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13 December 2018 5:05 PM Former Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

A Somali official says Ethiopian troops arrested a former extremist leader who is now a candidate in a regional election in the southwest. Nur Ahmed, an electoral official in Somalia's Southwest state, told The Associated Press that Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, previously the number two leader of the rebel group al-Shabaab, was arrested on Thursday by Ethiopian 19

13 December 2018 2:36 PM UK parliament won't vote on Brexit deal until new year

Lawmakers in the UK Parliament aren’t scheduled to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal this year, Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom said on Thursday. Outlining business for the coming week, Leadsom didn’t include the so-called "meaningful vote" on the agreement, which May is seeking to augment at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels 16

12 December 2018 4:00 PM WATCH: Indonesia just banned this K-pop supergroup's commercial for being 'indecent'

Jakarta - A television ad featuring members of K-pop supergroup Blackpink dressed in miniskirts has been banned from Indonesian airwaves, prompting a furious backlash from fans. The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission ordered 11 domestic TV stations to yank the commercial late on Tuesday, saying it was indecent. The order followed a petition signed by more than 100,000 people 19

12 December 2018 10:24 AM Markets LIVE: Stocks rise on renewed trade hopes, pound climbs

OVERVIEW: Stocks rallied globally as the outlook for US-China trade took a positive turn. The pound strengthened as the British prime minister vowed to fight a challenge to her leadership. US equity futures and European shares climbed following big gains in Asia after Canada granted bail to the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei and President 25

10 December 2018 7:26 PM US blocks ex-Gambian president, family from entering

The US State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States. The decision comes almost two years after Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea after he refused to concede defeat in a presidential election. Jammeh ruled the tiny West African country 26

10 December 2018 1:54 PM May said to delay vote on Brexit deal to avoid huge defeat

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is calling off a crucial vote in Parliament on whether to approve her Brexit deal, according to a person familiar with the situation. The vote in the House of Commons to endorse the terms of the UK’s split from the European Union was due to be held on Tuesday evening but is now set to be rescheduled, according to the person 21

07 December 2018 11:22 AM FACT CHECK: Update – No contracts from Treasury to companies affiliated with Anisha Gordhan

National Treasury has confirmed that it did not award contracts to any of the 24 companies affiliated with Anisha Gordhan, the daughter of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. The revelations come on the back of claims by leadership of the EFF that Gordhan junior was a proxy for her father's business and had "amassed more than R80 million" doing 71

07 December 2018 6:12 AM Pope Francis to visit UAE in historic trip to the Gulf

Pope Francis will make a historic visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in February to attend an interfaith meeting, the Vatican announced on Thursday. The trip, the latest by the pope to a Muslim nation, will take place from February 3-5. The Vatican said the pope had accepted an invitation from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince 67

06 December 2018 7:05 PM Couple accused of stealing boat for Cuban honeymoon

Authorities say a Florida couple quit their jobs, stole a 12-metre catamaran sailboat and sailed to Cuba for their honeymoon. The Miami Herald reports 46-year-old Aaron Burmeister and 32-year-old Ashley McNeil pleaded guilty November 13 to charges of conspiracy to transport a vessel in foreign commerce. They were returned to the United States in September 30

06 December 2018 5:01 PM US: Cameroon separatist crisis could get 'much, much worse'

The top US diplomat in Africa says the separatist crisis in Cameroon could get much worse, saying "the last thing we need" is growing radicalisation in response to the actions of security forces. Tibor Nagy told reporters on Thursday that the situation in the Central African nation is worsening by the day and "worrying me greatly." He said the United 23