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Trump faces hostility on visits to massacre sites

The US president did not receive warm welcomes from the areas of Ohio and Texas where shootings have taken place

Trump, producer-president, makes July 4th his own show

July 4 is a unique holiday in that it is hyper-patriotic but free from usual Republican-Democratic fighting, but not this year

Trump launches 2020 bid with vow to ‘keep America great’

The US president launched his campaign for the 2020 elections

Trump promises North Korea ‘awesome’ future ahead of nuclear talks

Trump's enthusiastic tweet came hours before a second summit in Hanoi to build on the historic first meeting in Singapore in June

Trumps delays State of the Union speech until government shutdown ends

President Trump backed down late on Wednesday in a spat with Democrats over his State of the Union address

Americans start voting in midterm verdict on Trump rule

At stake are all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 seats in the 100-member Senate, 36 governor's posts and seats across the US

Putting a price on despair

A version of <em>The Scream</em>, one of the world's most famous paintings, is expected to fetch at least $80-million at an auction next month.

Violence dogs Occupy Wall Street anniversary

New York police arrested protesters celebrating the six-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street near the stock exchange over the weekend.

Clooney calls attention to Sudanese conflict

Actor and activist George Clooney has reiterated his calls for attention to the war between Sudan and newly-independent South Sudan.

First Native American saint stirs pride

The 17th-century figure, Kateri Tekakwitha, makes history when the Vatican canonises her but joy is mixed with painful memories for indigenous tribes.

Occupy Wall Street protesters give thanks

Occupy protesters got into the Thanksgiving spirit, congregating in the disputed New York square where their movement sprang up two months ago.

Anti-Wall Street march shakes up New York

Thousands of anti-corporate demonstrators backed for the first time by trade unions have raised the stakes in the revolt on Wall Street.

9/11 commemorations draw to a close

The name-reading ceremony of the nearly 3000 people killed on September 11 2001 ended on Sunday in New York with buglers playing taps.

Jittery US unites in grief during 9/11 anniversary

A jittery US has come together in grief during the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which killed almost 3 000 people and plunged it into war.

Terror threat casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

President Barack Obama has vowed that the US will never waver in its fight against terrorism as Americans mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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