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South Africa's high court rules Zuma appointment of state prosecutor invalid

The South African High Court on Friday ruled President Jacob Zuma's appointment of a state prosecutor responsible for the decision whether to reinstate corruption charges against him was invalid an...

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Trial over 'Love Parade' deaths begins in Germany

Ten people went on trial in Germany on Friday for alleged failures in planning the "Love Parade" music festival in 2010 when 21 people were killed and more than 650 injured in a stampede.

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Vietnam reviews toll road after rare protests

Vietnam's government has promised a full review of charges at a toll gate on a new road after protests there posed a rare challenge to the Communist authorities and showed signs of spreading.

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Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian 'day of rage'

Israeli police preparing for a Palestinian "day of rage" increased their presence in Jerusalem on Friday but set no extra restrictions on access for worshippers at the flashpoint Al Aqsa Mosque,&he...

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The last hours of Yemen's Saleh

A day before they killed Yemen's former president, gunmen from the Iran-aligned Houthi militia group overran one of Ali Abdullah Saleh’s fortified compounds in Sanaa.

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Muslims in Asia protest against Trump's Jerusalem plan

Several thousand protesters in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia rallied on Friday to condemn the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as authorities tightened security&he...

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Japan to acquire air-launched missiles able to strike North Korea

Japan is to acquire medium-range, air-launched cruise missiles, capable of striking North Korea, a controversial purchase of what will become the longest-range munitions of a country that has…

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Vatican should bring money-laundering cases to trial, watchdog agency says

The Vatican needs to bring cases of suspected money laundering to trial, a European finance watchdog urged on Friday, saying the good progress made by its financial regulators needed to be matched ...

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IMF's Lagarde tells Ukraine president to speed up reforms

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said she had a constructive phone call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko late on Thursday in which she urged him to speed up ...

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Britain and EU clinch deal to move Brexit talks forward

The European Commission said on Friday enough progress had been made in Brexit negotiations with Britain to allow a second phase of talks on future relations to begin, ending an impasse over the&he...

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Germany's SPD says talks with Merkel's conservatives to start Wednesday

A senior member of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said on Friday her party would start exploratory talks on Wednesday with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a coalition, a move&...

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Russia says ready for talks with U.S. to try to save arms pact

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday it was ready for talks with the United States to try to keep a landmark arms control treaty that helped end the Cold War alive and that Moscow would comply&...

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