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Pence defends Trump’s media attacks during Brussels trip

US Vice President Mike Pence backed up President Donald Trump’s latest attacks on the news media, vowing Monday that he and Trump would continue to “call out the media when they play fast and loose with the facts.” Pence insisted that both he and Trump “support a free and independent press” during a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, …

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Over 100 passengers injured as train coaches collide in South Africa

More than 100 people were reportedly injured on Monday evening in a train accident in the South African city of Pretoria. The News24 portal reported that the train accident at the Rossyln station occured when two coaches collided. They quoted spokesperson for an ambulance service who stated that no fatalities hade been recorded. ‘‘About 90% of the patients are slightly …

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Woman marries herself because she has no interest in being in a relationship

Lynne Gollogly has no interest in relationships, so she decided to get married to herself. The 39-year-old woman is also taking a vow of solitude. As she approaches her 40th birthday, she’s going to put an end to wondering whether ‘Mr Right’ will ever materialize. Lynne’s planning to have a ceremony in April. She’s having a full-blown white wedding, with …

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Governments ‘must address corruption to defeat IS’, says report

So-called Islamic State (IS) will never be defeated unless the corrupt conditions that help it to thrive are addressed, a new report claims. Transparency International accuses western governments, including the UK and the US, of ignoring corruption as a major driver towards terrorism, notably in the Middle East. It calls on them to press far harder for accountability in military …

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“We are and forever will be a family” – Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is opening up for the first time about filing for divorce from Brad Pitt. While promoting her new film First They Killed My Father in Cambodia, the 41-year-old actress and filmmaker got candid about the “difficult time” she and her family has been going through. Angelina said in an interview with BBC World News via People, “I don’t …

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Pope Francis calls for peace in DR Congo

Pope Francis has launched a new call for a return to calm in the Democratic Republic of Congo. During the Angelus prayer on Thursday the sovereign pontiff condemned the clashes in the opposing camps which have been going on for more than six months now especially in the South and Kasai Central. He equally expressed concern about the fate of …

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Trump tries to explain remark about Sweden amid ridicule

US President Donald Trump has sought to explain why he referred to a security incident in Sweden on Friday which did not actually happen. Addressing a rally on Saturday, he had said, “look at what’s happening last night in Sweden”, as he listed parts of Europe hit by terrorist attacks. With no such incident reported in Sweden on Friday, the …

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Ice-locked ship to drift over North Pole

It is being billed as the biggest single Arctic research expedition ever planned. Germany is going to sail its 120m-long research vessel, the Polarstern, into the sea-ice at the top of the world and just let it get stuck so it can drift across the north pole. The 2,500km (1,550-mile) trip, to begin in 2019, is likely to take a …

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James Bond pop-up channel comes to M-Net

M-Net is bringing DStv Premium subscribers another exciting movies themed pop-up channel in February, this time built around one of the most iconic movie franchises of all time James Bond. The M-Net Movies James Bond pop-up channel will feature every single 007 movie ever made. Entertainment is a powerful way to tell stories that open our minds, bring people together …

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North Korea Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls Pyongyang envoy

Malaysia has recalled its envoy to Pyongyang in an escalating row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Kim Jong-nam died in mysterious circumstances last week at a Kuala Lumpur airport – police believe he was poisoned while waiting for a flight. Malaysian police say they are now looking for four North Koreans. …

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