World briefs : Sanders endorses Clinton for President

Sanders endorses Clinton for President

PORTSMOUTH • After months of bitter campaigning, Mr Bernie Sanders took the stage with one-time rival Hillary Clinton yesterday to endorse the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

Mr Sanders waged a tougher-than-expected year-long battle against Mrs Clinton, who clinched enough delegates to secure the nomination in early June.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


South Sudan leaders order halt to fighting

JUBA (South Sudan) • South Sudan's President and Vice-President have ordered their loyalists to cease hostilities after days of fighting threatened to plunge the country back into civil war and bring further instability to Africa.

Fighting erupted four days ago in the capital Juba between followers of President Salva Kiir and Mr Riek Machar, the former rebel leader who became Vice-President under a deal to end a two-year civil war. The violence has left hundreds of people dead.

REUTERS


Austrian govt tries to seize Hitler's house

VIENNA • Austria's government moved yesterday to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born to prevent it from becoming a site of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis, and the country's Interior Minister said he wanted to tear it down.

Hitler's family lived in the house in Braunau on the Inn for only three years around his birth, but the fate of the building has long been the subject of controversy. The landlord had refused to sell it to the government.

REUTERS

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