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Iraq mourns 119 killed in Baghdad car bombing

Iraq begins three days of national mourning on Monday for almost 120 people killed by a suicide bombing in a busy Baghdad shopping district claimed by Islamic State jihadists, the deadliest attack in the capital this year. The blast hit the Karrada district early on Sunday as the area was …

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Turkey detains 13 suspects over Istanbul airport attack

Turkish police on Thursday rounded up 13 suspects over the triple suicide bombings at Istanbul’s international airport that left 42 people dead, a Turkish official said. “Earlier today, the police raided 16 locations to detain 13 ISIS suspects, including three foreign nationals,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. …

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Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday’s landmark referendum showed, an outcome that sets the country on an uncertain path and deals the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater unity since World War Two. World financial markets dived as nearly complete results showed a …

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Obama pitches in to help sell TPP trade deal

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama made a plug on Monday for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal to a group of 2,400 investors looking at locating business in the United States, saying the deal would help boost the global economy. Trade has become a hot-button issue in the Nov 8 presidential election campaign, …

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How is the state of arts and culture in SA?

In light of youth month, young people from different backgrounds and parts of the country share their thoughts with eNCA’s Mojo team at The Gathering on the state of the country’s arts and culture development. The creative sector, ranging from architecture, literature, gaming, movies, music, performing arts, radio, television to …

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Obama Bashes Trump On Trade, Immigration, and Tweets

During a speech on his economic record today, President Obama issued a scorching warning to Americans about Donald Trump: “Don’t think this agenda’s going to help you. It’s not designed to help you.” The president sounded at turns exasperated and confounded as he addressed the people of Elkhart, Indiana, a …

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Justice and accountability essential for Libya peace

Justice, accountability and the deterrent effects of the law remain “critical components” for achieving lasting peace in Libya, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday. ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda encouraged Libya’s government to give priority to devising effective plans and strategies …

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Palestine thanks South Africa for its allegiance

The Palestinian government on Wednesday in Cape Town thanked the South African government and the public for its long-standing allegiance to the Arab nation. “We appreciate very much what you are doing for us,” said the Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat. Erekat was part of the Palestinian delegation that paid …

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Apple and Google in battle for power

At the top of the corporate world, Apple and Google are in a back-and-forth battle to be number one. It’s not clear which of the two Silicon Valley giants will emerge on top in a contest which highlights the contrast of very different business models. For a brief time early …

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