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SOUTH AFRICA RESPONDS TO TRUMP TWEET ON LAND REFORM

24th Aug 2018 . by incontext_adm

24 AUGUST 2018 (SOURCE: AP) –  South Africa’s government lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday after he tweeted that his administration would be looking into alleged seizures of white-owned farms and the “large scale killing of farmers” in the country, an assertion it said was false and “only seeks to divide our nation…

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IS LEADER RESURFACES

23rd Aug 2018 . by incontext_adm

23 AUGUST 2018 (SOURCE: AP) – The leader of the Islamic State group apparently resurfaced Wednesday, urging his followers to “persevere” and continue fighting the group’s enemies everywhere in a purported audio recording, his first in almost a year. The 54-minute audio entitled “Give Glad Tidings to the Patient” was released by the extremist group’s central…

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INFOGRAPHICS

22nd Aug 2018 . by incontext_adm

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CHINA’S NEW GLOBAL PROPAGANDA CZAR

22nd Aug 2018 . by incontext_adm

22 AUGUST 2018 (SOURCE:AP) – China’s increasingly image-conscious government has appointed a trusted member of the ruling Communist Party to head up its international propaganda operation. Former top internet regulator Xu Lin will be in charge of efforts to portray China as a progressive force for good in the world at a time when it’s facing…

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KOREAN FAMILY REUNIONS

21st Aug 2018 . by incontext_adm

21 AUGUST 2018 (SOURCE: INDEPENDENT) – Families meet for first time since they were divided by Korean War more than six decades ago.  A 92-year-old South Korean woman cried as she met her 71-year-old North Korean son as around 90 families from the two countries met for the first time almost seven decades after they were divided by the Korean War….

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WEEK 2: Those Shoes Are Not Yours

20th Aug 2018 . by incontext_adm

“But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the…

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US FORCES TO STAY IN IRAQ

20th Aug 2018 . by incontext_adm

20 AUGUST 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – U.S. forces will stay in Iraq “as long as needed” to help stabilize regions previously controlled by Islamic State, a spokesman for the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the militants said on Sunday. “We’ll keep troops there as long as we think they’re needed … The main reason, after ISIS (Islamic…

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POSSIBLE ISRAEL-HAMAS TRUCE

17th Aug 2018 . by incontext_adm

17 AUGUST 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Egypt is finalizing details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live. Cairo has brokered an interim truce that has allowed commercial goods…

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SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 48 IN KABUL

16th Aug 2018 . by incontext_adm

16 AUGUST 2018 (SOURCE:INDEPENDENT) – Forty-eight people have been killed in a suicide bombing in a Shiite neighbourhood of the Afghan capital, Kabul. Male and female high school graduates were preparing for university entrance exams a private education centre in the Dasht-i Barcha area when the bomber struck. The attack, blamed on Isis, was the latest assault on Afghanistan’s Shiite community, which…

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INTENSIFICATION OF RELIGIOUS ‘CLAMPDOWN’ IN CHINA

15th Aug 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Under President Xi Jinping, China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, believers are seeing their freedoms shrink dramatically even as the country undergoes a religious revival. Experts and activists say that as he consolidates his power, Mr Xi is waging the most severe systematic suppression of Christianity in the country since religious…

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