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120 inmates on the run after mob stormed Madagascar jail to ‘execute’ justice

  December 15, 2017   Daniel Mumbere with AGENCIES   At least 120 prisoners have escaped from a jail in North Eastern Madagascar after nearly 800 people forced their way into Ikongo prison with the intention of lynching an inmate. According to the country’s Justice ministry spokesperson, the mob overpowered the guards and after a fruitless search for the inmate ...

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China calls for early resumption of Palestinian-Israeli talks

  Source: Xinhua | 15 December, 2017 | Editor: Xiang Bo   Image for representational purpose only   BEIJING – China on Thursday called for resuming dialogue between Israel and Palestine at an early date so as to give a chance for a comprehensive and fair resolution to the Palestinian issue, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said. It was reported ...

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Britain First leader whom Trump re-tweeted ordered to avoid rallies

  Reuters | Published — Thursday 14 December 2017   Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the fringe anti-immigrant Britain First group (AFP)   BELFAST: A leader of a British far right group whose anti-Islamic social media posts were retweeted by US President Donald Trump was ordered on Thursday not to appear within 500 meters of any rally until a criminal ...

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Tanzania calls for probe into UN peacekeeper killings

  Thursday, December 14, 2017   Tanzania president John Magufuli. Tanzania called on Thursday for an investigation into the killing of 14 soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo by suspected Ugandan rebels. FILE PHOTO   By AFP   Tanzania called on Thursday for an investigation into the killing of 14 soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in ...

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Exclusive: U.S. suspends aid to Somalia’s battered military over graft

  December 14, 2017   FILE PHOTO: Somali soldiers attend a training session during the opening ceremony of a Turkish military base in Mogadishu, Somalia, September 30, 2017 REUTERS/Feisal Omar/File Photo   Katharine Houreld   NAIROBI (Reuters) – The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia’s armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow to the ...

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Republic of Somaliland Inaugurates Its Third-elected, Fifth President

Wednesday, December 13, 2017   The newly elected president of Somaliland Muse Bihi Abdi was sworn in for office on Wednesday, a month after the Election Day on the 13th of November to become the fifth president of Somaliland. The inauguration ceremony took place in the Presidential Palace similar to the previous ceremonies. A crowd of several hundred people were ...

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Sweden’s ‘laser man’ goes to trial for murder in Frankfurt

  DW | Published Date: 13.12.2017     Sweden’s convicted “laser man,” who shot migrants in the 1990s, has gone on trial in Frankfurt denying murdering a cloakroom attendant. Prosecutors suspect John Ausonius was later emulated by far-right murderers. John Ausonius’ defense lawyer sought on Wednesday to have the Frankfurt trial abandoned, arguing that the 25 years since the attendant’s ...

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OIC declares East Jerusalem capital of Palestine, urges US to withdraw from peace process

  Daily Sabah | Dec. 13, 2017   Leaders and representatives of member states pose for a group photo during an Extraordinary Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in Istanbul, Turkey, Dec. 13, 2017. (AFP Photo)   ISTANBUL – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) declared East Jerusalem the capital ...

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New York subway bombing: Suspect not linked to Bangladesh militants but read books by radical cleric, police say

Wednesday, December 13, 2017   A member of the New York City Police Department standing guard inside the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal after it reopened following an explosion. PHOTO: AFP   DHAKA (REUTERS, AFP) – Bangladesh has not found any evidence linking a Bangladeshi man charged with an attempted suicide bombing in New York with militants in Bangladesh, ...

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