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29 December 2018 6:24 AM America's oldest man dies at 112

Richard Overton, a World War II veteran who was America's oldest man, has died at the age of 112. Overton, who lived in Austin, Texas, died on Thursday at a rehabilitation home, his cousin, Volma Overton Jr, told the Austin-American Statesman. He had been hospitalised earlier this month with pneumonia, the newspaper said. Overton's longevity and his status 115

26 December 2018 11:53 AM Trump wanted others to pay more at UN. No one picked up the tab

President Donald Trump’s promise to save American taxpayers money by getting other countries to contribute more to international organisations has been put to the test at the United Nations. American diplomats in New York lobbied countries including India, Brazil, and Turkey to increase their financial support for the UN’s $6.7bn-a-year peacekeeping 158

17 November 2018 12:00 PM Michelle Obama's memoir smashes sales records

New York — First day sales for Michelle Obama's memoirs Becoming topped 725,000 copies, making it one of the year's biggest debuts. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that the figures include sales and pre-orders for the former first lady's memoir include hardcover, audio and e-books editions for the United States and Canada 101

07 November 2018 8:29 PM Obama: change 'won't come in one election cycle'

Former US president Barack Obama spoke of his pride on Wednesday over Democratic gains made in the midterm congressional elections - but warned the battle for much-needed reforms had only just begun. Democrats won the House of Representatives on Tuesday but Republicans increased their majority in the Senate in an election which revealed a country still 64

04 November 2018 7:17 AM Israel PM praises restoration of US sanctions on Iran

Israel's prime minister has praised the restoration of US sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. Benjamin Netanyahu, a staunch opponent of the agreement concluded by the Obama administration, said on Saturday that US President Donald Trump had made an "historic" decision by restoring sanctions against "the murderous terror regime 101

22 October 2018 7:04 PM E Guinea releases 34 political prisoners: opposition

Equatorial Guinea's main opposition party said 34 of its members were freed from prison on Monday following a pardon from strongman ruler Teodoro Obiang Nguema, but that many of them had been tortured. Those released include Jesus Mitogo, the sole parliamentary deputy of the opposition Citizens for Innovation (CI) party which was dissolved in February 74

19 October 2018 4:42 PM Egypt, Saudi conclude Tabuk-4 joint military drills

Egypt's military says its forces have concluded drills with Saudi Arabia held in Egypt's southern military zone. The armed forces' statement on Friday said the Tabuk-4 exercises were held with the participation of observers from the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain. Also this week, Egyptian and Russian paratroopers began joint training, running 57

16 October 2018 12:00 PM E Guinea strongman hands out top military posts to family

Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has ruled the small, oil-rich state with an iron fist since 1979, has appointed several members of his family to top military positions. His graft-tainted son Teodorin Nguema Obiang, who is already vice-president, was appointed major general in the army to mark the country's 50th anniversary of independence 51

10 September 2018 4:36 PM News24 ICYMI: Gupta-owned media houses scores millions from govt; Did Serena overstep the mark? and why Barack Obama was kicked out of Disneyland

Speculation swirls over alleged plot to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa, The City of Cape Town wants a "state of emergency" over train attacks and Cope's Lekota joins forces with AfriForum to "protect property rights". The ANC says the responsibility for clarifying reports of a plot to unseat President Cyril Ramaphosa lies with party members who are linked 78

03 September 2018 8:00 PM Childish Gambino’s animated new video features a crying Kanye West, Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and more

Cape town - Childish Gambino is back with another video that has everyone talking, but this time it’s about celebrity appearances instead of politics like when he released This is America earlier this year. The track is called Feels Like Summer and its a laid-back radio-friendly single for a hot day. Some of the lyrics include: "You can feel it in the streets 65