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Trump flouts world’s warnings, to name Jerusalem a ‘capital’

December 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tom Janssen, The Netherlands associated press WASHINGTON — Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, a move upending decades of U.S. policy and carrying unclear consequences for Mideast peace efforts. Although officials said Trump would again delay action on his oft-repeated campaign promise to move the…

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Militants attack Egyptian mosque, kill at least 235 people

November 30, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Injured people are evacuated from the scene of a militant attack on a mosque in Bir al-Abd in the northern Sinai Peninsula of Egypt on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. In the deadliest-ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt, militants assaulted a crowded mosque Friday during prayers, blasting helpless worshippers with gunfire and rocket-propelled…

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Mugabe resigns for ‘smooth transfer of power’

November 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during a live broadcast at State House in Harare, Sunday, Nov, 19, 2017. Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has baffled the country by ending his address on national television without announcing his resignation. (AP Photo) associated press HARARE, Zimbabwe –Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe says he is resigning…

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Emmerson Mnangagwa to take power in Zimbabwe after Mugabe resignation

November 22, 2017

Photo: Nehanda Radio HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa emerged from hiding Wednesday, departing from neighboring South Africa to return home in preparation to take power after Robert Mugabe’s stunning resignation. The 75-year-old Mnangagwa fled Zimbabwe after Mugabe fired him earlier this month, leading the military to move in and kick off a…

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Barbie makes doll of hijab-wearing Olympian

November 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad holds the Barbie doll modeled after her.  The doll is a part of Mattel’s Barbie “Shero” line honoring women who break boundaries.  (Photo: Mattel Inc.) associated press NEW YORK –The maker of Barbie has announced it will sell a doll modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in…

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After 37 years, rule of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe appears to be over

November 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, centre, arrives for a solidarity rally in Harare. Armored personnel carriers were seen Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017, outside the capital a day after the army commander Chiwenga threatened to “step in” to calm political tensions over the president’s firing of his deputy.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)   By Farai Musaka…

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Red Cross: $6 million for Ebola fight stolen through fraud

November 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Freetown, Sierra Leone  (AP Photo/Aurelie Marrier d’Unienville) By Clarence Roy-Macaulay and Krista Larson associated press FREETOWN, Sierra Leone  — Fraud by Red Cross workers and others wasted at least $6 million meant to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the organization confirmed Saturday. The revelations follow an internal investigation of how…

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Soprano Lindsay Roberts gives a ‘bravura’ performance at the Opera North concert

October 27, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Lindsay Roberts entertains the audience with a flawless performance. On Saturday, October 21, 2017, songstress Lindsay Roberts beautifully performed “Let Her Spirit Sing,” as she interpreted the theme of the Opera North concert held at Christ Church and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church located at Tulpehocken and McCallum Streets in Germantown. Opera North, Inc….

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World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

October 27, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Robert Mugabe   (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)   Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — The head of the World Health Organization revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” on Sunday after the choice drew widespread outrage and criticism. Zimbabwe’s government said it respected the turnabout and that the U.N. health agency…

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