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A Total Eclipse Of The States

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Americans are gearing up for a coast-to-coast total eclipse that can be seen within driving range of 200 million people. During the American eclipse of 1854, photography was in its infancy. Back then, William and Frederick Langenheim were among the small number of shutterbugs who captured the event on sheets of silver-plated copper, known as daguerreotypes. On Monday, millions of folks using mobile phones and ... Read More »

Dick Gregory, Civil Rights Activist And Comedian, Dies

Legendary stand-up comic who used his fame to counter racism, promote feminism, and protest wars has died aged 84. US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory – who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his fame to counter racism and protested wars in Vietnam and the Middle East – has died aged 84. Gregory died at a hospital in Washington DC late ... Read More »

S Africa Remains Silent As Grace Mugabe Leaves Country

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Zimbabwean president’s wife was accused of attacking a model with an electric cable in a hotel in Johannesburg. The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. A report by Zimbabwean state broadcaster ZBC showed Grace Mugabe greeting government and military officials ... Read More »

Offensives Target ISIL On Lebanon-Syria Border

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The Lebanese army says it has launched an offensive against an ISIL enclave straddling the northeast border with Syria. Simultaneously, Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia group, and the Syrian army have announced an assault from the Syria side of the border in the western Qalamoun mountain range. The Lebanese army is targeting positions of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, known as ISIS) ... Read More »

Actors, Writers Quit White House Committee Over Trump

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Actors and prominent arts figures in the US have resigned from an advisory committee to the White House following President Donald Trump’s reaction to deadly white supremacist violence last weekend in Charlottesville. In a joint letter addressed to Trump, members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) condemned the president’s insistence in equating the actions of both white supremacists and those protesting against them during the far-right rally ... Read More »

China Tells US, North Korea To ‘Hit Brakes’ On Threats

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China wants US to halt military exercises on the Korean peninsula in exchange for North Korea suspending nuclear tests. China has warned the US and North Korea to “hit the brakes” on threats and actions, and work towards a peaceful resolution of their dispute. Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday, said the two countries should ... Read More »

Zambia Frees Opposition Leader Hakainde Hichilema

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Hakainde Hichilema, accused of plotting to overthrow government, freed by judge after state prosecutor drops charges. A judge freed Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on Wednesday after the state prosecutor dropped charges against him of plotting to overthrow the government. Hichilema and five others were arrested in April and charged with treason after his convoy failed to make way for President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade. His ... Read More »

Floods Kill More Than 300, Fears Rise For 600 Missing

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Calls for aid grow as fears rise for at least 600 missing people, while aid agencies warn of risk of disease. Sierra Leone entered a week-long mourning period for the victims of the flooding that has killed more than 300 people, with fears rising for at least 600 missing people. Three days of torrential rain triggered mudslides on Monday in the Regent area of the Sierra Leonean ... Read More »

British Queen Elizabeth Prefers William As Successor

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Queen Elizabeth has announced that she will be passing down her crown to her grandson Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton. This, of course, means that the Queen has skipped over her own son, Prince Charles, in the British monarchy’s line of succession. “Her Majesty realised that William and Kate are the future,” said a palace insider. “She has spent 65 years making sure ... Read More »

Guam Mayor Warns North Korea After Threats Of Attack

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Guam’s mayor has warned North Korea of any attacks on the US territory as war of words continues. An attack on Guam would be considered an attack on the United States, Guam’s governor warned in response to a threat that North Korea would create an “enveloping fire” around the US territory. The people of Guam woke up on Thursday to another pointed threat from Pyongyang, which ... Read More »

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