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Haitians elect businessman Moise as president

People in Haiti have chosen businessman Jovenel Moise as their next president in the first round of the presidential election avoiding the runoff, official early results reveal. Political novice Moise of the PHTK political party came ahead of Jude Celestin, candidate of the opposition LAPEH political party, garnering 55.67 percent against ...

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Canada survey finds nearly 1,000 assaults in Canada military last year

A survey conducted by Canada’s national statistics agency shows nearly 1,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces reported being sexually assaulted over the past year. According to a survey by Statistics Canada, which was released on Monday, 1.7 percent of regular force members of the military had been sexually assaulted in the past 12 months, ...

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Misbah expects team to play better in Australia

LAHORE: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq expects Pakistan to perform better against Australia in their upcoming Test series starting from Dec 15 with the day-night clash in Brisbane. Talking to reporters here on Wednesday, Misbah, who missed out the last Test against New Zealand, due to a one-match ban imposed by the ...

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Amnesty ‘shocked’ by massacre of Uganda tribe

Amnesty International has denounced “extrajudicial executions” in Uganda after security forces violently cracked down on members of a tribal militia in a remote southwestern area over the weekend. Dozens were killed during clashes between royal guards of Bakonzo tribal king and government troops on Saturday and Sunday in Kasese, the largest ...

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Three ministers urge South Africa leader to step down

At least three South African ministers have urged scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma to quit in the most serious challenge he is facing since taking office seven years ago. Sources in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party said Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Public Works Minister ...

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South Korea opposition sticks to plans to impeach Park

South Korea’s opposition parties have agreed to keep plans to impeach embattled President Park Geun-hye, rejecting her recent offer to resign under a “safe” power transfer arranged by the parliament. “The people of South Korea do not want to enter the new year with Park Geun-hye as president,” said the ...

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