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Ramaphosa: From Mandela's protégé to scandal-hit leader

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Pragmatic, wealthy and ambitious, Cyril Ramaphosa promised "a new dawn" for corruption-ridden South Africa when he …

Ghana eye Uruguay revenge, Germany digests shock exit

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Ghana bid to avenge an infamous loss by eliminating Uruguay from the World Cup on Friday as shellshocked Germany …

China further relaxes Covid rules after protests

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Cities across China further unwound Covid restrictions Friday, loosening testing and quarantine rules in the wake of …

Sun to go down on Elton John's final UK tour at Glastonbury

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After Paul McCartney, the Glastonbury music festival on Friday again rolled back the years by announcing Elton John as …

Ramaphosa political fate hangs in balance in South Africa

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The political future of President Cyril Ramaphosa hung in the balance on Friday, as South Africans wondered whether he …

Musk kicks Kanye West off Twitter after swastika post

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Elon Musk kicked Kanye West off Twitter on Friday "for incitement to violence," after the rapper posted a picture that …

Japanese cannibal who walked free dies age 73

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Issei Sagawa, a Japanese murderer known as the "Kobe Cannibal" who killed and ate a Dutch student but was never jailed, …

Samurai spirit: Japan explodes with World Cup joy

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As the final whistle blew on Japan's shock victory over Spain, thrilled fans flooded onto Tokyo's Shibuya Scramble …

Hair transplant fad turns deadly in India

AFP - 3h ago

All that balding Indian television executive Athar Rasheed wanted was to look handsome and get married. But the …

LGBTQ groups seek legal ban on Swiss conversion therapy

AFP - 6h ago

LGBTQ organisations in Switzerland are concerned that without swift action, the country could become a haven for …

World Cup revenge on Ghanaian minds as Uruguay sweat

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Uruguay stalwarts Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez are fighting for their World Cup survival while Ghana will have revenge …

US, South Korea and Japan impose fresh sanctions on North Korea

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The United States, Japan and South Korea have imposed fresh sanctions on North Korean individuals and entities in …

Ukraine war shows Europe 'not strong enough': Finnish PM

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Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Friday offered a "brutally honest" assessment of Europe's capabilities in the wake …

Biden, Macron pledge US-French alliance on Ukraine, democracy

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US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron emerged from White House talks Thursday pledging to close …

Peru slaughters more than 37,000 poultry after bird flu outbreak

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Peruvian authorities have culled at least 37,000 birds on a chicken farm due to bird flu, officials said Thursday.

'I like Hitler': Kanye doubles down in wild Infowars stream

Dec 01 2022

Kanye West declared his "love" of Nazis and admiration for Adolf Hitler on Thursday, sparking outrage as another …

Germany dumped out of World Cup as Japan stun Spain

Dec 01 2022

Germany suffered a second straight group-stage exit at the World Cup on Thursday as Japan stunned Spain 2-1, a result …

Le bromance breaks out at Biden-Macron state visit

Dec 01 2022

Between the hugs, hand clasps, compliments and musings over love, it's safe to say that Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron …

China signals zero-Covid relaxation after protests

Dec 01 2022

China's top Covid official and multiple cities have signalled a possible relaxing of the country's strict zero-tolerance …

Germany crash out of World Cup despite 4-2 defeat of Costa Rica

Dec 01 2022

Germany crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage for the second time in succession despite a 4-2 win against …

Biden, Macron close ranks on Russia during state visit

Dec 01 2022

US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron emerged from White House talks Thursday pledging to close …

DR Congo accuses M23 rebels of civilian massacre, breaching truce

Dec 01 2022

The Democratic Republic of Congo's army on Thursday accused M23 insurgents of killing 50 civilians and breaching a …

S.Africa's Ramaphosa in talks with ANC as future hangs in balance

Dec 01 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa was in talks with South Africa's ruling party late Thursday as pressure mounted for him to …

Sao Tome to probe 'inhumane acts' in aftermath of attempted coup

Dec 01 2022

Sao Tome on Thursday ordered an investigation into allegations that soldiers committed "cruel, degrading and inhumane …

Spanish PM, US embassy targeted in wave of letter bombs

Dec 01 2022

Spanish police were investigating Thursday a series of letter bombs sent to targets including the prime minister and the …

Beckmann self-portrait breaks German auction record

Dec 01 2022

A self-portrait by expressionist artist Max Beckmann smashed the record price for a painting sold at auction in Germany, …

