Friday 23rd June, 2017

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman hands his son sweeping powers in radical overhaul

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - In a long-expected succession shake-up announced on Wednesday, Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne, handing him sweeping powers.Whil ...

Iranian drone being operated by Syrian forces, allegedly threatening coalition troops, shot down by U.S. jet

TANF, Syria - In what became the third incident this week, when the U.S. military shot down a pro-Syrian government aircraft as the conflict, between those fighting for peace in the region, escalat ...

Boks eager to set the record straight

Johannesburg - Having sealed the three-Test series with two convincing triumphs, the Springboks want to beat France at Ellis Park for the first time Saturday.The Johannesburg stadium where the Sprin ...

Ellis Park on track to break crowd record

Johannesburg - Organisers are hoping that Ellis Park will be filled to capacity when the Springboks host France in the third and final Test on Saturday.By Thursday afternoon, 52 000 tickets had been ...

NY Man Charged With Trying to Join IS

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged a Bronx, New York, man with trying to travel to Syria in order to fight for the Islamic State group.Saddam Mohamed Raishani, 30, was arrested Wednesday after pass ...

Female Passenger Wins Gender Bias Case Against Israeli Airline

An 83-year-old Holocaust survivor has won a lawsuit against Israel's national airline after being asked to change her seat on a trans-Atlantic flight because an ultra-Orthodox man did not want to sit ...

Turkey to Move More Troops, Food to Qatar

Turkey has deployed 23 additional military personnel to Qatar and sent a cargo ship carrying food to the tiny Gulf state.Three weeks ago, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates cu ...

UN chief appoints Lebanese official as head of operations in Libya

22 June 2017 -- A Lebanese political science professor and political advisor to the United Nations in Iraq has been appointed as the Organization's top official in Libya.UN Secretary-General Ant"nio ...

Egypt Expands Media Crackdown; Rights Groups Lament Plight of Press

Rights groups warn that rulers across the Middle East are stepping up efforts to silence political dissent, detaining journalists, shuttering newspapers and blocking news sites.Egypt added seven site ...

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Apple comes down hard on clone and spam apps on the App Store

CALIFORNIA, U.S. - Apple, in a bid to crack down on clone and spam applications on the App Store, has claimed that it removed hundreds of thousands of apps since last year.The tech giant has

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Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book is being described as a live-action updating of Disney’s 1967 classic animated film, and that description is both testament to how well the film works and how thoroughly blurred the divide between the “real” and the computer-generated has become...

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