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The EFF leader said the court should "direct" Mbete to "discharge her obligation" so that the national executive is held to account. "It is thus a scenario comparable to that envisaged in a contested election of the president", Malema says in the affidavit.
  • 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".
  • New airstrikes hit Syrian town targeted by chemical weapons

    New airstrikes hit Syrian town targeted by chemical weapons

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    Lavrov also reaffirmed Russia's position that accusations that the Syrian regime had launched a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun last week "are not in line with reality". Pressed to clarify, McMaster said the goals of fighting IS and ousting Syria's president were somewhat "simultaneous" and that the objective of the missile strike was to send a "strong political message to Assad" to stop using chemical weapons.