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Eskom "plans to implement" Stages 5 and 6

Eskom is still dealing with contractual issues for Medupi and Kusile power stations. Ramaphosa's government has promised to inject 23 billion rand a year over the next three years to shore up Eskom's balance sheet, although there are signs that more money could be needed.

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  • Trump Gleefully Cheers Brazilian President For Saying 'Fake News'
Trump Gleefully Cheers Brazilian President For Saying 'Fake News'

Mr Bolsonaro has made clear he wants to strengthen military and economic ties with the USA, and Mr Trump appeared eager to deliver, announcing he would back Brazil's efforts to join the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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  • Trump doubles down on McCain criticism, says he 'was never a fan'
Trump doubles down on McCain criticism, says he 'was never a fan'

Although Trump has sparred with McCain before - memorably disputing the former Navy officer's status as a war hero, and noting that "I prefer people who weren't captured" - this weekend's tweets mark the first time Trump explicitly connected McCain to the controversial dossier.

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  • New Zealand pledges gun control after attacks
New Zealand pledges gun control after attacks

One of the survivors of the attack on two New Zealand mosques has been identified as Lateef Alabi, an imam with a Nigerian heritage. He tried to distract the attacker in a move that many fellow worshipers have described as heroic, weaving through cars in the parking lot, attempting to draw the gunman's attention away from the mosque.

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  • Why accused Christchurch mosque killer Brenton Tarrant may avoid terrorism charges
Why accused Christchurch mosque killer Brenton Tarrant may avoid terrorism charges

Tarrant obtained his standard "A-category" firearms licence in November 2017 and bought four weapons over four months using an online service, Tipple said, adding Gun City had records of the purchases and had provided full details to the police.

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  • NZ, Bangladesh Test cancelled after mosque attacks
NZ, Bangladesh Test cancelled after mosque attacks

New Zealand and Bangladesh on Friday cancelled the third Test after multiple people were killed in gun attacks on mosques in Christchurch , including one that was attended by the Bangladeshi team. When the bus carrying some players and coaching staff arrived at the mosque, they heard but did not see the shootings, said Mohammad Isam, a journal...

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  • Dead And 50 Injured In New Zealand Mass Shooting
Dead And 50 Injured In New Zealand Mass Shooting

Meanwhile, people across New Zealand are reaching out to Muslims in their communities and around the country the day after mass shootings . Dozens of people laid flowers at cordons near both mosques in Christchurch , which is still rebuilding after an quake in 2011 killed nearly 200 people.

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  • New Zealand tries to come to terms with mosque massacre
New Zealand tries to come to terms with mosque massacre

He said Australian authorities were investigating any links between the country and the attack, but declined to provide further details about the gunman. About two dozen men received instructions on their duties Sunday morning, which included Muslim burial customs. "We're also removing any praise or support for the crime and the shooter or shoote...

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  • We Need a Special Counsel to Investigate 'Potential Crimes' by FBI, DOJ
We Need a Special Counsel to Investigate 'Potential Crimes' by FBI, DOJ

Lindsey Graham says he'll support making Mueller's report public only if there's a special counsel created to probe the handling of the Clinton email scandal. "Comey testified (under oath) that it was a "unanimous" decision on Crooked Hillary", President Trump tweeted in response to the unearthed testimony.

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  • 3 more Boeing 737 Max flights canceled Thursday at Orlando International Airport
3 more Boeing 737 Max flights canceled Thursday at Orlando International Airport

He said there are similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines flight profile and that of a Lion Air flight involving the same aircraft that crashed off the Indonesian coast in October. It will take several days to complete the first readings from the boxes, French aviation officials said. "The truth about the crash is indeed contained in ...

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  • Book claims Ivanka Trump told Cohn her father wasn't racist following Charlottesville
Book claims Ivanka Trump told Cohn her father wasn't racist following Charlottesville

As per the Guardian report, Tillerson also read negative "chatter" about himself in intelligence reports after Kushner "belittled" him to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Ivanka Trump found a work-around by inviting Cabinet-level officials to trips, The Times reported. According to a new book by Vicky Ward called Kushner Inc .

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  • North Korea Threatens To Scrap Denuclearization Talks
North Korea Threatens To Scrap Denuclearization Talks

Kim would make an announcement soon on his position on the denuclearization talks and North Korea's next steps, TASS quoted Choe as saying. "So that's Chairman Kim's word". -North Korea negotiations over the nuclear issue, following the surprise no-deal conclusion of last month's summit in Hanoi . Images of a site known as Sanumdong, taken ...

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  • New Zealand mosque shooter was a BitConnect Ponzi scheme investor
New Zealand mosque shooter was a BitConnect Ponzi scheme investor

Australian media reported the gunman came from a town in New South Wales, of which Sydney is the capital, and state police later said they were increasing patrols around NSW mosques in light of the Christchurch attacks. The shooter, who identified himself on Twitter as "Brenton Tarrant" from Grafton, New South Wales, stormed into Masjid Noo...

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  • Five reasons why India wants Masood Azhar censured
Five reasons why India wants Masood Azhar censured

Jaitley's remarks came soon after the Congress blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy vis-a-vis China for the latter yet again blocking the bid to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)'s chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

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  • Pelosi announces vote to override Trump’s veto
Pelosi announces vote to override Trump’s veto

It is definitely a national emergency. Trump declared the national emergency after signing a government funding agreement that did not include the money he requested to build a wall. "As president, the protection of the nation is my highest duty", Mr Trump said on Friday. Moments before using his veto card, a resolution was passed in Congress i...

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  • Many pupils trapped as school building collapses in Lagos
Many pupils trapped as school building collapses in Lagos

It was not immediately clear why the building collapsed. Residents say the school alone had around 100 pupils. Firefighters and other emergency services worked through the night to find anyone still trapped. Covered in dust, he was alive but unconscious and appeared to be badly hurt. The residents who spoke with our correspondent lamented the...

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  • Beto O'Rourke takes heat for website's different messages in different languages
Beto O'Rourke takes heat for website's different messages in different languages

O'Rourke's 2018 Senate campaign didn't fit the usual mold. His fundraising prowess, as well as his ability to engage younger voters and communities of color in Texas, garnered national attention for O'Rourke throughout his campaign. And he was the only presidential prospect interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, who appeared genuinely excited last month a...

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  • Two rockets fired from Gaza towards central Israel: Israeli army
Two rockets fired from Gaza towards central Israel: Israeli army

The Israeli military said Friday it had begun airstrikes in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket attack on Tel Aviv - which was the first time the city, some 50 miles north of Gaza, was targeted by rocket fire since a 2014 war against Gaza militants .

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  • Reputed Gambino crime boss shot to death in New York City
Reputed Gambino crime boss shot to death in New York City

New York Police Department and New York City Fire Department units at the scene where mafia crime boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali , 53, was shot dead on Staten Island . Cali, who was born and raised in NY, was the nephew-in-law of John Gambino and the great-nephew of Bonanno mobsters Vito Bonventre and Giovanni Bonventre.

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  • Fake Melania? President Donald Trump responds to Alabama visit conspiracy theory
Fake Melania? President Donald Trump responds to Alabama visit conspiracy theory

The basic premise of the hashtag conspiracy, which is filled mostly with people joking about it, is that sometimes Trump appears with a "body double" of Melania Trump rather than with her. "Instead, they go after her", Trump said Monday . "@flotus & @potus traveled to Alabama to pay their respects & comfort victims of the tornado devastation...

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