September 25, 2017

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Rwanda files charges against detained opposition leader

Police have charged Rwandan opposition leader Diane Rwigara, who was detained at the weekend along with her mother and sister, with "offenses to state security and forgery," according to a statement issued Monday.

Trump says NFL insults about patriotism, not race

US President Donald Trump denied enflaming racial tensions Monday, insisting his charged comments that prompted a wave of symbolic protests by NFL players were about patriotism not color.

Seoul urges US to avoid ‘further escalation’ with N. Korea

South Korea urged the United States to help dial down tensions with the North on Monday, after Pyongyang accused President Donald Trump of declaring war.

Mexico teaches quake volunteers not to make things worse

As thousands of volunteers gather to dig out victims of Mexico's devastating earthquake, rescuers have started organizing crash courses to stop well-meaning but inept helpers from making the situation worse.

Spain’s chief prosecutor says arrest of Catalan leader ‘possible’

Spain's chief public prosecutor on Monday refused to rule out ordering the arrest of Catalonia's president as Spanish authorities continued a crackdown against a banned independence referendum in the region.

North Korea says Trump has declared war

North Korea's foreign minister on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers.

Blame starts to fly over Mexico quake collapses

Allegations of negligent construction and oversight began to fly Monday after deadly building collapses during Mexico's earthquake, as hope faded of finding more survivors of a disaster that killed more than 300 people.

Botanical gardens a lifeboat for threatened plants

Botanical gardens are a Noah's Ark for endangered plants, collectively safeguarding four out of 10 species known to face extinction, researchers said Monday.

Ex-army chief testifies in Gbagbo trial at ICC

Former army chief Philippe Mangou testified Monday for the first time against ex-Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, who is on trial for crimes against humanity, accused of inciting a wave of post-electoral violence.

Estranged husband of Clinton aide gets 21 months for sexting teen

Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former US congressman and estranged husband of one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides, was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sexting a school girl.

SA will provide world class 2023 Rugby World Cup, says Ramaphosa

He was in a nostalgic mood as he took bid committee members back to the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Zimbabwe pastor Mawarire pleads not guilty to subversion

Zimbabwean activist pastor Evan Mawarire pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of trying to overthrow President Robert Mugabe's government, a day after he was detained over an offending post on social media.

Wildlife groups accused of funding abuses against Pygmies in Africa

Wildlife guards funded by the WWF and other conservation groups have carried out systematic abuses against tribes in central Africa, an activist group claimed on Monday.

Pandas rebounding, but their habitat isn’t: study

China's fiercely protected giant panda had a smaller habitat in 2013 than when it was declared endangered more than 20 years earlier, researchers said Monday.

Ten arrested after Boko Haram displaced protest

At least 10 people were arrested after thousands of people uprooted from their homes by the Boko Haram insurgency protested in northeast Nigeria, march organisers said Monday.

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