News24.com | Suicide bombing targets gathering of clerics in Kabul

News24.com | Suicide bombing targets gathering of clerics in Kabul

A suicide bombing targeted a gathering of Afghanistan‘s top clerics on Monday in Kabul, killing at least four people and wounding a fifth person, the police said. Shortly before the attack, the clerics had issued a fatwa against suicide bombings and urged peace talks to end the Afghan war. Ghafor Aziz, police chief of Kabul‘s 5th District, said the bomber detonated his explosives near the entrance of a compound where […]

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News24.com | US first lady not going to Canada, Singapore: spokesperson

News24.com | US first lady not going to Canada, Singapore: spokesperson

US First Lady Melania Trump will not accompany the president to the Group of Seven summit in Canada, nor to planned North Korea nuclear talks in Singapore, her spokesperson said on Sunday. “She will not attend the G7 and there are no plans for her to travel to Singapore at this time,” Stephanie Grisham told AFP. Melania Trump was hospitalised in May, undergoing an embolisation procedure for a “benign” kidney […]

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News24.com | In war-torn Syria, ‘cat man‘ starts rare animal clinic

News24.com | In war-torn Syria, ‘cat man‘ starts rare animal clinic

At an unlikely cat shelter in rebel-held northern Syria, Mohammed Alaa al-Jaleel gently holds a feline patient on her back as an ultrasound probe is rolled across her pregnant belly. In a time of war, she is one of hundreds to have received medical attention at the makeshift animal clinic in Kafr Naha, an opposition-held town in Aleppo province. “If you want to show mercy to people, start by showing […]

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News24.com | Kabul: At least 12 dead in suicide blast near cleric gathering

News24.com | Kabul: At least 12 dead in suicide blast near cleric gathering

At least 12 people have been killed in a suicide attack targeting Muslim leaders and scholars who had gathered in a tent near the Polytechnic University in the capital, officials said. Afghan interior ministry spokesperson Najib Danish said dozen others were wounded in Monday‘s attack in Kabul and that the death toll is expected to rise.  “The attackers was on foot near the gate of the university,” he said. Waheed Majrooh, a spokesperson […]

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News24.com | Airlines to step up fight against human trafficking

News24.com | Airlines to step up fight against human trafficking

Airlines are set to step up the fight against human trafficking, global industry body IATA said on Monday as it released guidelines on how crews can act as “eyes and ears” to identify and report suspected cases. Human trafficking is the world‘s fastest-growing criminal industry and the second-largest after the drug trade, according to the US State Department, and there is an increasing push for the aviation industry to take […]

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News24.com | No terrorist motive in shooting of knife-wielding man at Berlin Cathedral – police

News24.com | No terrorist motive in shooting of knife-wielding man at Berlin Cathedral – police

Police shot and wounded a knife-wielding man inside Berlin‘s main cathedral on Sunday but said there was no indication the assailant had a “terrorist” motive. Officers cordoned off the entrances to the landmark in the heart of the German capital after the incident, in which one policeman was also hurt by what was believed to be a police bullet. About 100 people were visiting the cathedral at the time of […]

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News24.com | Trump would fight subpoena, not pardon himself – Giuliani

News24.com | Trump would fight subpoena, not pardon himself – Giuliani

An attorney for President Donald Trump stressed Sunday that the president‘s legal team would contest any effort to force the president to testify in front of a grand jury during the special counsel‘s Russia probe but downplayed the idea that Trump could pardon himself. Rudy Giuliani, in a series of television interviews, emphasized one of the main arguments in a newly unveiled letter sent by Trump‘s lawyers to special counsel […]

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News24.com | Guatemala volcano eruption kills dozens

News24.com | Guatemala volcano eruption kills dozens

At least 25 people were killed when Guatemala‘s Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday, belching ash and rock and forcing the airport to close, the country‘s disaster agency said. “The toll was 25 dead as of 9:00pm (03:00 GMT on Monday),” the spokesperson for the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred) said in a WhatsApp group. Search and rescue operations for the missing and dead have been suspended due to low […]

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News24.com | 100s of snakes, mice found in sexual abuse suspect‘s home

News24.com | 100s of snakes, mice found in sexual abuse suspect‘s home

Wisconsin — Police investigating a sexual assault suspect discovered hundreds of snakes, mice and other small animals, including some that had died, in the foul-smelling basement of his southeastern Wisconsin home. West Bend police say officers found 160 snakes, more than 250 mice, as well as geckos and frogs in the house on Thursday. The snakes ranged from 6 inches to 15 to 61 centimetres in length. Many were in […]

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News24.com | Iraq sentences French woman, 28, to life for joining ISIS

News24.com | Iraq sentences French woman, 28, to life for joining ISIS

Baghdad — An Iraqi court has sentenced a French woman to life in prison for membership in the Islamic State group. Melina Boughedir, 28, was initially sentenced to six months in jail for entering the country illegally, but the court imposed a tougher sentence Sunday after prosecutors presented new evidence, including pictures of her French husband posing with ISIS fighters. The verdict can be appealed. Boughedir, who was detained in […]

