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At Least 49 People Killed In Mosque Attack In New Zealand

At least 49 people have been killed and 40 seriously injured in co-ordinated terror attacks at two mosques in New Zealand. Innocent worshippers were shot at point blank range in Christchurch during Friday prayers. Officers responded to reports of shots fired in central Christchurch about 1.40pm local time (12.40am GMT), and urged people in the area to stay indoors. One ...

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Protesters in Algeria use nonviolence to seek real political change

Ghaliya Djelloul, Université catholique de Louvain Until Monday, March 11, it was the people of Algeria against the country’s 82-year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. He has been in power since 1999, and the state news agency announced in February that he would run for an unprecedented fifth term, and this despite his poor health and the country’s deep economic crisis. Previously ...

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Families Mourn As France Receives Ethiopia Crash Black Boxes

Investigators in France were to take charge of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet’s black boxes on Thursday, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing’s global 737 MAX fleet and left scores of families mourning and angry. Sunday’s crash after take-off from Addis Ababa killed 157 people from 35 nations in the second such calamity involving Boeing’s flagship new ...

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Outrage As Japan’s Minister Apologises For Being Three Minutes Late

Japan’s Olympics Minister, Yoshitaka Sakurada, has publicly apologised after arriving three minutes late to a parliamentary meeting on Thursday. Opposition MPs said his tardiness showed disrespect for his office and boycotted a meeting of the budget committee for five hours in protest. They have been highly critical of Mr Sakurada after a series of gaffes. Last week, he said he ...

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U.S. Slams Visa Restrictions On Ghana

The United States said on Thursday it was imposing visa restrictions on Ghana, accusing the African country of not cooperating in accepting its citizens ordered removed from the United States. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “has ordered consular officers in Ghana to implement visa restrictions on certain categories of visa applicants,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in ...

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US Authorises Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaidó To Control Venezuela’s U.S. Bank Accounts

The State Department said Tuesday that it had given the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó the right to control assets and property in the United States bank accounts of the government of Venezuela. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave the certification to Mr. Guaidó last Friday, two days after Mr. Guaidó declared himself interim president, but the United States government ...

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As West Turns On Him, Venezuela’s Maduro Flexes Military Muscle

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro oversaw a display of the army’s Russian hardware on Sunday, with anti-aircraft flak and tank rounds pounding a hillside to show military force and loyalty in the face of an international ultimatum for new elections. Maduro, 56, is confronting an unprecedented challenge to his authority after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president, citing a ...

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Kenya Hotel Siege Over, Militants And At Least 14 Victims Dead

Kenyan security forces have killed the militants who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel compound, taking at least 14 lives and forcing hundreds of others into terrifying escapes, the government said on Wednesday. More than 700 civilians were evacuated from the dusitD2 complex after a 20-hour, overnight siege that echoed a 2013 assault that killed 67 people in Nairobi’s Westgate shopping ...

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