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Democrats rally around Clinton and paint Trump as unfit for office

On Thursday, the full force of the Democratic Party, including President Obama, rallied around Hillary Clinton, saying that rival Donald Trump is unfit for office.<p>On the Republican side, there was no such unity as lawmakers struggled with how to respond to the GOP nominee’s claim that Russian …

Donald Trump

Economists suggest small Bitcoin reserve

Dr Winston Moore.<p>NO MORE THAN a “relatively small” amount of digital currencies such as Bitcoin should be used if the Central Bank decides to include …

Central Banks

Archbishop Desmond Tutu leaves South Africa hospital

<b>South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu has returned home after a second spell in hospital for a recurring infection, his foundation says.</b><p>The infection was related to the treatment he has had for prostate cancer over the past 18 years, his daughter, Rev Canon Mpho Tutu said.<p>Mr Tutu was readmitted on …

South Africa

South Africa may leave ICC over Bashir arrest row

<b>South Africa has said it might leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) after a row over the court's attempt to have Sudan's president arrested there.</b><p>Omar al-Bashir was allowed to attend an African Union summit in South Africa despite being wanted by the ICC on charges of genocide and war …

South Africa

South Africa police accused over Marikana mine deaths

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1176000/1176312_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524795556_64ba54fe3cd9349a51c6784b9346296d<p><b>A South African commission has recommended a criminal investigation into police over the deaths of 34 miners during a strike in 2012.</b><p>President Jacob …

South Africa

South Africa anti-immigrant violence: Hundreds held

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South Africa

IS releases new 'killing' video of Ethiopian Christians

<b>Islamic State (IS) militants have released a video purportedly showing the killing of up to 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.</b><p>Footage shows one group of men being beheaded on a beach and another group being shot in the head in a desert.<p>The victims are believed to be members of the Ethiopian Church …

Islam

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Who wants what in Libya?

<b>Islamic State (IS) militants are said to have kidnapped nine foreign oil workers in a raid in Libya.</b><p>It follows the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in February.<p>The internationally-recognised government is trying to run the country from the east, with its parliament based in the city of …

Africa

South Africa TV presenter Vuyo Mvoko mugged on camera

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1151000/1151557_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524795556_ec7b9d0fa1f9b6db94209c404b61d3f3<p><b>One of South Africa's best known TV journalists has been mugged on camera as he waited to go on air.</b><p>Footage shows two men accosting Vuyo Mvoko, from …

South Africa

Australia probes reports teenager died in IS suicide attack

<b>Australia is attempting to verify reports that an Australian teenager died while carrying out a suicide attack for Islamic State (IS).</b><p>IS propaganda published on Thursday claimed that Jake Bilardi, 18, died in a co-ordinated series of suicide bombs in Ramadi in Anbar province, Iraq.<p>The reports have …

Terrorism

German woman, 19, dies fighting Islamic State in Syria

<b>A 19-year-old German woman has become the first female foreign fighter to be killed battling Islamic State (IS) alongside Kurdish militia groups.</b><p>Ivana Hoffman, whose parents are South African, was killed on Saturday near Tal Tamr, in north-western Syria.<p>She had been fighting alongside the Kurdish …

Human Rights

Terror 'apologists' must share blame - Hammond

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Terrorism

Mohammed Emwazi went to Tanzania 'to commit terrorism'

<b>Mohammed Emwazi, the man otherwise known as "Jihadi John", wanted to carry out "acts of terrorism" in Tanzania, one of its top officials believes.</b><p>Emwazi was refused entry to Tanzania in 2009 for being drunk and abusive, custody records from the time show.<p>He has claimed he was on holiday with two …

Terrorism

Islamic State ex-hostage Henin: Asking for pity is stupid

<b>A French hostage, held for 10 months by the British militant known as "Jihadi John", has been speaking to the BBC about his time in captivity, and his interactions with his jailors.</b><p>Nicolas Henin was marking the publication of a children's book written in captivity with fellow French journalist …

Game of Thrones

Libya violence: Foreign oil workers 'kidnapped'

<b>Islamic State (IS) militants are said to have kidnapped nine foreign oil workers in a raid in Libya, when they reportedly beheaded eight guards.</b><p>Four Filipinos, an Austrian, a Bangladeshi, a Czech and a Ghanaian were taken with an unidentified ninth foreigner, Austrian officials say.<p>The foreign …

Oil & Gas Industry

Islamic State conflict: Deadly strike on Syria refinery

<b>At least 14 people have been killed in US-led coalition air strikes on an oil refinery in northern Syria run by Islamic State (IS), activists say.</b><p>Refinery workers and jihadist militants were among those who died in the raid on the facility outside Tal Abyad.<p>One activist group posted a video …

Middle East

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga target Islamic State in Kirkuk

<b>Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces, backed by US air strikes, have launched an offensive against Islamic State (IS) militants in oil-rich Kirkuk province.</b><p>The Peshmerga reportedly began advancing along a frontline south-west of the provincial capital on Monday.<p>Their hold over Kirkuk - consolidated when …

Peshmerga

'Nearly 50,000' pro-Islamic State Twitter accounts

<b>There are at least 46,000 Twitter accounts operating on behalf of Islamic State (IS), a new US study claims.</b><p>The actual number, identified in the final three months of 2014, is probably much higher, says the report, co-authored by the Brookings Institution.<p>It said typical IS supporters were located …

Social Media

Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1150000/1150746_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524782745_847876e2ccbb010b1790af1a2ea5d77f<p><b>Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS), according to an audio statement.</b><p>The message, which has not been …

Africa

Mohammed Emwazi: Tanzanian officer recalls airport arrest

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1150000/1150748_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524641540_41d75a30c8eb43cf1bda20a78e6978d8<p><b>Mohammed Emwazi, the man who went on to become "Jihadi John", was deported from Tanzania for being drunk and abusive, a police officer has told the</b> …

Terrorism