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Indonesian Opposition Movement Accuses President of Authoritarianism

VOA News | Published: September 21, 2018   Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, front left, and the head of Indonesian Ulema Council Maruf Amin, center, submit their documents to election commission officials in Jakarta, Aug. 10, 2018, during their registration for the 2019 presidential election as president and vice president candidates.   By Max Walden   JAKARTA, INDONESIA — As Indonesian ...

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Turkey arrests more than a hundred soldiers over alleged Gulen links

  September 21, 2018 Among those arrested were several high-ranking officers on active duty. The move comes shortly after 15,000 soldiers and police officers were fired under a state of emergency. Turkey’s chief prosecutor on Friday ordered the detention of more than 100 soldiers in the air force for suspected links to Fethullah Gulen, a self-exiled cleric, a former ally ...

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Over 100 Appear in Court for Alleged Involvement in Conflict around Addis Ababa

  September 21, 2018   Addis Ababa (ENA) – More than 100 persons suspected of involvement in the recent Burayu and surroundings conflict were brought to court during the past two days, police said. Burayu Police Department Investigation Coordinator, Commander Bekana Mideksa told ENA that police have detained 394 suspects for alleged involvement in the conflict. Of these, more than ...

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Vietnam’s president dies after viral illness

September 21, 2018   FILE PHOTO: Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang attends a news conference in Hanoi, Vietnam September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kham/File Photo   Khanh Vu, James Pearson   HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang, a former chief of internal security who became one of the most high-profile leaders in the communist-ruled country, died on Friday after an ...

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China, Russia warn US of consequences over sanctions

  September 21, 2018   GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / CHIP SOMODEVILLA   Moscow and Beijing lashed out Friday at Washington’s new anti-Russian sanctions that also target China for the first time, warning the United States could face consequences. The United States is “playing with fire”, Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said, while Beijing voiced “strong indignation” over the ...

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Egypt court frees Mubarak sons on bail

  September 21, 2018   Traders work at the Egyptian stock exchange in Cairo on Thursday. — Reuters   CAIRO — The two sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released on bail on Thursday, days after being arrested for alleged stock market manipulation, according to a judicial source and their lawyer. Gamal and Alaa Mubarak were detained on ...

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Google staff discussed tweaking search results to counter travel ban: Wall Street Journal

September 21, 2018   A Google spokesman said the e-mails represented brainstorming and none of the ideas were implemented. Photo: REUTERS   BENGALURU (REUTERS) – Google employees brainstormed ways to alter search functions to counter the Trump administration’s controversial 2017 travel ban, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday (Sept 20), citing internal e-mails. Google employees discussed how they could ...

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Ferry in Tanzania’s lake Victoria capsizes – government agency

September 20, 2018   TEMESA Spokeswoman Theresia Mwami said so far they had not established the exact number of passengers who were on board and whether anyone had died.   By CGTN Africa   A passenger ferry in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria has sunk and rescue operations are underway, Tanzanian authorities said on Thursday. Tanzania’s Electrical, Mechanical and Services Agency (TEMESA), ...

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Four children killed as train hits vehicle at Dutch level crossing

The Guardian | Published: September 20, 2018   Fifth child and woman driving electric wagon critically injured in collision in Oss Emergency services personnel at the scene of the fatal collision in Oss, Netherlands. Photograph: Sem van der Wal/EPA   Jon Henley European affairs correspondent   Four children, including three from the same family, have died after a train struck ...

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AUC Chairperson Condemns Attack against Civilians in Burayu

September 20, 2018   Addis Ababa (ENA) – African Union Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat condemned the attack against innocent civilians in Burayu, near Addis Ababa at the weakened. In his statement, Chairperson Faki strongly condemned the attack calling it “cowardly acts”. He expressed African Union’s condolences to the government of Ethiopia and the families of the victims, as well ...

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