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Obama flirts with Mideast peace push

When he came to power, he appeared to imply it was one of his priorities. In reality, US president Barack Obama has made less headway than many of his peers trying to achieve Mideast peace…

September 22, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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Iraq’s military closed in on Wednesday on the centre of Shirqat, a northern town held by Islamic State seen as a stepping stone in the campaign to recapture the jihadists’ stronghold of Mosul…

September 22, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Migrant boat carrying 600 capsizes off Egypt, 29 dead

A boat carrying around 600 people capsized off Egypt’s coast, killing at least 29, officials said on Wednesday, in the latest disaster to befall migrants attempting to make the crossing to Europe…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Islamic extremists claim to kill 40 troops in Nigeria town

Islamic extremists claim to kill 40 troops in Nigeria town

Nigeria’s army claimed victory Wednesday in ‘a fierce battle’ in a remote desert trading post where Islamic extremists said they killed 40 troops from…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Congo death toll hits 44 in anti-Kabila unrest: HRW

Congo death toll hits 44 in anti-Kabila unrest: HRW

At least 44 people – including 37 demonstrators and six police officers – have been killed in protests over Congolese president Joseph Kabila’s perceived bid to extend his rule, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

‘Serious concern’ in Somalia as 5m go hungry

The number of Somalis who do not have enough to eat has risen to five million, or more than four out of ten people, due to poor rains, the United Nations said on Tuesday, with children at the greatest risk of ill-health and death…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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A powerful typhoon slammed into Japan on Tuesday, leaving at least three dozen people injured and one missing, as torrential rains caused serious flooding that washed away a bridge and inundated homes and cars…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Several killed in second day of DR Congo unrest

Several people died in a second day of violence in DR Congo Tuesday, with three opposition HQ buildings torched in a fresh bout of clashes between police and opponents of president Joseph Kabila…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
South African police clash with protesters at Wits University

South African police clash with protesters at Wits University

South African police fired stun grenades and arrested 31 students in clashes at Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand on Tuesday, as countrywide protests for…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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A US air raid has killed eight Afghan policemen who were battling the Taliban, officials said Monday, the first apparent ‘friendly fire’ incident since American forces were given greater powers to strike at insurgents…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

World leaders focus on refugees as Syria truce under threat

A summit to address the biggest refugee crisis since Second World War opens at the United Nations on Monday, overshadowed by the ongoing war in Syria and faltering US-Russian efforts to halt the fighting…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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Divers pulled at least two bodies from the bowels of a submerged river boat Monday after the overcrowded vessel carrying Muslim pilgrims sank on Thailand’s Chao Phraya river, leaving 18 people dead…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Clashes at Libyan oil ports

Eastern Libyan forces said they had reestablished control over two oil ports where an ousted faction launched a counter-attack on Sunday, briefly seizing one of the terminals…

September 19, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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Turkey’s state-run news agency says 137 migrants have been stopped trying to cross from Turkey’s Aegean coastline to the Greek islands. Anadolu said Sunday that 95 migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq had tried to reach Lesbos and Chios aboard three boats…

September 19, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit China in nearly 70 years has reached 28, state news said Sunday, days after the storm crashed into the country’s coastline…

September 19, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Spotlight on Syria as world leaders gather at UN

The spotlight will be on Syria when world leaders gather at the United Nations next week as the United States and Russia try to shore up a fragile truce deal and president Barack Obama pushes for a boost in global refugee aid…

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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US president Barack Obama will meet his Iraqi counterpart at the United Nations next week, US officials said Friday, amid mounting preparations to seize control of Mosul from the Islamic State group…

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

IS slavery survivor named UN goodwill envoy

A young Iraqi woman who survived rape and abuse as a sex slave of Islamic State fighters on Friday became a UN goodwill ambassador for the dignity of survivors of human trafficking…

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Shabaab seize Somalia town

Heavily-armed Shabaab fighters seized control of a Somali town near the Kenyan border on Friday after an attack on an army base that left several soldiers dead, local officials and residents said…

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

38 Boko Haram fighters killed in Niger

Thirty-eight Boko Haram Islamist fighters have been killed during military search operations carried out by Niger and Chad troops in the Diffa region of southeast Niger this week, an official said Friday…

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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