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Taiwan Finds An Unexpected New Friend In Somaliland – Analysis By Thomas J. Shattuc

Taiwan Finds An Unexpected New Friend In Somaliland – Analysis By Thomas J. Shattuc

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. Photo Credit: Taiwan Presidential Office.  (FPRI) — COVID-19 seemed to change the narrative around Taiwan: from a nation whose existence is often characterized as standing on the edge of a knife to one that capably and effectively handled the pandemic with fewer than 10 deaths. Before the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the […]

NEWS/AFRICA Tight security at Ethiopia singer’s funeral after deadly protests Killing of Oromo singer and activist Haacaaluu Hundeessaa sparked two days of protests that left some 80 people dead.

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NEWS/AFRICA Tight security at Ethiopia singer’s funeral after deadly protests Killing of Oromo singer and activist Haacaaluu Hundeessaa sparked two days of protests that left some 80 people dead.

The funeral was broadcast live by the Oromo Broadcasting Network, which is owned by the Oromia regional state [Screengrab/Al Jazeera] The funeral was broadcast live by the Oromo Broadcasting Network, which is owned by the Oromia regional state [Screengrab/Al Jazeera] Security is high in the Ethiopian town of Ambo for the funeral of popular musician […]

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Haile Selassie: Statue of former Ethiopian leader destroyed in London park

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Haile Selassie: Statue of former Ethiopian leader destroyed in London park

A statue of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie has been destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, south-west London. Police are investigating the incident, which took place in Cannizaro Park on Tuesday evening. The damage to the bust was carried out by a group of around 100 people, according to an eyewitness. It appears to be […]

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Over 100 dead after landslide at jade mine in northern Myanmar

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Over 100 dead after landslide at jade mine in northern Myanmar

In this Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, rescue workers are seen at the site of a landslide at a jade mine in Hpakant, Kachin State, Myanmar. (AFP Photo)  The bodies of at least 113 jade miners were pulled from the mud Thursday after a landslide in northern Myanmar, fire services said, as monsoon rains worsen […]

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Biden again blows by Trump in cash race A haul of $141 million is reported for June.

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Biden again blows by Trump in cash race A haul of $141 million is reported for June.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. | Bryan Woolston/AP Photo For the second consecutive month, Joe Biden raised more money than Donald Trump. The Biden campaign and the Democratic National Committee late Wednesday reported that they together raised $141 million in June, for a total cash haul of $282.1 million for the quarter. Both figures bested […]

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Russia referendum: Vladimir Putin on course to win vote that could see his rule extended to 2036

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Russia referendum: Vladimir Putin on course to win vote that could see his rule extended to 2036

Copyright Alexei Druzhinin/sputnik   Russia President Vladimir Putin is on track for an overwhelming victory in a referendum on constitutional changes that could see his rule extended to 2036, according to election officials. Ballots from more than 20% of Russia’s precincts have been counted, revealing 72% of voters have so far approved the Russian president’s […]

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Ethiopia police confirm arrest of leading opposition politician and 50 killed in Ethiopia protests over singer’s death

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Ethiopia police confirm arrest of leading opposition politician and 50 killed in Ethiopia protests over singer’s death

A high-profile Ethiopian activist, Jawar Mohammed is photographed during an interview in Addis Ababa.AFP Singer’s murder sparks Ethiopian unrest Thousands took to the streets of Addis Ababa on Tuesday to escort the body a popular protest singer to his home town. Ethiopian politician Jawar Mohammed has been arrested. There are widespread protests after the singer […]

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National mask mandate could save coronavirus economic fallout, Goldman Sachs says

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National mask mandate could save coronavirus economic fallout, Goldman Sachs says

Children wearing face masks play on their scooters while their parents watch during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. (File photo: AFP) A national mask mandate could be a way for the United States to address the latest coronavirus surge while also protecting the country’s economic recovery, Goldman Sachs said. In a report titled […]

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Man carrying independence flag arrested under national security law

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Man carrying independence flag arrested under national security law

A man who has carried a “Hong Kong independence” flag to Causeway Bay has been arrested under national security law – making him the first arrest since the new law came into effect last night. Before his arrest, officers have raised a new warning flag in Causeway Bay warning protesters they could be breaching Hong Kong’s […]

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5 bodies recovered after migrant boat sinks in Lake Van, eastern Turkey BY ASSOCIATED PRESS ANKARA TURKEY JUN 30, 2020 8:10 PM GMT+3 AA Photo AA Photo Rescue teams searching for a migrant boat reported to have capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey, have recovered five bodies on Tuesday, officials said. A search-and-rescue mission, involving helicopters and boats, was launched after a boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing on June 27, the regional governor’s office said. The bodies of five people, believed to be migrants, were pulled out of the lake on Tuesday, the statement said, adding that the search for other missing migrants was ongoing. As many as 50 people may have been aboard the boat when it went down in stormy weather. The migrants are believed to be from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. Last year, seven migrants drowned while 64 others were rescued when their boat capsized in the lake, which is close to the border with Iran but lies within Turkey’s borders. The smugglers are believed to be opting to transport migrants across the lake to escape police road checkpoints. Turkey, which hosts about 3.7 million Syrian refugees, serves as a main crossing point for migrants trying to reach Europe. Earlier this year, thousands of migrants arrived at Turkey’s border with Greece trying to cross illegally after Turkey opened its borders for those seeking to cross into Europe. MIGRATION CRISIS TURKEY LAKE VAN SHORTLINK COPIED RECOMMENDED A man, wearing a protective mask against the spread of coronavirus, uses disinfectant from a public station on Istiklal street, the main shopping street in Istanbul, Thursday, June 18, 2020. (AP Photo) Turkey’s coronavirus caseload nears 200,000 COVID-19-OUTBREAK The Çancı family crafts bells in their workshop, in Manisa, Turkey, June 30, 2020. (IHA Photo) Greeks rebrand Turkish bells as their own TURKEY President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sits next to his wife Emine Erdoğan, his daughter Esra Albayrak, his son-in-law Berat Albayrak and his grandson Ahmet Akif during an event in Istanbul, Turkey, June 22, 2019. (AA Photo) Erdoğan family welcomes 8th grandson TURKEY

