in bloody protest...

Townships in Mogale City and the Krugersdorp CBD have been effectively shut down as thousands of protesters clash with police....

 2018-01-22 17:00 

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Saudi-led coalition announces $1.5bn in new aid for war-torn Yemen...

A Saudi-led military coalition has announced $1.5bn in new humanitarian aid for Yemen, after the UN made what it called a record appeal for assistance for the war-ravaged country....

 2018-01-22 16:54 

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Dlamini denies undermining Sassa with parallel workstreams...

Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini has denied that the workstreams she established were meant to undermine the South African Social Security Agency....

 2018-01-22 16:41 

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SAB to quench Capetonians' thirst but with a different drink...

South African Breweries will be helping Capetonians struggling through the drought crisis by shipping out 12 million quarts of a drink not usually associated with the company....

 2018-01-22 16:23 

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Cape Town central line remains suspended until further notice - Metrorail...

Train commuters have no option but to rely on alternative transport until the central line is operational....

 2018-01-22 16:16 

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#News24 ICYMI: Mahlangu shifts blame for Life Esidimeni; Mapimpi joins Sharks; and No decision that Zuma must go, says Magashule...

President Jacob Zuma releases his diary amid expectations that he will exit office; Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan full of praise for centre Nico Lee after a win over the Southern Kings; and We take a closer look at Princess Eugenie's fianc Jack Brooksban...

 2018-01-22 16:04 

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Ethiopia refuses World Bank arbitration over Nile River dam...

Ethiopia's leader has rejected arbitration by the World Bank on a disagreement with Egypt over the hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River...

 2018-01-22 16:04 

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Three killed by suspected rebels in eastern DRC...

Suspected Ugandan Islamist rebels killed three civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, despite an offensive by government troops, sources have said....

 2018-01-22 15:51 

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There is no decision that Zuma must go Magashule...

The ANC has not taken a decision that President Jacob Zuma must step down as head of state, says ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule....

 2018-01-22 15:14 

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Pope targets corruption in politics ahead of final Peru mass...

Pope Francis took a tough stand against political corruption and wrapped up his Latin American trip with a mass at an air base before more than a million faithful....

 2018-01-22 14:54 

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Punishment won't stop teenage pregnancies in Tanzania because 'bad behaviour' isn't the cause...

Tanzania's laws about forcing girls to leave school if they're pregnant are out-dated and miss the point, writes The Conversation....

 2018-01-22 14:54 

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Gabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 held...

Gabon says a major trafficking ring that smuggled six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017 has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country....

 2018-01-22 14:50 

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Zille asks Zuma to declare national disaster, as Day Zero looms for Cape Town...

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says she has written to President Jacob Zuma for a national disaster to be declared after the likelihood of Day Zero was confirmed by the City of Cape Town....

 2018-01-22 14:13 

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Life Esidimeni: Mahlangu shifts blame, apology rejected by families...

Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu has told the panel at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings that she did not know that there were challenges with the marathon project of moving patients to other non-governmental organisations....

 2018-01-22 14:03 

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Andile Lungisa assault trial: Damning video played in court...

The Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court has been shown a video of ANC provincial heavyweight Andile Lungisa smashing a glass jug over the head of mayoral committee member for transport, Rano Kayser....

 2018-01-22 13:40 

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Nothing 'sinister' about my decision, Dlamini tells Sassa debacle inquiry...

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has said that there was nothing 'sinister or inappropriate' about her decision to make the "workstream" leaders report directly to her....

 2018-01-22 13:39 

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My son has been working for the Guptas, not a secret Magashule, AS IT HAPPENED...

ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule says no decision has been taken to remove President Jacob Zuma....

 2018-01-22 13:38 

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Weah sworn in as Liberian president, completes historic transition...

Former international football star George Weah has been sworn in as Liberia's new president, in the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944....

 2018-01-22 13:38 

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Egypt presidential hopeful calls for neutrality in elections...

Egypt's former military chief of staff, who has announced he would run for president in March elections, has called on state institutions to maintain neutrality toward all candidates...

 2018-01-22 12:40 

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Woman, 61, 'dragged' from Home Affairs...

A pensioner was traumatised after she was allegedly assaulted and forcibly removed from a queue by two security guards at Pietermaritzburg';s Home Affairs....

 2018-01-22 12:35 

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Richest 1% made 82% of wealth created - Oxfam...

The world's richest 1% raked in 82% of the wealth created in 2017 while the poorest half of the population received none, Oxfam has said....

 2018-01-22 12:33 

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Siam Lee's alleged killed in court...

The case against the 29-year-old accused of the murder of 20-year-old Siam Lee has been postponed to February for further investigation....

 2018-01-22 12:17 

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Zuma releases his diary amid expectation that he will exit office...

President Jacob Zuma has released his planned engagements until mid February, amid heightened speculation that he could quit, after the ANC NEC agreed that he must be recalled as head of state....

 2018-01-22 12:13 

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Joy and hope in Liberia at Weah inauguration ceremony...

The inauguration of former football star George Weah as president of Liberia got underway to scenes of joy and giddy optimism, a moment marking the troubled country's first peaceful democratic transition since 1944....

 2018-01-22 12:12 

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Pedestrian deaths biggest contributor to festive season road death toll...

Pedestrian deaths have been the biggest contributor to the festive road death toll over the 2017/18 festive season, accounting for 37% of all fatalities in the period....

 2018-01-22 11:51 

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WATCH: Man fatally shot in Hillbrow shootout...

A video has emerged on Facebook of an apparent shootout that happened in Johannesburg's CBD recently. *Please note, this video contains violence*...

 2018-01-22 11:43 

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Police: House fire kills 7 children in United Arab Emirates...

Police say house fire killed 7 children as they were sleeping in eastern village in United Arab Emirates....

 2018-01-22 11:14 

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EU open to send Zimbabwe vote monitors, wants credible polls...

The European Union says it stands ready to send election monitors to Zimbabwe and hopes that free and fair polls can be held soon....

 2018-01-22 10:17 

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Philippine volcano explodes, authorities raise alert level...

Officials say the Philippines' most active volcano has exploded thunderously and authorities warn a hazardous eruption is possible within days....

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