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Tutu, SAHRC urged to intervene to stop attacks on Nigerians

The Nigerian community said they had reported the incident to the Nigeria Mission and South African Police. The senators raised alarm that 20 Nigerians in South Africa were allegedly killed in extra judicial manner over allegations of drug trafficking without recourse to legal process and fair hearing as prescribed by the global laws and the South African laws. Read More

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Russian Federation and China's abusive use of veto "shameful"

The joint inquiry has concluded in its reports that the Syrian government was involved in the use of toxic chemicals as weapons in three cases, and the Islamic States had used mustard gas in one case. The arguments and vote over the resolution were important because they provided new insight into how Trump, who has made clear his intent to improve ties with Russian Federation, would deal with the Kremlin over the Syria war. Read More

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99-year-old woman 'arrested' to check off bucket list

A 99-year-old woman was thrown in the clink earlier this month - but she's not complaining. Yes, you read that right. Luckily, her niece arranged the whole affair. "[An officer] made a decision to look into the possibility to grant her request". The photos have been liked more than 3,700 times and have left us wondering what else Annie has planned for her bucket list. Read More

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Federal Government To Drop Opposition To Texas Voter ID Law

A federal appeals court ruled past year that the law disproportionately impacted minorities and those living in poverty, and ordered the state to implement changes before November's election. "Thus, there is no reason for the Court or the parties to devote additional time and resources to arguing the discriminatory objective claim on the current briefing and record now, before the Texas Legislature has had a chance to act on the new proposed legislation". Read More

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44 percent of Americans approve of how President Trump is doing

Trump retains net positive scores on his decisiveness (net positive 29 percent), his ability to "get things done", (net positive 12 percent) and his fitness to deal with the economy (net positive 11 percent). The majority of the people, 47 percent, view the GOPer unfavorably while 43 percent view him favorably. Trump's first month in office included the bungled rollout of his travel ban targeting seven Muslim-majority countries, which was halted by federal courts. Read More

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The DNC Just Picked Its New Chair

The DNC Just Picked Its New Chair

Perez defeated Minnesota Rep Keith Ellison and four other candidates in a race at a time when the party is facing one of its greatest challenges in serving as a credible opposition and united check to the Republican President Trump. President Trump responded to the news on Twitter early Saturday evening. Former president Barack Obama's onetime labor secretary Tom Perez was elected party chair at a meeting in Atlanta , Georgia on February 25. Read More

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South African police disperse anti-immigrant protesters

South African police disperse anti-immigrant protesters

The Nigerian Union in South Africa (Nusa) confirmed on Tuesday that Nigerian homes and businesses in Pretoria West had been attacked recently. South Africa, where 35% of people are unemployed or have given up searching for work, has experienced successive surges of xenophobic violence, oftentargetingSomali and Pakistani people who operate small shops in townships and shanty towns. Read More

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"Major winter storm could drop 5-9" of snow

There are no Blizzard Warnings for West River, but heavy snow will make travel extremely hard, according to John Chamberlain with the National Weather Service in Rapid City. "We're talking not being able to see the house across the street, not being able to see the end of your driveway, and most importantly, not being able to see the auto driving in front of you", illustrates National Weather Forecaster Kerry Hanko. Read More

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Trump administration officials head to Mexico for talks amid strained relations

Trump administration officials head to Mexico for talks amid strained relations

The US secretaries of state and homeland security meet with Mexico's president on Thursday, seeking to ease diplomatic tensions over President Donald Trump's trade and immigration policies. Peña Nieto took to Twitter after the meeting to say that "I made it clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall". One of the visiting senators, Ben Cardin of Maryland, told CNN on Tuesday that Tillerson and Kelly will "hear pretty clearly the hostilities on the wall". Read More

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Russia's United Nations rep Churkin remembered

Russia's United Nations rep Churkin remembered

Vitaly Churkin , the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, died Monday after suddenly falling ill at work, the day before what would have been his 65th birthday. "I think the United Nations continues to be an indispensable mechanism", he said in his last interview, with the state-funded Russia Today news organization. Read More

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French army grooms eagles to down drones

French army grooms eagles to down drones

Aptly named d'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis - an homage to Alexandre Dumas' " The Three Musketeers " - the four birds of prey have been honing their attack skills at the Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France since mid-2016. The French Air Force is now training birds of prey to take down remote-controlled objects following reports that ISIS recruits are weaponizing consumer markets drones to carry out attacks against enemy fighters. Read More

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