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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson UNITED NATIONS — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a “sustained cessation” of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes. ...

Donald Trump was Time Person of the Year in 2016 DONALD TRUMP was “incorrect”, Time magazine said, when he claimed on Saturday to have taken a “pass” on an interview and “major photo shoot” because the publication told him he was only “probably” going to be named its person of the year. ...

Oscar Pistorius THE six-year imprisonment sentence imposed on Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp trivialises the seriousness of the offence‚ the South Africa Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has found. ...

UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany have concluded with progress on technical issues, but with bigger questions about cutting carbon unresolved. ...

Madrid — Spanish authorities say around 500 migrants have been saved by rescue boats as they attempted the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa. ...

Gwede Mantashe Pretoria – Despite the majority of the ANC’s provinces having only reached the 50% mark of leadership nominations, the party is not willing to extend its November 15 deadline, Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said on Saturday. ...

Moscow — President Vladimir Putin is promising that Russia will retaliate for what he calls attacks on Russian media in the United States. ...

Cape Town— The combined agricultural job cuts for the past three quarters of 2017 has reached 109 000, of which about 84 percent were in the Western Cape, according to economist Wandile Sihlobo, head of economic and agribusiness intelligence at the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz). ...

New York — The United Nations on Friday reported 31 new allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation against peacekeepers and civilians working for UN agencies in the three-month period from July and through September — almost half against those employed to help refugees. ...

Warri — A Nigerian militant group has announced an end to its cease-fire with the Nigerian government, raising the prospects of renewed attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta. ...