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    Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM quits

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa | Updated at 12:05am on February 17, 2018

    Ethiopia on Friday declared a state of emergency one day after prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his resignation, state media reported...

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    Internet message may have foreshadowed Florida school massacre

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on February 16, 2018

    The 19-year-old man accused of shooting 17 people to death at a Florida high school legally purchased the assault rifle used in the killings and...

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    At least 19 migrants killed in Libya truck crash

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:32am on February 15, 2018

    At least 19 migrants were killed on Wednesday and more than 100 injured when the truck transporting them crashed in Libya, a hospital...

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    Saudi cleric endorses Valentine's Day as ‘positive event’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:46am on February 15, 2018

    A prominent Saudi cleric on Wednesday endorsed Valentine's Day, long forbidden in the ultra-conservative kingdom, calling it a ‘positive social event’ that was not linked to religion...

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    Abe, Trump agree to keep up pressure on North Korea

    Reuters | Updated at 10:26am on February 15, 2018

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and US president Donald Trump agreed to keep up pressure on North Korea until Pyongyang abandons its nuclear and missile programmes, Japan's foreign ministry said on Thursday...

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    Porn star ‘free’ to discuss ties with Trump

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:45am on February 15, 2018

    An American porn star who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump before he became president now feels free to tell her story, her manager said Wednesday...

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    South Africa’s Zuma resigns, Ramaphosa new president

    Agence France-Presse . Cape Town, South Africa | Updated at 12:05am on February 16, 2018

    yril Ramaphosa, a former anti-apartheid activist turned businessman, was named South Africa’s president on Thursday and immediately vowed to fight corruption, in a direct reference to accusations levelled against his predecessor Jacob Zuma....

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    17 killed in Florida school shooting by former student

    Agence France-Presse . Parkland | Updated at 12:05am on February 16, 2018

    Authorities in Florida could offer no explanation Wednesday night as to why a former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a high school earlier that day, killing at least 17 people...

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    S African MPs set to finally oust Zuma today

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 01:29am on February 15, 2018

    South Africa’s parliament will hold a vote of no-confidence in president Jacob Zuma on Thursday, the ruling ANC party said, signalling its determination to eject him from office after days of stalemate...

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    South African police raid Gupta home, pressure cranks up on Zuma

    Reuters | Updated at 02:03pm on February 14, 2018

    Heavily armed South African police raided the luxury home of the Gupta family on Wednesday as part of a probe into allegations the three brothers had corrupt links with...