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EU Prepared To Continue Providing Financial, Technical Support To Zimbabwean Parliament, Says Ambassador

Philippe Van Damme.

HARARE -- The European Union (EU) is prepared to continue providing financial and technical support to the Parliament of Zimbabwe, says the EU Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Philippe Van Damme.

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Four Suspected Barcelona Attack Plotters Appear In Court

Pic: ReutersMADRID: Four men accused of being members of an Islamist cell behind a van attack that killed 13 people in Barcelona last week appeared in court on Tuesday, a day after the alleged driver was shot dead by police.

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Japan's New Foreign Minister Says It Is Time To Exert Pressure On North Korea

Pic: ReutersTOKYO: Japan's new foreign minister, Taro Kono, said on Tuesday international pressure against North Korea must be maintained until Pyongyang clearly demonstrates that it will give up its nuclear program.

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Typhoon Forces Evacuation Of Over 4,000 In East China

FUZHOU, Aug 22 -- Hato, the 13th typhoon this year, has forced the evacuation of more than 4,000 people, as it moves towards China's southeast coast, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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UN Urges Iraq To Take Better Care Of Is Sex Abuse Victims

BAGHDAD -- The United Nations urged better care for thousands of women and girls who survived sexual violence by Daesh group, China’s Xinhua news agency reported citing Iraq state media.

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Brazil: Govt Reveals Plan To Sell Off Part Of 'Inefficient' State-Controlled Electricity Company

BRASILIA, Aug 22 -- The Brazilian goverment is aiming to sell off part of its stake in Eletrobras, the hydroelectric power generation company that produces 40 percent of Brazil's electricity.

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Iraq Must Ensure Islamic State's Victims Of Sexual Violence See Justice: U.N.

ERBIL, Iraq: Iraq must ensure that women and girls subjected to sexual violence at the hands of Islamic State militants have access to justice and reparations, U.N. investigators said on Tuesday.

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Chilean Govt Rejects Mining Mega-Project That Threatened Penguin Habitat

SANTIAGO, Aug 22 -- The Chilean government has rejected plans for a $2.5 billion mining mega-project in the northern region of Coquimbo that would have had a negative environmental impact on an area that is home to 80 percent of the world's Humboldt penguins.

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India's Top Court Rules Controversial Muslim Divorce Law 'Unconstitutional'

Pic: ReutersNEW DELHI: India's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled a controversial Muslim quick divorce law "unconstitutional", a landmark victory for Muslim women who had long argued that it violated their right to equality.

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Zimbabwean "Prophet" Claims He Defeated God In A Wrestling Match

In what could be the weirdest news you read all week long, a Zimbabwean self proclaimed prophet, Mr. T. Mudungwe claims to have defeated God himself, in a wrestling match.

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