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Leftists blast out of South African president’s address

            South Africa’s leftist opposition lawmakers have walked out of President Jacob Zuma’s annual state of the nation address after piling abuse on him over his performance as head of state. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) legislators yelled and heckled for an hour on Thursday before heeding the ...

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Ceasefire due to begin in Syria within a week: Lavrov

          Russia’s foreign minister says a ceasefire is to take effect in Syria within a week, urging the Saudi-backed opposition to abandon its “unconstructive” stance and return to the negotiating table without preconditions. “I hope that the opposition and those who control various groups of opposition will have ...

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Thousands rally in Saudi, Bahrain for Sheikh Nimr

            Thousands of people stage rallies in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to mark the 40th day since the execution of prominent cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia. A protest was held in Qatif in the restive Eastern Province, where demonstrators chanted “Death to Al Saud” and ...

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Brazil army to go door-to-door to fight Zika

            BRASILIA (AFP) – Some 220,000 soldiers will hand out leaflets door-to-door across Brazil on Saturday, ahead of a massive insecticide-spraying operation as the government tries to stem an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. “We have to protect the population, especially pregnant women, athletes ...

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Three grenade attacks rock Karachi

              KARACHI (Web Desk) – Unknown miscreants tossed hand grenades outside a police station, girls’ college and a school within an hour in Karachi today (Friday), spreading fear and panic in the areas. Uknown suspects on a motorcycle hurled a homemade grenade at the ...

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