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Trump praises China’s Xi over handling of North Korea

Donald Trump has praised China’s President Xi Jinping for his handling of North Korea, calling him “a very good man” who loves his country. The US president told Reuters he would like to solve the crisis diplomatically but that it was “difficult” and a “major, major conflict” was possible. He also said it had been […]

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US to deport 7000 Ghanaians – Ambassador

The Trump  administration in America is set to deport seven thousand Ghanaians who have abused the terms of their Visas. The Ghanaians are currently at different stages of the deportation process, the US ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson has revealed. “In fact about 7000 of them are currently at different stages of the deportation process. […]

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Brazil corruption: Eight cabinet ministers named in Petrobras probe

Brazil has been rocked by dramatic new corruption allegations after a judge ordered investigations into eight cabinet ministers and scores of MPs. The list includes President Michel Temer’s chief of staff, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor during the Olympics and at least four former presidents. They were named by employees of construction firm Odebrecht, which has […]

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WADA records 14% rise in doping sanctions

  More than 1,900 athletes were sanctioned for doping in 2015, new World Anti-Doping Agency figures show. The 1,929 punishments for failed drug tests were an increase of 14% on the previous year, when 1,693 doping offences were carried out. Wada says increased focus on investigations, intelligence gathering and whistleblowing are behind the rise. “Recent […]

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Court ousts South Korea’s scandal-hit president

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has become the country’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office. Judges unanimously upheld Parliament’s decision to impeach Ms Park over her role in a corruption scandal involving close friend Choi Soon-sil. She now loses her presidential immunity and could face criminal charges. There have been angry scenes […]

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Game of Thrones actor Neil Fingleton dies

Britain’s tallest man, who played a giant in Game of Thrones, has died, reportedly of a heart attack, at the age of 36. Neil Fingleton, from Durham, was 7ft 7in tall, and was a basketball player in the US before moving into acting. He played Mag The Mighty in the TV fantasy series, and also […]

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South Africa clashes at anti-foreigner protest in Pretoria

South African police have used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to try and disperse anti-immigrant protesters in the capital, Pretoria. A low-flying police helicopter has also been deployed amid a stand-off between local protesters and foreigners, with both groups reportedly armed with sticks, bricks and knives. President Jacob Zuma had called for calm […]

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Court questions whether US travel ban is anti-Muslim

An appeals court has questioned whether President Donald Trump’s travel ban discriminates against Muslims. The executive order temporarily banned entry for all refugees and visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries, until it was halted last week. Judge Richard Clifton asked whether it could be discriminatory if it affected only 15% of the world’s Muslims. He […]