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Koreas to march under single ‘united’ flag in Olympic Games

North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single “unified Korea” flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. They also agreed to field a joint women’s ice hockey team in rare talks at the truce village of Panmunjom. These are the first high-level talks between …

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Los Angeles: Neighbors describe shock of learning 13 siblings allegedly held captive by parents

A married couple near Los Angeles is accused of holding their 13 children captive in their home and are facing charges of torture and child endangerment. Police say they were tipped off by a teenage daughter after she escaped from her parents, David and Louise Turpin, who are in jail being held …

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Liberia’s Sirleaf promises face-off with her party over expulsion

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is in the last days of her reign as Africa’s first democratically elected female president. She has, however, set a political battle for her days out of office. According to her spokesman Jerolinmek Piah, Sirleaf regarded the Unity Party (UP) decision to expel her as illegal and …

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Donald Trump said ‘shithouse’ and not ‘shithole’, claims White House source

Donald Trump did not use the term “shithole” to describe developing countries during a meeting on immigration, instead using the word “shithouse”, it has been claimed. The US President provoked a storm of outrage after reports emerged of comments he allegedly made in an Oval Office meeting last week while …

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Donald Trump said ‘shithouse’ and not ‘shithole’, claims White House source

Donald Trump did not use the term “shithole” to describe developing countries during a meeting on immigration, instead using the word “shithouse”, it has been claimed. The US President provoked a storm of outrage after reports emerged of comments he allegedly made in an Oval Office meeting last week while …

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Zimbabweans 'pay to see president'

Expatriates working in Namibia have expressed shock at the Zimbabwean Embassy which required that ordinary local and Zimbabwean citizens pay N$200 to see the visiting president Emmerson Mnangagwa at Safari hotel. Myjoyonline

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Zimbabwe ‘to summon Mugabe over missing $15bn’

Former President Robert Mugabe is set to appear before Parliament to expand on the allegations he made in 2016 that $15 billion worth of diamond revenue went missing. The issue came out yesterday in Parliament during a sitting of the Mines and Energy Portfolio Committee chaired by Norton MP Temba …

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Shackled siblings found in California home

A California couple have been arrested after police found their 13 children allegedly held captive at home, some “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks”. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were held on charges of torture and child endangerment. The couple’s children – aged two …

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Nigeria releases Boko Haram suspects after rehabilitation

Nigeria’s military says it has released 244 “repentant” Boko Haram suspects who have undergone rehabilitation. The authorities say they have been de-radicalised and can re-enter society, but critics are sceptical about whether they have repented. The group, which includes women and children, has been handed over to the governor of …

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