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Opposition chief says Turkey has a ‘thirst for justice’

AFP | 26 AUG 2017   AFP / OZAN KOSE “It is my duty to seek justice. It is my duty to stand by the innocent and be against tyrants,” Turkey’s main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said   Turkey’s main opposition leader on Saturday opened a four day “justice congress” highlighting alleged injustices under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying the ...

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Eritrea, Sierra Leone and Guinea face U.S. visa sanctions over deportees snub

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban 26/08/2017   Three African countries risk visa suspension by the United States due to their refusal to take back nationals who scheduled to be deported from the States. West African neighbours, Guinea and Sierra Leone, are listed with East African nation Eritrea completing the list. A Sierra Leonean journalist reports that the three have been ...

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Man with sword injures police outside UK Queen’s palace

Reuters , Saturday 26 Aug 2017     A man who assaulted police officers with a four-foot sword outside Queen Elizabeth’s Buckingham Palace residence shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) was being questioned by counter-terrorism police on Saturday. Two unarmed officers suffered slight cuts as they detained the man, who drove at a police van on Friday evening, then took ...

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Civilian casualty allegations in Somalia

By U.S. AFRICA COMMAND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, United States Africa Command | Stuttgart, Germany | Aug 26, 2017   We are aware of the civilian casualty allegations near Bariire, Somalia. We take any allegations of civilian casualties seriously, and per standard, we are conducting an assessment into the situation to determine the facts on the ground. We can confirm that the ...

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10 civilians, including kids, dead in US-backed Somalia raid

August 26, 2017 THE CANADIAN PRESS   MOGADISHU, Somalia — Ten civilians, including three children, were killed in a raid by foreign and Somali forces on a farm in southern Somalia, a deputy governor said Friday, as the U.S. military confirmed it supported a counter-terror operation in the area and said it would look into the allegations. The deaths raise ...

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Belgian soldiers shoot dead knife attacker in Brussels

August 25, 2017 / 9:32 pm   Philip Blenkinsop   BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgian soldiers shot dead a man in the center of Brussels on Friday evening after he came at them with a knife shouting Allahu Akbar (God is great), in a case authorities are treating as a terrorist attack. The man, a 30-year-old Belgian of Somali origin, died ...

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Togo: Opposition calls for fresh anti-government march

Victor Muisyo with AFP | August 25, 2017   A group of Togolese opposition parties called for a march in the capital Lome on 30 and 31 August to demand political reforms, according to a statement released Wednesday evening. Cap 2015, a coalition of five parties, the Pan-African National Party (PNP) and another group of six parties also demanded the ...

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