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US imposes sanctions on top DRC officials after election delay

The Guardian Congolese general and former police official have US assets blocked About 50 killed in clashes since President Joseph Kabila postponed vote The United States has imposed sanctions on two senior officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo in an apparent warning to President Joseph Kabila to respect the constitution of the vast, unstable African country and call elections ...

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Saudi Arabia condemns passage of US 9/11 law

ALJAZEERA Saudi Arabia has condemned a recently passed US law allowing the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks to sue the Saudi government. The US Congress voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) on relations between states. JASTA allows attack survivors and relatives of victims to ...

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‘Anti-mosque’ law passed in northern Italy

RT Edited time: 29 Sep, 2016 20:11 The Italian region of Liguria has approved a controversial law that may make it almost impossible for new mosques to be built in the area. Critics describe the law as anti-constitutional. The set of new rules suggested by the Northern League party was adopted by a narrow majority, with 16 votes in favor ...

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Somali Gov’t demands Explanation for US Airstrike

Somalia’s government is demanding an explanation from the United States for Wednesday’s deadly airstrike in central Somalia. The Pentagon said in news release Thursday that its forces launched a “self-defense” strike against al-Shabab near the town of Galkayo, killing at least nine militants. However, Galmudug state vice-president Mohamed Hashi Abdi told VOA’s Somali service that the U.S. airstrike killed 13 ...

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Somalia: US accused of killing 22 troops in air strike

ALJAZEERA SOMALIA 2 HOURS AGO Security official says Americans were “misinformed” in a request that came from regional rival to hit al-Shabab. An American air strike in northern Somalia killed as many as 22 soldiers, an official from the region alleged, suggesting the United States had been duped into attacking Somali troops. The Galmudug region’s Security Minister Osman Issa said 22 ...

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Shimon Peres, Nobel winner and giant of Israeli politics, dies at 93

The Guardian Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem Wednesday 28 September 2016  Leading political figure served twice as prime minister, once as president and won Nobel peace prize Peres had twice served as prime minister of Israel and later as the country’s ninth president. He had been seriously ill on a respirator in an Israeli hospital near Tel Aviv and died after ...

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SRSG KEATING CONDEMNS KILLING OF RADIO SHABELLE JOURNALIST

UNSOM The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating strongly condemns the murder of the Radio Shabelle journalist Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali in the Somali capital yesterday by two unknown gunmen. The perpetrators have not yet been identified. A highly regarded reporter and producer, Mr. Ali became the second Somali journalist to meet a violent death this ...

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UN fears ‘manipulation’ as Somalia delays elections

Aljazeera News SOMALIA 1 HOUR AGO Somalia’s Foreign Minister Abdusalam H. Omer blames delay on political issues and threats from al-Shabab armed group. The United Nations has expressed disappointment over a new delay in Somalia’s presidential and legislative elections, and expressed hope that the balloting will be “transparent and credible.” The UN special representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, said on Tuesday ...

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World’s first baby born from new procedure using DNA of three people

The Guardian Ian Sample Science editor @iansample Experts welcome news of successful mitochondrial transfer but caution against operating in countries beyond regulations The world’s first baby to be born from a new procedure that combines the DNA of three people appears to be healthy, according to doctors in the US who oversaw the treatment. The baby was born on 6 ...

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