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South Africa’s President Zuma ‘sacks’ finance minister

By at March 30, 2017 | 10:35 pm | 0 Comment

South Africa’s President Zuma ‘sacks’ finance minister

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan after days of speculation that rocked the country's markets, reports say. Local media report that several other ministers have been fired in what is seen as a major cabinet reshuffle. Earlier this week, President Zuma recalled Mr Gordhan from planned events in the UK and US. Mr Zuma is more...

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Risky operation removes parasitic twin from baby

By at March 21, 2017 | 10:29 pm | 0 Comment

Risky operation removes parasitic twin from baby

A baby girl whose twin failed to develop properly and fused to her growing body in the womb is recovering after a successful operation in the US. A team of five surgeons at Advocate Children's Hospital in Chicago removed baby Dominique's parasitic twin. In this extremely rare case, her parasitic twin was attached to her back and shoulder. This made her look like she had more...

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Rwandan genocide: Pope Francis asks forgiveness for Church failings

By at March 21, 2017 | 10:26 pm | 0 Comment

Rwandan genocide: Pope Francis asks forgiveness for Church failings

Pope Francis has asked for "God's forgiveness" for the "sins and failings" of the Roman Catholic Church at the time of the Rwandan genocide. Dozens of Catholic priests are believed to have been complicit in the killings of some 800,000 people by Hutu extremists in 1994. Several massacres were carried out in churches where people sought sanctuary. The Vatican has, until more...

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Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia Inquiry

By at March 3, 2017 | 2:40 am | 0 Comment

Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, facing a storm of criticism over newly disclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States, recused himself on Thursday from any investigation into charges that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. His announcement, delivered at a terse news conference, came after a day of rapid-fire more...

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‘This is a tempest in a teapot’: Rep. Tom Cole defends Jeff Sessions amid Russia controversy

By at March 3, 2017 | 2:06 am | 0 Comment

‘This is a tempest in a teapot’: Rep. Tom Cole defends Jeff Sessions amid Russia controversy

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., the House deputy majority whip, defended Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday shortly after the embattled Cabinet member recused himself from investigating the Trump campaign and its possible contacts with Russian officials. Sessions, a key Trump supporter, admitted meeting twice with the Russian ambassador in 2016. “There’s a little bit more...

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