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Boeing 737 Max jets grounded by FAA emergency order

  March 14, 2019   The FAA said the Ethiopian jet that crashed Sunday had a flight pattern very similar to that of a Lion Air jet that went down in October. An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft approaches Miami International Airport on Tuesday.Scott McIntyre / Bloomberg via Getty Images   By Farnoush Amiri and Ben Kesslen, NBC ...

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China blocks UN blacklisting of Masood Azhar, head of Pakistan-based terrorist group

  March 14, 2019   In this Jan. 27, 2000 file photo, Masood Azhar, leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad arrives in Islamabad, Pakistan. AP Photo/Mian Khursheed   By MICHELLE NICHOLS, Reuters   China prevented a United Nations Security Council committee on Wednesday from blacklisting the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), which said it attacked an Indian paramilitary convoy in disputed ...

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Algeria’s government ready for dialogue with opposition: Deputy PM

  March 14, 2019   A demonstrator carries a sign as teachers and students take part in a protest demanding immediate political change in Algiers, Algeria March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra   ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s government is ready for dialogue with the opposition, its Deputy Prime Minister said on Wednesday, after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika reversed a decision to seek ...

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Arrests in Cameroon for Corruption, or Challenges to Biya?

  March 13, 2019   FILE – Members of the Cameroonian Gendarmerie patrol during a rally in support of Cameroonian President Paul Biya, Oct. 3, 2018.   By Moki Edwin Kindzeka, VOA News   YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – The recent arrest of a former official in Cameroon for alleged corruption has sparked a debate over whether the government is actually trying ...

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Gunmen kill eight, including five children, in rampage in Brazilian city

  March 13, 2019   A student reacts in front of the Raul Brasil school after a shooting in Suzano, Sao Paulo state, Brazil March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli   By Lais Martins, Leonardo Benassatto   SUZANO, Brazil (Reuters) – Two gunmen wearing face masks entered a Brazilian school on Wednesday and shot and killed at least five teenagers who ...

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Qatari diplomat called his driver a ‘black slave’ and ‘dog’, tribunal hears

  March 13, 2019   Mahamoud Ahmed’s case for unfair dismissal is being heard at the Central London Employment Tribunal By Gabriella Swerling, Social and Religious Affairs Editor   Qatari diplomat called his driver a “dog”, “donkey” and a “black slave” during a campaign of physical and racial abuse while working at the country’s embassy in London, a tribunal has ...

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DR Congo: ‘New waves of violence’ likely, UN warns, unless State acts to prevent intercommunal reprisals

  March 13, 2019   UNJHRO | An Electoral Commission building in Yumbi town, that was partially destroyed during inter-communal violence in December 2018 (file).   By UN News Center   “New waves of violence” could erupt “at any time” in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN rights office warned on Tuesday, unless the Government acts to ...

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Thousands surrender as IS group nears defeat in Syria

  March 13, 2019   Bulent Kilic, AFP | Smokes rises from a makeshift camp for Islamic State group members and their families in the town of Baghouz, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on March 9, 2019.   Source: Via France 24   Around 3,000 Islamic State members have surrendered from the group’s last holdout in Syria, ...

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May Day: UK Parliament rejects prime minister’s Brexit deal

  March 12, 2019   Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May arrives back at the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, March 12, 2019itain’s Parliament delivered a crushing defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union divorce deal Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos just 17 days before the U.K. is due to leave the bloc. Lawmakers rejected the deal ...

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President Macron Arrives in Ethiopia for State Visit

  March 12, 2019   Addis Ababa (ENA) – President Emmanuel Macron has arrived at Lalibela, Amhara Regional State, for a two-day state visit in Ethiopia. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed welcomed the president upon his arrival at Lalibela International Airport this afternoon. Macron is scheduled to visit the rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela and discuss about ways of renovating the churches ...

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