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Hillary slams Trump’s ‘dangerous’ war of words with North Korea

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump’s “dangerous and short-sighted” war of words with North Korea Wednesday, saying his Twitter tirades only benefitted Pyongyang’s attention-seeking ruler and hurt Washington’s credibility. Clinton lost last

Mugabe’s wife set to become 2nd female vice president

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace is set to become the country’s second female vice president after the ruling Zanu-PF party’s 10 provinces agreed to have an extra-ordinary congress to amend the constitution. Provincial leaders who spoke

Somalia’s deadliest bombing kills 276, injures 300

Desperate Somalis searched for news of missing loved-ones on Monday, after a massive truck bomb in Mogadishu killed at least 276 people and left 300 injured in the deadliest ever attack to hit the conflict-torn nation. Residents

Spain gives Catalans till Thursday to clarify independence stance

Spain’s government said Monday Catalonia’s separatist leader had failed to clarify whether he had declared independence, urging him to say by Thursday whether he was maintaining his drive to break the region away from Spain. “The government

Police: 8 dead, 21 rescued as boat carrying Rohingya sinks off Bangladesh

Police said on Monday that eight people drowned when a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized in a river they were attempting to cross to reach Bangladesh. Officer Sheikh Ashrafuzzaman said the local residents

Breaking: Several dead in plane crash off I.Coast

At least four people were killed on Saturday when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed in the sea near the International Airport in Cote d’Ivoire’s main City, Abidjan, a Reuters witness said. Rescue workers removed two bodies from

South Africa court clears way for Zuma graft prosecution

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that President Jacob Zuma can face prosecution on almost 800 charges of corruption relating to a 1990s arms deal. Zuma had lodged a challenge at the court in

21 dead in ‘catastrophic’ California wildfires

More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the country were being rushed to California on Wednesday to help battle infernos which have left at least 21 people dead and thousands homeless. “This is a

Trump says North Korea diplomacy has failed, ‘Only one thing will work’

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that diplomatic efforts with North Korea have consistently failed, adding that “only one thing will work.” Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un,

Quake measuring 6.3 magnitude strikes off eastern Japan

An earthquake measuring 6.3 struck off the eastern coast of Japan on Friday, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The quake struck 300 km (180 miles) east of Iwaki,