North Korean defector found to have 'enormous parasites'

A North Korean soldier who was shot fleeing across the border has an extremely high level of parasites in his intestines, his doctors say. The defector crossed the demilitarised zone on Monday, but was shot several times by North Korean border guards. Doctors say the patient is stable – but “an enormous number” of worms in his body More...

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Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe makes first public appearance

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the country’s army took over on Wednesday. He attended a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare. Mr Mugabe had been More...

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Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in star-studded bash

Serena Williams has married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in one of the biggest showbiz weddings of the year. A-listers including Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria were at the star-studded bash which More...

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Notorious Mafia boss Salvatore 'Toto' Riina dies aged 87

Notorious Sicilian Mafia boss Salvatore “Toto” Riina has died from cancer, Italian media reports say. Riina, 87, former boss of the feared Cosa Nostra, was jailed in 1993. He was serving 26 life sentences More...

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Syria: Russia blocks extension of chemical attacks probe

Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria. It is the 10th time Moscow has used its veto powers at the UN in support More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Yemen blockade: Saudi foreign affairs minister questioned

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Saudi Arabia’s foreign affairs minister defends sanctions on Yemen, as the UN warns millions will die. BBC News – World  More...

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Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe 'resisting calls to resign'

Zimbabwe’s long-time President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation. The 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover More...

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Kuwaiti Airlines 'within its rights' to ban Israeli – German court

A German court has ruled that a Kuwaiti airline was within its rights to refuse to carry an Israeli citizen. The ruling angered Jewish groups and others, who argued that it condoned anti-Semitism. Kuwait Airways More...

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House Republicans pass $1.4tn tax reform bill

House Republicans have passed a controversial overhaul of the US tax code that slashes corporate rates. Thursday’s vote came after US President Donald Trump made a rare visit to Congress to rally lawmakers More...

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Rolling Stones: Police raid officials in Hamburg over free tickets

Police in Hamburg have raided a local authority and an events company over allegations free Rolling Stones tickets worth €10,000 ($ 11,800; £9,000) were given to local officials. A hundred officials were given More...