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Cape Town workers said they had taken measures to protect some poor residents, who live in sprawling neighborhoods of makeshift homes. Five people have gone missing in Knysna after fires ravaged the area. The storm also forced President Jacob Zuma, who was in the city, to cancel a scheduled speech at an global media conference in Durban, a city on the Indian Ocean coastline, his office said.
  • Brexit forever? How May's failed election gamble changes Brexit

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    Instead, it looks like the United Kingdom will have a hung parliament . "Whatever the results, the Conservative party will remain the party of stability". Having won all but three of Scotland's 59 seats in the British parliament in 2015, their share of the vote fell sharply and they lost seats to the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats .
  • Gulf states squeeze Qatar as US, Kuwait probe for solution to row

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    We've got more newsletters we think you'll find interesting. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain on Monday said they would sever all ties with Qatar , accusing it of supporting terrorism and Iran. Sheikh Mohammed said the presence of Hamas in Doha was aimed at helping secure reconciliation between the different Palestinian factions. Media reports that Russian hackers influenced the global shunning of Qatar are based on "zero" evidence, the Kremlin claimed.
  • Eighth person killed in London attack found in Thames river

    Eighth person killed in London attack found in Thames river

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    The Saturday attack was claimed by ISIS and follows the May 22 suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena by Salman Abedi that killed 22 people. He stabbed innocent people in the name of Islam before London police shot him. The Islamic State militant group owned the grisly event. The Home Office has not commented as there is an ongoing police investigation, while Scotland Yard has said Zaghba, who lived in east London, was not a police or MI5 subject of interest.
  • Japan Enacts law for Emperor Akihito, 83, To Abdicate

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    According to the Associated Press , "Media reports have said officials are considering Akihito's abdication at the end of 2018 when Akihito turns 85 and marks 30 years on the throne". Abe is reportedly against the measure, however, and " strongly prefers " the current system, his aide said, as cited by the Japan Times. But for friends and family of a young woman who lost her life in a tragic accident, it means the world.
  • Qatar crisis grows as Arab nations draw up terror sanctions list

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    The designations point to the fact that despite repeated calls from the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the worldwide community, Qatar remains a permissive jurisdiction for terrorism financing. state minister for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash said in an interview with AFP . As Kuwait's emir shuttled between Gulf capitals for talks, USA president Donald Trump offered to host a White House meeting if necessary, in a change of heart from his initial support for the ...
  • HomePod, Echo, Google Home: How secure are your speakers?

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    In a statement, Apple said the HomePod is "a breakthrough wireless speaker for the home that delivers incredible audio quality and uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio". It is safe to say, though, that judging from the reported sleek white and space grey design, it will definitely appeal to the aesthetic gadget-loving Apple fans and it will likely be a hot sell this Christmas.
  • More bodies found in search for Myanmar military plane

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    The air force source said more than a dozen of those on board were children. The four-engine Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft had left Myeik, also known as Mergui, heading for Yangon on a route over the Andaman Sea. It is monsoon season in Myanmar, but a civil aviation official said the weather had been "normal" with good visibility when the plane took off. The military said the plane was flying at over 18,000 feet (5,486 metres) when it lost contact with air traffic control at 1:35 ...
  • Where is my polling station? How to find out where to vote

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    The staff at the polling station will give you a ballot paper listing the parties and candidates you can vote for. If you wish to vote for no candidate, and wish to register your decision to abstain, you can do so by writing "NONE" across the ballot paper and putting a single line (/) through all the boxes.
  • Twin blasts in Iraq kill 21, wound dozens

    Twin blasts in Iraq kill 21, wound dozens

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    The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the two attacks in a statement posted on Islamic websites, but the authenticity of the statement could not be independently verified. The group has increased its attacks on civilians in big cities in Iraq as increasingly loses territory. The group had bombed an ice-cream parlour in Baghdad in May.
  • Newcastle Beat Sunderland In Vote Count

    Newcastle Beat Sunderland In Vote Count

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    UKIP trailed in fifth with 1,482 votes and the Greens came last with 595. Nick Cott, the Liberal Democrat candidate, secured 1,812 votes and David Muat, the Ukip candidate, won 1,482 votes. I'm so proud to be the MP for Newcastle Central again. Houghton and Sunderland South - a different constituency that's nearby - came in second place, nine minutes later.