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Iran's rial has sharply depreciated as a result of President Trump's decision in 2018 to pull out of a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers and reimpose sanctions

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African court on Wednesday ruled that displaying the country's apartheid-era flag in public constituted hate speech that discriminated against black people and violated equality laws.

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Military and civilian members of Sudan's new ruling body, the Sovereign Council, were sworn in on Wednesday at the presidential palace in Khartoum, state news agency SUNA said.

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Traditional horse-racing by Xhosa men in South Africa's Eastern Cape.

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Lt-Gen Burhan will head the Sovereign Council for the first 21 months of the planned transition to democracy.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's High Court on Wednesday set aside the findings of an inquiry that found no evidence of corruption in an arms deal in the 1990s linked to former president Jacob Zuma.

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Demonstrators want an independent investigation into violent incident that happened in July

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The global effort to end polio is 99.9% of the way there, Whether this effort succeeds or not depends on immunizing every child until the very end

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Tourism workers in Srinagar say their business is suffering after India strips the region’s autonomy

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has named Iran as the biggest threat to the security and stability of the Middle East. In a speech to the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday addressing complex challenges facing the Middle East, Pompeo called for "fresh thinking" to solve "old problems.

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A US company uses biometrics to help people around the world

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Russian politicians are accusing the United States of trying to interfere in Moscow's upcoming elections by helping to organize mass rallies, a charge the U.S. denies. Parliament members meeting this week have formed a committee to investigate to investigate foreign meddling, as Yulia Savchenko reports from Moscow.

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For more than 50 years a Washington barber has cut hair and has become somewhat of a legend. So much so that his popularity has led him to cut the hair of numerous U.S.

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the outgoing head of Sudan's military council, was sworn in as head of the newly-formed Sovereign Council in front of the head of the country's judiciary.

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The global effort to end polio has been going on for more than 30 years, The world is now 99.9% polio-free

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More than half the public places "little trust" in China, a Metro Manila opinion research firm said in July

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US top envoy in Seoul as US-ROK drills wrap up

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Human rights advocates urged New Zealand lawmakers on Wednesday to drop restrictions on the intake of Middle Eastern and African refugees, saying the policy undermines the character of a nation praised for its response to deadly mosque attacks this year.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected militants in a gun battle during a raid on their hideout in Al-Arish, the capital of North Sinai province, the ministry of interior said on Tuesday.

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LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian President Edgar Lungu will not meet Vedanta Resources officials on his visit to India this week, his office said on Tuesday, disputing an earlier report from the company of a planned meeting.

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GAROWE, Somalia (Reuters) - The southern Somali state of Jubbaland has blocked access to the capital city Kismayo and its main airport ahead of Thursday's vote to elect a president of the semi-autonomous region, a senior regional official said on Tuesday.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan on Tuesday completed the formation of an 11-member sovereign council that will run the country for a three-year transitional period until elections, a spokesman for the ruling military council told a news conference.

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LAMPEDUSA (Reuters) - Nearly one hundred migrants who had been stranded on the Open Arms rescue ship off the coast of Lampedusa disembarked on the Italian island on Tuesday night, ending a prolonged stand-off between the Spanish charity operating the boat and the government in Rome.

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's moderate Islamists are hoping the genial Beethoven fan they have nominated to run in next month's presidential elections will break the mould in the Arab world by turning success at the ballot box into uncontested rule.

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A hit TV show that unapologetically portrays female sexuality has thrilled many Senegalese. Except those who want it taken off the air.

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