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News24.com | SABC board chair steps down from Zuma's wife's foundation

New SABC board chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini has stepped down from his role as chairperson of the Bongi Ngema-Zuma Foundation.

- News24.com - ZA

The Amazon HQ2 deadline is here: What you need to know

On Thursday, October 19, the six-week sprint Amazon kicked off with its announcement last month that it will establish a second North American ...

- Brookings - US

China: Abolish Secret Detention But Ensure Rights Protections

Expand Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Espionage case begins for Swiss bank spy accused of targeting tax fraud investigators in Frankfurt Germany

Switzerland allegedly sent one of its spies to Germany to find out who kept leaking secret banking data to tax authorities. He spent four years ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

House OKs bill mandating blood type indication on gov’t IDs, docs

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a measure that seeks to mandate all government agencies to indicate a person's ...

- GMA News - PH

Croc suspected of killing dementia patient euthanized

Official says 14-foot saltwater crocodile's unusual behavior was a giveaway the killer had been found

- CBS NEWS - US

Roadside blast kills elite police in Pakistan's Quetta

Bomb targets police vehicle killing at least seven people and wounding 22 others in the capital of Balochistan province.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Mali : Des milliers de personnes affectées par la réduction des activités du CICR à Kidal

Article | A la suite d’une intrusion d’hommes en armes dans l’une de ses résidences à Kidal, le CICR se voit contraint de ...

- ICRC - INT

Requiem for the Internet Freedom Strategy

For the United States, bad news concerning the internet and cyberspace has become an unrelenting

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

China once welcomed refugees, but its policies now make Trump look lenient

Nearly four decades ago, Mo Fengyue leaned over the boat carrying her to China and dumped her Vietnamese identity cards into the river. With a flick ...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Xi says China won't emulate West in marathon, 3-hour speech

Chinese President Xi Jinping laid out a sweeping vision for the country Wednesday, as he kicked off a pivotal meeting of the ruling elite that's ...

- CNN Top Stories - US

Khamenei says Iran will "shred" nuclear deal if U.S. quits it

ANKARA - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers as long as ...

- Reuters - US

International arbitration sought over Gambian oil licenses

After hinting of trouble earlier this week, African Petroleum said it was now pursuing legal routes to protect its assets off the coast of Gambia.

- UPI - US

U.S. Rep.: Trump says fallen soldier knew what he signed up for

President Donald Trump told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for," according to a Florida ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Surfers head to Norway to ride Arctic waves

Our series Pushing the Limits explores how surfers from around the world head to northern Norway for a perfect wave and a spiritual experience. ...

- CBS NEWS - US

Security officers fired over passenger's removal from United flight

Two security officers have been fired for an incident in April in which they physically removed a passenger from an overbooked flight out of Chicago.

- UPI - US

Donald Trump and the new politics of honouring war dead

After her son died in an armoured vehicle rollover in Syria while serving in the US Army in May, Sheila Murphy says, she got no call or letter from ...

- Stuff - NZ

WATCH LIVE: Jeff Sessions faces grilling in Senate Judiciary Committee

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for an oversight hearing Wednesday, his first public testimony on ...

- The Raw Story - US

Argentine mid-term campaign pauses after body found in Patagonia

BUENOS AIRES - Major parties running in Sunday's mid-term congressional election in Argentina suspended their campaigns on Wednesday after a body, ...

- Reuters - US

In morning Twitter rant, Trump denies making 'insensitive' comments to widow of slain Green Beret

President Trump went on a wide-ranging Twitter rant on Wednesday morning, touching on subjects as disparate as Hillary Clinton, taxes, the NFL, and ...

- The Week - US

House ‘Magnificent 7’ calls for immediate lifting of Mindanao martial law

Members of the House opposition block Magnificent 7 on Wednesday called for the immediate lifting of martial law in Mindanao following the liberation ...

- GMA News - PH

Las Vegas gunman's estate could offer rare redress for victims

Victims of mass shootings in the United States often win little or no damages from perpetrators but the Las Vegas massacre may be different because ...

- The Raw Story - US

Dairy farm project "Tanfeedh" to contribute USD2.7 billion to Oman's economy

Dairy farm project "Tanfeedh" to contribute USD2.7 billion to Oman's economy...

- MENAFN - JO

4,000-year-old statue linked to female Egyptian leader

Wooden head is believed to depict Ankhesenpepi II, the mother of King Pepi II of the sixth dynasty

- CBS NEWS - US

Trump allegedly tells widow of fallen soldier 'he knew what he signed up for'

A Florida congresswoman says she heard part of a conversation between the President and Myeshia Johnson on speakerphone;Trump says the description of ...

