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First picture of man, 20, stabbed to death outside Asda as police charge 16-year-old boy with murder

May 22, 2018   Osman Shidane, 20, of Ruislip, died in hospital days after being repeatedly stabbed in the street outside an Asda in South Ruislip, west London Osman Shidane died days after the attack outside an Asda supermarket in west London (Image: FACEBOOK/Osman Shidane)   By Charlotte Neal   This is the face of London’s 66th murder victim this ...

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Turkish court to jail 104 ex-military for life in coup trial

May 22, 2018   A Turkish court has sentenced 104 former military officers to life in prison for their involvement in a 2016 coup attempt, BBC News reports, citing state media. They are said to have been given “aggravated life sentences”, which come with tougher terms than a normal life sentence. The country’s president had previously said he backed reintroducing ...

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Australia searching for 50 athletes, officials missing after Commonwealth Games

May 22, 2018   FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian walks past a security fence and barricades located outside a venue for the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo   SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities are searching for 50 athletes and officials missing a month after the Commonwealth Games ended in the host ...

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Somalia’s delegation for the ILO raises eyebrows

May 21, 2018   The opening session of 104th International Labour Conference. © ILO   Mogadishu (HOL) – Somalia’s choice of delegates for the upcoming International Labour Conference (ILO) have raised some eyebrows. The selective process that excluded legitimate representatives from Somalia’s labour unions and included just one federal member state has led many to question who is attending and ...

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DRC: experimental Ebola vaccine to be administered in Mbandaka

May 21, 2018   Campaign aims to prevent spread of disease into other parts of DRC and neighbouring countries People arrive at the Wangata Reference hospital in Mbandaka. Photograph: Kenny Katombe/Reuters   By Jason Burke Africa correspondent   Health authorities and NGOs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine on Monday in Mbandaka, ...

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Somalia: Aid worker shot dead in Johwar town

May 21, 2018   JOWHAR, Somalia – A Somali government soldier has allegedly shot and killed a local aid worker in Jowhar town, some 90km north of the capital of Mogadishu. The victim, whose name has been released as Hassan Mohamed Hassan was gunned down by a military soldier during food donation in the town. The killer has reportedly fled ...

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Francis Macharia, wanted al Shabaab facilitator arrested in Kayole

May 21, 2018   A portrait of Francis Macharia arrested at Kayole on Sunday, May 21. /COURTESY   By STAR REPORTER   Francis Macharia Karishu, a suspect believed to be facilitating al Shabaab activities has been arrested. Macharia was arrested on Sunday evening in Kayole and handed over to the anti-terrorism police unit. The arrest comes just two days after ...

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Paraguay latest country to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

May 21, 2018   © Norberto Duarte, AFP | Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes speaks at a ceremony at the presidential palace in Asuncion on January 18, 2018   Paraguay opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, the second country to follow the United States in making the politically sensitive move from Tel Aviv. Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli ...

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25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

May 21, 2018   In this photo released by Maranhao state, African migrants arrive after being rescued by fishermen, at the pier in Sao Jose de Ribamar, Brazil, Sunday. | CARLINHOS PEREIRA / MARANHAO STATE GOVERNMENT / VIA AP SAO PAULO – Authorities say about two dozen African migrants have come ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea ...

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Intelligence warns of assassination attempt against Turkey’s Erdogan

May 21, 2018   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech at an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 18, 2018. (Xinhua/Anadolu Agency) ANKARA (Xinhua) — The Turkish diaspora and Western intelligence have warned of an assassination attempt by Turkish citizens against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his upcoming visit to ...

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