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Daily Archives: September 12, 2015

Ethiopia battles looming drought

Coletta Wanjohi ​Press TV, Addis Ababa Ethiopia is battling looming drought as its rainy seasons of the year have been less than expected. An additional 1.6 million people now require urgent relief food. Coletta Wanjohi reports.

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Japan will ‘go up in flames’ in case of US-Sino war: Analyst

The Japanese people are right in protesting Tokyo’s military ambitions because an alliance with the US will send Tokyo “up in flames” in case of a war between China and the United States, an American military analyst says. Michael Burns, a political and military analyst, made the remarks when interviewed ...

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Federer, Djokovic in dream US Open final

NEW YORK: Roger Federer reached his first US Open final in six years, where he will face world number one Novak Djokovic in the 42nd round of their heavyweight rivalry. Five-time champion Federer, 34, bidding to become the oldest New York champion since 1970, swept past Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka ...

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Abuse scandal in CAR to bring UN into disrepute: Amnesty

Amnesty International has criticized a reform plan proposed by the UN to tackle sexual abuse by its peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), saying the world body must give due punishment to the perpetrators of the crimes that could disgrace the UN. “Sexual misconduct by UN peacekeepers threatens to ...

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Militant mortar attacks kill twelve Syrians, injure nearly three dozen

At least twelve people have been killed and around three dozen others injured in separate mortar attacks launched by foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants against residential areas in and around Syria’s capital, Damascus. Eleven people, mostly civilians, lost their lives and 20 others sustained injuries when mortar shells fired by militants struck Duwaila neighborhood of Damascus late ...

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New Saudi airstrikes kill at least 13 people in Yemen

At least 13 Yemeni people have been killed and scores of others wounded in Saudi Arabia’s latest airstrikes as Riyadh’s unabated aggression against the war-torn country continues. The Yemeni al-Masirah news channel reported on Friday that at least 10 people were killed and many others sustained injuries when Saudi warplanes ...

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Iraqi parliament speaker arrives in Iran for talks

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri has arrived in the Iranian capital of Tehran to hold talks with senior officials of the Islamic Republic. Jabouri was welcomed by First Vice Speaker of Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport upon his arrival. During his stay in Tehran, the ...

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Australian aircraft in first mission in Syria: defence

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australian aircraft have completed their first operation in Syria, defence officials said Saturday, just days after Canberra extended the mission from Iraq to better fight Islamic State jihadists. “The Australian Air Task Group completed its first operational mission in Syria overnight, returning to base in the Middle ...

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