Our military loaded, Trump replies North Korea’s leader

President Donald Trump says the US military is “locked and loaded” to deal with North Korea, ramping up the rhetorical brinkmanship. “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and

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Kenyatta wins second term as Kenya’s leader

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected following Tuesday’s election, officials say. Mr Kenyatta, in office since 2013, took 54.3% of votes, ahead of his rival Raila Odinga, with 44.7%.

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Earthquake kills 13 in southwest China

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 13 people and injured scores more in China’s south-western province of Sichuan. The quake struck in the sparsely populated north of Sichuan,

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Zuma survives no confidence vote

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has survived his latest vote of no confidence – despite the ballot being held in secret. Opposition parties had hoped the secret ballot would mean

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North Korea to launch missile strike on Guam

North Korea has said it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam. The report in state media, quoting an earlier military statement, came hours

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Kenyatta takes lead in Kenya’s presidential poll

Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken a strong lead as votes are counted after Tuesday’s election. With 80% of results in he has 55% of the vote against 44%

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Japan marks 72 years of Hiroshima attack

Japan on Sunday marked 72 years since the world’s first nuclear attack on Hiroshima, with the nation’s traditional contradictions over atomic weapons again coming into focus, AFP reports. The anniversary

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UN backs toughest sanctions against North Korea

The United Nations Security Council has agreed on fresh sanctions against North Korea over its missile programme. A resolution banning North Korean exports and limiting investments in the country was

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US notifies UN of Paris Deal pullout

The Trump administration has issued its first written notification that the US intends to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. But in the notice to the United Nations the

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UK deports ‘miracle babies’ pastor to Kenya

The UK has extradited a self-styled Kenyan pastor, who claimed he created miraculous pregnancies, to Kenya to face child-trafficking charges. Gilbert Deya’s extradition came after he failed in his decade-long

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