- The Globe and Mail - CA

News24.com | Ramaphosa in Lesotho for post-elections national dialogue

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as SADC facilitator to Lesotho, is expected in Maseru on Wednesday, to attend the country's landmark ...

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Dlamini, Sassa face possible summons after no-show in Parliament

The Portfolio Committee on Social Development will take legal advice on the possibility of summonsing Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, ...

- News24.com - ZA

China's space lab will soon crash to Earth and no one knows where it will hit

Sometime within the next few months, the heavens will come crashing down.

- Stuff - NZ

News Analysis: After the Caliphate, What’s Next for ISIS? ISIS 2.0, Experts Say

With the fall of its capital and loss of territory, the Islamic State may be reeling but not vanquished.

- New York Times - US

US knew of Indonesian anti-communist massacre

Recently released US documents show US government was aware of mass killing of communists in 1965-66 after Suharto coup.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Fox host says Army widow should be grateful Trump called: 'The president isn't required to call'

“Fox & Friends” tried to contain the damage after President Donald Trump upset the widow of a slain soldier by telling her that's what her ...

- The Raw Story - US

Trump chides NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized the National Football League for not forcing its players to stand during pre-game renditions of ...

- The Raw Story - US

Iraq's military declares mission accomplished in Kirkuk

The 48-hour offensive saw Kurdish forces entirely confined to their longstanding three-province autonomous region.

- Al Jazeera - QA

News24.com | Cape Town taxi driver crashes car while chasing clients who mugged him

A Cape Town meter taxi driver has crashed his car after chasing two clients who mugged him of his belongings in Goodwood, police say.

- News24.com - ZA

Atio’s pa says he feels ‘pity’ for Aegis Juris members: ‘Their lives are over’

The father of hazing victim Horacio “Atio” Castillo III on Wednesday said he feels a mix of anger and pity towards the Aegis Juris frat ...

- GMA News - PH

Watch the MSNBC interview with Rep. Frederica Wilson that set Trump off on crazed Twitter rant

A Florida congresswoman described the “extremely insensitive” phone call from President Donald Trump that left a grieving Army widow in ...

- The Raw Story - US

U.S. knew of Indonesian anti-communist massacre as it unfolded

JAKARTA - The U.S. government had intimate knowledge of the mass killing of alleged communists in Indonesia in the mid 1960s even as it failed to ...

- Reuters - US

Another federal judge rejects Trump's travel ban

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked President Donald Trump's third attempted travel ban, the second to do so in as many days.

- UPI - US

Spain warns Catalonia on self-rule as deadline looms

The deputy prime minister speaks out as a deadline nears for Catalan leaders to drop a secession plan.

- BBC - UK

Tillerson: U.S. holds Myanmar military leaders accountable for Rohingya crisis

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States was "extraordinarily concerned" by what was happening to ...

- Reuters - US

If A Pile Of Poo Has An Emoji, Shouldn't A Mosquito Have One Too?

There are 2,666 emojis for tweeting and texting. A mosquito is not one of them. Global health campaigners are trying to change that.

- NPR - US

Senators demand answers in deaths of 4 U.S. soldiers in Niger

Leading members of Congress say they need answers to an ambush in Niger this month, in which four U.S. soldiers died.

- UPI - US

News24.com | Million-dollar ring saga: Zim First Lady Grace Mugabe goes to court

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe is still battling to be repaid more than a millions US dollars she claims to have lost to a Lebanese businessman in ...

- News24.com - ZA

Fin24.com | LIVE: Former Eskom boss Koko disciplinary to probe nepotism charges

Former acting Eskom boss Matshela Koko's disciplinary action, relating to charges of nepotism will get underway late on Wednesday afternoon.

- News24.com - ZA

Lorraine Badoy appointed to PCOO, DSWD OIC says

Department of Social Welfare and Development Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy has been appointed to the Presidential Communications Operations ...

- GMA News - PH

Inahen, walang takot sa paddleboarding kasama ang amo

Kinagigiliwan sa Florida Keys ang isang inahen na tila hindi natatakot sa tubig at enjoy na sumasama sa kaniyang amo sa standup paddleboarding.

- GMA News - PH

Rohingya crisis

Muslim refugees flee Myanmar

- CBS NEWS - US

Six fishermen missing of the coast of Australia

 Appalling weather is hampering the search for six fishermen feared drowned off Australia's Queensland coast as their families pray for a miracle.

- Stuff - NZ

Austria's far-right stakes claim to interior ministry ahead of coalition talks

VIENNA - Austria's far-right Freedom Party on Wednesday named control of the interior ministry as its price for joining a future coalition government ...

- Reuters - US

Second federal judge blocks parts of Trump's latest travel ban

Judge rules ban as applied to six majority-Muslim countries likely violates the U.S. Constitution

- The Globe and Mail - CA