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Daily Archives: May 28, 2016

Police break up rival protests in Melbourne

Australian police intervene to defuse clashes between anti-Islam and anti-racism protesters in Melbourne, using pepper spray and making several arrests. More than 300 had partaken in the Saturday protests on Bell Street in the city’s Coburg suburb. On one side were demonstrators representing the True Blue Crew and the United Patriots ...

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Militants attack oil, gas pipelines in southern Nigeria

Militants from the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have blown up gas and crude oil pipelines belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Delta State. Eric Omare, a Delta State governor aide and spokesman for the Ijaw Youth Council, said on Friday that the assailants carried out the attack at about ...

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Three officers charged in US Navy bribery scandal

The US Justice Department has charged three current and former Navy officers for their roles in a big bribery and fraud case. Retired Navy Captain Michael Brooks, 57, Commander Bobby Pitts, 47, and Lieutenant Commander Gentry Debord, 47, were charged on Wednesday, the department announced on Friday. The charges were ...

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US forces in Okinawa under curfew after rape, murder

US forces stationed in Japan’s Okinawa island will be put under a month-long curfew following the rape and murder of a Japanese woman by a former US marine, officials said. Lawrence Nicholson, the head of US forces in Okinawa, said on Monday that a night-time curfew and some other liberty ...

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US suspends export of cluster bombs to Saudi: Officials

The United States has reportedly suspended the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia amid growing concerns that the kingdom has used the weapons in its bombing campaign in Yemen, a report says. The move follows rising criticism by members of Congress of Washington’s support for its ally in the year-long ...

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Clashes erupt at Trump rally in San Diego, dozen arrested

Protesters and supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have clashed in San Diego, California outside the venue of a rally by the real-estate magnate. Over 1,000 anti-Trump protesters gathered on Friday outside the San Diego Convention Center, where the presumptive GOP nominee was giving a speech to his supporters. ...

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Trump backs out of debate with Sanders

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he will not hold a debate with Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, an event that would have become a potentially high-ratings television spectacle. Trump and Sanders have previously expressed an interest to hold a one-on-one encounter in California, in what could have been an unprecedented ...

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New US law could sanction Hezbollah ministers, MPs: Treasury

A US Treasury Department official says Lebanese officials who are members of the resistance movement Hezbollah could be sanctioned under a new US law. The US Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act (HIFPA) passed in December targets Hezbollah’s financial institutions and threatens sanctions against anyone who finances the resistance movement. The ...

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