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United Kingdom charity watchdog to probe Oxfam

United Kingdom charity watchdog to probe Oxfam

It hurts me very deeply. The investigation comes after the resignation of Oxfam Britain's deputy chief executive, who apologized amid reports that Oxfam staff paid for sex while working among people devastated by a 2010 natural disaster.


Zuma Faces No-Confidence Motion as Ruling ANC Seeks to Oust Him

Zuma Faces No-Confidence Motion as Ruling ANC Seeks to Oust Him

Party leader Cyril Ramaphosa's motorcade left the marathon ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at 10:30pm for Mr Zuma's residence near the Union Buildings in Pretoria to deliver the message in person. Shortly before midnight, the SABC state broadcaster said Zuma had been told in person by Ramaphosa that he had 48 hours to resign. Mashatile said ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa would then be voted in as state president.


Allies pledge billions for Iraq's reconstruction

Allies pledge billions for Iraq's reconstruction

While the USA will not make any new direct aid pledges at the conference, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to announce an over $3 billion financial package, an American official said. Dr Gargash later tweeted that there would also be $5.5 billion from the UAE in private investments in Iraq "in addition" to his country's pledge but it was not clear if this was a new announcement.


Senate opens the floor for proposals on immigration reform

Senate opens the floor for proposals on immigration reform

Trump himself. Trump has proposed an extremely generous program that would legalize 1.8 million of the DREAMers, put them on a path to citizenship, and clear a backlog of up to 5 million potential immigrants now awaiting visas. But Trump and conservative Republicans have insisted that any immigration bill also include funding for a wall along the US border with Mexico, as well as ending "chain family migration" and the diversity visa lottery program.


NYC bomber Ahmed Rahimi sentenced to life in prison

NYC bomber Ahmed Rahimi sentenced to life in prison

A second bomb forced the cancellation of a US Marine Corps run in the New Jersey town of Seaside Park. Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Crowley argued that everything Rahimi has done since 2016 "has been fueled by hate", and "he has shown no remorse".


BOILING POINT: Syria Threatens ISRAEL with 'Surprise' Attacks

BOILING POINT: Syria Threatens ISRAEL with 'Surprise' Attacks

Syrian officials reported large explosions in the centre of the country and the Syrian counter fire set off warning sirens throughout northern Israel . Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says the downing of the Israeli F-16 warplane will establish new rules of engagement with the Tel Aviv regime's acts of aggression.