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Among those seen at the protests was Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu, aged 85, who was pictured with his wife near their retirement home in the Cape Town area. Fitch Ratings agency on Friday downgraded South Africa to junk status, citing the removal of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister. "Recent political events, including a major cabinet reshuffle , will weaken standards of governance and public finances", the Fitch ratings agency predicted as it announced the downgrade .
  • Dozens dead in Palm Sunday bombings in Egypt

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    Altogether, at least 44 people died and more than a hundred were injured in the two attacks, the deadliest single day to strike Egypt's Coptic Christian minority in decades. George's Church, killing 27 people and wounding 78 others, state TV reported . United States president Donald Trump tweeted that he was "so sad to hear of the terrorist attack" against the American ally but added that he had "great confidence" that Mr el-Sissi "will handle the situation properly".
  • Ivanka Trump's children serenade Chinese president

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    The US administration's first recourse is very likely to be economic, pushing China to crack down on Chinese banks and companies said to provide North Korea access to the global financial system. He agreed to visit China at a later date, implying the two men had built up a rapport. Mr Trump stares stonily ahead at a TV screen for a hook-up with Vice-President Mike Pence, Defence Secretary James Mattis and the United States' most senior military adviser, Joseph Dunford.
  • Dorset Police pay respects to fallen colleague PC Keith Palmer

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    The last full police funeral for a Met officer killed in the line of duty was in October 2013 for PC Andrew Duncan, who died after being hit by a auto while checking vehicle speeds in Sutton, south London. During the service, Ms Dick read the WH Auden poem Funeral Blues, which begins "Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone" and ask for "the traffic police to wear black cotton gloves" in mourning of a loved one.
  • Rory McIlroy offers honest assesment of his Masters chances

    Rory McIlroy offers honest assesment of his Masters chances

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    Charley Hoffman reaches for his ball after putting on the 16th hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Augusta, Ga . World number two Rory McIlroy, the highest-ranked player in the field following the withdrawal of Dustin Johnson, made a move with two early birdies but a double-bogey at the seventh dropped him back to two over.
  • Hillary Clinton calls for strikes against Syrian airfields

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    Clinton was greeted with a warm welcome at the Women in the World Summit in NY, according to AFP , receiving a standing ovation from the crowd. Hillary didn't lose, she was cheated out of a win by Comey, Russia and the patriarchy (or some combination of all three).
  • Utah doctor convicted of killing wife in bathtub dies

    Utah doctor convicted of killing wife in bathtub dies

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    The 60-year-old MacNeill was found unresponsive Sunday near the greenhouse of a Utah State Prison building for prisoners suffering from mental illness . His lawyer Randall Spencer said Monday that when he visited MacNeill two weeks ago he seemed in good spirits. He was convicted of first-degree murder, second-degree obstruction of justice, and second-degree forcible sex abuse.
  • China, S.Korea talk more N.Korea sanctions

    China, S.Korea talk more N.Korea sanctions

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    Xinhua also brought up several past bombings carried out by the USA, such as the 1998 missile strike on the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Sudan. Sen. Lindsay Graham is calling for as many as 6,000 more US troops to fight the Islamic State group. "We look forward to being together many times in the future".
  • Canada expected to join World Cup bid

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    Finally, Lalas yielded the floor to Gulati, who made things official; the US, Canada, and Mexico are bidding to host the 2026 World Cup . Canada hosted the 2015 Women's World Cup, which was deemed a success both on and off the field. The vote to determine the host of the 2026 World Cup will take place in May 2020. The host or hosts will be chosen in May 2020, before the next USA presidential election.
  • Even among Trump advisers, Syria policy is uncertain

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    Defeating the group and its self-proclaimed caliphate would eliminate not only a threat to the USA but to "the whole stability in the region", Tillerson told CBS television's " Face the Nation " program in an excerpt released Saturday. "But, at this point in time , that is a very significant contribution Australia is making". A United Kingdom government source said: "The important thing is that this is Britain helping to influence U.S.