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Washington — A new declassified report says Russian President Vladimir Putin “ordered” an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Donald Trump US intelligence officials released the 25-page public version of the report on Friday, after they briefed President-elect Donald Trump and top lawmakers on Capitol Hill from a longer, classified version....

Jacob Zuma Johannesburg – The birth of the African National Congress was like the day Jesus was born, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. ...

Lagos – West African leaders will make a decision Saturday on how to resolve Gambia’s electoral crisis and its longtime leader’s refusal to accept defeat in elections, Nigeria’s presidential spokesperson said on Friday. A military intervention led by Senegal could be in the offing. ...

Fort Lauderdale — At least five people have been shot dead and eight others wounded in a shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in the US state of Florida. ...

Amanda Ncube, Sunday News Reporter UNIVERSAL Church of Kingdom God (UCKG) in collaboration with the Stop Suffering Help Centre yesterday offered free health checkups and HIV testing as part of World Aids Day commemorations in Bulawayo. ...

Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu, Plumtree Correspondent THE founder of the General Foundation Apostolic Church in Christ has donated kitchen utensils worth P79 000 to St Francis Academic and Vocational School in Mangwe District to start catering courses. ...

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck 157 km east of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported, prompting a warning about potential tsunami waves in the region. ...

Washington – President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to send a “clear message” to Russia for trying to sway the US election, while calling on Donald Trump and Republicans to put national security before politics. ...

Beijing – China has objected to the Dalai Lama meeting with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee earlier this month, saying the talks had negatively impacted ties between the Asian neighbours. ...

Nairobi – The UN has stopped Gambia’s controversial army chief from visiting troops serving as peacekeepers in Darfur, as international pressure grows on the country’s top brass to accept incoming president-elect Adama Barrow. ...