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UN ramps up aid delivery amid surge of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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UN ramps up aid delivery amid surge of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Thousands of new Rohingya refugee arrivals cross the border near Anzuman Para village, Palong Khali, Bangladesh. Photo: UNHCR/Roger Arnold 13 October 2017 – The speed and scale of people fleeing Myanmar has triggered a humanitarian emergency in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of refugees now depend on humanitarian assistance for shelter, food, water and other […]

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France urges US Congress not to cancel Iran nuclear deal

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France urges US Congress not to cancel Iran nuclear deal

France on Saturday urged the US Congress not to rip up the Iran nuclear deal, after President Donald Trump decertified Iran’s compliance with the 2015 agreement. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. Photo: Fadel Senna/AFP “We strongly hope that Congress, which is now responsible for a possible rupture, does not jeopardise the deal,” French Foreign […]

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Somalia declares three days of mourning after blast(Video)

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Somalia declares three days of mourning after blast(Video)

The death toll of Saturday’s explosion in Somalia‘s capital, Mogadishu has increased to at least 85 people, an official from the city’s ambulance service told Al Jazeera. Another 250 people were wounded in the blast, which occurred at a busy junction, Abdulkadir Abdirahman said. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo declared three days of national mourning starting […]

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N. Korea threatens Australia with ‘disaster’ for engagement in US ‘war preparations’

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N. Korea threatens Australia with ‘disaster’ for engagement in US ‘war preparations’

  Australian navy personnel march past their HMAS Perth Anzac class frigate on display ahead of the IMDEX Asia maritime defence exhibition at Changi Naval Base in Singapore May 18, 2015 © Edgar Su / Reuters Pyongyang has threatened Australia with “disaster” unless the island nation abandons its allegiance with the US interests. Canberra however […]

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Damascus demands ‘immediate & unconditional’ pullout of Turkish troops from northwest Syria

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Damascus demands ‘immediate & unconditional’ pullout of Turkish troops from northwest Syria

Turkish soldiers stand near armoured vehicles during a demonstration in support of the Turkish army’s Idlib operation near the Turkey-Syria border near Reyhanli, Hatay, on October 10, 2017 © Ilyas Akengin / AF The Syrian Arab Republic condemns in the strongest terms the incursion of Turkish military units in the Idlib Province, which constitutes to […]

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Massive car bomb blast rocks Somalia’s Mogadishu

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Massive car bomb blast rocks Somalia’s Mogadishu

At least 20 people have been killed and several others wounded in a massive car bomb attack outside a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, police said, with officials fearing many casualties from the unusually large explosion. The blast on Saturday, in the central K5 Junction which is lined with government offices, hotels and restaurants, destroyed […]

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Four dead, six injured in cargo plane crash off Ivory Coast after takeoff

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Four dead, six injured in cargo plane crash off Ivory Coast after takeoff

People pull the wreckage of a propeller-engine cargo plane after it crashed in the sea near the international airport in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, on October 14, 2017. (Reuters) People pull the wreckage of a propeller-engine cargo plane after it crashed in the sea near the international airport in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, […]

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Catalan talks with Spain ‘would aim at independence’

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Catalan talks with Spain ‘would aim at independence’

MCatalan vice-president Oriol Junqueras said dialogue with the central government “must have at its heart the formation of the (Catalan) republic”. Photo: Pau Barrena/AFP A senior Catalan official on Saturday said an offer of talks with Madrid over his region’s independence push was aimed at negotiating secession from Spain, not stopping it. Catalan vice-president Oriol […]

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Freed hostage Joshua Boyle says captors killed infant daughter, raped his wife

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Freed hostage Joshua Boyle says captors killed infant daughter, raped his wife

Freed hostage Joshua Boyle says captors killed infant daughter, raped his wife Play Joshua Boyle speaks after years as a hostage Freed years after being taken hostage in Afghanistan, Canadian Joshua Boyle is condemning his captors, saying they raped his wife and authorized “the murder of my infant daughter.” Speaking to reporters from the Toronto airport, Boyle said […]

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ISIL faces imminent Raqqa defeat, Syria’s YPG says

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ISIL faces imminent Raqqa defeat, Syria’s YPG says

US-backed forces fighting ISIL says they are waging the “final” battle to uproot the group from the city of Raqqa [Erik De Castro/Reuters] ISIL is on the verge of defeat in Syria’s Raqqa and the city may finally be cleared of the group’s fighters on Saturday or Sunday, the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said. “The […]

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