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Report reveals ‘gross’ racial disparity in Toronto police

Black people are “grossly over-represented” in violent police interactions in the Canadian city of Toronto, a human rights investigation has found.

Theresa May calls off MPs’ vote on her Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May has called off Tuesday’s crucial vote on her Brexit deal so she can go back to Brussels and ask for changes to it.

As it stands the deal “would be rejected by a significant margin” if MPs voted on it, she admitted.

Egypt investigates ‘pyramid nude photo shoot’

Egypt is investigating a video which appears to show a Danish couple scaling the Great Pyramid and posing naked.

DR Congo’s Kabila does not rule out contesting 2023 poll

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila says he will leave office after the 23 December poll, but may seek re-election in the future.

Mr Kabila, 47, said he would remain in politics after the poll as “there is still a long journey ahead”.

Yellow vest protests: Macron to hold crisis meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to meet trade unions and employers’ organisations, in a bid to defuse weeks of unrest in Paris and other cities.

Sudan helicopter crash kills officials

A helicopter has crashed in eastern Sudan, killing a state governor and at least four other officials.

Comey transcript released: Ex-FBI boss claims not to know, remember key details

Former FBI Director James Comey claimed “I don’t know” or “I don’t remember” in response to dozens of questions concerning key details in the Russia probe, according to a lengthy transcript released Saturday of his closed-door interview with congressional lawmakers.

Sen. Angus King: Not enough evidence against Trump yet for impeachment

  Maine independent Sen. Angus King cautioned Democrats in Congress Sunday that there’s not enough public evidence at this point to impeach President Donald Trump without the issue devolving into partisan warfare.

“I don’t think that there’s evidence yet available to the public where there would be more or less a consensus that this is an appropriate path,” King said in an appearance on “Meet the Press.”

Milley to succeed Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford

President Trump on Saturday named Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to succeed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford.

James Alex Fields found guilty of killing Heather Heyer during violent Charlottesville white nationalist rally

James Alex Fields Jr. was found guilty on Friday of killing Heather Heyer when he plowed his car into a group of counterprotesters last year at a “Unite the Right” rally that quickly turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump chief of staff John Kelly to leave White House job

President Donald Trump has announced that hischief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by the end of the year.

There have been persistent reports for several days that Mr Kelly was under pressure to go.

Some reports said that the retired Marine Corps general’s relationship with Mr Trump had deteriorated.

Uganda’s Abenakyo crowned Miss World Africa

Top five contestants: Abenakyo Quinn  is thefirst Miss Uganda to make it to the top 5 finalist

Syria war: US and UK say alleged rebel chemical attack ‘fabricated’

The US and the UK have accused the Syrian government and its Russian allies of fabricating a story accusing rebel fighters of a chemical attack.

The US state department said the purpose was to “undermine confidence” in the ceasefire in Idlib province.

Syria and Russia said shells carrying chlorine gas injured about 100 people in the government-held city of Aleppo last month.

Trump picks Heather Nauert as new US envoy to UN

US President Donald Trump has picked state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be America’s new UN ambassador.

The president also nominated William Barr as the new attorney general.

Ms Nauert, a former Fox News presenter, was made state department spokeswoman in April 2017, her first government position.

Burundi government orders UN human rights office out of its country

The Burundi government has ordered the United Nations Human Rights Council to shut its office in the country within two months, foreign ministry and UN sources told AFP.

The government on Wednesday sent a verbal note to resident UN coordinator Garry Conille to transmit the message to the rights council’s High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet in Geneva.

Acid attack on Nicaragua priest during confession

A 59-year-old priest has been injured in an acid attack in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua.

Miguel Guevara had just finished hearing confession in the Metropolitan Cathedral when a woman threw acid at him.

Fr Guevara is being treated in hospital for serious burns to his face, arms and shoulders.

Worshippers detained the woman and locked her in a room until police arrived.