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Egyptian troops have been deployed in Suez and President Mohammed Morsi has appealed for calm after at least seven people died in protests marking the second anniversary of Egypt’s uprising. Six people were killed in Suez and one in Ismailia as police clashed with protesters in several towns and cities. Critics accuse Mr Morsi of […]

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Over the past few years Isabel dos Santos, the oldest daughter of Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, has been buying more shares of publicly traded companies in Portugal, including shares in a bank and a cable TV company. Those stakes, combined with assets Isabel dos Santos owns in at least one bank in Angola, […]

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US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military’s ban on women serving in combat, a senior Pentagon official has said. The move could open hundreds of thousands of frontline positions and elite commando jobs to women. It overturns a 1994 rule prohibiting women from being assigned to small ground-combat units. But the […]

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday angrily defended her handling of the September 11 attack on the U.S. mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi and denied any effort to mislead people. The attack by armed militants that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans threatens to stain Clinton’s legacy as secretary […]

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Gold: Mali: Africa’s third largest gold producer with large scale exploration ongoing. Mali has been famous for its gold since the days of the great Malian empire and the pilgrimage to Mecca of the Emperor Kankou Moussa in 1324, on his caravan he carried more than 8 tonnes of gold! Mali has therefore been traditionally […]

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Japan’s central bank has taken its boldest action yet to lift the country’s struggling economy. The Bank of Japan on Tuesday doubled its inflation target and took on an open-ended commitment to buy assets. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has been pushing for a plan to kick-start Japan’s economy, which is the third largest in […]

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Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of […]

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United States ambassador to Zimbabwe Bruce Wharton came face to face with controversial Zanu PF youth Sheila Mutsenhu who decided to strip naked in protest at sanctions targeted at members of the Mugabe regime. Mutsenhu confronted Ambassador Wharton during his brief tour of the American Corner at the Turner Memorial Library near the Civic Centre […]

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US President Barack Obama has blamed “terrorists” for the death of at least 23 hostages at a besieged desert gas facility in Algeria. A four-day siege at the In Amenas site was ended on Saturday by an army raid. At least five Britons, five Norwegians and 10 Japanese are dead or missing, while Algeria said […]

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  Japan has said it may fire warning shots to keep foreign aircraft from violating the airspace over a set of disputed islands, in the latest verbal exchange between Tokyo and Beijing. Japanese officials made the comments after Chinese fighter jets recently tailed its warplanes near the islands in what is believed to be the first scrambling […]

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