Israel PM’s wife convicted of misusing public funds

Israel PM’s wife convicted of misusing public funds 1

An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which dropped more severe charges. Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel While the ruling cut short a high-profile trial, the Netanyahu family’s legal woes are far from over: the veteran premier himself faces possible indictment for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in the coming months. In a deal approved by judge Avital Chen at Jerusalem magistrates’ court, Sara Netanyahu was found…

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Hong Kong protest: ‘Nearly two million’ join demonstration

Hong Kong protest: ‘Nearly two million’ join demonstration 2

Nearly two million people have taken part in a mass protest in Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill, organisers say. Protests returned to Hong Kong streets following the suspension of the extradition bill If confirmed, it would be the largest protest in Hong Kong’s history. Police said turnout was 338,000 at its peak. The masses turned out despite the suspension of the bill – which would allow extradition from Hong Kong to mainland China – on Saturday. Related Articles Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Sunday apologised for proposing…

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Ousted Sudan leader Omar al-Bashir makes first appearance since coup

Ousted Sudan leader Omar al-Bashir makes first appearance since coup 3

Sudan’s former-President Omar al-Bashir has appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown in a coup in April. Omar al-Bashir leaves the prosecutor’s office in Khartoum (Picture by Reuters) Mr Bashir was driven from a jail in the capital, Khartoum to the prosecutor’s office where he was read the corruption charges against him. Surrounded by security guards, the 75-year-old former leader was wearing traditional white robes and a turban. Mr Bashir was overthrown in a coup after months of mass protests. Related Articles Prosecutors say a large…

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South African teens attempt Cape-to-Cairo in homemade plane

South African teens attempt Cape-to-Cairo in homemade plane 4

By By Mohammed Allie | BBC News | An aircraft built by South African teenagers is being flown from Cape Town to Cairo – and has successfully made its first stop in Namibia. Megan (R) is one of the pilots and Agnes (L) is flying as part of the support team It will take six weeks to cover the 12,000km (7,455 miles) to Egypt. The four-seater Sling 4 plane was assembled by a group of 20 students from vastly different backgrounds. “The purpose of the initiative is to show Africa…

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London violence: Five attacks leave three dead in 24 hours

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Police have made 14 arrests after five separate attacks in London left three men dead and three others injured in the space of 24 hours. An 18-year-old man was stabbed to death at about 16:42 BST on Friday in Wandsworth, south London. Police were called minutes later, at 16:54, to Plumstead, south-east London, where a 19-year-old man was shot dead. A man in his 30s then died after he was stabbed in Tower Hamlets on Saturday afternoon. In the early hours of Saturday two men were stabbed in Clapham and…

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Boris Johnson tops first ballot in Tory leadership contest

Boris Johnson tops first ballot in Tory leadership contest 6

Boris Johnson has secured the highest number of votes in the first MPs’ ballot to select the Conservative Party leader and next prime minister. The Conservative party leadership contenders to get through the first round of voting – Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Matt Hancock, Sajid Javid and Rory Stewart (© FT Montage) Three contenders – Mark Harper, Andrea Leadsom and Esther McVey – were knocked out in the secret ballot of Tory MPs. Mr Johnson received 114 votes, significantly more than his nearest rival Jeremy Hunt,…

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Ugandan pop star turned opposition figure ‘ready to take on’ Museveni

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Ugandan pop star turned leading opposition figure Bobi Wine said Thursday he was ready to take on veteran President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 elections despite a string of arrests seen as a bid to silence him. Analysts see former Ugandan pop star Bobi Wine as a real challenger to the veteran President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 elections Now an opposition MP, the singer is a figurehead for young people who have grown up knowing only one president — 74-year-old Museveni — and are desperate for change. “If my…

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Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC 8

Uganda on Thursday recorded its second Ebola fatality after a family contaminated with the virus crossed from neighbouring DR Congo, prompting World Health Organization officials to prepare an emergency meeting over the spread of the outbreak. A Congolese health worker prepares to administer Ebola vaccine, outside the house of a victim who died from Ebola in the village of Mangina in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Olivia Acland/File Photo A woman infected with Ebola died a day after her five-year-old grandson, who had…

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Tensions surge as US accuses Iran of attacking tankers

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The United States accused Iran of carrying out attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, escalating tensions across the region and sending world oil prices soaring. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. believes Iran was behind a pair of attacks that damaged two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf (Picture by AP) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that Washington will defend its forces and allies in the region, and the United States was to press its case as the UN Security…

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Sudan crisis: Ousted President Bashir charged with corruption

Sudan crisis: Ousted President Bashir charged with corruption 10

On Jun 14, 2019 24,391 1 Former Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has been charged with corruption. Mr Bashir has not been seen publicly since his arrest in April The charges are related to laws on “suspected illicit wealth and emergency orders”, the public prosecutor’s office said, without giving more details. The military ousted the long-time president in April following months of protests against him. A military spokesman said on Thursday mistakes had occurred as generals ordered an end to a sit-in demanding a return to civilian rule. Related Articles The…

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