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Trump heads to Japan with North Korea on his mind

November 04, 2017     US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump throw flowers during their visit to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. PHOTO: AFP   HONOLULU (REUTERS) – US President Donald Trump heads to Japan on the first stop of his five-nation tour of Asia on Saturday (Nov 4), looking to present ...

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Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalan leader

  November 04, 2017     Ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont appears on a monitor during a live TV interview on a screen in a bar in Brussels, Belgium, on Nov 3, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS   MADRID/BRUSSELS (REUTERS) – Spain on Friday (Nov 3) issued an arrest warrant on sedition and other charges for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who ...

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Ethiopia reassigns varsity admissions in wake of Oromia-Somali crisis

    By Africa News   Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education has made changes to placement of freshmen into universities located in the Oromia and Somali states. The latest move effectively means students from Oromia and Somali regions will only be placed in universities located in their respective regions. The Ministry added that as at November 3, 2017; the change of ...

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Italy says seizes opiates meant to finance Daesh

    REUTERS | Published: Friday 3 November 2017     Italian Police (AFP)   ROME: Italy seized more than 24 million tablets of a synthetic opiate that Daesh militants planned to sell to finance attacks around the world, the head of a southern Italian court said on Friday. The pills were seized by finance police and customs officials in ...

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Ethiopian Troops Enter Somalia, Back Offensive Against Al-Shabab

November 02, 2017   FILE – Ethiopian soldiers patrol in Baidoa, Somalia, Feb. 29, 2012. Ethiopia has had troops in Somalia for years as part of an African Union mission mandate to fight al-Shabab, but hundreds more have crossed into Somalia recently. November 02, 2017   By Mohamed Olad Hassan   Hundreds of heavily-armed Ethiopian troops have crossed into Somalia, ...

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New York attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov charged with terrorism

01 November 2017   Saipov, 29, suspected of killing eight people by driving truck on to bike path Isis videos of beheadings and shootings found on suspect’s cellphone Police try to retrace Saipov’s steps as Trump sows discord A photo of New York attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov. Photograph: Craig Ruttle/AP   Jamiles Lartey and Ed Pilkington in New York Wednesday ...

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Safe haven turned into nightmare for Somali woman

  DW | Published – October 31, 2017   A woman fled with her children to Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, after her husband is killed and her village burnt down. She thought she’d reached a safe haven. Instead, she’s raped at the refugee camp.   Fardowso (not her real name) was raped at a refugee camp in Mogadishu   The memory ...

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Trump ex-campaign Manafort charged with conspiracy

    AFP |Published: 30 OCT 2017     GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / ELSA Former Donald Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort seen on October 16, 2017 in New York   Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was charged Monday with conspiracy against the United States and money laundering, in the first indictment stemming from a sprawling probe ...

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