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South Africa's Zuma denies owning "palace" in Dubai
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South African President Jacob Zuma has denied owning a "palace" in the United Arab Emirates, his office said on Sunday, after local media reported that an influential family bought him a home in the wealthy Gulf state.

U.S. warns of possible withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council
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The United States is expected to signal on Tuesday that it might withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council unless reforms are ushered in including the removal of what it sees as an "anti-Israel bias", diplomats and activists said.

Trump offers help on London attacks, touts need for travel ban
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U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter amid the unfolding deadly drama in London on Saturday to offer U.S. help to Britain and to promote his controversial travel ban as an extra level of security for Americans.

Seven killed as assailants plough van into pedestrians in London
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Three assailants stabbed passers-by at random after smashing into pedestrians in a van, killing seven people in a "terror attack" in a popular nightlife hub in London before being shot dead by armed police.

Climate accord rejection deals blow to US leadership
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President Donald Trump's dramatic decision to pull out of the 195-nation Paris climate accord deals a dramatic blow to US world leadership and international cooperation.

US asks visa applicants for social media handles
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The United States has begun asking some would-be visitors applying for visas to provide their identities on social media, among other more vigorous screening methods.

US states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord
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State governors, city mayors and powerful companies united Friday in defiance of President Donald Trump's pledge to take the United States out of the Paris climate accord, pledging to meet greenhouse gas emission targets regardless.

Ethiopia cuts off internet after high school exam leaks
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Ethiopia has cut off internet access nationwide until at least June 8 to try to stop cheats from posting high school exam papers on social media, a government official said on Thursday.

South African leaked emails heap more pressure on Zuma
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Leaked documents released by the South African media on Thursday alleging improper dealings in government contracts opened President Jacob Zuma up to renewed scrutiny and may deepen divisions within the ruling African National Congress.

South Africa's unemployment hits 14-year high as recession looms
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South Africa's unemployment rose to its highest in 14 years in the first quarter as agriculture and informal sectors shed jobs and more people stopped looking for work, data showed on Thursday, in a sign the economy may be headed for recession.

Huge car bomb near embassies in Afghan capital kills 80, injures 320
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Car bomb strikes Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 80 people, injuring 320; area hit is close to government offices, foreign embassies.

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83
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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who spied for the CIA before his drug trafficking and brutal regime sparked a U.S. invasion in 1989, has died aged 83.

Arusha court rules in favour of the Ogiek
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According to Kobei the ruling would impact heavily in the Kenyan government’s management of the Mau Forest where some of the 35,000 Ogiek families reside.

G7 leaders turn gaze to Africa, climate harmony elusive
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Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations met African heads of state on Saturday, the final day of their annual summit which has been marked by discord over climate change, but unity on tackling terrorism.

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