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At least 56 rebels killed in weekend fighting in S. Sudan

At least 56 rebels killed in weekend fighting in S. Sudan

Oct 17, – Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) spokesman Brigadier General Lul Ruai Koang accused forces aligned with former vice president Riek Machar of attacking government troops near the second largest city of Malakal. At least 56 rebels and four government soldiers were killed over the weekend as heavy clashes erupted in northeastern South Sudan, […]

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Haiti funding hurricane relief, aid must prioritize growth

Haiti funding hurricane relief, aid must prioritize growth

Oct 12, – Southwestern Haiti was smashed by the Category 4 hurricane on Oct. 4, which barreled through the southern coast of the poor island nation, killing some 1,000 people and displacing hundreds of thousands. Haitian interim President Jocelerme Privert on Tuesday played down the international aid response to Hurricane Matthew, saying some promised foreign […]

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More than 140 killed in air strikes on Yemen funeral- UN

More than 140 killed in air strikes on Yemen funeral- UN

Oct 09, – The coalition, which has come under increasing international scrutiny over alleged civilian deaths, denied any responsibility for the attack. More than 140 people were killed and more than 525 wounded on Saturday when air strikes hit a funeral ceremony in Yemen, a United Nations official said, with Huthi rebels blaming the attack […]

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Islamic State suicide bombings kill 32 Libyan militiamen

Islamic State suicide bombings kill 32 Libyan militiamen

May 19, – Mohammed Shamia of the Misrata militia, which is loyal to Libya’s new U.N.-brokered unity government, told The Associated Press that the attack happened on Wednesday night. A spokesman of a Libyan militia says two suicide bombings by the Islamic State group have killed 32 of the militia’s fighters. He says two suicide […]

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Two Somalia drone strikes kill about 12 militants- US

Two Somalia drone strikes kill about 12 militants- US

Apr 12, – The “self-defense strikes” were conducted Monday and Tuesday in an area north of Kismayo, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said. A pair of drone strikes in southern Somalia this week killed about a dozen Shebab militants who were threatening US and Somali forces, a US official said Tuesday. “This was in […]

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Affiliate of IS group claims Bangladesh Shiite mosque attack

Affiliate of IS group claims Bangladesh Shiite mosque attack

Nov 27, – A statement posted on IS-affiliated Twitter accounts from Islamic State – Bangladesh said that the mosque was hit by a barrage of shots fired form machine guns. An Islamic State group affiliate in Bangladesh said Friday it was behind an attack on a Shiite mosque in the country’s north that killed one […]

November 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
At least 40 migrants die in Mediterranean- Italy navy

At least 40 migrants die in Mediterranean- Italy navy

Aug 15, – The victims are thought to have suffocated after inhaling fumes from fuel after the boat took on water in the hold, the captain of the navy ship leading the rescue said on Italian state television. At least 40 migrants died after apparently getting trapped and suffocating in the water-logged hold of a […]

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AP reporter’s quest to find bodies ends in desert

AP reporter’s quest to find bodies ends in desert

Dec 07, – That’s how you know where the bodies are buried. Close to three dozen people in northern Mali disappeared earlier this year, killed or taken away by the country’s military, according to human rights groups. The victims were caught in a backlash against Arabs and Tuaregs, desert people who form a small and […]

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Palestinian teen stabs, kills Israeli soldier

Palestinian teen stabs, kills Israeli soldier

Nov 13, – The soldier was stabbed multiple times in the neck and upper body and was evacuated to hospital in critical condition where he died of his wounds, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. The attacker, a 16-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank town of Jenin who was working in Israel illegally, was apprehended and […]

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Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Nov 01, – Plans to create two vast ocean sanctuaries in Antarctica to protect the pristine wilderness failed on Friday for a third time with Russia and China blocking the bids, delegates at multi-nation talks said. The proposals for two huge Marine Protected Areas were on the table at the Commission for the Conservation of […]

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