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By Rene Vollgraaff and Amogelang Mbatha. "On behalf of the ANC in Parliament we thank comrade Jonas for his selfless service to the movement as its public representative", said a statement from the Office of the Chief Whip. "He did tell us past year, and the reasons were the breakdown in relationship", she said. Jonas was sacked along with his former boss, Pravin Gordhan , during a cabinet reshuffle last week.
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    Reuters quoted U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard as saying on April 8 that the strikes had destroyed the means to deliver chemical weapons from that base, and that the U.S. A Syrian man walks past posters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on a shop front in the capital Damascus on January 3, 2017. Russian Federation has warned that the US missile strikes could have serious consequences for the region.
  • Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry added to National Security Council

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    Trump administration officials reportedly wanted to shrink the NSC's size after its time under Susan Rice, a former national security adviser for President Obama. A White House aide said the reshuffle was not a demotion for Mr Bannon, who used to head up Breitbart News . And Jewish Democratic figures called for Trump to reconsider Bannon's appointment.
  • OSHA: Probe of St. Louis boiler blast could take months

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    Trentham, the only victim to be publicly identified as of Tuesday afternoon, was one of three engineers at the company with up-to-date city licenses required for operating boilers, a spokeswoman for St. The explosion occurred at the Loy Lange Box Company around 7:30 a.m. Monday. Jenkerson says the dead include one person at the box company and two at the laundry.
  • Lewis Hamilton Wins Chinese Grand Prix

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    Ricciardo finished fourth, followed by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas in sixth. Sunday's race will see Vettel going all out to cement Ferrari's credentials as genuine title contenders with a second successive win, after his triumph in the season-opening race in Australia.
  • Executions in China said to outpace world despite decline

    Executions in China said to outpace world despite decline

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    Amnesty recorded executions in 23 countries , two fewer than in 2015. In the Middle East and North Africa overall, the number of executions decreased by 28%. This rate of executions is half that of 2007, a third that of 1997. Like Vietnam, the precise number remains a state secret. The number of executions carried out in Georgia nearly doubled compared to the previous year (from 5 to 9); while the figure nearly halved in Texas (from 13 to 7).
  • US Looking at Possible Russian Role in Syrian Chemical Attacks

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    But the USA ambassador to the United Nations , Nikki Haley, suggested that such a process was doomed as long as Assad was in power. In The Sunday Times, Sir Michael said Russian Federation needed to take action to make sure the "needless suffering" of Syrian civilians can be brought to an end.