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  • Trump speaks out about Africa again, and many cringe

    August 24, 2018 5:00 AM 7

    By now, many Africans know to cringe whenever Trump and their continent are mentioned together. It's happened again. In a tweet containing inaccurate comments, President Donald Trump said he had instructed his secretary of state to "closely study" alleged land seizures from white farmers in South Africa. The issue is racially divisive almost a quarter-century

  • Magnitude 7.0 earthquake shakes Venezuela, felt in Trinidad, Grenada

    August 21, 2018 10:16 PM 6

    Venezuela was this afternoon hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake which has affected the northern part of the country. The quake, which occurred around 4:30, had originally measured 6.7 but was later upgraded to 7.0 by the United States Geological Survey. The quake, which was centred near the town of Guiria, was felt as far away as the capital, Caracas

  • Former Trump campaign chairman found guilty on tax fraud charges

    August 21, 2018 8:51 PM 8

    A jury has reportedly found Paul Manafort guilty on at least five counts of felony tax fraud charges. Manafort worked for several months as President Donald Trump's campaign chairman during the 2016 election. Special counsel Robert Mueller brought 18 charges related to tax evasion and bank fraud against Manafort, based on evidence that his team uncovered

  • Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

    August 21, 2018 4:46 AM 3

    The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming: the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. A plan to be announced in coming days would give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions

  • UK chef accused of cultural appropriation over 'jerk rice'

    August 20, 2018 10:32 PM 15

    British Labour Member of Parliament Dawn Butler, who is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, has come out against celebrity chef Jamie Oliver accusing him of cultural appropriation after he launched a “jerk” rice brand. The representative for Brent Central, tweeted: “I’m just wondering do you know what Jamaican jerk actually is? Others on social

  • Europe sees sharp rise in measles, 41,000 cases

    August 20, 2018 9:46 PM 7

    BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died. The U.N. agency’s European office said Monday more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half of the year — more than in all 12-month periods

  • Steve Bannon says GOP must rally behind Trump to survive

    August 20, 2018 5:00 AM 10

    During a Sunday interview with The Associated Press, the former chief strategist to President Donald Trump said he believes the GOP would lose 35 to 40 seats in the House if the election were held today, thereby ceding their majority to Democrats he's convinced will pursue impeachment. He argued that there's still time to turn that around and is launching

  • Military intervention in Rio to end in December

    August 19, 2018 4:50 AM 7

    Brazil's public security minister says the military will no longer be in charge of security forces in Rio de Janeiro state as of December. Public Security Minister Raul Jungmann said that he proposed extending the military intervention for another year, but the armed forces rejected the idea. He said ending the intervention would jeopardise growing integration

  • Two shot during South Florida high-school football game

    August 19, 2018 4:50 AM 7

    A high-school football stadium was evacuated after gunshots rang out during a practice football game in South Florida last Friday night in what authorities say stemmed from an altercation between students. Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials said two people were injured in the gunfire during the game at Palm Beach Central High School. The victims were not identified

  • Trump campaign takes legal action against Omarosa

    August 14, 2018 6:17 PM 14

    President Donald Trump’s campaign is filing an arbitration action against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging breach of a secrecy agreement. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorised to speak publicly on the matter. Manigault Newman has acknowledged signing a confidentiality agreement with the campaign