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Trump ‘demands’ probe of alleged spying on his campaign

US President Donald Trump / AFP PHOTO / Olivier Douliery US President Donald Trump sharpened Sunday his accusations that his presidential campaign was “infiltrated” or spied on for political purposes, saying he would officially “demand” a Justice Department investigation. The president has repeatedly cast the probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling […]

Brazil rescues African, Guyanese migrants drifting at sea

Brazilian fishermen rescued two dozen migrants from Africa and Guyana found drifting near the north-east coast of Brazil after 35 days at sea, officials and local media said Sunday. The migrants came from the small South American country of Guyana and from Nigeria and Senegal on the other side of the Atlantic, the human rights […]

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Donald Trump’s decision to quit Iran nuclear deal is ‘misguided,’ Barack Obama says

In this AFP file photo taken on August 3, 2016, US President Barack Obama speaks at the Presidential Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Former US President Barack Obama says Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal is “misguided.” After […]

US President Donald Trump announces ‘withdrawal’ from Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump announces his decision on the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2018. (Photo by AFP) President Donald Trump has announced his decision to withdraw the United States from Iran’s nuclear deal with the world powers and re-impose sanctions against […]

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Dozens more suspects arrested across Turkey over affiliation to Gulen network

Paramilitary police and special force members walk outside the courthouse as nearly 500 suspects, including a number of generals and military pilots, accused of leading the July 2016 coup attempt and carrying out attacks from an air base in Ankara arrive for trial in Ankara, Turkey, on August 1, 2017. (Photo by AP) Turkish police […]

Iraq’s Kurdistan region to hold legislative, presidential polls on September 30

Nechirvan Barzani, the prime minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), speaks during an electoral rally for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Erbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdish semi-autonomous region on April 29, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani has set September 30 as the date […]

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44 still missing after Brazil building collapse: firefighters

Police officers look on as firefighters work to extinguish the fire in a building that collapsed after catching fire in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 1, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Forty-four people have been listed as still missing a day after a 24-story building used by squatters in Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, was engulfed […]

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau grilled over reported bid to turn away refugees

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) The Canadian prime minister and his ministers have been questioned in parliament over purported government efforts to get legal authority for turning back thousands of asylum seekers crossing the […]

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Toll from blasts at Syria airbase climbs to 28

At least 28 pro-government fighters have been killed in a string of blasts at a regime airbase in central Syria earlier this week, a monitor said Sunday giving a new toll. The deadly explosions tore through weapons and fuel depots on Friday at a military airport in Syria’s Hama province, according to the Syrian Observatory […]

Muslim beaten to death in India for allegedly killing cow

A Muslim man accused of killing a cow was beaten to death by a mob in central India, police said Sunday, the latest vigilante murder over the animal considered sacred by Hindus. Siraj Khan, a 45-year-old tailor, was attacked in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh state early Friday and died at the scene, local […]

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Tackling the business of targeted kidnappings in Madagascar

It happened five years ago but “Andre” remembers being kidnapped at gunpoint like it was yesterday. He was snatched from outside his home in Madagascar, kept captive and beaten for several days, until his desperate family raised the ransom money to secure his release. For years, kidnapping gangs have operated largely with impunity in Madagascar, […]

Burundi opposition rejects referendum result

Agathon Rwasa The coalition led by main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa said Saturday it did not recognise the result of a referendum on constitutional reforms that could leave President Pierre Nkurunziza in power until 2034. With provisional returns from all but one of the country’s 18 provinces showing support for reforms that could see Nkurunziza, […]

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