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Is South Africa home to more than a million asylum-seekers? The numbers don’t add up

A recent report published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees claims that there are more than a million asylum seekers in South Africa, and that the country is home to the highest number of unresolved asylum cases in

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Hackers targeted Trump campaign, Republican Party groups: sources

Hackers targeted the computer systems of presidential candidate Donald Trump and Republican Party organizations as well as Democratic Party networks, sources familiar with investigations into the attacks said. At least one Trump staff member’s email account was infected with malware

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Local Zika cases spread to Miami Beach

Miami Beach now has cases of Zika infection that appear to have been locally transmitted, US media reported on Thursday, suggesting that the mosquito-borne virus is spreading in Florida. The Miami Herald reported a new zone of Zika transmission has

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Naked Trump statues draw dozens of onlookers in U.S. cities

An artists’ collective took credit for exposing Donald Trump to unflattering scrutiny on Thursday, saying it was responsible for a life-sized nude statue of the Republican presidential candidate that turned up in a New York City park. Copies of the

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MSF evacuates staff from 6 Yemen hospitals after air strike

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Thursday said it was evacuating its staff from six hospitals in northern Yemen after 19 people were killed in an air strike on one of its facilities earlier this week. Monday’s attack on Abs hospital

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Brazil police: Swimmers were vandals, not robbery victims

Civil Police chief Fernando Veloso said at a press conference about four American swimmers: “In theory, one or all of them might be charged for false communication of a crime and for damaging private assets, the gas station. I’m not

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U.S. Justice Department to end use of private prisons

The U.S. Department of Justice plans to stop using private prisons. They are not as safe or as well run as government correctional facilities, the Justice Department concluded after an extensive review process.  Private prisons “simply do not provide the

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Driven out: Housing crisis looms in flood-stricken Louisiana

With an estimated 40,000 homes damaged by deadly flooding, Louisiana could be looking at its biggest housing crunch since the miserable, bumbling aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a decade ago. People whose homes were swamped by some of the heaviest rains

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Three killed, 40 wounded in car bomb near Turkish police station

Three people were killed and 40 were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a police station in Turkey’s eastern province of Van near the Iranian border on Wednesday, state broadcaster TRT said, citing the local governor. Police and ambulances

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Four-year-old boy raped by asylum seeker

An Afghan man seeking asylum in Germany was accused of raping a four-year-old Iraqi refugee. The father of the boy saw the 22-year-old man and his son in a toilet cubicle after spotting his shoes outside the door next to

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