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The Upstart Saudi Prince Who’s Throwing Caution to the Winds

November 19, 2017 at 9:27 pm
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a group of people sitting at a table: Mr. Trump meeting with Prince Mohammed, center, in the Oval Office in March.© Stephen Crowley/The New York Times Mr. Trump meeting with Prince Mohammed, center, in the Oval Office in March.

King Henry VIII ordered for Meghan Markle’s ancestor to be beheaded

November 19, 2017 at 9:20 pm

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 She has, by all accounts, had nothing but a warm welcome from the Royal Family so far.

The forebears of Meghan Markle, the girlfriend of Prince Harry, were not quite so fortunate, it has emerged.

Fascinating to learn true Portuguese meaning of known words still in use in SL

November 19, 2017 at 9:08 pm

Perera = Pears, Silva = Forest, Fonseka = Oasis, Peiris = Saucer — Do you know the Sinhala meanings of Portuguese names?

After the Mugabes, which African dynasties remain?

November 19, 2017 at 3:55 pm

  • 19 November 2017
  • From the section Africa

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (L) and his wife Grace (R) greet supporters after his address at a rally in Harare on July 28, 2013, ahead of elections on July 31.Image copyright AFP

With Robert Mugabe’s hopes of handing power to his wife in Zimbabwe over, which political dynasties are still going strong elsewhere in Africa?

Robert Mugabe baffles Zimbabwe by addressing nation without resigning

November 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm

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Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state at 93, is resisting stepping aside.

Mugabe baffled the country by ending his address on national television without announcing his resignation.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite army pressure

November 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm

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People watch as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses the nation on television, at a bar in Harare, Zimbabwe, 19 November 2017Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Robert Mugabe defied expectations by not resigning on Sunday night

Top general says he would resist “illegal” nuke order from Trump

November 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

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Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the head of U.S. Strategic Command, speaks at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.: do7d-fzw4aabkqv.jpg© The Halifax International Security Forum do7d-fzw4aabkqv.jpg The top U.S. nuclear commander said Saturday he would push back against President Trump if he ordered a nuclear launch the general believed to be “illegal,” saying he would look to find another solution.

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