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Washington — Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump’s conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president on Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump’s original senior staff. ...

Abouyaaqoub, 22, is believed to be on the run The driver last Thursday’s van attack that killed 13 people in a tourist area of Barcelona may still be alive and on the run, Spanish police say. ...

CHINA’S President Xi Jinping has urged Donald Trump and North Korea to avoid “words and actions” that worsen tensions, state media say. ...

Soweto — ANC presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu has broken with party tradition and launched a manifesto for her campaign to replace President Jacob Zuma. ...

Abuja — Nigeria’s military on Friday blamed an unexpected gathering of homeless people for a botched air strike that killed 112 at a camp for those displaced by the Boko Haram conflict. ...

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 16, 2016 shows people running away from tanks after taking over military position on the Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul, following an attempt by discontented soldiers to seize power from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that claimed more than 250 lives. Turkey marks the one year anniversary of the thwarted July 15 coup attempt with rallies,...

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Qatar’s Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani attend a joint news conference in Doha, Qatar, July 15, 2017. DOHA — France called yesterday for a swift lifting of sanctions that target Qatari nationals in an effort to ease a month-long rift between the Gulf country and several of its neighbours....

Tony Blair SOME EU leaders may be prepared to compromise on the free movement of people to help Britain stay in the single market, Tony Blair has said. ...

SHENYANG (China) — Deceased Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo’s ashes were scattered at sea yesterday, Liu’s brother said, in a move described by a family friend as an effort to erase any memory of him. ...

Mr Donald Trump DUBAI — Iran yesterday blamed what it called Mr Donald Trump’s “arbitrary and conflicting policies” for global security threats, rejecting the US president’s description of Tehran as a rogue state. ...