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South Africa: 11 taxi drivers killed in highway ambush in KwaZulu-Natal

The victims from Gauteng province were on their way back home after bidding their final farewell to a colleague in neighboring KwaZulu-Natal province. Taxi violence has plagued South Africa for years. Continue reading

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Israel evacuates 800 Syrian ‘White Helmets’ to Jordan

The Israeli military says it has rescued hundreds of members of a Syrian volunteer organization from a volatile border area in Syria’s southwest. It’s the first such intervention by Israel in Syria’s civil war. Continue reading

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Donald Trump says lawyer’s recording ‘perhaps illegal’

Donald Trump has lashed out at his former lawyer, saying he may have broken the law by secretly recording their conversation about a hush payment to a Playboy model. The tape was seized during an FBI raid in April. Continue reading

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New Cuban parliament draws up constitutional changes as cabinet named

The new consitution omits references to communism, recognizes private property and enshrines gay marriage. After it passes the National Assembly it will be voted on in a public referendum. Continue reading

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US police surround barricaded armed suspect at Trader Joe’s supermarket in California

A man being pursued by police for an earlier shooting crashed his car and ran into the store. After a tense standoff, police arrested the suspect. Continue reading

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Steve Bannon plans Brussels-based foundation ‘The Movement’ for EU far-right

Donald Trump’s ex-strategist, Steve Bannon, told the Daily Beast he hopes the foundation will fuel the spread of right-wing populism across Europe. He wants to offer a right-wing alternative to George Soros’s foundation. Continue reading

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Russia slams arrest of alleged spy Maria Butina as unacceptable

Russia’s top diplomat Sergei Lavrov has dismissed the charges against Maria Butina as fabricated in a call with his US colleague Mike Pompeo. Previously, Russia’s US envoy said US officials were trying to "break" Butina. Continue reading

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Vatican suspends Chilean deacon accused of child abuse

The Vatican has dismissed a deacon in central Chile over child sexual abuse allegations. The country’s influential Catholic Church is facing a widespread abuse scandal that has put Pope Francis under pressure. Continue reading

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Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa woos white voters with reassurances

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has acknowledged the disastrous results of his predecessor’s "land reform" in a bid to win over white voters. Elections in the southern African country are slated for July 30. Continue reading

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Austria to stop offering driving tests in Turkish

Starting next year, new drivers in Austria will no longer be able to take their exam in Turkish, according to Transport Minister Norbert Hofer. The far-right politician claims the move is motivated by financial reasons. Continue reading

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