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March 22, 2018 6:55 am gmt |
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Five South African peacekeepers are facing paternity tests for the children of four women and a girl who say they were sexually exploited by them in eastern Congo between 2014 and 2016, the United Nations said. Four of the incidents concerned sexually exploitative relations with adults and the fifth ...
In Syria
March 22, 2018 3:29 am gmt |
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Thirty five people were killed when a rebel rocket shell hit a crowded marketplace Tuesday east of the Syrian capital Damascus. The improvised rocket hit the Kashkoul marketplace east of Damascus, also leaving many more people wounded. The attack is one of the deadliest caused by rebels’ rocket...
In World
March 21, 2018 10:40 am gmt |
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday (March 21) a three-way summit with North Korea and the United States is possible and that talks should aim for an end to the nuclear threat on the Korean peninsula. Moon is planning a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month after a ...
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March 21, 2018 3:06 am gmt |
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein slammed the Security Council after Russia on Monday (March 19) blocked a meeting to discuss the human rights situation in Syria. “If the Security Council’s role in upholding the charter and human rights across the world i...
In World
March 20, 2018 3:31 am gmt |
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Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday (March 18), extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory. According to the official preliminary results after nearly 30 p...
In World
March 19, 2018 3:24 am gmt |
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At least 15 people were killed and scores injured in heavy rains and flooding, Kenya’s Daily Nation said on Friday (March 16). The rains had pounded parts of the east African nation over three days, the newspaper said on its website. Most of the flood victims died by drowning the Daily Nation a...
In World
March 18, 2018 10:56 am gmt |
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Muscovites began voting in a presidential election on Sunday (March 18) set to give Vladimir Putin a commanding victory that could only be blemished if large numbers do not bother taking part because the result is so predictable. In the Russian capital polling stations opened at 0500 hrs GMT, and vot...
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March 18, 2018 3:17 am gmt |
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More than 100 activists gathered in Sydney‘s Hyde Park on Saturday (March 17) to protest Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya minority and the inclusion of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations special meeting. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar ...
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March 16, 2018 9:35 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to replace his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, but the move is not expected to be made immediately, the Washington Post reported on Thursday (March 15). Citing five people with knowledge of the plans, the Post said Trump was considering several possib...
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March 15, 2018 7:52 am gmt |
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A suicide bomb blast claimed by the Taliban ripped through a police checkpoint on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding 18, officials said. Jam Sajjad Hussain, spokesman of a state-run rescue service, told Reuters that his officials had...
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March 15, 2018 3:34 am gmt |
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Syria could see “tremendous battles” for two remaining rebel enclaves even once a government onslaught on the last insurgent pocket near Damascus is over, a senior United Nations (U.N.) adviser said on Wednesday (March 14). International attention has focused on the battle for besieged ea...
In America
March 15, 2018 3:34 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday (March 13) after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran, replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The biggest shakeup of Trump’s Cabinet since he took office i...
In Britain
March 14, 2018 11:11 am gmt |
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Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain some of the most complicated questions of life while himself working under the shadow of a likely premature death, has died at 76. The UK’s Press Association reported his death, citing a spokesman for the family. Hawking’s formidable mind probed the ...
In World
March 14, 2018 10:45 am gmt |
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A man was injured on Tuesday (March 13) after a helicopter crashed in Perth airport in Scotland. Video shot by Sandy Stevenson, a local business tour guide based near the airport showed paramedics attending to the wounded man and placing him in an ambulance. Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance twe...
In America
March 14, 2018 3:39 am gmt |
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U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster was seen heading into the United Nations to brief the U.N. Security Council envoys on North Korea on Monday (March 12). South Korean envoys were expected to brief U.S. officials on North Korea’s stance on possible future talks with Washington and its...