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Trump to declare emergency over Mexico border wall

US President Donald Trump is to invoke rare national emergency powers to secure funding for his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House said. The controversial move would enable Mr Trump to bypass Congress...

283 deaths in 59 terror attacks across Africa in January – Report

The African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) in its bi-weekly “Africa Terrorism Bulletin” recorded a total of 283 deaths resulting from 59 terrorist attacks across Africa between the periods of...

Kenya policeman sentenced to death for murder

The High Court in Kenya has sentenced to death a senior policeman who killed a suspect by severely beating him whilst he was in custody about six years ago. Such a conviction is extremely rare,...
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Paul Manafort: Trump ex-aide lied to prosecutors, judge rules

Donald Trump's former election campaign chief Paul Manafort breached his plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller by lying to prosecutors, a US judge says. US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that Manafort...

El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán found guilty

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug-trafficking trial at a federal court in New York. Guzmán, 61, was convicted on numerous counts including the...
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US border security deal reached to avert new shutdown

Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown. The agreement contains only a fraction of the money President Donald Trump wants...

Jesus Christ ‘was GREEK and not Jewish’ – Amazon documentary claims

Jesus has been confused with a Greek philosopher who lived at the same time and was thought to restore life to the dead, according to a new documentary. Descriptions of Jesus' life and the miracles...

US shutdown talks stall ahead of deadline

Talks between congressional Republicans and Democrats aimed at averting another US government shutdown have broken down without agreement. The negotiators were hoping for a deal by Monday to give Congress time to pass legislation by...

Thailand party accepts king’s opposition to Princess Ubolratana PM bid

The party that nominated a Thai princess to run for prime minister has said it will comply with the king's statement opposing the move. The Thai Raksa Chart party is allied to divisive former PM...
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Jeff Bezos: Amazon boss accuses National Enquirer of blackmail

The world's richest man, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, has accused the owner of a US gossip magazine of trying to blackmail him over lewd pictures. He said the National Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc...

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