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South Africa’s power grid was under pressure on Friday, with controlled blackouts possible, due to workers protesting over pay, a test of new President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts put the state electricity provider back on a stable financial footing. A spokesman for Eskom, which produces more than 90 percent of South Africa’s power, said the grid […]

Authorities in Tehran cancelled plans to allow families to watch Iran’s World Cup football opener against Morocco on Friday in the stadium and public parks of the Islamic republic’s capital. The Islamic Republic is thought to be the only country in the world that refuses to allow fans to gather in open public spaces for […]

The United States has launched an air strike on the Taliban in Afghanistan. There are unconfirmed media reports that Mullah Fazlullah the commander of the Pakistan Taliban – has been killed in the operation. Fazlullah’s men shot the schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan in 2012. He has been operating in Afghanistan for years. The […]

Former tennis champion Boris Becker is claiming diplomatic immunity against an attempt to sue him. The three-time Wimbledon winner claims his appointment as a diplomat by the Central African Republic (CAR) affords him protection from any legal claims. Mr Becker was declared bankrupt in 2017 over money owed to private bank Arbuthnot Latham. He is […]

Ocean’s 8 has more A-list actresses than virtually any film in Hollywood history, but its stars say it’s time they demanded more equality behind the scenes. With countless box office smashes to their names and a best actress Oscar in each of their trophy cabinets, Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett are Hollywood veterans. “Old. We’re […]


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