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South Africa's Cyril President Ramaphosa hits back in corruption row

From BBC World News:   South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is mounting a legal challenge against an official report that concluded he had deliberately misled parliament over a campaign donation. He said the report by the country’s corruption watchdog was “fundamentally and irretrievably flawed”. Speaking to reporters, he

Anti-extremism software to be used to tackle vaccine disinformation

From The Guardian World:   Vaccines and immunisation Redirection tool that confronts anti-vax theories under development by UK’s Moonshot Moonshot CVE’s software tool is being adapted to target those using anti-vaccination search terms. Photograph: Lucy Boyle Technology used to counter violent messages online from Islamic State and the far right

Trump renews racist attack on Squad: 'They're not capable of loving the US'

From The Guardian World:   Donald Trump President makes allegation without evidence in latest attacks Opinion: Of course Trump is a racist – and Wall Street knows it Ayanna Pressley speaks as Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib listen. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images The furore over Donald Trump’s racist

Hundreds of firefighters tackle wildfires in Portugal, village evacuated – Fox News

From Google World News:   Hundreds of firefighters were working Sunday to combat serious wildfires in central Portugal that ripped through the region, forcing evacuations while injuring 12 civilians and eight firefighters, according to authorities. Members of the emergency services try to extinguish the fire, in Vila de Rei, Portugal on Saturday. Portuguese

Venezuelan fighter jet 'aggressively shadowed' Navy aircraft over Caribbean Sea, US military says – Fox News

From Google World News:   A U.S. Navy intelligence aircraft was “aggressively shadowed” by a Venezuelan fighter jet over the Caribbean Sea on Friday in a move that U.S. officials are calling “unprofessional” and endangered the safety of those on board. The U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) said Sunday in a

Egypt expresses dismay to UK envoy over British Airways flight suspension

From Reuters Top News:   CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s aviation minister on Sunday expressed his dismay over British Airways’ decision to suspend flights to the Egyptian capital to the UK’s ambassador to Cairo. International Airlines Group’s (ICAG.L) British Airways suspended flights to Cairo on Saturday for seven days “as a

Japan's pro-constitutional revision force to lose 2/3 majority in upper house: NHK

From Reuters Top News:   TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s ruling coalition and pro-constitutional revision allies were certain to lose the two-thirds upper house majority needed to push ahead with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s proposal to revise the pacifist constitution, public broadcaster NHK said. To maintain that majority, pro-revision forces needed

Trump administration pauses new rule limiting abortion referrals: report

From Reuters Top News:   FILE PHOTO: A Missouri state flag waves outside the Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood St. Louis Region, Missouri’s sole abortion clinic, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration will pause its enforcement of a