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Bluff and bluster

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump threatened a response “like the world has never seen” The US president has vowed to respond to North Korean threats “with fire and fury like the world has never seen”. North Korea, meanwhile, has threatened to fire off missiles at the US island territory of […]

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Kenya election 2017: Commission denies system was hacked

Image copyright EPA Image caption The votes are still being counted in the Kenyan election Kenya’s electoral commission has denied opposition claims its IT system had been hacked in order to manipulate Tuesday’s election results. Chief electoral officer Ezra Chiloba told reporters the systems were not compromised at any point. He spoke out after presidential […]

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North Korea warned by Mattis not to invite 'destruction'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Despite reported threat to Guam, Americans can “sleep soundly”, says Rex Tillerson US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has told North Korea to avoid actions that could usher in the “end of its regime and the destruction of its people”. The Pentagon chief also said Pyongyang would be “grossly overmatched” in […]

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'Dangerous time'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKenya’s day of tension after polls It’s a dangerous time in Kenya. From the preliminary presidential election results posted online, it appears that President Uhuru Kenyatta has won a convincing victory. But opposition leader Raila Odinga has cried foul, and presented documents he says are evidence the […]

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Iran arrests six for Zumba dancing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The dance fitness craze is effectively banned in Iran Iranian officials have arrested six people accused of teaching Zumba dancing and trying to “change lifestyles”, media reports say. The group of four men and two women were charged over their dancing and not adhering to the hijab dress code. […]