World 30.8.2018 05:17 pm

27 dead in fighting between rival Libyan militias

At least 27 people have been killed and 100 wounded in several days of fighting between rival militias near the Libyan capital, the health ministry said Thursday.

The clashes broke out on Monday in suburbs south of Tripoli and continued into Wednesday evening after a truce collapsed, despite an appeal by the United Nations for calm.

27 dead in fighting between rival Libyan militias
27 dead in fighting between rival Libyan militias

27 dead in fighting between rival Libyan militias

At least 27 people have been killed and 100 wounded in several days of fighting between rival militias near the Libyan capital, the health ministry said Thursday.

White US cop gets 15 years for killing black teen
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White US cop gets 15 years for killing black teen

The judgement was an exceedingly rare instance of a US police officer being incarcerated for a high-profile questionable shooting.
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Trump tried to buy his own tabloid ‘dirt’

The US President tried buying all the scandalous information the US tabloid the National Enquirer had collected on him over the past decade.
Energy drink sales to teens in England could soon be canned
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Energy drink sales to teens in England could soon be canned

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Trump puts Google on notice over ‘bias’

It seems the US president doesn’t like the results when he Googles himself.
Robot teachers invade Chinese kindergartens
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Robot teachers invade Chinese kindergartens

In China, robots are being developed to deliver groceries, provide companionship to the elderly, dispense legal advice and now educate the country’s youth too.
Suicide car bomb kills 11 in Iraq
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Suicide car bomb kills 11 in Iraq

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s earlier declaration of victory over jihadists appears to have been premature.
Trump warns of violent change if Democrats win elections
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Trump warns of violent change if Democrats win elections

The US president warned evangelical leaders of fire and brimstone if the Republicans lose control of Congress in their upcoming midterm elections.
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Boy, 9, commits suicide after being bullied for coming out as gay

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Xenophobic riots in Germany as far-right runs wild

Six people were injured on Monday as pyrotechnics and other objects were hurled by the far-right camp as well as anti-fascist counter-protesters in the east German city. 
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Dutch jihadist allegedly murdered British couple in KZN

A suspected Dutch jihadist is believed to have been involved in the deadly kidnapping of a British couple in South Africa and of contacting a top Islamic State group official, Dutch media reported on Monday.
Cocaine-stuffed pineapples seized in Spain
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Cocaine-stuffed pineapples seized in Spain

Police have found cocaine inside breast implants, a wig, a wheelchair cushion, a plaster cast encasing a man’s broken leg as well as inside a 42-piece crockery set.
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Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine released on bail
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Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine released on bail

The politician and former singer’s lawyers and family claim he has been beaten and tortured while in detention, allegations denied by authorities.
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Iran, Russia and Turkey to sit down for summit

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In Russia, memes can get you jailed

Russian authorities are bringing charges against a growing number of the country’s citizens for seemingly innocuous, humorous posts.
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Esports player shoots 2 dead, kills self at tournament

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The obstetrician they consulted found that the couple had been having anal sex for four years and, as a result, battled to conceive.
US war hero John McCain dies at 81
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US war hero John McCain dies at 81

McCain made it known that he did not want Donald Trump to attend his funeral, US media reported.
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‘You’re treating me like a black person’ man goes viral

A man who went viral after an outburst at an airport claims he was making a deliberate racial statement.
Trump’s views on SA land linked to neo-Nazi website
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Trump’s views on SA land linked to neo-Nazi website

The American far right shares the US president’s concern over the SA land situation, which appears to be informed by Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s reporting.
Chinese hotel fire kills 18
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Chinese hotel fire kills 18

Hotel fires are common in China, where fire security regulations are routinely neglected.

 

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