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At least 14 killed in gunfight in northern Mexico, days after Trump says to designate cartels as terrorists

  December 01, 2019     In this file picture taken on Oct 14, 2019, police officers patrol a road in El Aguaje, Mexico, after fellow officers were killed during an ambush by suspected cartel hitmen. Photo: Reuters   MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) – Ten suspected cartel gunmen and four policemen were killed during a shootout on Saturday (Nov 30) in ...

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Abiy Ahmed fanning instability in Somalia, S. Sudan: UN reports

  December 01, 2019   Ethiopia, which chaired IGAD until last Friday, and Kenya have only given piecemeal support, with occasional visits or bilateral meetings, the report by the UN Panel of Experts says. Kenya on the other hand accused the UN team of passing the buck, arguing that Kenya suffers whenever South Sudan is at war as its businesses ...

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UN Tries to Cut Numbers at EU-funded Migrant Center in Libya

  December 01, 2019   FILE – Rescued migrants are seated next to a coast guard boat in the city of Khoms, around 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Tripoli, Libya, Oct. 1, 2019.   By Associated Press   CAIRO – The U.N. refugee agency plans to cut the number of migrants staying at an overcrowded transit center in Libya’s ...

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Israeli protesters demand Netanyahu resign amid corruption charges

  December 01, 2019   Thousands of Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv to call on embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down. The conservative leader faces multiple corruption charges but says he has no plans to give up power. A large crowd gathered in Tel Aviv late Saturday, waving Israeli flags and demanding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s resignation. The ...

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Iraqis keep up anti-regime demos despite PM’s vow to quit

  November 30, 2019   AFP / Mohammed SAWAF | Iraqi demonstrators clash with security forces in the holy shrine city of Karbala on November 29, 2019.   By AFP   Iraqis kept up angry anti-government protests in Baghdad and the south on Saturday to demand a broad overhaul of a system seen as corrupt and under the sway of ...

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London Bridge terror attack: Attacker named, was previously convicted of terrorism offences

  November 30, 2019   Police on Cannon Street in London near the scene of a stabbing incident at London Bridge on Nov 29, 2019. PHOTO: AP   LONDON (REUTERS) – British police named the man who stabbed two people to death in London on Friday (Nov 29) in what the authorities called a terrorist attack as 28-year-old Usman Khan, ...

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Trump to decide if he wants lawyers at impeachment hearings

  November 30, 2019   President Donald Trump gives thumbs up as he steps off Air Force One, accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., at the Palm Beach International Airport, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump is returning from a trip to visit the troops in Afghanistan. ALEX BRANDON / AP PHOTO   By Andrew Taylor ...

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IGAD Summit Concludes, Elects Sudan As Chair Of Regional Bloc

  November 29, 2019   By Fana Broadcasting Corporate   Addis Ababa – The 13th IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government concluded and elected Sudan as Chair of the regional bloc. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok took the mantle from Ethiopia which has held the position since 2010. Sudan will now hold the position for one year. Ethiopia’s PM ...

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Terror returns to London Bridge in ‘Black Friday’ attack

  November 29, 2019   AFP / Ben STANSALL| The attack happened on so-called “Black Friday”, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.   By AFP   A man wearing a suspected hoax explosive device was shot dead by armed officers on London Bridge on Friday after what police said was a terrorist stabbing spree, reviving memories of ...

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Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving trip to Afghanistan, voices hope for ceasefire

  November 29, 2019   US President Donald Trump delivers remarks to American troops during an unannounced visit to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, on Nov 28, 2019. Photo: Reuters   BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (REUTERS) – United States President Donald Trump made a surprise Thanksgiving visit to US troops in Afghanistan on Thursday (Nov 28) and said he believed Taleban insurgents ...

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