• Can South Africa's President Zuma Take The Heat?

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    Zuma himself, in his first public comments since he dismissed Gordhan, said that fiscal policies would be unchanged and that people should remain calm. Gordhan had campaigned for budget discipline and against corruption, but Zuma's allies have accused Gordhan of thwarting the president's desire to enact radical policies to tackle racial inequality.
  • Any further chemical attacks would damage US-Russia relationship, says US

    Any further chemical attacks would damage US-Russia relationship, says US

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    White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Syria's "sponsors", Russian Federation and Iran, were enabling President Bashar al-Assad's "campaign of mass murder against his own civilians". "A one-time deal is not going to be productive". Tillerson, on the other hand, stressed that the air strike had the limited aim of deterring further use of chemical weapons.
  • Police baffled by Cleveland Facebook video killing

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    Police searched dozens of places around the city and spoke with the suspect by cellphone, according to the AP, but have not located him. And whatever the social network may think of the ethics of live-streaming deaths or leaving clips up for weeks, having newspaper and TV headlines using the term "Facebook murder" or "Facebook killing" probably isn't something the company wants to deal with.
  • Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye Is Formally Indicted

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    Ms Park is alleged to have colluded with her shamanistic adviser and close friend Choi Soon-sil to pressure the country's powerful chaebol industrial conglomerates to donate a total of 77.4 billion won (€60 million) to two non-profit foundations, and of soliciting bribes from two of the country's biggest companies, Lotte and SK.
  • Pence to North Korea: Don't test us

    Pence to North Korea: Don't test us

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    On April 7, the USA struck a Syrian air base to punish the Bashar al-Assad regime for a suspected chemical attack. The Pentagon dropped the so-called Mother of All Bombs, or the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), on ISIS tunnels and caves in Afghanistan on Thursday, which was seen as a warning to Pyongyang.
  • Australia toughens foreign worker visas, says Australian jobs for Australians

    Australia toughens foreign worker visas, says Australian jobs for Australians

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    The scheme will be replaced by a new temporary visa specifically created to recruit "the best and brightest", with tougher English language tests and labour market testing requirements. More than 1.28 million 457 temporary work visas have been issued since the 1997 financial year. The government will also establish a new training fund, Turnbull added.
  • Trump blasts 'super liberal Democrat' in Georgia special election

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    Should he secure an upset, it would mark a stunning embarrassment for the president and signal that next year's mid-term elections are essentially up for grabs. The other variable that separates the contests in Kansas and Georgia is that the latter does not have the former's deep reservoirs of intensely pro-Trump rural counties.
  • Haley: Russia 'nervous' after Assad's attack

    Haley: Russia 'nervous' after Assad's attack

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    Russian Federation has criticized previous investigations carried out by the OPCW and the United Nations which blamed the Syrian government for at least three chemical weapons attacks without visiting the sites. Putin, whom US intelligence agencies say tried to help Trump get elected, insisted that relations with the USA had only gone downhill since Trump took office in January.
  • IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

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    Nangarhar provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani, however, said some 90 terrorists were killed. More than 1,900 IS militants, several Afghan security forces and two U.S. "Afghan and foreign troops closely coordinated this operation and were extra cautious to avoid any civilian casualties", it said. Public reaction to Thursday's strike has been mixed, with some residents near the blast praising Afghan and USA troops for pushing back the Islamic State militants.
  • U.S. to send additional aircraft carriers to North Korea

    U.S. to send additional aircraft carriers to North Korea

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    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South Korea on Sunday in what his aides said was a sign of the U.S. commitment to its ally in the face of rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear program. However, the attempt failed test apparently. He says another nuclear test would invite tougher measures from Beijing, possibly including new restrictions on Chinese companies' investments in North Korea and cuts in the number of Chinese tourists allowed to visit.