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Iran shoots down US drone as tensions soar – The Citizen

Iran shot down US spy drone on Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, with the two sides at odds whether it was in Iranian or international airspace, in the latest incident stoking tensions between the arches. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said the "US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone" was hit with a missile "after violating Iranian air space" over …

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Iran made a very big mistake, says Trump

Washington – President Donald Trump said Thursday that Tehran had made a "very big" mistake after Iranian forces shot down an American spy drone near the strategic strait Hormuz. "Iran made a very big mistake!" He tweeted in his first public reaction to the strike. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said earlier that it had taken down the surveillance dragon …

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Pompeo ups pressure on Russia over four MH17 accused

The trial of the four but with military and intelligence links will start in the Netherlands in March next year.                                          Pro-Russia separatist shows members of the media a black box belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, before handing it over to Malaysian representatives during a press conference in Donetsk on 22 July 2014. Picture: AFP. MOSCOW – Moscow must …

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Zanu-PF mourns ‘humble cadre’ Mguni

The Herald Joseph Madzimure Senior Reporter Zanu-PF sent a message to the Mguni family following the death of Deputy Chief Whip and legislator for Mangwe Cde Obedingwa Mguni in Harare on Tuesday. Cde Mguni, who was also Zanu-PF provincial treasurer for Matabeleland South Province and former Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, succumbed to diabetes at Avenues Clinic on Tuesday night. …

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A damning photo holds a Swiss-Russian mine responsible in Guatemala

A group of fishermen from an indigenous people in Guatemala demanded to know more about the environmental impact of a ferronickel mine founded on their ancestors. One of them was killed, and a local reporter was criminalized to cover the story. Forbidden Stories, an international consortium of 40 journalists publishing in 30 media organizations around the world, merged to continue …

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Russians, Ukrainian to face murder charges over downing of Flight MH17

The suspects are likely to be tried in the absence of proceedings initiated in the Netherlands next March. The Dutch authorities said that Russia has not cooperated with the investigation and is not expected to abandon defense. Ukrainian soldiers carry coffins with the remains of the Malaysia Airlines flight victims MH17 crash to a military plane during a ceremony at …

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Four charged with murder over downing or MH17 – The Citizen

International investigators on Wednesday charged three Russians and a Ukrainian with murder over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the first people to face justice over the tragedy five years ago in which 298 people were killed. led team said the four men with military and intelligence links would go on trial in March next year, although they …

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Boris Johnson wins key Brexit backing in Tory leadership race – The Citizen

British leadership favorite Boris Johnson won the endorsement of a key Brexit-backing on Wednesday despite accusations he was softening his rhetoric on leaving the EU. Ahead of another round of voting in parliament, former Brexit secretary Johnson was the only candidate to take Britain out of the European Union as planned on October 31. On Tuesday Raab was eliminated from …

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Forms UEFA President Issues Statement After Arrest

Former UEFA President Michel Platini has issued a statement after being arrested in France on suspicion of corruption regarding the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Read: AFCON Heartbreak XI: Dolly, Katsande, Khune & Co. The Frenchman served as president of Europe's football governing body from 2007 to 2015, but was hit by the FIFA Ethics Committee for violating a number of …

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Boris Johnson extends lead in race to become UK prime minister

Boris Johnson extended his lead over his rivals in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, and looked at picking up more votes than the hardest Brexiteer in the contest was eliminated. The next two days will see Conservative members of Parliament narrows the field of possible successors to Theresa May down to two candidates, who will then be …

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