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Djibouti opposition leader Ahmed Youssouf Houmed dies in France

  September. 13, 2017 Ismail Akwei with AFP   The leader of the Djibouti opposition coalition USN, Ahmed Youssouf Houmed died in France on Sunday at the age of 79. The Union for National Salvation (USN) party announced on Tuesday that he died in the western French town of Quimper where he was undergoing medical treatment. Party representative Maki Houbed-Gaba ...

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Turkey signs landmark Russian weapons deal

September 12, 2017   by Fulya OZERKAN/AFP   The deal to buy Russian S-400 missile systems is Ankara’s most significant accord with a non-NATO supplier   Turkey has signed a deal for its first major weapons purchase from Moscow to buy S-400 missile defence systems, both sides announced Tuesday, in an accord that could trouble Ankara’s NATO allies. The purchase ...

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UN warns of ethnic cleansing of Myanmar Muslims

Tuesday 12 September 2017 By SHEHAB SUMON   In this Sept. 7, 2017 photo, smoke rises from a burned house in Gawdu Zara village, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar. (AP)   DHAKA: The situation in Myanmar is a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing,” the UN human rights chief said, as the number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing the country for Bangladesh topped 300,000. ...

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Togo president requests cancellation of Israel-Africa summit amid unrest

  September 12, 2017 By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with AP   Togolese president, Faure Gnassingbe, has requested the cancellation of an Israeli-Africa summit scheduled for next month in the West African country, the Associated Press reports. The country has recently been hit by anti-government protests demanding the resignation of the president and an immediate end to the Gnassingbe ruling ...

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US commemorates 9/11 thousands expected at ground zero

President Donald Trump scheduled to observe a moment of silence at about the time the first aeroplane hit People gather on a rooftop as the ‘Tribute in Light’ illuminates the night sky, on Sunday,in New York. The quiet rhythms of 9/11 commemoration have become customs over the years.   Published: September 11, 2017               ...

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DR Congo bus accident leaves 25 dead, dozens injured

AFP | Published — Monday 11 September 2017     KIKWIT, DR Congo: Twenty five people were killed and 57 others injured Sunday when a bus overturned in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to an official toll. The accident on National Road Number 1 caused “25 deaths and 57 serious injuries” according to the official toll ...

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Several dead as al-Shabab storms Somali border town

Monday, September11, 2017   Al-Shabab said 24 Somali soldiers were killed in the raid, but a Somali military official put the figure at around 10 dead soldiers [File: Hamza Mohamed/Al Jazeera]   Armed group attack Bula Hawo on the Kenya-Somalia border claiming they killed dozens of soldiers. Heavy fighting erupted on Monday in the Somali border town of Balad Hawo ...

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Worshippers stabbed after knifeman bursts into Birmingham church

10 SEPTEMBER 2017 By Press Association   The New Jerusalem Apostolic Church in Rocky Lane, Birmingham CREDIT: AARON CHOWN/PA   A preacher and two members of the congregation were injured in a stabbing at a church in Birmingham after they were attacked by a man with a knife. Minister Kevin Hutchinson told the Birmingham Mail that about 150 people were ...

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Prosecutor links suspect arrested last week near Paris to ISIS

SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 / 6:06 PM / UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO   Paris prosecutor Francois Molins speaks during a press conference at the palais de justice in Paris, on Sept. 10, 2017. BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/GETTY IMAGES   Reuters Staff   PARIS (Reuters) – A French prosecutor said on Sunday that a man arrested last week after a police raid on a ...

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3 Killed on Suicide Attack in Central Somalia

VOA | September 10, 2017 – Last Updated: 12:03 PM   FILE – Security forces attend to the scene following a car bomb attack in Beledweyne, Somalia, Nov. 19, 2013. A new attack killed at least three people, wounded at least 13 others in Beledweyne, Sept. 10, 2017.   By Harun Maruf   At least three people were killed and ...

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