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Foreign envoys urge Somali to fix poll malpractices

Xinhua, December 21, 2016 Foreign envoys on Wednesday called on Somali leaders to swiftly address various malpractices to ensure credibility of the electoral process. In a joint statement issued in Mogadishu, envoys from the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, Britain and the United States urged the National Leadership ...

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Berlin market attack: Police searching for Tunisian man after finding ID in truck – reports

RT (Russia Today) 21 Dec, 2016 German police are now looking for a young Tunisian man whose identity documents were found in the cabin of the truck used in the attack on the Christmas market in Berlin, which killed 12 people and injured 48 others, German media reports. LIVE UPDATES: Berlin Christmas market attack  The suspect, identified as a Tunisian national ...

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Gunman Who Shot 3 at Zurich Islamic Center Is Found Dead, Police Say

New York Times By NICK CUMMING-BRUCEDEC. 20, 2016 GENEVA — A gunman who wounded three people attending prayers after opening fire at an Islamic center in Zurich has been found dead, apparently after committing suicide, the Swiss police said on Tuesday. “Our investigation says the dead man is the shooter,” Peat Jost, a spokesman for the Zurich police, said by ...

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Three people hurt in shooting at Zurich Islamic centre

20 Dec, 2016 Suspect fired shots at worshippers at Zurich Islamic centre before fleeing scene, leaving victims seriously wounded. A man burst into a Muslim prayer hall in the Swiss city of Zurich on Monday and started shooting, injuring three men, according to police, who have launched a manhunt for the shooter. A body was found a few hundred metres ...

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At least nine dead at Berlin Christmas Market

General Anzeiger English 19.12.2016 BERLIN. A truck raced into a Christmas Market at the “Gedächtniskirche” (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church) in Berlin, killing at least nine persons and injuring at least 50, some of them critically. On Monday evening, a truck plowed into a Berlin Christmas Market in what police are calling an attack.  Nine deaths have been confirmed and at ...

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Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara gallery

REUTERS By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Umit Bektas | ANKARA Mon Dec 19, 2016 The Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot in the back and killed as he gave a speech at an Ankara art gallery on Monday by an off-duty police officer who shouted “Don’t forget Aleppo” and “Allahu Akbar” as he opened fire. The Russian foreign ministry confirmed the ...

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Brexit: UK can’t deport millions of EU nationals, report warns

The Guardian Owen Bowcott Legal Affairs Correspondent Monday 19 December 2016 Joint parliamentary committee says human rights should be safeguarded and calls on government to take firm position on residence rights Mass deportations of the estimated 2.9 million EU nationals living in the UK would be impractical and they should not be used as a “bargaining chip” in Brexit negotiations, ...

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Jordanian police storm besieged castle, free tourists: security source

REUTERS Sun Dec 18, 2016 | Jordanian security forces freed tourists trapped inside a medieval castle on Sunday after storming the building where armed men had taken shelter following a shootout with police, security sources said. A Canadian woman, two other civilians and four police officers were killed during the exchange of gunfire between the assailants and security forces. At ...

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Funeral Sunday for sisters killed in double homicide

Joe Lofaro, The Ottawa Citizen December 18, 2016 Two Somali-Canadian sisters were killed in a double homicide at a south-end housing co-op Friday night, according to friends and acquaintances. Suad Mohamed said she is heartbroken after hearing her friends were killed at a home on McCarthy Road. The friend identified them as Nasiba Noor, 29, and Asma Noor, 32, of Ottawa.  “Both ...

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