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Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder – US CIA

The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close to the matter. The US assessment directly contradicts the conclusions of a Saudi prosecutor one day prior, which exonerated the …

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South Africa’s Zuma seeks to have corruption case scrapped

[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma on …

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British PM backed in Brexit battle

British Prime Minister Theresa May received the backing of the last remaining pro-Brexit heavyweights in her cabinet on Friday as she battled to salvage her EU divorce deal and her job. After a tumultuous Thursday in which four ministers resigned, MPs slammed her draft agreement and members of her own …

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King Uzziah: The leper king

King Uzziah (783 –742 BC) reigned in the ancient kingdom of Judah which had splintered from the kingdom of Israel.Unfortunately, his contempt for the settled norms and traditions of governance got the better of him and led him to usurp the established authority of the priesthood, who had the sole prerogative …

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Facebook announces plan to launch dating service

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that the world’s largest social network will soon include a new dating feature vowing to make privacy protection its top priority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.   Zuckerberg unveiled the plans as he addressed Facebook’s annual developers conference in San Jose, California emphasizing …

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Germany triples compensation for victims of terrorism

The German government plans to triple the compensation it gives to victims of terror to 30,000 euros (36,400 dollars), a reaction to an outcry after the 2016 terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market. “The attack [on the Christmas market in Berlin] in December 2016 showed that great improvements have …

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