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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 .
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • S.Africa's axed minister warns ANC risks losing vote

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    The opposition party - the Democratic Alliance (DA) - were involved in organising the demonstrations and many supports took a stand against the president during the protests. In Johannesburg , police fired stun grenades at demonstrators near the home of the Gupta family, a powerful South African business family. President Jacob Zuma "We have sadly not yet succeeded in building the non-racial society that we envisaged", Zuma said at the Chris Hani Wreath Laying Ceremony and handover of ...
  • Dem rep: Pulling sanctuary city funds 'like playing Russian roulette'

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    The federal government can not compel our police department to enforce federal immigration law and can not use our federal dollars to coerce Seattle into turning our backs on our immigrant and refugee communities. Sessions said that local jurisdictions that apply for Justice Department grants and funds will be required to certify they are complying with that law, as was first required by an Obama administration policy put out last summer.