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US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in Yemen

US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in Yemen

The US Senate sent a fresh warning to President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia Wednesday by greenlighting a vote that could end US military support for Riyadh's war in Yemen. Anger at the human cost of the war, as well as outrage over the killing of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi in...

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Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to 3 years in hush-money scandal

Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to 3 years in hush-money scandal

US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered a blistering attack on his ex-boss as he was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for multiple crimes. US District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan sentenced Cohen to 36 months for the payments, which violated...

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Bangladesh hails Turkey's efforts over Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh hails Turkey's efforts over Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh's consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday praised bilateral ties with Turkey and Ankara’s support to the country over the Rohingya crisis.  Speaking at Uskudar University in Istanbul to mark the 47th Victory Day of Bangladesh, Mohammad Monirul Islam said: “Our...

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Khashoggi, jailed journalists named Time's 'Person of the Year'

Khashoggi, jailed journalists named Time's 'Person of the Year'

Time magazine on Tuesday named a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and a pair of Reuters journalists imprisoned by Myanmar’s government, as its “Person of the Year,” in a cover story headlined “The Guardians and the War on Truth.” The honor went to a...

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Medellin tourist trail pays tribute to Escobar victims

Medellin tourist trail pays tribute to Escobar victims

The abandoned building where Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar lived will be covered in posters paying tribute to the victims of his Medellin Cartel before it is torn down next year. The exhibition is part of a move by municipal authorities to tell the other side of Escobar's story --...

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Child malnutrition worsened in insurgency-hit Nigeria

Child malnutrition worsened in insurgency-hit Nigeria

Apart from having the world’s largest mortality rate of under-fives, a UNICEF nutrition expert said Nigeria now has at least 35 million severely malnourished children. UNICEF nutrition experts say the crisis is most prevalent in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe -- the three states in the...

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Turkey calls for justice for Khashoggi killing under international law

Turkey calls for justice for Khashoggi killing under international law

Turkey said Monday the world should seek justice for slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi under international law after Riyadh ruled out extraditing two senior Saudi officials who Turkish officials suspect planned his killing in Istanbul. Fahrettin Altun, director of communications at...

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Rights group urges global response to abuse in Myanmar

Rights group urges global response to abuse in Myanmar

A London-based rights group on Monday called upon the world to reflect and respond to the ongoing human rights abuses in Myanmar. "While we celebrate the anniversary of the UN’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the achievements thereafter, we must also take a...

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Death toll from Ebola in Congo rises to 235

Death toll from Ebola in Congo rises to 235

The death toll from Ebola has risen to 235 in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the start of an outbreak in late July, the country's Health Ministry said on Monday. According to the Health Ministry, among the 494 cases of reported hemorrhagic fever, 446 of them were confirmed to be...

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Saudis reject extraditions to Turkey over Khashoggi murder

Saudis reject extraditions to Turkey over Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Sunday rejected demands to extradite suspects connected to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as sought by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "We do not extradite our citizens," Adel al-Jubeir told a news conference in Riyadh at the end of a...

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At scene of South Sudan mass rape, ‘no one could hear me’

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, ‘no one could hear me’

Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. “My body hasn’t been the same since,” the 18-year-old said. The men attacked during an...

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Hunger, lice, filth: Moroccan camp shows migrant challenges

Hunger, lice, filth: Moroccan camp shows migrant challenges

As Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery, lice and filth. These sub-Saharan Africans who dream of going to Europe are a symbol of the problems world dignitaries...

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Comey: FBI probe of Russia initially looked at 4 Americans

Comey: FBI probe of Russia initially looked at 4 Americans

The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers during...

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Pakistan: 6 wounded in blast in religious gathering

Pakistan: 6 wounded in blast in religious gathering

At least six people were wounded in an explosion during a religious gathering in southern port city of Karachi, local media reported on Sunday. The blast took place at a milad gathering organized by Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) in Gulistan-i-Jauhar area of Karachi late...

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Report details extent of Kushner, bin Salman friendship

Report details extent of Kushner, bin Salman friendship

The reason why the U.S. has become so close to Saudi Arabia is due to the friendship cultivated between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Jared Kushner, The New York Times said Saturday. "The relationship between Jared Kushner and Mohammed bin Salman constitutes the foundation of the...

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Prosecutors have found no evidence of Russia collusion: Trump

Prosecutors have found no evidence of Russia collusion: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday prosecutors had found no evidence of collusion with Russia despite a lengthy and costly investigation into allegations of Russian interference in his 2016 presidential election campaign. A day after U.S. prosecutors detailed a previously unknown...

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Turkey displays ancient mosaics returned from US

Turkey displays ancient mosaics returned from US

Turkey has put on display Roman-era mosaics that were part of a U.S. university's art collection and were returned to the country more than half a century after looters smuggled them out. At a ceremony on Saturday, Culture Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy thanked Ohio's Bowling Green State...

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New Zealand police: 22-year-old British tourist was murdered

New Zealand police: 22-year-old British tourist was murdered

New Zealand police said Saturday that they believe a 22-year-old British tourist who has been missing for a week was murdered, and they will lay charges against a man they detained earlier in the day for questioning. Grace Millane was on a planned yearlong trip abroad that began in...

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US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in Yemen      Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to 3 years in hush-money scandal      US-backed forces recapture borderline from Daesh      Theresa May wins Conservative Party no-confidence vote      Netanyahu's adviser accused of sexual assault resigns      Yemen govt confirms Saudi soldiers on prisoner swap list      Bangladesh hails Turkey's efforts over Rohingya crisis      Iraqi court sentences 6 to death over 2015 bombing