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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...

Russian Opposition Leader Jailed Again

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Russian opposition Leader Alexei Navalny has been given a 20-day prison sentence for repeatedly violating a ban on organising public meetings. His supporters say he was detained to stop him taking part in presidential elections in march when Vladimir Putin is expected to seek a fourth term. It is the third time...

South Africa’s Deputy President Ramaphosa Hits Out At Brawling Politicians

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South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has hit out at brawling, chair-throwing ANC politicians, describing their behavior as shameful. He made the remarks at the close of an African national congress, ANC, meeting in eastern Cape Province that descended into chaos. The anc is to choose a new leader in December, inflaming...

Somali Refugee Arrested In Edmonton Attack

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A Somali-born refugee has been arrested in connection with attacks in Edmonton, Alberta in which five people were injured. The unnamed 30-year-old man is suspected of stabbing a policeman and injuring four pedestrians on Saturday. The officer was controlling traffic at a Canadian football league game when he was struck by a...

Catalonia Declares Victory In Referendum

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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the Spanish region has won the right to statehood following a contentious referendum that was marred by violence. He said the door was open to a unilateral declaration of independence after catalan officials said voters had backed secession with a 42.3% turnout. Spain's government has warned it...

Las Vegas Shooting: Police Search For Gunman's Motive

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Police are working to establish the motive behind a mass shooting which left at least 59 dead and another 527 injured at a Las Vegas concert. Gunman,  Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival on Sunday evening. Police found 23...

Hugh Hefner Dies Aged 91

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Hugh Hefner, American founder of the international adult magazine Playboy, has died at the age of 91. Playboy Enterprises Inc said he passed away peacefully at home in Los Angeles, from natural causes. Hefner began publishing Playboy in his kitchen in 1953. It became the largest-selling men's magazine in the world, shifting...

Hurricane Maria: Trump Defends Puerto Rico Response

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US President Donald Trump has defended his response to the disaster in Puerto Rico, which has been ravaged by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Much of the US island territory has lost power, while residents say they are running low on medicines and food. Critics have accused Mr Trump of being slow...

Restaurant Hangs Cow Over Debate On Eating Animal

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An abattoir-style restaurant in Australia is facing an online backlash over an installation of a stuffed cow hanging from its ceiling. Etica, a pizza place in Adelaide, South Australia, have the taxidermied eight-year-old Friesian x Hereford, suspended from the ceiling by her hind legs. The owners of the restaurant, Federico and Melissa...

Women Critical To African Food Security - ActionAid Nigeria

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Agriculture policy makers in Africa have been told to formulate and enforce policies that will allow women farmers in the continent own farmlands and other inputs. The country director, ActionAid Nigeria, Ojoboatuluku came up with this position at a rural women farmers forum in Abuja. Atuluku said past experience shows female farmers...

Palestinian Gunman Kills Three Israelis In West Bank

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Three Israelis have been shot dead by a Palestinian at the entrance to the Jewish settlement of Har Adar in the occupied West Bank, Israeli police say. The gunman, a 37-year-old from a nearby village, was also shot and died later. Israeli Prime Minister,  Benjamin Netanyahu,  blamed the attack on Palestinian incitement. It...

 

German Election: Merkel Vows To Win Back Right-Wing Voters

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The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to win back the voters who deserted her party for right-wing nationalist AfD.

North Korea Says Trump Speech Is 'A Dog's Bark'

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North Korea's top diplomat has called US President Donald Trump's speech to the UN "the sound of a barking dog". Speaking to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Mr Trump said he would "totally destroy" North Korea if it posed a threat to the US or its allies. Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho's comments were...

Togolese Call For The President’s Resignation

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Lome on Wednesday to protest the autocratic rule of Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe, who has ruled the former French colony since 2005. Guarded by police, gendarmerie and soldiers, demonstrators in the capital city demanded constitutional reforms, including a two-term presidential limit, as they...

Kenya's Supreme Court Criticises Country's Electoral Commission

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Kenya's Supreme Court has blamed the country's electoral commission (IEBC) for its decision to annul the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The judges said the 8 August poll was "neither transparent or verifiable". Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu said the IEBC did not verify the presidential results before they were announced. Mr Kenyatta...

President Buhari Challenge The UN To Initiate Direct Engagement With North Korea

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President Muhammad Buhari has identified the conflict in the Korean peninsula as the single major threat to world peace The Nigerian leader said this during his address to the seventy second general assembly of the united nations in New York President Buhari therefore challenged the un to initiate direct engagement with north...

UN Seeks More Access To Myanmar Violence

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The head of a U.N. investigation into violence in Myanmar asked on Tuesday for more time to look into allegations of mass killings of Rohingya Muslims, as well as torture, sexual violence and the burning of villages. Marzuki Darusman told his sponsors in the U.N. human rights council he was also...

Rohingya Crisis: Suu Kyi Speaks

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Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says her government does not fear "international scrutiny" of its handling of the growing Rohingya crisis. It was her first address to the country about the violence in northern rakhine state that has seen more than 400,000 rohingya muslims cross into bangladesh. Suu Kyi has faced...