Ms Zakharova . . . “The conclusion is biased and politically motivated”

MH17 probe results biased, says Russia

MOSCOW/NIEUWEGEIN. — The Russian Foreign Ministry stated yesterday that the first results of the investigation into the MH17 crash presented by the Dutch-led Joint Investigative Team (comprising Dutc...

Electoral body not budging on poll fees

ACCRA. — Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) has said it would not reduce filing fees for presidential and parliamentary candidates contesting this year’s general election.So far, 16 political parties ...

Shimon Peres dies

TEL AVIV — Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died yesterday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, triggering an outpouring of grief for the historic figure and ...
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Clinton, Trump neck and neck

NEW YORK. – Presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a virtual dead heat in their bitter race for the White House on the eve of their first head-to-head presidential debate...
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Cops kill 214 blacks in US

CHARLOTTE (North Carolina). – Keith Scott (43), the father of seven from Charlotte, North Carolina who was murdered in cold blood on Tuesday, becomes the 214th black person to be killed by US p...
Syrian Air Force Pounds ISIS Hideouts

Syrian air strikes kill at least 90

DAMASCUS. – Syrian army jets have launched more than 150 air strikes on eastern Aleppo in the last 24 hours, killing at least 90 people in the northern city and its countryside, according to re...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stepped up his rhetoric against the UN saying he may even look to set up another international organisation

Duterte invites UN chief to probe killings

MANILA. — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday invited the United Nations’ chief and international human rights experts to investigate allegations of widespread extra-judicial killings, but...
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Maduro recall vote ruled out

CARACAS. — Venezuela’s electoral authority on Wednesday ruled out a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro this year, all but dashing opposition hopes to oust him at the ballot box. The N...

American accused of spying

SANAA. — Yemeni rebels and their allies yesterday accused an American detained in the capital of providing target coordinates for air-strikes by their foes in a Saudi-led coalition. Masked gunmen wea...

Wits students, police clash

JOHANNESBURG/DURBAN. — A female student was injured and treated by paramedics in Braamfontein yesterday afternoon as Wits University students clashed with police during their protest against the anno...