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Algeria lends support to Nepal following earthquake

The Government of Algeria has granted an emergency aid package to Nepal, following the devastating earthquake that struck the country five days ago

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Indian activists protest move to lower age for adult trials

Rights activists Thursday protested a move by the Indian cabinet to lower the age for trial as an adult from 18 to 16 for crimes considered “heinous.”

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Germans grin and bear strike by railway drivers

Germans grinned and bore a railway drivers’ strike for a second day Thursday, with a skeleton service still operating, driven by staff who belong to a rival union or are not unionized

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EU leaders set for migration summit as landings continue in Italy

The leaders of the European Union were due to meet in Brussels on Thursday to tackle an escalating migration crisis and the daily arrival of hundreds of would-be asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean

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Eight Shiite pilgrims killed in Iraq suicide attack

Eight Shiite pilgrims were killed and 17 others injured in a suicide attack in the holy city of Samara, north of Baghdad, police said Thursday

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France thwarted five attacks since January, prime minister says

France has thwarted five attacks since January, Prime Minister Manuel Valls told France Inter radio on Thursday. “The threat has never been so high,” Valls said. “We have never in our history been confronted with this kind of terrorism.” Valls said the figure included the arrest at the weekend of a 24-year-old Algerian man who […]

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Hillary Clinton announces presidential bid

Hillary Clinton announces presidential bid

Former secretary of state and past US first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton announced Sunday in an online video that she is seeking the left-leaning Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination

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German literary giant Guenter Grass dies

Guenter Grass – one of the most significant and controversial German novelists of all time – has died at the age of 87 in Luebeck, the Goettingen-based publishing house Steidl Verlag said Monday

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Saudi Arabia rebuffs Iran on calls for Yemen ceasefire

Saudi Arabia on Sunday rejected calls by its regional rival, Iran, to halt a multi-nation air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen amid escalating tensions between Riyadh and Tehran

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Boko Haram creates 800,000 child refugees – UNICEF

About 800,000 children have fled their homes in north-eastern Nigeria because of the conflict with the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, UNICEF said Monday

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Video: Hillary Clinton announces run for White House

Former U.S Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, has announced that she will run for President in 2016 to replace Barack Obama who leaves office in Jan. 2017 after serving two terms

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London Court orders £880,000 payment to Djibouti businessman

The High Court in London has ruled that Abdourahman Boreh, whose $100 million assets were frozen worldwide after an unsafe conviction on a terrorism charge in Djibouti, should be jointly paid £880,000 by the government of Djibouti and its legal representative, UK solicitor firm Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher

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WHO issues first Hepatitis B treatment guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first-ever guidance for the treatment of chronic Hepatitis B

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Central Africa supports ECOWAS to combat Boko Haram

The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) on Tuesday pledged their unflinching support to the Economic Community of West African States( ECOWAS) in fighting against the Islamic terrorist group; Boko Haram, in Nigeria and beyond

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Over 800 health workers infected with Ebola

Over 800 health workers infected with Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) says a total of 833 confirmed health worker infections had been reported in the three intense-transmission countries; of which there had been 488 reported deaths

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ECOWAS Ministers to deliberate on persons without nationalities

The Government of Cote d’Ivoire and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would jointly host the first Ministerial Conference on Statelessness in West Africa from February 23 to 25, in Cote d’Ivoire. Statelessness is a situation whereby an individual residing in a […]

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