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North Korea responds: We’re done listening to Trump’s threats

North Korean officials were closely watching US President Donald Trump when he addressed the South Korean National Assembly Wednesday, but they say they weren’t listening. Though the American leader’s tone was more subdued — and he proposed what some perceived as a conditional olive branch — officials in Pyongyang authorized …

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Togolese football star Adebayor angers anti-government protesters with comment

Togolese international Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor has attracted some fury from anti-government protesters after his brief comment on the political crisis in the country. The captain of the Togolese national team who plays for Turkish top flight football club İstanbul Başakşehir said in a recent interview that the protesters should first …

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Pupils killed playing with ‘grenade’

At least six children have been killed and 25 others injured in an explosion at a primary school in north-west Tanzania, witnesses say. Reports say the pupils were playing with a grenade they had found. Three were pronounced dead at the time they arrived at hospital. The others succumbed to …

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Zimbabwe vice president asked ‘healers when Mugabe would die’

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has accused his sacked deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, of consulting traditional healers to find out when the 93-year-old would die, as he schemed to take power, the state-owned Herald newspaper reports. Mr Mnangagwa first spread rumours that the president intended to retire in March, Mr Mugabe said but …

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Germany to recognise third gender for intersex people

Germany’s top court has ruled that there must be the option of registering a third gender on birth certificates. It would make Germany the first European country to offer intersex people the choice of identifying as neither male nor female. The case was brought by a registered female whose chromosome …

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Nigeria targets recovery in record budget for 2018

Nigeria has set out its budget for 2018, aimed at helping the economy recover from its first recession in 25 years. President Muhammadu Buhari announced a record budget of 8.6 trillion naira (£21.4bn) to modernise its infrastructure. Africa’s largest oil producer climbed out of recession in 2017 after a sharp …

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Zambians mock mayor of capital Lusaka for sleeping in public

Mayor of the Zambian capital, Lusaka, has become the butt of social media trolls after he was photographed sleeping in public. The photo which showed Wilson Kalumba, 53, in what was a deep sleep went viral on Zambia’s social media scene – Facebook and Twitter especially. The photo has sparked …

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Trump warns Pyongyang: ‘Do not try us’

US President Donald Trump has issued a stark warning to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un in an address to South Korea’s parliament. “Do not underestimate us. Do not try us,” he said, while also condemning the “dark fantasy” of life in the North. He addressed Mr Kim in his speech, …

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Syria ‘to join the Paris accord’, isolating US

The US is set to become isolated in its stance on the Paris climate agreement, after reports that Syria is preparing to join the deal. The Paris deal unites the world’s nations in tackling climate change. Syria and Nicaragua were the only nations outside the deal when it was agreed …

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Jacob Zuma expected to announce shock ‘free education’ plan

President Jacob Zuma is planning to make a shock announcement‚ introducing free education across the board through a controversial funding plan that flies in the face of the findings of the Heher Commission‚ government insiders say. The plan‚ apparently devised by Zuma’s future son-in-law‚ Morris Masutha‚ would also defy official …

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