Monday , September 25 2017

“What do you want? Men to see you?”- President Mugabe Blasts South African Entertainer Who Doesn’t Wear Panties

South African entertainer, Zodwa Wabantu who is known for not wearing panties recently made news when she said that she would like to meet Zimbabwe’s 93 year old president, Robert Mugabe. Zodwa said before she made the trip to Zimbabwe some fans warned her to “behave” because that country’s president …

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US airstrikes in Somalia kill 6 al-Shabab members

The U.S. military says it has carried out three “precision airstrikes” in southern Somalia that killed six members of the al-Shabab extremist group. A U.S. Africa Command statement says the strikes occurred Wednesday morning about 260 kilometers (160 miles) south of the capital, Mogadishu. The statement, unlike previous ones, does …

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Singapore gets first female president without a vote

An establishment stalwart was named Singapore’s first female president on Wednesday but the milestone was overshadowed by criticism her selection was undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of Parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election …

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Dwarfs meet at festival in South African town

A recent South African festival for people with dwarfism featured dancing, a tug-of-war contest, stand-up comedy, talks on health issues facing dwarves and a Mr. and Ms. Dwarf competition. The event this past weekend in Modimolle town in Limpopo province drew dwarfs from around the country and was an opportunity …

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Romania coast guards rescues 157 migrants from Black Sea

Romania’s coast guard has rescued more than 150 migrants from Iraq and Iran from a ship in distress on the Black Sea, on what is becoming a new route for migrants trying to reach Western Europe. The rusty ship was towed to the Black Sea port of Constanta, some 250 …

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Egyptian lawyer linked to slain Italian arrested in Cairo

A rights group says Egyptian authorities have arrested a lawyer who assisted the family of an Italian graduate student killed under suspicious circumstances during a police crackdown in Cairo. Dublin-based Front Line Defenders says on Tuesday that Ibrahim Metwally Hegazy was arrested at Cairo International Airport two days ago while …

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