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Zambian Minister kneels to beg President

Photograph of Zambian Minister of Livestock and Fisheries, Michael Katambo, on his kneels possibly begging the nation’s President, Edgar Lungu, has emerged online. In the photograph, Lungu was seen sitting on the only chair in the office, while Katambo knelt down. Following the emergence of the picture online, both Lungu and Katambo have become a subject of joke, as South …

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Two German-born terror suspects to be deported from country

The pair, who investigators say were part of the radical Islamist scene in the central Germany city of Göttingen, have failed to win temporary legal protection from deportation. The 27-year-old Algerian and 22-year-old Nigeria were arrested last month in connection with a plot to carry out what police said was a “potentially imminent terror attack.” The two men, who had …

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Chicago sexual assault streamed live on Facebook

US police are searching for five or six men or boys involved in sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Chicago and posting the act on Facebook Live. None of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video reported the attack to police, authorities said on Tuesday. Police only learned of the assault when the girl’s mother approached the head …

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Brewery uses recycled toilet water to make beer

San Diego-Based Stone Brewing, the ninth-largest brewery in the United States, recently unveiled its newest creation – a pale ale brewed using recycled water that “comes from the toilet.” Aptly named ‘Full Circle’, the unique beer is made with 100% recycled waste water from the Pure Water demonstration plant in Miramar. Chief brewer Steve Gonzalez admits being skeptical about using …

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Forbes 2017 billionaires list: Meet the richest people on the planet

It was a record year for the richest people on earth, as the number of billionaires jumped 13% to 2,043 from 1,810 last year, the first time ever that Forbes has pinned down more than 2,000 ten-figure-fortunes. Their total net worth rose by 18% to $7.67 trillion, also a record. The change in the number of billionaires — up 233 …

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Mugabe appeals for Union of African States

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has called for greater economic integration among African countries with the aim of creating a union of African States, the state-owned Herald newspaper reports . Speaking at that African Economic Platform summit in Mauritius, Mr Mugabe added that regional groupings should work towards forming “a much more united African Union, call it if you want, Union …

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Somalis ‘starve to death’

At least 26 people have died of starvation in Somalia’s southern region of Jubaland, the government-owned Radio Mogadishu website has reported. It quoted regional Interior minister and Drought Committee chairman Abdirahman Mohamed Hussein as saying that the deaths occurred in the last 36 hours. He appealed for emergency aid to curb hunger, Radio Mogadishu reported. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who …

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Australian probe clears World Vision over Gaza case

An Australian government probe has found no evidence taxpayer money was misused by the World Vision NGO in the Gaza Strip, after Israel alleged millions of dollars were diverted to Hamas. In August 2016, Israel accused World Vision’s Gaza head Mohammed al-Halabi of siphoning off millions of dollars per year to the Islamist group which rules the Palestinian enclave, claims …

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Rooftop refugees plead for water in flooded Peru city

Stranded on their rooftops by flooding and mudslides, residents of Huarmey, Peru ironically need the one thing they see everywhere they look: water. As AFP toured the waist-deep rivers of mud that were once Huarmey’s streets, people in the small coastal city shouted from their rooftops, “Water, we want water!” Last Wednesday, the rain that has been pummeling Peru for …

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