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Istanbul anglers keep up tradition despite stocks alarm

Wearing a black woolly hat, Fuat is one of hundreds of amateur anglers passing their spare time on the Galata Bridge on the European side of Istanbul, trying to fill their buckets. “I’ve been fishing since I was 15 years old,” he told AFP as he cast his line over the waters at the confluence of the Bosphorus with the Golden Horn, overlooked by the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.

Secret Papers Reveal Plan to Move Palestinians to Egypt

Mubarak has often served as a crucial U.S. ally in the Middle East.The U.S. had planned to resettle Palestinians from war-torn Lebanon into Egypt in the 1980s, but the North African state’s former leader demanded the West first find a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, according to secret British documents seen by BBC News. The documents were reportedly obtained via the U.K.’s Freedom of Information Act and revealed a quiet

Mariah Carey gets multi-million dollar settlement from ex fiance

When Mariah Carey and her former fiance James Packer split in 2016, she demanded a huge amount of money for her troubles. A new report says Mimi got multiple millions of dollars, but still far south of what she was asking. The Blast indicates that Mariah and James struck a deal a few months ago in which Mariah got to keep her 35-carat engagement ring. She also got a few million dollars in the


Miley Cyrus revealed she’s not a fan of her own music as she coached one of her team members on U.S. TV show The Voice on Monday night. The 25-year-old singer was speaking to Brooke Simpson about her performance of Pink’s tune What About Us when she opened up about how she feels when she hears her own songs on the radio. “We always look forward to… your performances,” Miley

Angola’s Lourenco In South Africa Seeking Closer Ties

Angola’s newly elected President Joao Lourenco will visit South Africa on Friday as part of efforts to build closer relations. The leaders of the region’s two largest military powers are expected to discuss leadership succession plans for regional neighbours Zimbabwe, where long-time President Robert Mugabe finally stepped down this week, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Lourenco and SA President Jacob Zuma had already met earlier in the week


JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has expressed concern over Britain’s excitement about changes to Zimbabwe’s leadership. After Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, reaction poured in from the international community, including the country’s former colonial ruler, which greeted the news with an offer of support. Mantashe has caution against accepting this kind of assistance. “Declaration by an ambassador of a western country to say ‘now we’ll help

Zimbabweans given a reprieve

Zimbabweans whose permits are to expire by the end of the year have been given a reprieve and more time to get new permits. There are roughly 197‚000 Zimbabweans‚ whose Special Dispensation Permit expires at the end of the year. They are now applying for new four-year visas called the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit and had until the end of November to present themselves in person for fingerprints to be taken.

Blatter: Solo's sexual assault claim 'absurd'

Lausanne – The former head of world football Sepp Blatter said Saturday that claims by US women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo that he had grabbed her backside were “absurd”. Solo told Portuguese newspaper Expresso that then-FIFA president Blatter had sexually harassed her at the 2013 Ballon d’Or ceremony. The 36-year-old Solo, her country’s standout goalkeeper, claimed Blatter pounced as she was about to present an award to her teammate Abby Wambach.