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Sweden arrests person suspected of preparing terror offense

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STOCKHOLM — Sep 6, 2017   Foto: Arkiv.   Swedish prosecutors say a person has been arrested in southern Sweden on suspicion of preparing a terror offense. Prosecutor Ewamari Haggkvist says the person was arrested Tuesday, adding the suspicion “is reasonable.” She said Wednesday she could not give further details but “the reason for the person ...

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Ethiopia faces worst drought in years as millions at risk

AP , Tuesday 5 Sep 2017   In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, dust clouds blow across the parched landscape in the Danan district of the Somali region of Ethiopia, which hasn’t seen significant amounts of rain in the past three years. (Photo: AP)   Men, women and children in this remote region of Ethiopia scramble to receive ...

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Pro-independence mayor named new Taiwan premier

Tuesday September 5, 2017   Taiwanese premier Lin Chuan, President Tsai Ing-wen and Tainan city mayor William Lai join hands during the news conference in Taipei, Tuesday. — Reuters   TAIPEI — Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen named a staunchly pro-independence city mayor as her new premier Tuesday in a move which some analysts said would rile China. China still sees ...

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Yemen’s cholera epidemic hits 600,000

September 05, 2017 Reuters Agency File photo The number of people hit by cholera in Yemen since an outbreak began in April has reached 612,703, data from the World Health Organization and Yemen’s health ministry showed on Tuesday. The growth of the epidemic has slowed in the past two months, but around 3,000 new daily cases have been reported in ...

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Somaliland: President Siilaanyo Returns to Capital, Waddani Castigates Spokesman

September 4, 2017   His Excellency the President of the Republic of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud “Siilaanyo, today, returned to the capital, Hargeisa, after a short stay in the United Arab Emirates where he underwent a minor appendicitis surgery. The President, in his mid-seventies, went back and forth on several occasions to the UAE for health-related consultations that started speculations ...

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‘Cocaine king of Milan’ arrested in Uruguay after 23 years on the run

Monday, 4 September, 2017 Rocco Morabito, one of Italy’s most-wanted mafia bosses, slipped up by enrolling daughter at local school under real name   Rocco Morabito after his arrest at a hotel on Montevideo, Uruguay. Photograph: Italian police/EPA   Jon Henley European affairs correspondent Jon Henley European affairs correspondent Monday 4 September 2017 16.20 BST   After 23 years on ...

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Fears of humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh as 87,000 refugees arrive from Myanmar: UN

AFP | Monday 4 Sep 2017   Rohingya refugees walk on the muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 3, 2017 (Photo: Reuters)   A total of 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted in neighbouring Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations said Monday, amid growing international criticism of Aung San ...

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North Korea says sixth nuclear test was ‘perfect success’

Sunday, 3 September, 2017 Using the H-bomb, a thermonuclear device, the test is considered to be a big step toward the goal of developing weapons capable of striking anywhere in the U.S.   Residents in Pyongyang look up at a video screen showing the image of a document signed by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to carry out a hydrogen ...

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Al Shabab attacks military base near Somalia’s Kismayu: military

Reuters | Published — Sunday 3 September 2017   Al-Shabaab Miltants are seen training. (File Photo by AFP)   NAIROBI: Al Shabab militants attacked a military base near Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayu early on Sunday, a Somali army officer said, adding that he did not immediately have details of any casualties. Al Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack ...

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