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North Korea Detains U.S. Student For ‘Hostile Act’

North Korea said on Friday it had detained a U.S. university student for committing a “hostile act” and wanting to “destroy the country’s unity”, the third western citizen known to be held in the isolated state. The North’s official KCNA news agency said Otto Frederick Warmbier entered North Korea as …

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Burkina Faso Hotel  Al Qaeda Attack Claims 28 Lives, Over 50 wounded  

Security forces in Burkina Faso retook a hotel in the capital on Saturday a day after al Qaeda fighters seized it in an assault that killed at least 28 people from at least 18 countries and marked a major escalation of Islamist militancy in West Africa. Until Friday’s attack, the …

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Somali Bans Christmas, New Year Celebrations

The government of Somalia has issued a ban on Christmas and New Year’s celebrations in the Muslim country, saying the festivities “have nothing to do with Islam.” “We warn against celebration of Christmas, which is only for Christians,” Sheikh Mohamed Kheyrow, director of Somalia’s ministry of religion, said on state …

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Ghana President Bans First Class Travel For Public Officials

Ghana’s President John Mahama has banned public officials from first class air travel in a renewed effort to cut wasteful spending as the West African nation implements an International Monetary Fund (IMF) aid deal to revive state finances, the government said on Tuesday. Ghana is preparing to hold presidential and …

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New Report Exposes Conflict Of Interest Among COP21 Sponsors

Corporate Accountability International (CAI) has exposed a conflict of interest in the ongoing climate talks in Paris in a new report titled “Fueling the fire: the big polluters bankrolling COP21” which focuses on the environmental destruction and public policy interference of the leading COP21 sponsors. The report lays bare the …

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Release Egyptian Journalist Ismail Alexandrani, NED Cries Out

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has expressed its grave concern over the detention of Egyptian investigative journalist and researcher Ismail Alexandrani, who served as a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies in 2012–2013. Alexandrani was detained upon arrival at Egypt’s Hurghada airport on Sunday, November …

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Police Unveils Korede Bello As Youth Ambassador

Mavin records act, Korede Bello was on Wednesday unveiled as the first Police Youth Ambassador The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase said youths are critical to fight against rime in the countr IG represented by the Deput Inspector General of Police, Danazumi Doma, Director, Finance and Administration, Arase said: …

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Breaking: Appeal Court Declares Oscar Pistorius  Guilty of Murder

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder after a South African appeals court overturned an earlier manslaughter verdict. He killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013 after shooting her four times through a locked toilet door. He is currently under house arrest after spending one year …

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Step Down After Tenure Expiration In 2017, U.S. Advises Rwandan President

Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, says Washington expects Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, to set an example for the region and step down at the end of his second term in office in 2017. Power, spoke to reporters on Wednesday that “President Kagame has an opportunity to …

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Brussels in Total Lockdown, Terror Threat Raised To Maximum

  Brussels has been blanketed with security after the Belgian government raised alert levels on terrorist threats to the maximum, warning of the “serious and imminent” possibility of a Paris-style attack involving firearms and explosives. The city’s metro system was closed down on Saturday until Sunday afternoon at the earliest …

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