On UK's south coast, even winter fails to stem migrant arrivals

Dec 01 2022

From the white cliffs above Dover, on England's south coast, it's possible to watch as migrants who have attempted to …

Belgium sent packing from World Cup as Croatia and Morocco progress

Dec 01 2022

Belgium's star-studded team crashed out of the World Cup on Thursday after a goalless draw with 2018 finalists Croatia, …

Biden, Macron close ranks on Russia, China during state visit

Dec 01 2022

US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron emerged from White House talks Thursday pledging to close …

S.Africa's Ramaphosa in talks with ANC as impeachment pressure builds

Dec 01 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa was in talks with South Africa's ruling party late Thursday as pressure mounted for him to …

Biden, Macron pledge 'unwavering' alliance, but trade dispute looms

Dec 01 2022

President Joe Biden greeted President Emmanuel Macron at the White House on Thursday with full-scale military honors and …

UK and Albania commit to tackling illegal migration

Dec 01 2022

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his counterpart in Tirana Edi Rama on Thursday agreed to do more to stem the flow of …

EU chief hails 'pragmatic spirit' of UK talks on post-Brexit issues

Dec 01 2022

Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday hailed a "more pragmatic spirit" in talks between the UK and the European Union aimed …

Pope to visit DR Congo, S. Sudan in early 2023

Dec 01 2022

Pope Francis will visit the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan early next year, a trip previously postponed …

Impeachment pressure builds on S.Africa's Ramaphosa

Dec 01 2022

Pressure mounted Thursday for President Cyril Ramaphosa to quit or face removal from office over a cash burglary at his …

Biden greets Macron at White House under trade dispute cloud

Dec 01 2022

President Emmanuel Macron was greeted by President Joe Biden and a military honor guard at the White House on Thursday …

Netflix airs trailer of Harry and Meghan series

Dec 01 2022

Netflix on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited trailer for a six-part docuseries in which Prince Harry and wife Meghan lift …

Disasters cost $268 billion in 2022: Swiss Re

Dec 01 2022

Natural and man-made catastrophes have caused $268 billion of economic losses so far in 2022, chiefly driven by …

How bringing back lost species revives ecosystems

Dec 01 2022

Scientists often study the grim impacts of losing wildlife to hunting, habitat destruction and climate change. But what …

DR Congo army and M23 rebels in new clashes

Dec 01 2022

Fighting with heavy weapons erupted between government forces and M23 insurgents in eastern DR Congo on Thursday, …

UK royals show ruthlessness in latest race row

Dec 01 2022

The timing could not have been worse for Britain's royal family, not long after one racial reckoning involving Prince …

Spain PM got letter similar to one which exploded at Ukraine embassy

Dec 01 2022

The Spanish prime minister received a booby-trapped letter last week which was "similar" to one which exploded Wednesday …

Crunch UN biodiversity meeting seeks to save 'planet in crisis'

Dec 01 2022

Delegates from nearly 200 countries meet in Montreal next week to hammer out a new global biodiversity deal to protect …

S.Africa's ruling ANC calls urgent talks as pressure grows on Ramaphosa

Dec 01 2022

South Africa's ruling ANC party will hold emergency talks Thursday, the day after a report into scandal-hit President …

Pride and pain in Albania's 'Little London'

Dec 01 2022

In the town hall of Has, in Albania's mountainous northeast, the Union Jack flag has pride of place next to a framed …

Biden to host Macron for White House state visit

Dec 01 2022

France's Emmanuel Macron was set to be hosted by President Joe Biden at the White House Thursday for a state visit …

Virtue or signalling? World Cup protests get mixed reaction

Dec 01 2022

Human rights protests at the World Cup have drawn everything from sympathy to indifference and outright hostility, with …

Germany fight for World Cup survival

Dec 01 2022

Germany will battle to avoid the humiliation of another first-round exit at the World Cup on Thursday while Belgium's …

Musk says Twitter clash with Apple a 'misunderstanding'

Dec 01 2022

Twitter owner Elon Musk said he met with Apple chief Tim Cook on Wednesday and "resolved the misunderstanding" that …

Memory of macabre cult massacre buried in Guyana jungle

Dec 01 2022

Deep in the Guyanese jungle, only a signpost and a nondescript plaque serve as reminders of a cult settlement where one …

French baguettes get UNESCO heritage status

Dec 01 2022

The French baguette -- "250 grams of magic and perfection", in the words of President Emmanuel Macron, and one of the …

Prince William, Kate, in US for visit overshadowed by new race row

Dec 01 2022

Prince William and wife Kate began their first visit to America in eight years Wednesday under the cloud of a fresh …

