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Hichilema was taken into police custody this week for allegedly refusing to give way to Lungu's motorcade as it passed through Mongo, 500 km (300 miles) west of the capital Lusaka , last Saturday. "Importantly‚ the Minister should urge that Zambian government to give access to independent medical personnel to assess Hichilema's health and to ensure that his human rights are being upheld‚" said DA spokesman on worldwide relations and cooperation Stevens Mokgalapa.
  • Pentagon to test ability to shoot down North Korean missiles

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    The U.S. military's Pacific Command announced on April 18 that the strike group had completed a shorter-than-initially scheduled training with Australia off its northwest coast. At a working lunch with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the two leaders said they will urge China to do more to rein in Pyongyang, which launched a missile unsuccessfully on Sunday, a day after unveiling what appears to be new missiles.
  • US drops 'Mother of All Bombs' on ISIS in Afghanistan

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    But the group has been steadily losing ground in the face of heavy pressure both from U.S. air strikes and a ground offensive led by Afghan forces. "The earth felt like a boat in a storm", one villager, who lives about 1.5 miles away from the blast, told the Guardian .
  • Australia to axe 457 temporary work visa

    Australia to axe 457 temporary work visa

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    The immigration minister said yesterday the 457 visa "brand" had been "tarnished beyond all repair" by the former Labor government allowing so many foreign workers entry into Australia. The Australian Council of Trade Unions echoed the call for independent research into labour shortages and described the changes as " more spin than substance ".
  • Elizabeth Warren: Americans Should Keep Demanding To See Trump's Taxes

    Elizabeth Warren: Americans Should Keep Demanding To See Trump's Taxes

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    Last weekend the President tweeted he won - "Now tax returns are brought up again?" describing tens of thousands of protesters as small rallies suggesting the organizers were paid. His refusal to do so is just one rea... A resident at Cotton's town hall Monday said that Trump's tax returns would expose his overseas interests - a hint at the central role Trump's tax returns have taken in the continuing investigations into Russia's meddling with United States elections.
  • Hernandez's murder conviction could be tossed

    Hernandez's murder conviction could be tossed

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    The Massachusetts maximum security prison where Aaron Hernandez apparently hanged himself has seen its share of troubles since it opened almost two decades ago. The 27-year-old was housed in the general population unit of the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. Christopher Fallon, a spokesman for the correction department, told the Boston Globe that investigators had not found a suicide note and that Hernandez had not previously been considered at risk of harming himself.
  • Facebook policies questioned after Cleveland slaying video

    Facebook policies questioned after Cleveland slaying video

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    Police confirm Steve Stephens , the suspected OH shooter, was found dead in Erie, Pennsylvania . Stephens was spotted by an "alert citizen" near the city's intersection of Buffalo Road and Downing Avenue around 11 a.m. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about the murder at the site's annual developers conference Tuesday. "We are going to work on building common ground, not just getting more opinions out there", Zuckerberg said.
  • Most teens worldwide 'relatively' happy, study finds

    Most teens worldwide 'relatively' happy, study finds

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    Around 540,000 students took part in the latest Pisa tests, representing around 29 million 15-year-olds in 72 participating countries and economies. Researchers found more than 63 per cent of Irish students felt anxious about tests despite being well prepared, while 46 per cent of Irish students reported feeling very tense when studying, 10 per cent more than the OECD student average.
  • Palestinian prisoners just launched a mass hunger strike

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    In response, Israel's Minister for Intelligence and Transportation tweeted that Barghouti should have been executed right after his 2004 conviction for five murders as part of the 2 Palestinian Intifada . Barghouti's wife Fadwa told AFP at a demonstration in Ramallah that prisoners' demands were in line with "international law and recognized as part of human rights".
  • Rouhani Opens Re-Election Bid with Defiant Jab at US

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    Following the registration, Rouhani hailed the Iranian worldwide nuclear deal, known as JCPOA, as his administration's achievement, saying that "from now on, protecting the nuclear deal would be one of the important issues (for the next government) politically and economically".