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Daily Archives: September 28, 2015

Australia tour of Bangladesh hangs on security briefings

SYDNEY: Australia are booked on a flight to Bangladesh late Tuesday but will await security briefings over fears militants could target Australians before deciding whether to go ahead with the tour. Three Cricket Australia officials were to meet with top security and intelligence figures in Dhaka on Monday, the governing ...

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Bolivia passes law to permit 4th presidential term for Morales

Bolivian lawmakers have passed a constitutional amendment that would give the country’s President Evo Morales permission to seek a fourth term in office if approved in a national plebiscite. Bolivia’s Plurinational Legislative Assembly approved the measure on a 112-41 vote on Saturday. The amendment to the constitution will be also put to national referendum, ...

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Huge demo in Congo against president extension bid

Thousands of people have held a mass demonstration in the Republic of Congo to protest against plans by President Denis Sassou Nguesso to extend his rule. A huge demonstration was staged in the capital, Brazzaville, on Sunday against the veteran ruler’s plan for a constitutional referendum that would let him extend his ...

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Iran will take legal action over Mina crush: Zarif

Iran has vowed to take necessary political and legal follow-up measures over the recent deadly stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage rituals in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca. Iran will adopt “necessary measures” to prevent the reoccurrence of incidents such as the Mina tragedy, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a live televised ...

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Saudi soldiers watched pilgrims die: Survivor

As criticism against Riyadh continues to mount over a deadly crush near the holy city of Mecca, a survivor says a large number of Saudi Arabian soldiers looked on as hundreds died, Press TV reports. An Iranian survivor of the September 24 incident in Mina, whose name was not revealed, ...

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