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Somalia’s al Shabaab claims attack in which U.S. soldier died

June 09, 2018   Image for representational purpose only   Somalia’s Islamist group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for an attack in which a U.S. commando was killed and four others were wounded when they came under fire in the country. The U.S. special operations forces were fighting alongside about 800 troops from the Somali National Security Forces and Kenyan ...

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Ex-CIA officer convicted of spying for China

June 09, 2018   The lobby of the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. PHOTO: REUTERS   WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) – A former CIA case officer faces life in prison after he was convicted on Friday (June 8) of betraying his country to spy on behalf of China. Kevin Mallory, 61, of Leesburg, Virginia, was found guilty of espionage charges ...

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Trump tweets condolences after US soldier killed in Somalia

June 09, 2018   © Getty Images   By John Bowden   President Trump on Friday expressed his condolences to the family of a U.S. soldier killed in Somalia earlier in the day, calling him and other wounded soldiers “HEROES.” “My thoughts and prayers are with the families of our serviceman who was killed and his fellow servicemen who were ...

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Allegations of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan ‘being taken seriously’

June 09, 2018   Special forces insiders said to have told defence investigation about soldiers’ ‘illegal application of violence’ One of the special operations force insiders told the internal inquiry some disgraceful things happened in Kabul. Photograph: Handout/Reuters   By Gareth Hutchens   The Turnbull government says allegations that members of Australia’s elite special forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan ...

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Ethiopian Prime Minister in Uganda for two-day state visit

  June 08, 2018 Abiy Ahmed Ali was on Friday received at State House Entebbe by President Yoweri Museveni. PHOTO MICHAEL KAKUMURIZI   By Daily Monitor   The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed Ali has arrived in Uganda for a two-day state visit. Abiy Ahmed Ali who is going to be the chief guest for the Heroes Day celebrations in ...

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Austria to expel ‘several’ imams, shut 7 mosques

June 08, 2018   Chancellor Sebastian Kurz | Image Credit: Supplied   VIENNA – Austria will expel “several” foreign-funded imams and shut seven mosques in a crackdown on “political Islam”, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on Friday. Kurz said the moves came after an investigation by the religious affairs authority into images which emerged in April of children in Turkish-backed mosques ...

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NDP Faisal Hassan wins in Toronto’s York South-Weston

June 08, 2018   New MPP vows to hold premier-elect Doug Ford to account NDP MPP-elect greets well-wishers upon arriving at his victory party at the Mount Dennis Royal Canadian Legion Thursday, June 7. – Lisa Rainford/Metroland   By Lisa Rainford   Faisal Hassan vowed he and his provincial NDP colleagues would hold Conservative premier-elect Doug Ford accountable at Queen’s ...

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