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News24.com | 2nd missing fisherman's body washes up

A second body has washed up following the capsizing of the Maredon fishing vessel in Cape St Francis, Eastern Cape police say.

- News24.com - ZA

Microfinance - 'it has symbolic value'

Essma Ben Hamida, co-founder of Tunisian microcredit institution Enda, was present when Ivanka Trump helped launch a loan program for women at the ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities, including Chicago, Orlando

President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Both parties have forgotten the lesson of the Great Depression

If people believe they are getting along fairly well in their quest for the good things in life, they may be far less susceptible to movements that ...

- The Raw Story - US

Budget office: GOP health bill adds 22 million uninsured by 2026

A revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Moscow in talks with U.S. to create cyber security working group: RIA report

MOSCOW/LONDON - Moscow and Washington are in talks to create a joint cyber security working group, Russia's RIA news agency reported on Thursday, ...

- Reuters - US

News24.com | Pregnant schoolgirl shot dead in Limpopo

A pregnant Grade 12 pupil at the Jim Chavani High School near Giyani has been shot dead by attackers who broke into her home, police have said.

- News24.com - ZA

Russia says Greenpeace boat seizure ruling encourages illegal action

MOSCOW - Russia rejected a ruling by an international arbitration court which said Moscow must pay damages for seizing a Dutch-flagged Greenpeace ...

- Reuters - US

Second long-unknown John Wayne Gacy victim identified as boy from Minnesota

CHICAGO—The identity of Victim 24, whose remains were found buried among the many other bodies in the crawl space of serial killer John Wayne Gacy's ...

- The Raw Story - US

Mourinho treating Manchester derby as training session

Mourinho treating Manchester derby as training session...

- MENAFN - JO

Trump promised to pass these 10 laws in his first 100 days in office. On Day 182, he's passed 0.

Precisely six months ago, President Trump was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice John Roberts. "We will face challenges," Trump said in ...

- The Week - US

Germany summons Turkish envoy over human rights activist

BERLIN " The German government summoned Turkey's ambassador on Wednesday to demand the release of a jailed trainer of human rights activists, and said ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Opposition strike paralyzes parts of Venezuela as fears of violence mount

The nation's crisis deepens ahead of a contentious vote on constitutional changes.

- Washington Post - US

Trump regrets hiring AG Jeff Sessions after Russia probe recusal

Trump said Sessions had acted unfairly in taking the job in the first place

- The Hindu - IN

Xanda, son of Cecil the lion, 'killed by hunter' in Zimbabwe

Xanda, the six-year-old son of Cecil the lion, is said to have been shot by trophy hunters.

- BBC - UK

Israel faces mounting Palestinian anger over holy site metal detectors

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weighing whether to remove metal detectors at a Jerusalem holy site whose installation after a deadly ...

- Reuters - US

'Find someone not connected to Russia!': The View loses it after Trump whines about Sessions' recusal

The hosts of The View' on Thursday slammed Donald Trump for complaining that his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, recused himself from the Department ...

- The Raw Story - US

Senator McCain vows to fight cancer, return to Washington

U.S. Senator John McCain on Thursday vowed a quick return to Washington despite his newly diagnosed brain cancer in a show of the fighting spirit that ...

- The Raw Story - US

U.S. to deploy officials in Qatar in counter-terrorism accord: sources

DOHA/DUBAI - The United States will post officials at the Qatari state prosecutor's office as part of a Qatari-U.S. agreement signed this month to ...

- Reuters - US

For first time, most people with HIV taking meds

AIDS deaths are now down to about to half of what they were in 2005, according to the U.N. AIDS agency

- CBS NEWS - US

Trump's pick for ambassador to Canada to push for even stronger ties

Kelly Knight Craft to undergo her Senate confirmation hearing today

- The Globe and Mail - CA

News24.com | #News24 ICYMI: Tax shock for locals overseas, that Zuma tender, Jansen takes on academics

South Africans who live overseas may face a massive tax shock, more tender irregularities uncovered, and Jonathan Jansen takes on academics. Here are ...

- News24.com - ZA

German government set up diesel summit with auto bosses

BERLIN " The German government has invited leading automakers to a meeting next month to discuss how to reduce diesel emissions.Transport Ministry ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Millions heed anti-Maduro shutdown in Venezuela

CARACAS - Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections ...

- Reuters - US

The first lady of Japan apparently pretended not to speak English to avoid talking to Trump

Japan's first lady Akie Abe's silence at a recent G-20 summit dinner has left President Trump convinced that she can't speak English. In an interview ...

