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Wife of Texas gunman Kelley describes abuse and death threats

The ex-wife of Texas church gunman Devin Kelley has said he subjected her to abuse and violence and threatened to kill her and her entire family. Kelley “had a lot of demons or hatred inside of him”, said Tessa Brennaman, 25, in an interview with CBS News. The former US …

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DR Congo’s Kavumu child rape trial opens

Eighteen militiamen are on trial in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on charges of raping 46 children. Some of the victims from the village of Kavumu were just 18 months old. The men allegedly targeted young girls between 2013 and 2016 because a spiritual adviser told them …

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Christmas monster advert divides opinion

A giant snoring monster called Moz has split critics online, after it was revealed as the star of this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert. The eagerly anticipated ad from the high street store tells the story of a little boy and his friendship with an imaginary monster living under his …

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Four charged for booing Grace Mugabe

Four people have appeared in a Zimbabwean court for allegedly booing First Lady Grace Mugabe, state-owned media reports. The Herald says they were arrested after a rally in Bulawayo, where Mrs Mugabe spoke last Saturday. They reportedly face charges of undermining the president’s authority. It is not clear how they …

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Portia de Rossi accuses Steven Seagal of sexual harassment

Actress Portia de Rossi has accused actor and producer Steven Seagal of sexual harassment. The Arrested Development actress, who is married to US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, made the allegation in a tweet posted on Wednesday night. She alleges that during a film audition Mr Seagal told her “how …

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Botswana police ranked Africa’s best, Nigeria at bottom of global report

Africa’s best police service is that of Botswana despite being ranked 47th best in the world. This is according to the World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) released by two bodies, the International Police Science Association (IPSA) and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). The index ranked the …

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Celebrating bridegroom shot in genitals

An Egyptian bridegroom has been seriously injured after he was hit by shotgun pellets fired by a guest celebrating his wedding. The groom suffered grave injuries to his testicles, thigh and hand and is being treated in hospital. Osman al-Alsaied, 28, was enjoying his last night being single when the …

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Zimbabwe renames airport after Robert Mugabe

Harare International Airport has been renamed after Zimbabwe’s current President, Robert Mugabe. Transport Minister Joram Gumbo justified the decision on the grounds that Mr Mugabe was a “war hero” and “African icon”. There is tension about who will succeed the man in power since 1980, with a number of key …

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North Korea responds: We’re done listening to Trump’s threats

North Korean officials were closely watching US President Donald Trump when he addressed the South Korean National Assembly Wednesday, but they say they weren’t listening. Though the American leader’s tone was more subdued — and he proposed what some perceived as a conditional olive branch — officials in Pyongyang authorized …

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