Secret Zuma no-confidence vote allowed

Johannesburg, Thursday South Africa’s highest court has ruled that lawmakers can cast secret ballots in a no-confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma, who is facing mounting criticism within the ruling ANC. Although no date has been set for such a vote, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said the National Ass...
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Deadly car bomb kills 20 people in Afghanistan

At least 20 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a car bomb explosion outside a bank in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say. Armed attackers then entered the bank and a gun battle is going on with security forces, Tolo News reports. Civilians and members of the security force...
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South Sudan famine eases, but ‘more going hungry’

Juba, Wednesday A famine that was declared in parts of South Sudan four months ago is over, UN aid agencies has said, but extreme hunger has increased to its highest levels ever across the war-torn country. “The accepted technical definition of famine no longer applies in former Unity State’s Leer and M...
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May presents diluted bills to take Britain out of EU

London, Wednesday Prime Minister Theresa May, leading a “zombie” government after a disastrous election, has unveiled a diluted programme of action that included the mammoth legislation needed to take Britain out of the EU. The state opening of parliament by Queen Elizabeth II came after a string of tra...
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European countries sizzled under deadly heatwave

Paris, Wednesday Europe sizzled under a continent-wide heatwave on Wednesday, with London bracing for Britain’s hottest June day since 1976 as Portugal struggled to stamp out deadly forest fires. More than 1,000 firefighters were still battling to control the flames that broke out in central Portugal at...
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