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Julian Assange, Wikileaks co-founder, faces 17 new charges in US

Image copyright AFP Image caption Assange was arrested last month after spending seven years inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London The US justice department has filed 17 new charges against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who is facing extradition from the UK. The latest charges accuse him of receiving and unlawfully publishing the names of classified

Trump and Nancy Pelosi trade barbs on mental stability

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrading insults: “Trump needs intervention” vs “Crazy Nancy” US President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi traded insults on Thursday, each questioning the other’s mental stability. The top Democrat called on Mr Trump’s family and aides to conduct an intervention with the president “for the good

John Walker Lindh: Anger as ‘American Taliban’ freed

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption John Walker Lindh expressed regret for joining the Taliban in 2002, but people have raised doubts about this contrition John Walker Lindh – the so-called “American Taliban” – has been released from prison, a move Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared “unconscionable”. Lindh served 17 years of a 20-year sentence

Ugandan capital Kampala bans street children donations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Street beggars say children attract more sympathy from passers-by, earning them more money Uganda’s capital Kampala has passed a law to ban giving money or food to children living on the streets. Kampala’s Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, said the law aimed to curb the commercial and sexual exploitation of

US weather: Tornadoes kill at least seven people

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTornado damage in Missouri At least seven people have been killed in weather-related deaths as tornadoes sweep across the US Midwest, local officials say. Three fatalities were confirmed on Thursday in Golden City, Missouri. Another two were killed in the state earlier in the week, along with

Botswana: China Botswana Strategic Partner

By Aubrey Maswabi Gaborone — Botswana regards China as a strategic development partner and hopes to see the country’s enhanced participation in Botswana’s economic diversification agenda. This was said by Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration Mr Nonofo Molefhi at the first session of the Joint Committee on Economy, Trade, Investment and Technical Cooperation in

Nigeria: How U.S.-China Trade War Benefits Nigeria -ABCON

By By Chijioke Nelson The rising trade tension between the United States and China, is benefitting Nigeria, as it is currently boosting the price of crude oil in the international market. By the development, the country is not only increasing its stock of foreign exchange reserves, but also boosting the strength of the local currency,

Woman aged 102 suspected of care home murder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File image of elderly woman A 102-year-old woman is suspected of having murdered her 92-year-old neighbour in a French retirement home. The suspected killer is now in a psychiatric hospital. Earlier she told one of the carers that she had “killed someone”, a prosecutor said. A carer at the

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