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🚨Breaking🚨: Jacob Zuma reshuffles South Africa Cabinet

President Zuma is about to announce a reshuffle of his cabinet.

The following ministers will apparently be affected by the cabinet reshuffle: Pravin Gordhan (finance), Aaron Motsoaledi (health), Rob Davies (trade and industry), Ebrahim Patel (economic development), Thulas Nxesi (public works), Blade Nzimande (higher education), David Mahlobo (intelligence), Derek Hanekom …

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*FIFA reveals 48 team World Cup plans*

FIFA wants World Cup 2026 onwards to have 48 teams.

According to the latest plans, the breakdown will be:

UEFA (Europe): 16 slots

CONCACAF (North, Central America+Caribbean): 6

CONMEBOL (South America): 6

AFC (Asia): 8

CAF (Africa): 9

OFC (Oceania): 1

That's 46 total. The remaining 2 will be …

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Sharks, sandbags and surfing: Cyclone Debbie brings floods to Queensland

Some Queenslanders didn't take police warnings to stay out of flood waters very seriously -- until a bull shark washed up in the street.

Northeastern Australia is still dealing with the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie, which swept across the Queensland coast on Tuesday, causing widespread damage with winds up to 185 …

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Al Jazeera reporter spends 100th day in Egyptian jail

Thursday marks 100 days since Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein was arrested by Egyptian authorities after returning to his home country for a holiday.

Hussein's daughter Zahra said earlier this month that the inhumane conditions he is being kept in have left her father suffering from shortness of breath, and …

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Nigeria summons Indian ambassador over student attacks

Nigeria summoned the Indian ambassador to Abuja on Wednesday following violent mob attacks on Nigerian students in India, the country's state news agency reported.

And we want to see diligent prosecution so that it would serve as a deterrent to those who think they can take laws into their hands …

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Italian police in Venice arrest three Jihadists

Three adults and a girl have been detained in the centre of Venice as suspects in an alleged jihadist cell.

Police had been monitoring the group from Kosovo for months amid concerns they were planning to join Islamist militants in Syria, reports said.

Police decided to move in amid concerns …

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Trump Russia dossier key claim 'verified'

The BBC has learned that US officials "verified" a key claim in a report about Kremlin involvement in Donald Trump's election - that a Russian diplomat in Washington was in fact a spy.

At one point he wrote: "A leading Russian diplomat, Mikhail KULAGIN, had been withdrawn from Washington at short …

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Middle-aged Palestinian woman shot dead in Jerusalem

A Palestinian woman said to be the mother of a man killed last year was shot dead at the entrance to Jerusalem's Old City after she allegedly attempted to stab Israeli police, officials and witnesses said.

"I didn't see a knife, all I saw was that she tripped and grabbed …

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Kim Jong-nam's body to be released to North Korea

Malaysia has said it will release the body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea's leader following negotiations with Pyongyang.

Prime Minister Najib said nine Malaysians who had been barred from leaving North Korea had now been given permission to return to Malaysia, and North Koreans would be allowed to …

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India crackdown on slaughterhouses stirs Muslim unease

A crackdown on unlicensed slaughterhouses in India's most populous state has spread to others ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, as Hindu hardliners press a political agenda that risks alienating the country's Muslim minority.

Rajiv Tuli - spokesman of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ideological parent of the Hindu nationalist …

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