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Somali Parliament Elects President Under Tight Security

As the result of the election was announced, celebrations erupted across the capital. He served as prime minister for only eight months between 2010 and 2011. On his Facebook page, Farmajo says that while premier, he implemented the first monthly stipends for soldiers, worked on the country's new constitution and sent delegations to defuse clan-related tensions in several regions. Read More

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At least 20 dead in bomb blast outside Afghan Supreme Court

The Ministry of Public Health said 19 people had been killed and more than 40 wounded. Kabul police confirmed the blast, saying that dead bodies and wounded were shifted to nearby hospitals. The BBC also reported that the bomber targeted the vehicle park of the court compound, reports say. One tally indicated that a record number of civilians were killed and wounded in fighting past year as the Taliban continued to regain territory, leaving only about 57 per cent of the country under ... Read More

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Australia has new right-wing party

Australia has new right-wing party

Senator Bernardi said his new party, the Australian Conservatives , would focus on limiting the size of government and provide hope to "those who despair at the current state of Australian politics". "It's not your ticket to really hand over, it's sort of ours". "No one can say the last election was a resounding endorsement of Labor or Liberal, in fact what it saw was one million votes in the Senate go to a disparate group of parties because people were looking for alternatives", Senator ... Read More

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World Track And Field Body Maintains Russian Suspension From Competition

World Track And Field Body Maintains Russian Suspension From Competition

Rune Andersen, the independent chairman of the IAAF Taskforce, indicated RUSAF is unlikely to be reinstated until the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) declares the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) code-compliant in November. Russian Federation was suspended by the IAAF in November 2015, meaning athletes missed the Rio Olympics past year. An earlier report found evidence of state-supported doping of Russian athletes at the Sochi winter games. Read More

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Rival protesters clash as Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu meets Theresa May

The Monday meeting was the first between the leaders since May succeeded David Cameron as prime minister a year ago following the British vote to exit the European Union. Mrs May told MPs that she had raised the issue of Israeli settlement-building on occupied Palestinian land during the meeting. Downing Street has said that while Mrs May was expected to raise concerns about settlement building, it would only form a small part of their talks in No 10 which would focus on bilateral relations ... Read More

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Afghan civilian casualties hit record numbers

Afghan civilian casualties hit record numbers

The violence and turmoil in Afghanistan has resulted in the highest recorded number of civilian casualties in 2016, with nearly 3,500 overall deaths and an additional almost 8,000 wounded, a United Nations report revealed Monday. In November, US forces conceded that an air strike had "very likely" killed at least 30 civilians in the Kunduz area, many of them children, triggering impassioned protests in the city. Read More

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Julie Bishop denies U.S. interviews with refugees on Nauru have been delayed

Julie Bishop denies U.S. interviews with refugees on Nauru have been delayed

Senator McKim will this week give a notice of motion calling for all documents related to the deal - which would see America take in refugees now held on Manus Island and Nauru - to be laid on the table in parliament. "I can assure you the relationship is very strong", Turnbull said. "Since the day this deal was announced, we have been living with uncertainty over whether it will happen", he said. Read More

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Myanmar army killed, raped Rohingya Muslims

The report was published on Friday. "The Investigation Commission headed by the Vice President will look into it". The report includes first-hand accounts of the "killing of babies, toddlers, children, women and elderly; opening fire at people fleeing; burning of entire villages; massive detention; massive and systematic rape and sexual violence; deliberate destruction of food and sources of food". Read More

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MPs to debate cancelling Donald Trump state visit on February 20

Support for the petition gathered pace after Mr. Trump's inauguration, and the visit of Prime Minister Theresa May to Washington, and Philadelphia, where she promised to work with Mr. British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that Trump had accepted an invitation from the Queen for the state visit to fortify the U.K.'s "special relationship" with the US during a meeting at the White House Friday. Read More

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Woman gets snake stuck in ear

First, the fire department came but had no luck removing the snake. Most people don't expect their pets to send them to the emergency room, but that's exactly what happened to one OR woman. Instead, they numbed Ashley's ear and applied lube. She said the incident happened so fast and referred to it as one of the craziest in her life. Bart, said Glawe, is totally fine. Read More

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Sean Spicer Defends Steve Bannon Sitting In on National Security Council Meetings

The White House official added: 'This is an example of transparency and making sure that we're not trying to hide who's gonna be attending these meetings'. They want another member of the inner circle inside the committee to ride herd on him. I did not speak or participate. Trump has feuded with the intelligence community during his campaign and his transition to the White House, attacking its competence, hierarchy, and allegiances. Read More

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Jerusalem mayor: Trump 'serious' about moving American embassy to Tel Aviv

If you are old enough to remember the 1967 Israeli occupation of east Jerusalem and the 1973 Arab oil embargo imposed against the United States and its allies in retaliation for the USA decision to re-supply the Israeli military and if the chaos ensued diplomatically and economically all over the world is still in your memory, you can expect something similar to it to happen now. Read More

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Russia, Turkey, Iran Align in Syria Cease-Fire Accord

The participation of armed opposition would contribute to the main objective of Astana talks, which is an inclusive and lasting ceasefire. Despite all pessimism, what is obvious is that Astana peace talks is an opportunity and such an opportunity should be optimized by Syria and its allies to urge all involved parties to stay committed to their obligations, particularly Turkey who has accepted to manage the issue on the opposition side due its influence among them. Read More

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Melania Trump's Face During Donald Trump's Inauguration Is Rather Telling

Melania Trump's Face During Donald Trump's Inauguration Is Rather Telling

But only video captures the pathos of the fall of Melania Trump's face as Donald Trump turns away. But for the Trumps, inauguration weekend only fed critics' suspicions. "I'm honored to be your First Lady ", she said . First Lady Melania Trump has been in the media limelight since Trump's election campaign and remained the cynosure until inauguration, but one moment of the inaugural day has become a social media fodder. Read More

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7.9 quake hits Papua New Guinea

Earlier , the center said tsunami waves up to 1 meter above the tide level are possible for the PNG and Solomon Island coasts. Preliminary assessments of the quake have indicated that there was moderate damage on Bougainville Island. The natural disaster was 153km deep. THE magnitude of an quake that struck the Solomon Islands has again changed, now being downgraded to 7.9. No tsunami warning has been issued for Australia or New Zealand, and there have been no immediate reports of ... Read More

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Trump Advisor Calls Press Secretary's Falsehoods "Alternative Facts"

Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer held a special press briefing to yell at the media and claim that Trump's inaugural crowd was the biggest in history, which was a total lie. - Keep2020Alive (@Keep2020Alive) January 22, 2017Guess the number of jelly beans. The Meet the Press host invited Donald Trump's counselor on his show to ask her about yesterday's weird press conference, in which White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer berated the press for accurately reporting on the size of ... Read More

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