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Kenya’s Election Violence Worsens Inter-Ethnic Divisions

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Kenyans have had two controversial and often violent presidential elections in recent months. The bitter campaigns and court battles that followed have left many divided along ethnic lines. Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.   <<aljazeera>> Read More »

Amnesty: EU Governments Complicit In Abuse Of Refugees, Migrants

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Amnesty International is accusing European governments of knowingly exposing thousands of refugees to torture and abuse in their efforts to curb migration. In a report published on Tuesday, the rights group says the EU’s policy of containment shows little care for those trapped in Libya, where the enslavementof many migrants drew outrage across the world.   <<Al Jazeera>> Read More »

Jerusalem Row: Clashes Erupt Over Trump Move

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Violence has flared between Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting at Donald Trump’s contentious recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Clashes erupted in the occupied West Bank and over the Israeli-Gaza border, and there were scuffles in Jerusalem. Dozens of Palestinians were injured, Palestinian medical sources said. Tensions are high in the wake of Mr Trump’s announcement. His policy shift was hailed by Israel but condemned ... Read More »

Japan Seeks Longer-Range Cruise Missiles Amid North Korea Threat

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Japan plans to acquire medium-range air-to-surface missiles, expanding its strike capability to North Korea. The announcement by Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera comes amid regular missile tests by North Korea and increased tensions between the nations. The missiles will be deployed on the country’s fleet of fighter jets and have a range of up to 1,000km (3281ft). The move is likely to be controversial, as Japan ... Read More »

California Wildfires: Nearly 200,000 Flee As New Blaze Spreads

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Nearly 200,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes in California as firefighters battle several raging wildfires. Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Diego on Thursday after a new blaze spread from 10 acres to 4,100 acres in just a few hours. Three firefighters have been injured and about 500 buildings destroyed. One death has been reported – a woman’s body ... Read More »

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Gives Key Cabinet Jobs To Military Figures

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Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa has named his cabinet, appointing senior military figures to high-profile positions. Mr Mnangagwa has made Sibusiso Moyo, the general who appeared on state TV after the recent military takeover, the new foreign minister. The head of Zimbabwe’s air force, Perence Shiri, was named the minister of agriculture and land affairs. Mr Mnangagwa was sworn in last week after Robert Mugabe ... Read More »

US Delays Ban On ‘Unsafe’ Cluster Bombs

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The Pentagon is putting off indefinitely a ban that was due to take effect in 2019 on older models of cluster bombs which are less safe. The weapons scatter bomblets across a wide area, some of which fail to explode, posing a threat to civilians. The US military had been hoping to update them with munitions that they say explode at least 99% of the ... Read More »

Argentina Ends Missing Submarine Rescue Mission

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The Argentine navy says it has abandoned attempts to rescue 44 crew members on board a submarine that disappeared two weeks ago. “Despite the magnitude of the efforts made, it has not been possible to locate the submarine,” navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said on Thursday. The sub, the ARA San Juan, last made contact on Wednesday 15 November. Hopes of finding survivors faded after a ... Read More »

Theresa May: Trump Was ‘Wrong’ To Retweet Far-Right Posts

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said Donald Trump was “wrong” to retweet posts from a British far-right group. But she stressed the “special relationship” between Britain and the US was “in both our nations’ interests” and should continue. And she rejected calls to cancel a state visit by the US president. Speaking on a visit to Jordan, she said: “An invitation for a state ... Read More »

Matt Lauer: Sacked US TV News Anchor Says He’s ‘Truly Sorry’

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Fired US TV news anchor Matt Lauer has said he is “truly sorry” after being accused of sexual misconduct. He was the co-host of NBC’s flagship Today programme for two decades, but that came to an end this week. NBC sacked him on Wednesday after receiving a “detailed complaint” from a colleague. On Thursday, the network said two more women had come forward. Lauer said ... Read More »

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