- The Week - US

In beer halls and boardrooms, the Brexit diaspora gets organized

BERLIN - Robert Anderson was enjoying a drink with a compatriot in a Munich beer hall a few weeks before Britain's referendum on leaving the European ...

- Reuters - US

News24.com | 'Dr Kaunda not dead', says office of Zambian commissioner in SA

The office of the Zambian high commissioner in South Africa has refuted social media reports that veteran leader Kenneth Kaunda has died.

- News24.com - ZA

Senate Judiciary Committee approves Chris Wray for FBI

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to recommend to the full Senate the nomination of Christopher Wray for FBI director. The decision was ...

- The Raw Story - US

Prosecutors file murder charges against IS killings suspect

BERLIN " German prosecutors have filed murder charges against a man accused of participating in the killing of six captives of the Islamic State group ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Alaska, Maine senators back Arctic drilling in $1.8B federal proposal

Two U.S. senators are backing a proposal to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, at a time when many nations are also eyeing resources in the ...

- UPI - US

Mafia Capitale: Rome court convicts racket leaders who extorted city officials

Massimo Carminati and Salvatore Buzzi have been sentenced to 20 and 19 years in prison respectively, after being found guilty of stealing millions in ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Cherokee Nation Red Wing receives EFP armor kit contract

Tulsa-based Cherokee Nation Red Wing has received a $16.3 million contract with the U.S. Army for the production of armor kits.

- UPI - US

Dr. Smartphone: The Medical Profession's Digital Revolution Is Here

The health care sector is facing a far-reaching and unpredictable revolution. Smartphones are capable of replacing many devices that have become ...

- Spiegel Online - DE

10 things you need to know today: July 20, 2017

1. Sen. John McCain said in a statement Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Doctors discovered the aggressive cancer, known as a ...

- The Week - US

What was Rabbi Kook's relationship with the media?

A new study by Avraham Weiss explores Rabbi Kook's relationship to the media in general, and to newspaper writers in particular.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Artist Dali's body exhumed to resolve paternity dispute

The body of surrealist painter Salvador Dali is scheduled to be exhumed Thursday to resolve a paternity case, the director of his resting place said.

- UPI - US

EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier highlights split on expats' rights

Brussels' chief Brexit negotiator has said there is still a deep gulf on how EU citizens' rights in the UK should be guaranteed. His opposite number ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Jeff Sessions vows to stay on as attorney general despite Trump rebukes

The US Attorney General has refused to resign after being rebuked by Donald Trump for recusing himself from the Justice Department's probe into ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Sport24.co.za | Glamorgan sign 'match-winner' Miller for T20 Blasts

South African batsman David Miller is on his way to Glamorgan to feature in the T20 Blast.

- News24.com - ZA

'Look at this gay boat': Creationist's use of 'God's rainbow' colors for Ark park lighting gets hilariously mocked

Not only is Kentucky's Ark Encounter theme park historically inaccurate and hemorrhaging money, its founder's attempt to reclaim “God's ...

- The Raw Story - US

Feds shut down billion-dollar drug trafficking 'dark' site

Federal authorities said AlphaBay, one of the largest "dark net" websites used to sell illegal drugs, was shut down and its founder was arrested in ...

- UPI - US

Salvador Dalí's body to be exhumed for paternity test

A bizarre paternity case involving legendary painter Salvador Dalí takes an extraordinary step Thursday. Officials in Spain will break into the crypt ...

- CBS NEWS - US

6 teens from robotics team missing after competition in D.C.

Members of the Burundi robotics team reported missing after competing in FIRST Global Challenge

- CBS NEWS - US

Israel, Palestinians dig in over metal detectors at Jerusalem shrine

Muslim clerics call for mass protests Friday at site of contested shrine.         

- USA TODAY - US

U.S. to deploy officials in Qatar in counter-terrorism accord, sources say

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reached the deal with Qatar during a round of shuttle diplomacy aimed at ending a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf

- The Globe and Mail - CA

In China, Despair for Cause of Democracy After Nobel Laureate’s Death

Some activists say the movement is now at its weakest point since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.

- New York Times - US

Anti-Maduro strike paralyzes swathes of Venezuela

CARACAS - Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand a ...

- Reuters - US

Russia defies U.S. data on location of North Korea launch

Documents Russia submitted to the United Nations last week challenge U.S. claims regarding the location of a recent North Korea missile launch.

- UPI - US

Sessions says he will stay in job 'as long as that is appropriate,' despite Trump rebuke

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he has no immediate plans to resign a day after President Donald Trump excoriated the nation's top prosecutor for ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Venezuelan Opposition Stages General Strike

The cities of this economically distressed country largely came to a halt on Thursday, as the opposition staged a 24-hour general strike in a ...

- Wall Street Journal - US