South Africa's Ramaphosa appoints acting chief prosecutor after court ruling

JOHANNESBURG | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Silas Ramaite as the country's acting chief prosecutor on Tuesday, after a court ruling which declared the appointment of the previous chief prosecuto

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SKorean court finds former star politician not guilty in #MeToo sex abuse charges-Yonhap

By Jeongmin Kim SEOUL | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

A former provincial governor accused of sexual abuse in one of South Korea's most high-profile cases inspired by the "MeToo" movement was found not guilty by a Seoul district court on Tuesday, accordi

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U.S. Charge d'Affaires calls on Turkey to resolve pastor Brunson's case

ISTANBUL | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

The U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Turkey visited Andrew Brunson, the evangelical pastor whose detention and trial on terrorism charges has sparked a crisis between the two countries, and repeated a call o

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'Smart' border' between Nepal and India proposed to limit crossings

Kathmandu | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

The Eminent Persons' Group on Nepal-India relations has recommended establishing a "smart border" allowing cross-border movements only through designated points to curb criminal activities and maintai

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22 killed as highway bridge collapses in Italy (Lead)

Rome |Tuesday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST

A section of a highway bridge collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa during heavy rain on Tuesday, plummeting vehicles up to 90 metres to the ground and killing at least 22 people, officials said.

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Youths in Swedish towns burn and vandalize scores of cars

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

Youths torched and vandalized scores of cars in the Swedish city of Gothenburg and surrounding towns and Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Tuesday the disturbances looked organised "almost like a m

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UK retailer Homebase to close 42 stores, affecting 1,500 jobs

LONDON | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

British home improvement retailer Homebase said on Tuesday it planned to close 42 stores, putting 1,500 jobs at risk, with new owner Hilco Capital seeking to reduce its cost base in a brutal trading e

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Malta says Aquarius rescue ship can dock, migrants to be shared

VALLETTA | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

Malta on Tuesday said it agreed to let the Aquarius humanitarian ship dock in one of its ports and disembark 141 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya last week, ending a European standoff over who

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Outcry in Malaysia over two women sentenced to caning for lesbian sex

KUALA LUMPUR | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

Human rights activists called on Tuesday on Malaysian authorities to review a religious court decision sentencing two women to six strokes for having sex. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (L

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Trump calls former Apprentice star turned White House aide 'a dog'

WASHINGTON | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her "a dog" as his fellow former reality TV star continued to publicly release recordings

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Euro zone budget could be integrated into broader EU funds -Merkel

JENA | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

A planned budget for the euro zone could be integrated into the broader spending funds of the European Union, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, adding she sees no immediate need for a finance

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Kosovo president says wants to "correct" border with Serbia

By Fatos Bytyci PRISTINA | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

A redrawing of the border to bring parts of Serbia with a majority Albanian population into Kosovo could end persistent tensions between Belgrade and Pristina and allow both nations to move towards EU

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