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Zimbabwe: South Africa refused emergency loan request

South Africa has said it rejected a request from Zimbabwe for an emergency loan of $1.2bn (£932m) in December.
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Egypt TV host Mohamed al-Ghiety jailed for interviewing gay man

An Egyptian TV presenter has been sentenced to one year of hard labour for interviewing a gay man last year.
Passengers stuck on flight in frigid cold for over 14 hours

Passengers stuck on flight in frigid cold for over 14 hours

Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Hong Kong were left stuck on the ground for more than 14 hours in frigid weather with a dwindling supply of food.
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US shutdown: Trump angered by Democrat rejection of 'compromise'

US President Donald Trump has attacked Democrats for rejecting his proposals to end the longest government shutdown in US history.
Trump offers 'compromise' to end government shutdown

Trump offers 'compromise' to end government shutdown

US President Donald Trump has set out new plans on his Mexican wall project to try to end a partial government shutdown lasting more than four weeks.
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Burkina Faso: Prime Minister and cabinet resign from office

The Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Paul Kaba Thieba, has resigned from office along with his entire cabinet.
At 76, Buhari emerges oldest candidate on INEC’s list

2019 Nigeria Election: At 76, Buhari emerges oldest candidate on INEC’s list

The Independent National Electoral Commission released the list of presidential, senatorial and House of Representatives candidates contesting the 2019 elections.
Chicago officer sentenced for murdering black teen Laquan McDonald

Chicago officer sentenced for murdering black teen Laquan McDonald

Ex-Chicago policeman Jason Van Dyke has been sentenced to six years and nine months in jail for the 2014 killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Meet the 19yr old whose viral egg dethroned Kylie Jenner on Instagram

Meet the 19yr old whose viral egg dethroned Kylie Jenner on Instagram

A stock photo of an egg dethroned Kylie Jenner’s baby’s picture as the most-liked Instagram post of all time earlier this week, but it was no accident. 19-year-old viral marketing guru Ishan Goel is…
Kenya attack: Suspects in court, heads bowed

Kenya attack: Suspects in court, heads bowed

A Canadian citizen is among the five suspects detained for 30 days in connection with Tuesday's attack on a hotel complex in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
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Controversial Indian spiritual guru sentenced to life in prison for murder

A controversial Indian spiritual guru has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2002 murder of a journalist who helped expose the sexual abuse of women within his sect.