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Maasai Mara: In Kenya, anti-poaching dogs are wildlife’s best friends

Five-month-old bloodhound Shakaria gambols through the long savannah grasses of Kenya's Maasai Mara reserve, her playful mood swiftly turning to keen determination as she is ordered to track a human scent.

Maasai Mara: In Kenya, anti-poaching dogs are wildlife’s best friends

Five-month-old bloodhound Shakaria gambols through the long savannah grasses of Kenya's Maasai Mara reserve, her playful mood swiftly turning to keen determination as she is ordered to track a human scent.

In Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone: How humanitarian workers traded food, medicine for sex...

Humanitarians exchanged wheat and life-saving medicines for sex with children in crisis zones that include Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Totok Sugiharto: Indonesia inks $1.1 bn deal with Russia to buy 11 jets

Indonesia has inked a billion-dollar deal to buy 11 Sukhoi Su-35 jets from Russia, an official said Saturday.

Xu Liangquan: Chinese veteran, 100, and his wife, 101, celebrate 80 years of marriage

It's very amazing seeing things like this on the internet. This time it's coming from the Asian part of the world. A centenarian couple in China have been the living example of the wedding vow 'to have and to hold'.The touching imag...

Pulse Opinion: Zuma resignation confirms wind of change knocking out dictators in Africa

The resignation of Jacob Zuma as South African President proves that the 'bad leadership' era in Africa is gradually coming to an end.

Jacob Zuma: Cyril Ramaphosa elected South African President after Zuma’s resignation

Ramaphosa was chosen without a vote after being the only candidate nominated, chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng told assembled lawmakers.

Jacob Zuma: South African President resigns after pressure from ruling party

Zuma's ruling ANC party had told him to resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday.

In Florida: Gunman opens fire on High School students, casualties reported

Police believe they know who the gunman is, saying he was wearing a hoodie and has red hair.

Morgan Tsvangirai: Zimbabwe’s opposition leader dies at 65

He was said to have died on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in South Africa after suffering from colon cancer.

Rodrigo Duterte: Philippine President orders soldiers to shoot rebels in the vagina

Duterte gave the directive while speaking to over 200 former communist soldiers in Malacañang.

Obama: Ex-US President’s portrait by Nigerian-American artist Kehinde Wiley unveiled in Washington

Obama had selected Wiley to paint his official presidential portrait, to be displayed in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

In Russia: Plane carrying 71 passengers and crew crashes

The airplane, which was identified as Saratov Airlines An-148 regional jet, reportedly crashed after vanishing from radar screens in Moscow.

In Taiwan: 15 confirmed dead in earthquake

The bodies of three victims of the earthquake were found on Saturday in a partially collapsed building, The Central Emergency Operation Centre (CEOC) has said.

In Turkey: Government to stop accepting Syrian refugees

“The Directorate General of Migration Management is no more accepting new requests for Istanbul, considering the population density of the city,

In Colombian: College students protest against miniskirt disapproval

The Pontifical Bolivarian University, known as UPB, had last month posted “advise” for female students, asking them to avoid wearing miniskirts to class so that they would not distract classmates and teachers.

In Spain: Bodies of around 20 migrants recovered from sea: Official

She added that "about 20" bodies were then recovered in Moroccan territorial waters.

In Yemen: 11 reportedly killed in suicide attack at checkpoint

At least 11 people were reported dead after a suicide car bomb attacked a checkpoint in southeastern Yemen.

Trump: US President moves to mend fences with African leaders, says Tillerson will visit...

Some political pundits say this is a diplomatic move to mend fences with the African leaders.

In Italy: Train goes off track, 2 persons reported dead, 10 seriously injured

At lease 2 persons have been reported dead after a train derailed near Milan, Italy.

In Kentucky: High school student opens fire on mates, kills 2, injures several others

The student opened fire on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in the common area of the school before classes started.

In Syria: 54 Syrian Kurd and pro-Turkey fighters killed in Arin

The 54 Syrian Kurd and pro-Turkey fighters were reportedly killed in the ongoing battle that has claimed several lives in the region.

George Weah: Ex-footballer sworn in as Liberian President

The inauguration took place in Samuel Kanyon Doe stadium near the capital, Monrovia.

World: Siege at Kabul Hotel caps a violent 24 hours in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s bloody, 14-hour siege on a major hotel in Kabul finally ended Sunday, after six assailants terrorized much of the city with explosions and gunfire.

Pray For Me: Kabul hotel guest’s plea during bloody siege

As gunmen went on a night-time rampage through Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, Aziz Tayeb posted a desperate plea on Facebook: "Pray for me. I may die."

Patrick Meehan: Congressman fought harassment, then settled own case

Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., who has taken a leading role in fighting sexual harassment in Congress, used thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to settle his own misconduct complaint

In Los Angeles: United against Trump, women take to the streets

A year after women took to the streets en masse to protest President Donald Trump’s inauguration, thousands of marchers gathered Saturday in cities across the United States

The White House: Trump is mired in familiar crisis with shutdown

One year to the day after taking office with vows to bring the dysfunction of Washington to heel, President Donald Trump on Saturday found himself thrust into the most perennial of political crises

In Hawaii: Governor learned missile alert was false within two minutes

The leader of the Hawaii National Guard told state lawmakers Friday that he informed the governor that a panic-inducing missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it had been sent to cellphones statewide.

Kabul Attacks Updates: At least 5 killed in hotel attack that trapped hundreds of...

Five people were found dead in Kabul’s largest hotel Sunday morning, as authorities hunted the surviving attackers of an armed group that stormed the hotel 10 hours earlier, trapping hundreds

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