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Radicalised Muslim known to security agencies shot dead in possible ‘terror’ incident at Paris airport – as security stepped up at stadium where Duke and Duchess watch rugby

By David Chazan, paris 18 MARCH 2017 A radicalised Muslim known to intelligence agencies has been shot dead at Paris Orly airport after seizing an air force patrolwoman’s gun — just hours after he shot a police officer in the face in a northern suburb. The incident came as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Paris, where they were due to ...

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Russian parliament backs investigation into US media

March 18, 2017 A general view shows the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia on January 20, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS   MOSCOW (REUTERS) – The Russian lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has approved a proposal to launch an investigation into US media organisations that operate in Russia, it said in a statement posted on its ...

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SNP’s Angus Robertson accuses Tories of being too ‘scared’ to let Scotland have second independence referendum

Joe Watts Political Editor @JoeWatts Friday 17 March 2017 His speech comes amid a war of words between Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson Getty Images   SNP leader in Westminster Angus Robertson has accused Theresa May’s Tories of being too “scared” to let Scotland have another independence referendum. The party’s deputy leader will claim the ...

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Kaweesi murder: Museveni directs fixing of security cameras

By Vision Reporter Added 17th March 2017 01:44 PM As a consequence of these repeated murders in the city and other towns, the President has directed the immediate installation of cameras in all major towns of Uganda and along the highways. President Yoweri Museveni has condemned in the strongest terms the killing of (the Assistant Inspector General of Police) Andrew ...

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Somali pirates release oil tanker and crew after first hijack for five years

Thursday 16 March 2017 Staff and agencies in Mogadishu Comoros-flagged ship and eight Sri Lankan crew are freed without payment of ransom after negotiations   Somali pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker have released the ship and its eight Sri Lankan crew, bringing the first such hijacking of a commercial vessel since 2012 to an unusually swift conclusion without ...

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Egypt’s State Council approves law to increase penalties for illegal organ transplants

Mahmoud Aziz, Wednesday 15 Mar 2017 The Egyptian State Council has finished revising a law regulating organ transplant operations, which will include harsher penalties for illegal or forced operations. Those who perform an organ transplant by deception or force will also face life in prison and fines of between EGP 1 million and EGP 2 million, with the possibility of ...

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Boris Johnson in Somalia for surprise visit amid drought

By Abdi Guled The Associated Press March 15, 201 A Somali presidential aide confirms that British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has arrived in Mogadishu for a surprise visit and is holding talks with Somalia’s new president. The aide declined to be named Wednesday morning because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Johnson is meeting at the Villa ...

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Somalia’s Farmajo woos Somaliland-born youth to work for him inside Somaliland

By Som Tribune March 14, 2017 Departing from the tactics of his predecessors, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo of Somalia has adopted a more sinister approach to destabilize Somaliland stability and derail its quest for sovereignty over promising Somaliland-born youth lucrative salaries as members of sleeping saboteur cells and Somalia agents. The President, following up on the invitation he sent out ...

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OVER 320,000 PEOPLE KILLED IN SYRIAN CONFLICT: UNHRC

14 Mar, 2017 The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has warned that the tidal wave of bloodshed over more than six years of war in Syria has turned the country into a torture chamber. In an address to the UN Human Rights Council today, the High Commissioner said that more than 320,000 people have ...

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