Comments Off on 5 bodies recovered after migrant boat sinks in Lake Van, eastern Turkey BY ASSOCIATED PRESS ANKARA TURKEY JUN 30, 2020 8:10 PM GMT+3 AA Photo AA Photo Rescue teams searching for a migrant boat reported to have capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey, have recovered five bodies on Tuesday, officials said. A search-and-rescue mission, involving helicopters and boats, was launched after a boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing on June 27, the regional governor’s office said. The bodies of five people, believed to be migrants, were pulled out of the lake on Tuesday, the statement said, adding that the search for other missing migrants was ongoing. As many as 50 people may have been aboard the boat when it went down in stormy weather. The migrants are believed to be from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. Last year, seven migrants drowned while 64 others were rescued when their boat capsized in the lake, which is close to the border with Iran but lies within Turkey’s borders. The smugglers are believed to be opting to transport migrants across the lake to escape police road checkpoints. Turkey, which hosts about 3.7 million Syrian refugees, serves as a main crossing point for migrants trying to reach Europe. Earlier this year, thousands of migrants arrived at Turkey’s border with Greece trying to cross illegally after Turkey opened its borders for those seeking to cross into Europe. MIGRATION CRISIS TURKEY LAKE VAN SHORTLINK COPIED RECOMMENDED A man, wearing a protective mask against the spread of coronavirus, uses disinfectant from a public station on Istiklal street, the main shopping street in Istanbul, Thursday, June 18, 2020. (AP Photo) Turkey’s coronavirus caseload nears 200,000 COVID-19-OUTBREAK The Çancı family crafts bells in their workshop, in Manisa, Turkey, June 30, 2020. (IHA Photo) Greeks rebrand Turkish bells as their own TURKEY President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sits next to his wife Emine Erdoğan, his daughter Esra Albayrak, his son-in-law Berat Albayrak and his grandson Ahmet Akif during an event in Istanbul, Turkey, June 22, 2019. (AA Photo) Erdoğan family welcomes 8th grandson TURKEY
5 bodies recovered after migrant boat sinks in Lake Van, eastern Turkey BY ASSOCIATED PRESS  ANKARA TURKEY JUN 30, 2020 8:10 PM GMT+3 AA Photo AA Photo Rescue teams searching for a migrant boat reported to have capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey, have recovered five bodies on Tuesday, officials said.  A search-and-rescue mission, involving helicopters and boats, was launched after a boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing on June 27, the regional governor’s office said. The bodies of five people, believed to be migrants, were pulled out of the lake on Tuesday, the statement said, adding that the search for other missing migrants was ongoing.  As many as 50 people may have been aboard the boat when it went down in stormy weather. The migrants are believed to be from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.  Last year, seven migrants drowned while 64 others were rescued when their boat capsized in the lake, which is close to the border with Iran but lies within Turkey’s borders.  The smugglers are believed to be opting to transport migrants across the lake to escape police road checkpoints.  Turkey, which hosts about 3.7 million Syrian refugees, serves as a main crossing point for migrants trying to reach Europe.  Earlier this year, thousands of migrants arrived at Turkey’s border with Greece trying to cross illegally after Turkey opened its borders for those seeking to cross into Europe.  MIGRATION CRISIS   TURKEY   LAKE VAN     SHORTLINK COPIED RECOMMENDED A man, wearing a protective mask against the spread of coronavirus, uses disinfectant from a public station on Istiklal street, the main shopping street in Istanbul, Thursday, June 18, 2020. (AP Photo) Turkey’s coronavirus caseload nears 200,000 COVID-19-OUTBREAK The Çancı family crafts bells in their workshop, in Manisa, Turkey, June 30, 2020. (IHA Photo)  Greeks rebrand Turkish bells as their own TURKEY President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sits next to his wife Emine Erdoğan, his daughter Esra Albayrak, his son-in-law Berat Albayrak and his grandson Ahmet Akif during an event in Istanbul, Turkey, June 22, 2019. (AA Photo)  Erdoğan family welcomes 8th grandson TURKEY

AA Photo    Rescue teams searching for a migrant boat reported to have capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey, have recovered five bodies on Tuesday, officials said. A search-and-rescue mission, involving helicopters and boats, was launched after a boat carrying migrants across Lake Van was reported missing on June 27, the regional governor’s office […]

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