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Catalonian Crisis: Spanish Court Jails Two Separatists

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A Spanish judge has jailed two key members of the Catalan independence movement. Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart, who lead prominent separatist groups, are being held without bail while they are under investigation for sedition. The men were lead figures in the 1 October independence vote, which the Madrid government regards as...

Hurricane Ophelia Heads To UK

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The metrological office in the United Kingdom has warned of "potential danger to life" as the remnants of hurricane Ophelia heads for the British isles with one hundred and thirty kilometers per hour winds. An amber warning for Northern Ireland, where all schools closed on Monday, is already in force The hurricane...

North Korea Crisis: Rex Tillerson Insists On Diplomacy

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US secretary of State, Rex Tillerson is insisting that President Donald Trump wants to resolve the confrontation with North Korea through diplomacy until "the first bomb drops" He said, sanctions and diplomacy had brought unprecedented international unity against North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. Last month, trump told Tillerson not to waste time...

Catalonia Independence: Puigdemont Fails To Meet Deadline

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The president of the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia, carles Puigdemont has failed to clarify whether he has declared independence In a letter to Madrid the Catalan leader called for negotiation over the next two months. Spain had issued a Monday deadline for Puigdemont to clarify his intent - or face direct...

Somalis Protest After Deadly Blast

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Somalis are reacting to Saturday’s devastating bomb attack by marching to demonstrate their anger at the presence of al-shabab. The militants have been blamed for the attack, but no group has yet said it was behind the massive bomb attack that took place in a busy area of the Somali capital,...

Trump Scraps Iran Nuclear Deal

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U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew backing from the nuclear accord with Iran this Friday and laid out a more confrontational strategy. The move did not withdraw the US from the deal but gave congress 60 days to decide whether to do so by re-imposing sanctions. U.S. officials said secretary of state Rex...

South Africa Supreme Court Reinstates Corruption Charges Against President Zuma

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South Africa’s supreme court of appeal has ruled that president Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering. It agreed with a lower court ruling last year that prosecutors could bring back 783 charges relating to a 1999 multi-million dollar arms deal. The charges had been set aside...

Catalan Crisis Update: Spain’s Prime Minister Asks Catalan Leader To Confirm Independence

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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he has asked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to confirm whether or not he has declared independence. He said this was necessary before the Spanish government could take other measures. On Tuesday Puigdemont signed a declaration of independence, but halted implementation to allow negotiations. The prime minister said...

Kenya Parliament Amends Electoral Laws

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The Kenyan parliament has passed an amendment to the country’s election laws, saying that if one candidate withdraws from a repeat presidential election, the other one would automatically win. The amendment has been heavily criticized by the opposition, whose legislators boycotted the vote. The law must now be signed by the president. Kenyan...

Indian Officials Arrest Smugglers With Gold Hidden In Their Rectums

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Gold smugglers are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to get the metal past customs, Indian officials say, after nearly a dozen people were caught with bullion stashed in their rectums. India is the world’s second-largest consumer of gold and smuggling has been increasing since duties were raised on the precious metal,...

Che Guevara Remembered 50 Years After

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More than 60,000 people took to the streets of Cuba on Monday to commemorate the 50th death anniversary of latin american revolutionary, Ernesto “che” Guevara. Cuban president, Raul Castro was present at a mass rally on Sunday at the che guevara mausoleum in the town of Santa Clara, 300 kilometres east...

Liberians Go To Polls To Elect Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ‘s Successor

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Liberians go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a successor to president Ellen Johnson sirleaf, who is stepping down after twelve years in office. It will be a historic moment in the West African country since the end of the civil war in 1989. Liberia has been through challenges in recent...

Cameroon troops attack separatist rallies

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Witnesses and rights groups said troops and attack helicopters opened fire on protesters at the height of separatist rallies in English-speaking areas of Cameroon over the weekend, killing and wounding people. The army dismissed the reports from sources in five towns as “completely false” and said helicopters had only been used...

Attack on U.N. base in eastern D.R Congo leaves two dead

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UN mission says militia fighters in eastern democratic republic of Congo attacked a U.N. peacekeeping base on Friday, triggering clashes that left two of the fighters dead and two peacekeepers slightly wounded. Thirty-four rebels from a Mai-Mai militia have been killed in fighting with Congo’s army in the past week, local...

U.S. expresses concern over Kenya re-run election

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The U.S. government says it is “deeply concerned” about the political environment in Kenya as police and protesters clashed ahead of its presidential re-election on October 26. It said while the United States did not back any party or candidate, it fully supports the work of an election board. The main opposition...

Niger troops ambush: U.S. confirms killing of three soldiers

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Three US and five Nigerian soldiers have been killed and two others wounded in an ambush in Niger near the border with Mali. US Africa command said the patrol had come under "hostile fire" and was working to confirm the details. The us army has been providing training to Niger’s army to help...

Trump compares Hurricane Maria, Katrina 'death counts'

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President Donald Trump has told Puerto Rico officials they should be "proud" they did not lose thousands of lives as in "a real catastrophe like Katrina". Trump also said the storm-ravaged us territory had thrown the American budget "a little out of whack". Before landing on the island, trump rated his administration's...

Australia New Anti Terrorism Law

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Terror suspects could be held for 14 days without charge in Australia under a push by the nation's government. Prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull said the proposal would replace state laws, which specify varying periods of detention. The government also wants to make it illegal to possess terror-related "instructions", such as bomb manuals. Turnbull...

US Expels Cuba Diplomats

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The us has expelled 15 Cuban diplomats, saying Havana failed to protect us diplomats from mysterious acoustic attacks. The Cuban diplomats have been given seven days to leave. Cuba's foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez called the move "unacceptable". This is coming one week after us withdrawal of more than half of its own diplomats...

Blasts At Uganda MPs Homes

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Grenade attacks have taken place at the homes of two Ugandan opposition MPs, including singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi. Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi wine, said he was targeted for opposing the ruling party's plan to scrap the presidential age limit. Kyagulanyi and MP Allan Ssewanyana said their homes shook and windows were shattered...


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