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US: Several people shot at newspaper office in Maryland

US: Several people shot at newspaper office in Maryland

At least five people are dead and several others “gravely injured” after a gunman opened fire Thursday in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. “There are five fatalities that we know of,” Anne Arundel County Acting Police Chief Bill Krampf said at a press...

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Gorbachev has high hopes for Putin-Trump summit

Gorbachev has high hopes for Putin-Trump summit

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says the next month's U.S.-Russian summit could become a historic event. Gorbachev was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying Thursday that if Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump make steps toward cooperation,...

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Kenyan police blamed for British aristocrat's murder

Kenyan police blamed for British aristocrat's murder

A court in Mombasa coastal region on Thursday found five Kenyan police officers guilty of the 2012 murder of Briton aristocrat Alexander Monson, who was the son of British Lord Nicholas Monson. The court said Alexander Monson had died from blunt force trauma to his head, which is...

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16 Afghan border police killed in Taliban ambush

16 Afghan border police killed in Taliban ambush

The Taliban rebels killed at least 16 members of the Afghan police on the last day of the government’s unilateral 18-day cease-fire, officials confirmed on Thursday. According to Sunnat Temor, spokesman for the governor of Takhar province, the rebels attacked check posts of the Afghan...

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Chemical weapons watchdog to vote on ability to assign blame

Chemical weapons watchdog to vote on ability to assign blame

BRUSSELS (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog plans to vote Wednesday on whether it should have authority to apportion blame for attacks, an idea arising from frictions between Britain and its key Western allies on one side and Russia and Syria on the other. The British...

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Ethiopia greets Eritreans with flowers for first talks since war

Ethiopia greets Eritreans with flowers for first talks since war

Ethiopia's prime minister greeted an Eritrean delegation Tuesday at the start of the first high-level visit in nearly two decades that has raised hopes of ending one of Africa's most intractable military stand-offs. Olympic athletes, singers, actors and religious leaders were also at...

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All sides committed war crimes in Congo's Kasai region - U.N.

All sides committed war crimes in Congo's Kasai region - U.N.

Congolese security forces and militia have committed atrocities amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity, including killing and raping women and children, U.N. human rights investigators said Tuesday. In a report denouncing "a serious problem of impunity", the independent...

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US top court to hear Sudan appeal on damages in 2000 USS Cole bombing

US top court to hear Sudan appeal on damages in 2000 USS Cole bombing

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear Sudan's appeal of $314.7 million in damages awarded in a lawsuit seeking compensation for American sailors injured in 2000 in the deadly Al-Qaeda bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole in a Yemeni port. The damages were levied by default...

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Scores killed in attack on Nigerian farmers

Scores killed in attack on Nigerian farmers

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday called for calm after 86 people were killed in an attack by suspected nomadic herders against farming communities in the restive centre of the country. The grim discovery in the Barikin Ladi area of Plateau state came after days of violence...

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Migration fight erodes support for German conservatives; far-right AfD gains

Migration fight erodes support for German conservatives; far-right AfD gains

Divisions in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc have weakened public support for her "grand coalition" and pushed the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party to its highest ratings, a poll published Sunday showed. The poll conducted by Emnid for the Bild am...

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Seen as out of touch, Macron hits new low in poll ratings: JDD

Seen as out of touch, Macron hits new low in poll ratings: JDD

French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity has hit a new low, a poll showed on Sunday, following recent controversies over spending at his residences and cutting remarks he made on welfare benefits. Despite upbeat business sentiment and rising foreign investments, the number of...

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Pakistani Taliban names Noor Wali its new chief

Pakistani Taliban names Noor Wali its new chief

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the mother organization of Pakistani militants, on Saturday announced Mufti Noor Wali Mahsud as the group’s new head. The announcement came 10 days after then-TTP head Mullah Fazlullah was killed along with four other militants in a U.S. drone strike...

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Kazakh police detain dozens at anti-government rally

Kazakh police detain dozens at anti-government rally

Police in Kazakhstan detained dozens of people at an anti-government rally on Saturday organised by an exiled opponent of the veteran president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Mukhtar Ablyazov, a former tycoon and government minister, started staging rallies in the ex-Soviet republic earlier...

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Blast at Addis Ababa rally for new Ethiopian prime minister

Blast at Addis Ababa rally for new Ethiopian prime minister

A blast was heard at a rally in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Saturday following a speech by the country’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a Reuters witness said. The rally was being held in support of the 41-year-old leader, who took office in April. “It was a grenade....

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Trump weighs meeting with Putin

Trump weighs meeting with Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and is sending his national security advisor to Moscow to discuss the idea. National Security Advisor John Bolton will travel to Moscow next week, the White House said Thursday....

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Rohingya girls fear sexual abuse in camps

Rohingya girls fear sexual abuse in camps

Rohingya girls remain confined to their tents in Bangladesh as they fear abduction and sexual abuse if they venture outside, said a report released on Wednesday. “Adolescent Girls in crisis: Voices of the Rohingya” released by U.K.-based organization Plan International compiles...

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Nigeria: Suicide bombing in army base injures 15

Nigeria: Suicide bombing in army base injures 15

A suicide bomb attack on an army base has injured 15 people, including soldiers and local security personnel, in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri. Police commissioner Damian Chukwu confirmed to Anadolu Agency that two female bombers had sneaked into the 333 Artillery barrack...

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South Africa committed to protecting refugees: minister

South Africa committed to protecting refugees: minister

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said Wednesday his country remains committed to protecting refugees. Gigaba said South Africa does not have a refugee problem and the numbers which reside in the country are manageable. He commemorated the World Refugee Day in...

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