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At least 26 die due to hunger in Somalia’s Jubbaland region  

At least 26 die due to hunger in Somalia’s Jubbaland region   

  At least 26 people died from hunger in the semi-autonomous Jubbaland region of southern Somalia in just a day an a half, federal government radio said on its website. Somalia, like other countries in the region, is facing a ...

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Hamas aims to improve international image with new programme

Hamas aims to improve international image with new programme

  The Palestinian group Hamas has drafted a new political programme it hopes will improve ties with neighbouring Egypt and the West, and present a more moderate image that will help remove it from “Western terrorism” lists. The internationally isolated group, ...

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India gives Ganges, Yamuna rivers same rights as a human  

India gives Ganges, Yamuna rivers same rights as a human  

 Two of India’s most iconic rivers, considered sacred by nearly a billion Hindus in the country, have been given the status of living entities to save them from further harm caused by widespread pollution. The High Court in the northern ...

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Russia accused of hindering UK money laundering investigations

Russia accused of hindering UK money laundering investigations

  Britain is struggling to stop vast sums of potentially criminal money entering the country because investigators are being hampered by the Russian authorities, the head of the National Crime Agency money laundering unit has said. In an interview with the Guardian, ...

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Saudi Arabia announces 90-day amnesty for illegal residents

Saudi Arabia announces 90-day amnesty for illegal residents

Saudi Arabia has announced a 90-day grace period for illegal residents to go back to their countries without facing any kind of penalties, says local media. The Saudi Gazette reported that the initiative was a part of the oil-rich kingdom’s ...

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Trump administration weighing broad sanctions on North Korea: US official 

Trump administration weighing broad sanctions on North Korea: US official 

The Trump administration is considering sweeping sanctions aimed at cutting North Korea off from the global financial system as part of a broad review of measures to counter Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile threat, a senior US official said on Monday. ...

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Turkey detains more than 2,000 people over militant, coup links: interior ministr 

Turkey detains more than 2,000 people over militant, coup links: interior ministr 

Turkish authorities detained more than 2,000 people over the last week for suspected links to militant groups or last year’s failed coup attempt, the interior ministry said on Monday. Turkey, which faces multiple security threats, including the outlawed Kurdistan Workers ...

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US bans large electronics from 10 airports, mainly in Middle East

US bans large electronics from 10 airports, mainly in Middle East

  The Trump administration confirmed Tuesday it is imposing new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travellers coming to the United States from 10 airports mainly in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terror threats. The ...

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