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10 explosive revelations from new Trump book

Donald Trump was “befuddled” by his election win, did not enjoy his inauguration and was scared of the White House, according to a new book. Journalist Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House also purports to lift the lid on Ivanka Trump’s secret presidential ambitions. The book …

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Tanzania fines TV stations for airing human rights report

Tanzania has fined five television stations Tsh60 million ($27,000) for “offensive and unethical” broadcasting. The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) said the broadcasters were penalised for airing ‘seditious content’. “The television stations are supposed to pay the fines within 30 days from today [Tuesday]. If they are dissatisfied they should …

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North Korea reopens hotline to South to discuss Olympics

North Korea has reopened a hotline to South Korea, almost two years after it was disabled on the orders of leader Kim Jong-un. South Korea confirmed it had received a call from the North at 15:30 local time (06:30 GMT) on Wednesday. The North Korean leader had earlier said he …

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Zambia foreign minister resigns over ‘greed’

Zambia’s foreign minister has announced his resignation in a scathing Facebook post, denouncing the country’s “path of insatiable greed and shame”. Henry Kalaba said his decision was prompted by the “swelling” levels of corruption “perpetrated by those who are expected to be the solution”. Analysts suspect the move is an …

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Rwanda starts implementing Open Border Policy

Effective Monday January 1, 2018, all visitors to Rwanda started to get a 30-day visa upon arrival without prior application, the Rwandan Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration announced. Under the new visa regime, first announced last November, citizens of the other East African Community Partner states are entitled to …

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Video: North Korea shows off ‘ice missile’

A frozen replica of North Korea’s long-range missile Hwasong-15 was the star of an ice sculpture festival in Pyongyang. North Korean state television released this footage of the festival, which was held as part of new year festivities. It came as leader Kim Jong-un warned that a nuclear launch button …

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Two die climbing Table Mountain

The bodies of a tourist and his guide have been recovered from South Africa’s Table Mountain following an accident which trapped hundreds of people at the top of the popular attraction. The man, his local guide and a second tourist are reported to have been using ropes to scale the …

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Soldier home for the holidays died rescuing neighbors from fire

Private Emmanuel Mensah went off to serve in the Army National Guard, but it was back home where he made the ultimate sacrifice. Mensah died trying to rescue people from his burning apartment building this week in the Bronx, New York, in the city’s deadliest fire in more than 25 …

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