29 June 2017
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28/06/2017 15:12

South Africa's AngloGold Ashanti may cut 8,500 jobs

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AngloGold Ashanti, the world's third largest gold miner, said Wednesday it was considering 8,500 job cuts in South Africa as part of a turnaround strategy to curb losses.

28/06/2017 14:53

Africa gets generic version of most effective HIV drug

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The generic version of the most advanced drug against HIV has been introduced in Kenya, a first in Africa where more than 25 million have the disease, the NGO Unitaid said Wednesday.

28/06/2017 14:50

Cyberattack blocks Maersk terminals, new orders

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Danish shipping mammoth Maersk said Wednesday it had shut down some of its computer systems after a global cyberattack disrupted operations at its terminals and hindered it from taking new orders.

28/06/2017 14:43

Steve Earle, country outlaw turned Renaissance man, refinds roots

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Steve Earle is a country rocker who has distinguished himself far beyond music, a Texan who long ago left the state, and an artist whose passions drive him to left-wing activism.

28/06/2017 14:43

Children lead the way as Raqa families escape jihadists

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Trapped in their homes in Raqa and running out of supplies, Ahmad Shaabu, his family and their neighbours were increasingly desperate. It was the children who finally helped them to escape.

28/06/2017 14:31

Messi's star-studded Argentine wedding: what we know

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Football and showbiz stars will gather in northern Argentina on Friday for Latin America's celebrity wedding of the decade when Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi marries his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo.

28/06/2017 14:31

Fears surge of a fresh war in Congo's Nord-Kivu

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The governor of Congo's restive eastern province of Nord-Kivu urged the army Wednesday to beef up operations against a spate of militia attacks there, saying all-out war may be imminent.

28/06/2017 14:27

Kenya's Ngugi dumps Swedish book fair over far-right newspaper

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Kenyan literary icon Ngugi wa Thiong'o, often tipped for the Nobel literature prize, has pulled out of an annual Swedish book fair in protest at the presence of a right-wing extremist newspaper, his publisher said Wednesday.

28/06/2017 14:15

North Korea threatens to kill South's ex-president Park: KCNA

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North Korea threatened on Wednesday to "impose the death penalty" on the South's former president Park Geun-Hye over an alleged plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-Un.

28/06/2017 14:06

Deal reached on cuts to UN peacekeeping: diplomat

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A tentative deal on nearly $600 million in cuts to the UN peacekeeping budget has been reached following weeks of tough negotiations over US demands for a sharp cost reduction, a Security Council diplomat said Wednesday.

28/06/2017 14:02

Activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier released: NGO

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Three activists who were detained last month while investigating working conditions at a Chinese factory making Ivanka Trump-branded shoes have been released on bail pending a trial, their non-governmental organisation said Wednesday.

28/06/2017 13:52

China donates arms to Philippines for raging Islamist fight

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China on Wednesday donated thousands of guns to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to help Manila in its battle against Islamist gunmen who are holed up in a southern city.

28/06/2017 13:51

Hamas building Gaza buffer zone as it seeks improved Egypt ties

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Gaza's rulers Hamas said they had begun building a new buffer zone along the southern border with Egypt on Wednesday, as the Islamist movement seeks to improve ties with Cairo.

28/06/2017 13:49

Ukraine says Russian soldier killed in clashes in east

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A Russian military officer fighting alongside Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine was killed and another Russian captured in recent skirmishes with Ukrainian forces, Kiev said Wednesday.

28/06/2017 13:43

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained by police 

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Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was detained by police on Wednesday after an anti-China protest ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping.

28/06/2017 13:34

Madrid metro drivers go on strike during WorldPride

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Madrid metro drivers began a five-day strike Wednesday, threatening to create travel chaos during WorldPride, one of the biggest celebrations of lesbian, gay and transsexual rights.

28/06/2017 13:33

Turkey remembers Istanbul airport attack blamed on IS

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Turkey on Wednesday marked one year since the triple suicide bombing and gun attack on its main international airport in Istanbul that left dozens dead and was blamed on Islamic State jihadists.

28/06/2017 13:15

Mattis says Assad took Trump's chemical warning 'seriously'

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US President Donald Trump's warning to the Syrian government not to carry out a chemical weapons attack appears to have worked, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Wednesday.

28/06/2017 13:09

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained by police 

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Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was detained by police on Wednesday after an anti-China protest ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping.

28/06/2017 13:06

Same-sex marriage push divides Merkel's ruling coalition

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Germany is set to legalise same-sex marriage Friday after a heated coalition spat sealed an election-year divorce between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her centre-left governing partners.

28/06/2017 12:56

Bird-like dinosaurs hatched eggs like chickens: study

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Feathered dinosaurs that walked on two legs and had parrot-like beaks shared another characteristic with modern birds -- they brooded clutches of eggs at a temperature similar to chickens, a study showed Wednesday.

28/06/2017 12:46

Germany confident ahead of Confederations Cup Mexico semi

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Germany are the kings of the penalty shoot-out -- but the world champions hope to see off Mexico in Thursday's Confederations Cup semi-final without needing dreaded spot kicks.

28/06/2017 12:36

UK supermarket Tesco axes another 1,200 jobs

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Supermarket giant Tesco on Wednesday announced plans to cut about one quarter, or 1,200, of its head office positions as part of a cost-cutting drive at Britain's biggest retailer.

28/06/2017 12:34

30 civilians dead in air strikes on IS-held area of Syria: monitor

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At least 30 civilians were killed in air strikes on an area of eastern Syria held by the Islamic State group on Wednesday, a monitoring group said.

28/06/2017 12:31

Novak Djokovic passes first grass test at Eastbourne

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Top seed Novak Djokovic passed his first grass court test of the season on Wednesday, defeating Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals at Eastbourne.

28/06/2017 12:29

Paddington Bear author Michael Bond dies aged 91

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British children's writer Michael Bond, the creator of the much-loved fictional character Paddington Bear, has died at the age of 91, his publisher HarperCollins said on Wednesday.

28/06/2017 12:14

Poland charges protest leader with embezzlement

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Polish prosecutors said Wednesday that they had charged the founder of the Committee for the Defence of Democracy (KOD), a movement focusing on mass anti-government protests, with embezzlement and faking invoices.

28/06/2017 12:09

Pope defrocks 'Don Mercedes' priest convicted of sex abuse

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Pope Francis has defrocked an Italian priest found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors, reversing an earlier decision to reduce his punishment, the diocese at the heart of the scandal said Wednesday.

28/06/2017 11:57

Queen's granddaughter 'heartbroken' over death of horse Toytown

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Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Tindall says she is "heartbroken" at the death of Toytown, the horse she combined with to win European and world three-day-eventing individual titles.

28/06/2017 11:22

Hong Kong protesters stage sit-in ahead of Xi visit

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Pro-democracy protesters climbed a statue in Hong Kong Wednesday and staged a sit-in ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain.

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