Mexico exit World Cup on goal difference despite beating Saudi Arabia

Dec 01 2022

Mexico suffered an agonising exit from the World Cup on goal difference on Wednesday despite beating Saudi Arabia 2-1 in …

Ukraine embassy guard in Madrid 'lightly' injured by letter bomb

Dec 01 2022

A security guard at Ukraine's embassy in Madrid was lightly injured Wednesday while opening a letter bomb addressed to …

Macron blasts Biden subsidies at start of US state visit

Dec 01 2022

France's President Emmanuel Macron fired a volley at his American hosts on the first day of a rare state visit to …

Bankman-Fried apologizes, says didn't 'try to commit fraud'

Nov 30 2022

Former FTX Chief Executive Sam Bankman-Fried apologized Wednesday for a "lot of mistakes" in the abrupt collapse of the …

Germany, Norway seek NATO-led hub for key undersea structures

Nov 30 2022

Germany and Norway want to start a NATO-led alliance to protect critical underwater infrastructure, their leaders said …

EU eyes special court to try Russia for Ukraine war

Nov 30 2022

European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday floated the idea of a "specialised court" to put Russia's top …

Argentina, Australia advance to World Cup last 16 as France upset

Nov 30 2022

Lionel Messi's Argentina booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup on Wednesday with a 2-0 victory over Poland …

Prince William, Kate, arrive in US for visit overshadowed by new racism row

Nov 30 2022

Prince William and wife Kate began their first visit to America in eight years Wednesday under the cloud of a fresh …

At least 19 killed, 24 wounded in north Afghanistan blast

Nov 30 2022

At least 19 people were killed and 24 others wounded Wednesday by a blast at a madrassa in Afghanistan's northern city …

US House approves bill to avert freight rail strike

Nov 30 2022

Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to prevent a potentially catastrophic freight rail strike, …

Australia reach World Cup last 16, France suffer upset

Nov 30 2022

Australia beat Denmark 1-0 on Wednesday to reach the last 16 of the World Cup for just the second time in their history …

Airbus pays 15.9 mn euros to close French corruption probe

Nov 30 2022

A French judge on Wednesday allowed European aerospace firm Airbus to pay 15.9 million euros ($16.4 million) to avoid a …

Former China leader Jiang Zemin dies, aged 96

Nov 30 2022

Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin died Wednesday at the age of 96, state media reported, hailing him as a great …

HSBC shuts more UK branches as banking goes online

Nov 30 2022

HSBC on Wednesday announced plans to permanently shut more than a quarter of its remaining bank branches in the UK as …

German gas giant takes Gazprom to court over supply halts

Nov 30 2022

German energy giant Uniper said Wednesday it was taking Gazprom to an international tribunal over the Russian company's …

Ukraine embassy employee in Madrid 'lightly' injured by letter bomb

Nov 30 2022

A security guard at Ukraine's embassy in Madrid was lightly injured Wednesday while opening a letter bomb addressed to …

EU commission recommends funding freeze for Hungary

Nov 30 2022

The European Commission recommended on Wednesday that 13 billion euros ($13 billion) in EU funds for Hungary be frozen …

Stocks diverge ahead of next Fed rate signal

Nov 30 2022

Stock markets fluctuated on Wednesday as eurozone inflation slowed for the first time in 17 months and investors awaited …

Ukraine embassy employee in Madrid 'lightly' injured by letter bomb: police

Nov 30 2022

An employee of Ukraine's embassy in Madrid was "lightly" injured Wednesday when a letter bomb blew up as he handled it, …

UK finance sector needs greater social mobility: study

Nov 30 2022

Britain's financial and professional services sector must boost socio-economic diversity in boardrooms, helping to …

Macron tours Washington ahead of Biden talks on state visit

Nov 30 2022

France's President Emmanuel Macron underlines US-French cooperation with a tour of NASA headquarters Wednesday, but his …

Clashes in south China as authorities warn of 'crackdown'

Nov 30 2022

Clashes broke out between police and protesters in a southern Chinese city, part of a wave of Covid lockdown-sparked …

Turkey says Sweden's steps for NATO bid positive but not enough

Nov 30 2022

Turkey said on Wednesday Sweden's new government was more determined to address Ankara's security concerns in return for …

Mozambique court starts ruling on 'hidden debt' graft scandal

Nov 30 2022

A court Wednesday begun handing down verdicts in Mozambique's biggest corruption scandal, in which the government …

Europe stocks, euro rise on elevated eurozone inflation

Nov 30 2022

European equities and the euro rose Wednesday as eurozone inflation slowed but remained elevated on high energy costs.

