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Amnesty International accuses US of killing civilians in airstrikes

  Stuff News, NZ | Published: March 20, 2019   SUPPLIED | Somalia has been a warzone for years.   By Max Bearak   For years, the US military has denied that any of its airstrikes in Somalia against the extremist group al-Shabab have resulted in civilian casualties, but a new report released Tuesday by Amnesty International alleges that 14 ...

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British PM Theresa May seeks Brexit delay after third vote on her deal is derailed

  March 19, 2019   In a series of votes last week, Parliament not only voted down Mrs Theresa May’s Brexit deal, but also insisted that Britain cannot leave the EU with no deal. PHOTO: REUTERS   LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plan ...

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Kazakh President Nazarbayev Abruptly Announces Resignation

  March 19, 2019   Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev writes during a televised address to announce his resignation, in Astana, Kazakhstan, March 19, 2019.   By VOA News   Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has abruptly resigned after nearly 30 years in office, but will continue to head the ruling party and keep his lifetime post as chairman of the influential ...

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Amir and Prime Minister of Ethiopia hold talk session

  March 19, 2019     By QNA (Qatar News Agency)   DOHA – His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, and Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali, held on Tuesday a session of official talks at the Amiri Diwan. During the meeting, both sides discussed the bilateral relations between the ...

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Utrecht attack: The Erdogan connection?

  March 19, 2019   Saturday, 4 p.m.: Turkish president uses footage of Christchurch massacre to inflame election supporters Monday, 11 a.m: Turkish gunman in the Netherlands shoots three people dead in rampage on tram   Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party during a rally in Antalya, Turkey, on March 17, ...

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High court again eyes reasons for removing black jurors

  March 19, 2019   This Aug. 3, 2017 photo provided by Mississippi Department of Corrections shows Curtis Flowers, who’s murder case has gone to trial six times. Supreme Court justices are again considering how to keep prosecutors from removing African-Americans from criminal juries for racially biased reasons, this time in a case involving a Mississippi death row inmate who ...

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Dutch police arrest tram attack suspect after huge manhunt

  March 18, 2019   ANP/AFP / Robin van Lonkhuijsen | Armed police and emergency services swarmed the scene after the shooting in the city of Utrecht.   By AFP   Dutch police on Monday arrested a Turkish-born suspect over a possible terror attack on a tram in the city of Utrecht that left three people dead and five wounded. ...

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Utrecht shooting: One gunman on the run, counter terrorism chief confirms

  March 19, 2019   The scene of this morning’s shooting. Photo: Lilian Bruigom via AP via HH   By Dutch News NL   The Dutch counter terrorism unit NCTV has raised the threat level in the Utrecht region to the maximum in the wake of Monday morning’s tram shooting, which appears to have left at least one person dead. ...

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French President Macron considers banning protests on Champs Elysees, official says

  March 18, 2019   French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to take “strong measures” as soon as possible to prevent riots happening again. PHOTO: EPA-EFE   PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron is considering banning all demonstrations on the Champs Elysees after “yellow vest” rioters wrecked the iconic Parisian avenue last weekend, an official from the president’s office ...

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More than 120 dead after cyclone hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe

  March 18, 2019   Tropical cyclone Idai brings flash floods and ferocious winds Villagers are seen emerging from a mist on March 17, 2019, at Runhowane settlement approximately 30km from Chimanimani, Manicaland Province. Image Credit: AFP   By AFP   BEIRA, Mozambique – More than 120 people have died and many more are missing in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe ...

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