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Eight killed in Kenya bus attack

Several police officers were among at least eight people killed in an attack on a bus in northeast Kenya believed to have been staged by the Somali Islamist Shebaab group, a presidential spokesperson said Saturday. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta had been briefed on the “brutal” murders of eight people, including police, during the jihadist attack in Wajir county, the spokesperson ...

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Lebanon’s journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests, despite Lebanon’s reputation as a haven for free speech in a troubled region. Nationwide demonstrations erupted on Oct. 17 over a plunging economy. They quickly grew into calls for ...

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Trump impeachment: White House signals it will not attend hearings

The White House has indicated it will not take part in further impeachment hearings in Congress due next week, reports BBC. In a letter sent to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, it urges Democrats to “end this inquiry now”.The letter does not explicitly rule out attending but officials told US media that the administration saw no reason to ...

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15 killed in Iraqi capital as assailants fire live rounds

Gunmen in cars opened fire Friday in Baghdad’s Khilani Square. leaving at least 15 people dead and 60 wounded, Iraqi security and medical officials said. At least two of the dead were policemen. Protesters fearing for their lives ran from the plaza to nearby Tahrir Square and mosques to take cover. It wasn’t immediately clear who did the shooting. The ...

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Shooter among 4 dead in gunfire at Florida naval base

Photo: This photo taken from video provided by WEAR-TV shows emergency responders near the Naval Air Base Station in Pensacola, Fla., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. A shooter opened fire in a classroom building at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola on Friday morning in an attack that left four people dead, including the assailant, and multiple people wounded. The shooting ...

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Authorities say at least 28 killed in landslides in Burundi

At least 28 people have died in landslides in Burundi and that toll could grow with many people missing, local authorities said Thursday, as East Africa continued to struggle with weeks of unusually heavy rains. A local official in Mugina commune, Desire Ndagijimana told The Associated Press that the bodies had been counted in the hilly areas of Rukombe and ...

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Indian police fatally shoot 4 suspects in gang-rape case

Indian police on Friday fatally shot and killed four men suspected of raping and killing a woman in southern India, leading some to celebrate their deaths as justice in a case that has sparked protests across the country. The men, who were in police custody and had not been formally charged with any crime, were taken to the crime scenes, ...

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Biden endorsed by John Kerry for U.S. presidency

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday endorsed former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential bid. “I’m not endorsing Joe because I’ve known him for so long, but because I know him so well,” Kerry tweeted. “He’ll be ready on day one to put back together the country and the world that (U.S. President) Donald Trump has broken ...

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House will draft Trump impeachment articles, Pelosi says

Photo: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., makes a statement at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. ”Our democracy is what is at stake,” Pelosi said. “The president leaves us no choice but to act.” Pelosi ...

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UN says 58 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Mauritania

At least 58 people are dead after a boat carrying dozens of migrants capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off the West African nation of Mauritania, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday. It said 83 people swam to shore. It was one of the deadliest disasters this year among migrants trying to make the perilous journey to Europe. The boat carrying ...

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