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Alexandria Man on FBI Most Wanted List Indicted on Terrorism Charges

  May 27, 2020   Liban Haji Mohamed   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging an Alexandria man with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to al-Shabaab, a terrorist organization operating in Somalia. According to court documents, Liban Haji Mohamed, 34, a Somali-born naturalized United States citizen, allegedly left the United States in ...

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France bans hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus

  May 27, 2020   France decided at the end of March to allow the use of hydroxychloroquine in specific situations and in hospitals only. Photo: AFP   PARIS (REUTERS) – The French government on Wednesday (May 27) cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering severe forms of Covid-19, the illness caused ...

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Australian police drop probe of reporter, whistleblower

  May 27, 2020   The 2019 raids sparked a storm of protest from the media and civil liberties organisations in Australia Saeed KHAN AFP/File   By David Millikin   SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) – Australian police on Wednesday dropped the investigation of a prominent journalist and government whistleblower over leaked government secrets, ending a case which sparked wide-ranging debate over ...

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Twitter fact-checks Trump tweet for the first time

  May 27, 2020   Twitter on Tuesday for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by US President Donald Trump, warning his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers. (Shutterstock/Christian Bertrand)   SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) – Twitter on Tuesday for the first time prompted readers to check the ...

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Minneapolis police, protesters clash almost 24 hours after George Floyd’s death in custody

  May 27, 2020   Four officers were fired after a video showed one of them kneeling on a handcuffed black man’s neck and ignoring pleas that he couldn’t breathe. Richard Tsong-Taatarii / Minneapolis Star Tribune Gallery: Police and protesters stood outside the 3rd Police Precinct station Tuesday night after a march there over the death of George Floyd.   ...

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30 deported to Haiti, but ex-strongman remains in US

  May 26, 2020   Haitians who were deported from the United States, sit in a bus on the tarmac at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport, as they wait to be transported to a hotel to undergo a 14-day mandated quarantine, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. DIEU NALIO CHERY / AP PHOTO   By Evens Sanon | The ...

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UK PM Johnson faces growing rebellion over aide’s lockdown trip

  May 26, 2020   POOL/AFP / Jonathan Brady | Dominic Cummings defended his travel during lockdown despite mounting calls for his resignation.   By AFP   British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday faced a mounting internal rebellion, including a ministerial resignation, over a scandal around his top aide Dominic Cummings taking a cross-country trip during the coronavirus lockdown. ...

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UK junior minister resigns over PM adviser’s lockdown drive

  May 26, 2020   Douglas Ross accepted Mr Cummings’ statement on May 25. Photo: Douglas Ross MP/Facebook   LONDON (Reuters) – Douglas Ross, a junior minister in the Scotland Office, resigned on Tuesday, saying the prime minister’s senior adviser’s explanation of why he travelled during the coronavirus lockdown was based on decisions “others felt were not available to them”. ...

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Qatar Donates 9 Ton Of Urgent Medical Supplies To Ethiopia

  May 26, 2020   By FBC (Fana Broadcasting Corporation)   Addis Ababa – The state of Qatar has donated 9 ton of urgent medical supplies to Ethiopia in support of the fight against coronavirus pandemic. Qatar Airways loaded a shipment of 9 tons of urgent medical supplies to support Ethiopia’s efforts to counter and contain the spread of the ...

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Iraq’s security forces destroy Daesh vehicles

  May 26, 2020   The operation was launched military surveillance activities in the area One of the vehicles shot at the surveillance planes, causing minor damages File/AFP | Security forces seized Daesh weapons and traps during the operation.   By Arab News   DUBAI – Iraq’s security forces said they destroyed three Daesh vehicles in the Ar-Rutbah desert, state ...

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