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Top aide of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen put under formal investigation

Le Pen (fourth right) arrives for a two-day political rally to kick off her presidential campaign, next to her chief of staff Catherine Griset (second right) and bodyguard Thierry Legier (third left).PHOTO: AFP PARIS (AFP) – The chief of staff of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was put under formal investigation on Wednesday (Feb 22) after a day of questioning ...

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South Sudan declares famine in parts of war-torn country

PUBLISHED FEB 20, 2017 JUBA (AFP) – South Sudan’s government said Monday (Feb 20) that the country’s over three-year war has led to famine in parts of the nation, while nearly half the population was going hungry. Isaiah Chol Aruai, the chairman of South Sudan National Bureau of Statistics, said some parts of the northern Greater Unity region “are classified ...

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Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 39

Sun Feb 19, 2017 By Faisal Omar Mogadisho (REUTERS) – A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing 39 people and injuring around 50, a local official said, days after Somalia elected a new president. The car was driven by a suicide bomber, said Ahmed Abdulle Afrax, the mayor of Wadajir district where the bombing happened. ...

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Donald Trump in new attack on ‘dishonest media’

Saturday 18 February 2017 By Hannah Thomas-Peter – US Correspondent, and Sharon Marris Donald Trump is speaking at a rally in Florida days after branding some of America’s top media outlets the enemy of the people. After an introduction from wife and First Lady Melania, who said he was “creating a country of great safety and prosperity”, Mr Trump reminded ...

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Earth has a new continent called ‘Zealandia’

By Gabriela Milian Feb 17, 2017 We’re taught in elementary school that there are seven continents on Earth — Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. But geography textbooks across the world might have to add one more to that list — Zealandia. Zealandia is a continent that is 94 percent submerged underwater, which is why it ...

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Prosecutors target Argentina president in graft case

Thursday, February 16 2017 In Summary Public prosecutor Juan Pedro Zoni filed the demand with a federal judge who must now decide whether to launch a full judicial investigation. By Agency An Argentine prosecutor on Tuesday demanded a judicial investigation into alleged financial conflicts of interest by the country’s President Mauricio Macri. Macri is accused of a conflict of interest ...

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UPDATE 2-Texas attorney general backs Trump in travel ban litigation

By Andrew Chung Feb 15 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump acted well within his authority in issuing his executive order on immigration, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told a federal appeals court on Wednesday. Paxton, a Republican, attached a brief in asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California for permission to argue in support of Trump’s temporary ...

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Meeting Israel’s Netanyahu, Trump backs away from commitment to Palestinian state

US President Donald Trump (second right) and First Lady Melania Trump greet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara (left) as they arrive at the South Portico of the White House, Feb 15, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Feb 15) dropped a US commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a longstanding bedrock of ...

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Hitler lookalike suspected of glorifying Nazi era arrested in Austria

By SKY NEWS Tuesday 14 February 2017   The 25-year-old – described by local media as “Hitler’s double” – sports the distinctive moustache, haircut and clothing. Austrian authorities have arrested an Adolf Hitler lookalike who is suspected of breaking laws against glorifying the Nazi era. The 25-year-old, described by local media as “Hitler’s double”, sports the distinctive moustache, haircut and ...

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