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Trump declares ‘complete exoneration’ after Mueller report finds no collusion

  March 25, 2019   AFP/File / MANDEL NGAN, Nicholas Kamm, Saul LOEB | Special Counsel Robert Mueller, right, found no evidence of conspiracy by the campaign of President Donald Trump, left, to collude with Russia to tip the election in his favor, according to Attorney General William Barr, center.   By AFP   US President Donald Trump declared Sunday ...

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Surprise, suspicion in Thailand as pro-army party leads election race

  March 25, 2019   An election commission official displays a ballot paper while counting votes during the 2019 Thai general election on March 24, 2019. Photo: DPA   BANGKOK (REUTERS, DPA) – A party linked to Thailand’s military led the popular vote after most ballots had been counted from Sunday’s (March 24) general election, giving it a surprise advantage ...

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Moroccan Teachers Stage New Demo Over Benefits

  March 25, 2019   Teachers protest for better work conditions in Rabat, Morocco, March 24, 2019.   By Agence France-Presse   RABAT – Thousands of teachers flooded the streets of the Moroccan capital on Sunday to demand better conditions after a nighttime protest dispersed by riot police left dozens wounded. Teachers on temporary contracts have been on strike since ...

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17-year-old boy stabbed to death outside west London flats

  March 24, 2019   Police activity outside a block of flats on Union Lane, Isleworth, after a teenager was found fatally stabbed on Friday. CREDIT: AINE FOX/PA   By Patrick Sawer, Senior News Reporter   Britain’s knife crime surge claimed another victim when a 17-year-old was stabbed to death outside a block of flats in west London. Police arrived ...

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Three of four engines on stricken Norway cruise ship restarted

  March 24, 2019   The Viking Sky lost power and started drifting mid-afternoon Saturday about two kilometers off More og Romsdal in dangerous waters and high seas The captain forced to send out a distress call and trigger a massive airlift operation The Viking Sky lost power and started drifting mid-afternoon Saturday about two kilometers off More og Romsdal ...

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Somalia: Troop drawdown risks reversal of Amisom gains

  March 24, 2019   Somali police force attend an AMISOM handover ceremony of the Mogadishu stadium. AMISOM had used the stadium as one of its base since 2011. PHOTO | AFP   By FRED OLUOCH, The East African   Security and the planned elections in Somalia in 2020 could be in jeopardy as the country continues to face increased ...

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Algerian opposition proposes roadmap for power transition

  March 24, 2019   A protester holds up a sign reading “the people will not leave it’s up to you to get out” during a demonstration to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term, in Algiers, Algeria, Friday, Feb. 23, 2019. The 81-year-old Bouteflika announced this month that he plans to seek a new term in April ...

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Libya’s Interior Ministry suspends licensing demonstrations

  March 24, 2019   By The Libya Observer   The Interior Minister of the Presidential Council Fathi Bashagha has formed a temporary security emergency room in Tripoli, headed by the Tripoli Security Directorate Chief, with members from all security and judicial apparatuses. The ministry said in a statement on Facebook Saturday that the room will tackle urgent matters and ...

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Sudan releases four opposition leaders

  March 24, 2019   By Sudan Tribune   KHARTOUM – Four Sudanese opposition leaders walked free Saturday after more than three months of arbitrary detention in connection with the nationwide protests demanding the departure of President Omer al-Bashir. The released opposition figures are Siddiq Youssef, 88, of the Sudanese Communist Pary, Ali Saeed the spokesperson of the Communist Party, ...

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Militia attack on Mali village leaves at least 115 dead

  March 23, 2019   President of Peulh ethnic group says ‘pregnant women, young and elderly’ targeted by Dogon group in remote area Peuhl animal herders near Sofara in central Mali, approximately 100km from Ogossogou village where the attack took place. Photograph: Tuul and Bruno Morandi/Alamy Stock Photo/Alam   Associated Press in Bamako   Militia fighters descended on a village ...

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