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South African author Karel Schoeman commits suicide

Karel Schoeman South African novelist Karel Schoeman committed suicide aged 77, local media said Tuesday, with a farewell letter revealing he had long contemplated such a fate and tried so before. The Afrikaans writer and supporter of the anti-apartheid movement authored 19 novels and several historical articles and was honoured ...

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North Korea state media confirms arrest of US professor

(FILES) This file photo taken on April 7, 2017 shows US Ambassador to the UN and current UN Security Council president, Nikki Haley at the UN headquarters in New York. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, on April 24, 2017 called the detention of a US citizen ...

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Assange demands Sweden drop arrest warrant

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a new motion in Sweden Wednesday calling for a European arrest warrant over rape allegations to be dropped, after the United States said it was seeking to arrest him, his lawyer said. / AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a new ...

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Britain says will not be bullied in Brexit talks

Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis (R) leaves 10 Downing Street following the weekly meeting of the cabinet in central London on April 25, 2017. Brexit minister David Davis warned Wednesday that it would not be bullied in upcoming negotiations with the EU, ...

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Indian village bans women from using mobile phones

An Indian village has banned women from using mobile phones in public in an attempt to restrict their contacts with men and plans hefty fines for violators, police said Wednesday. PHOTO:AFP An Indian village has banned women from using mobile phones in public in an attempt to restrict their contacts ...

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