S.African parole for Hani's killer roiled by appeals, protests

Nov 30 2022

The release from prison of the far-right killer of South African anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani hung in the balance on …

Belgium starts trial over 2016 suicide bombings

Nov 30 2022

Belgium launched its biggest-ever criminal trial on Wednesday, the landmark prosecution of alleged jihadists accused of …

Meghan faced death threats as a royal: senior UK police officer

Nov 30 2022

The UK's most senior police officer of colour has said the duchess of Sussex faced "disgusting" threats to her life …

Former China leader Jiang Zemin dead: state media

Nov 30 2022

Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, who steered the country through a transformational era from the late 1980s and into …

Former China leader Jiang Zemin dead at 96

Nov 30 2022

Jiang Zemin led China through an era of stunning transformation after coming to power in the traumatic aftermath of the …

Half of world's democracies in decline: report

Nov 30 2022

Half the world's democratic countries are experiencing an erosion of democracy, intensified by war in Ukraine and …

Fresh clashes in south China as authorities warn of 'crackdown'

Nov 30 2022

Fresh clashes have broken out between police and protesters in a southern Chinese city, part of a wave of Covid …

Cracking the covert app that exposed Europe's drug gangs

Nov 30 2022

From torture and murder in the Netherlands and Serbia to an unprecedented web of corruption in Belgium, the Sky ECC …

Ukraine urges allies to speed up support for winter of war

Nov 30 2022

Ukraine urged NATO members Tuesday to speed up weapons deliveries and help restore its shattered power grid, as Western …

Hawaii volcano shoots lava fountains 200 feet high: USGS

Nov 30 2022

Fountains of lava up to 200 feet (60 meters) high have been fired into the air from Hawaii's Mauna Loa, geologists say, …

LGBTQ Arabs fear backlash after World Cup 'spotlight'

Nov 30 2022

With rainbow flags and "OneLove" armbands, World Cup fans have protested against host Qatar's anti-LGBTQ policies, but …

'It's always scary': medics in Ukraine's 'meat grinder'

Nov 30 2022

As Russian forces poured across Ukraine's borders, Palych knew that pain, suffering and injuries would follow in the …

Jack Ma living in Japan after China tech crackdown: FT

Nov 30 2022

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has been living in Tokyo for almost six months after disappearing from public view following …

Two militia leaders guilty of sedition in US Capitol assault

Nov 30 2022

Two leaders of the far-right Oath Keepers militia, including founder Stewart Rhodes, were found guilty of sedition on …

Messi and Lewandowski's World Cup dreams in the balance

Nov 30 2022

Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski head into Wednesday's showdown between Argentina and Poland with the futures of what …

Elon Musk's Twitter lifts rule against Covid misinformation

Nov 30 2022

Twitter said it has stopped enforcing a policy intended to prevent the spread of Covid misinformation, as new owner Elon …

US Senate votes to protect same-sex marriage

Nov 30 2022

The US Senate passed a landmark bill Tuesday protecting same-sex marriage, as lawmakers from both parties moved to …

Trade tensions overshadow Macron's showy White House visit

Nov 30 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington late Tuesday for a state visit hosted by President Joe Biden …

US militia leader guilty of sedition in Capitol assault

Nov 29 2022

Stewart Rhodes, founder of the far-right Oath Keepers militia, was found guilty of sedition on Tuesday for his role in …

USA win Iran showdown to reach World Cup last 16

Nov 29 2022

The United States beat Iran 1-0 in a battle of geopolitical foes to reach the knockout phase of the World Cup on Tuesday …

Killer of S.African anti-apartheid hero Hani stabbed in jail: prison

Nov 29 2022

The killer of South African anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani has been stabbed in jail, days after the country's top court …

Pulisic sinks Iran as US advance in World Cup duel

Nov 29 2022

Christian Pulisic fired the United States into the last 16 of the World Cup on Tuesday as the Americans downed Iran 1-0 …

Jailed Belarus activist Kolesnikova in intensive care: allies

Nov 29 2022

Jailed Belarusian opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova, who is serving a long prison term, has been admitted to intensive …

China warns of 'crackdown' after major protests

Nov 29 2022

China's top security body called for a "crackdown" against "hostile forces" on Tuesday, after a weekend of protests in …

World Cup pitch invader defends 'breaking rules' despite ban

Nov 29 2022

The Italian who ran onto the World Cup pitch wearing a T-shirt in support of Ukraine and Iranian women defended his …