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News24.com | Dog found dead in carrier during flight layover

News24.com | Dog found dead in carrier during flight layover

Michigan — An 8-year-old pet Pomeranian has died during an airline layover at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. WXYZ-TV and WDIV-TV report that the dog was flown in a pet carrier from Phoenix and was headed to Newark, New Jersey. It was found dead on Wednesday morning in its carrier in a cargo facility at the airport, southwest of Detroit in Romulus. Delta Air Lines says a flight attendant checked on the […]

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News24.com | Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags

News24.com | Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags

Bangkok – A whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, officials said, ending an attempted rescue that failed to nurse the mammal back to health. Thailand is one of the world‘s largest consumers of plastic bags, which kill hundreds of marine creatures living near the country‘s popular beaches each year. The small male pilot whale became the latest victim after it was found barely […]

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News24.com | Israeli strikes Hamas in Gaza after rocket fire resumes

News24.com | Israeli strikes Hamas in Gaza after rocket fire resumes

Jerusalem  — The Israeli military struck Hamas militant sites in Gaza early on Sunday in response to the resumption of rocket fire toward Israel, which threatened to unravel an informal cease-fire that had held since a flare-up of violence last week. Israel has also been battling fires caused by kites rigged with incendiary devices, or attached to burning rags, launched by Palestinians in Gaza that have damaged forests and burned […]

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News24.com | Kasich attacks GOP for not opposing Trump on tariffs, DACA

News24.com | Kasich attacks GOP for not opposing Trump on tariffs, DACA

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich is pushing Republican leadership to stand up to US President Donald Trump on tariffs and immigration. In a segment of an interview with CBS‘ Face the Nation released on Saturday night, Kasich says he is “shocked” that Republican lawmakers feel “they have to ask permission from the president to do anything”. Kasich urged Republicans in Congress “to do whatever they can do legislatively” to push […]

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News24.com | North Korea state media says Syria‘s Assad wants to meet Kim

News24.com | North Korea state media says Syria‘s Assad wants to meet Kim

North Korea‘s state-run news agency says Syria‘s President Bashar Assad is interested in visiting North Korea and meeting leader Kim Jong Un. A KCNA report on Sunday said Assad made the comments on May 30 while receiving the credentials for the North Korean ambassador. Assad was quoted saying: “I am going to visit the DPRK and meet HE Kim Jong Un.” DPRK is an acronym for the North‘s official name. […]

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News24.com | Police shoot at ‘rampaging‘ man at Berlin Cathedral

News24.com | Police shoot at ‘rampaging‘ man at Berlin Cathedral

Berlin – Police shot at a man “rampaging” at Berlin Cathedral on Sunday. They said armed officers cordoned off the entrances to the landmark in the heart of the German capital. “Shortly after 14:00 GMT police shot at a rampaging man at Berlin Cathedral,” police said in a tweet. “He was wounded in the leg.”

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News24.com | US isolated as trade outrage roils G7 ministerial meet

News24.com | US isolated as trade outrage roils G7 ministerial meet

Washington‘s main allies delivered a unified message of shock and dismay at a Group of Seven ministerial meeting on Saturday, urging US President Donald Trump to rescind punishing metal tariffs. The lack of common ground meant the dispute would continue into next week‘s G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, where Trump is expected to face other heads of state as the global economy verges on outright trade conflict. At this snow-capped […]

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News24.com | Mattis warns of bumpy road to US, North Korea nuclear summit

News24.com | Mattis warns of bumpy road to US, North Korea nuclear summit

It will be a “bumpy road” to the nuclear negotiations with North Korea later this month, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned on Sunday, telling his South Korean and Japanese counterparts they must maintain a strong defensive stance so the diplomats can negotiate from a position of strength. Mattis was speaking at the start of a meeting with South Korean Defence Minister Song Young-moo and Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera on […]

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News24.com | Saudi Arabia says 17 detained in sweeping crackdown

News24.com | Saudi Arabia says 17 detained in sweeping crackdown

Saudi Arabia on Saturday said it detained 17 people for “undermining” the kingdom‘s security, in what campaigners have dubbed a sweeping crackdown against activists just weeks before a ban on women driving ends. Rights groups earlier reported arrests of at least 11 people in May, mostly identified as women campaigners for the right to drive and to end the conservative Islamic country‘s male guardianship system. Without naming anyone, the public […]

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News24.com | Daily life in Gaza: ‘There is no future in this place‘

News24.com | Daily life in Gaza: ‘There is no future in this place‘

In December 2017, US President recognised Jerusalem as the capital of . It was an act considered by many countries around the world as irresponsible and deeply provocative because for Palestinians it endorsed Israel‘s illegal occupation of their land. residents have protested along the Israel border every Friday since, angry at Trump and demanding for the right of Palestinian refugees to the areas they were forcibly expelled from by Zionist […]

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