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Nigerian army arrests several Boko Haram suppliers

Nigerian military says it has arrested a number of people in the country’s embattled northeastern state of Yobe, who were purportedly transporting fuel and to Boko Haram Takfiri militants. “Following…directives to troops in the northeast for a painstaking search of motorists and cargoes, troops of the 3 Division Nigerian army have intercepted ...

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Clinton apologizes for use of private email account

Washington: Hillary Clinton apologized Tuesday for using a private email server while secretary of state, calling the decision, which has dogged her Democratic presidential bid, a “mistake.” The Democratic frontrunner, who is facing eroding support, has long dismissed the email uproar as a manufactured imbroglio. But in an interview Tuesday ...

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EU unveils ‘bold’ migrant crisis plan

STRASBOURG, France (AFP) – EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled a major plan Wednesday to deal with the continent s worst refugee crisis in 70 years, as Greece and Hungary grappled with fresh flows of desperate people. Juncker outlined plans for binding quotas that would share out 120,000 refugees across the ...

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Air strike kills 11 policemen in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR: An air attack has killed at least 11 Afghan police personnel in Helmand province, officials said on Monday, in the latest apparent case of “friendly fire”. An interior ministry spokesman said the strike on Sunday was carried out by Nato forces but another ministry official could not confirm who ...

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UK, France agree to accept thousands of migrants

BERLIN: Britain and France on Monday joined Germany in pledging to accept tens of thousands of refugees as Europe’s record influx of people fleeing war and misery sparked warnings that one Greek migrant chokepoint was “on the verge of explosion”. European leaders are scrambling for solutions as bloody conflicts in ...

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Latin American nations offer to take in Syria refugees

Brasília: Brazil will welcome Syrian refugees with “open arms,” President Dilma Rousseff said Monday, as various Latin American nations sought to help with the human tidal wave fleeing the war-torn country. In a video message marking Brazil´s Independence Day, Rousseff said she wanted to “reiterate the government´s willingness to welcome ...

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Thai military council rejects new draft constitution

BANGKOK: A council appointed by Thailand’s junta rejected on Sunday a draft constitution, a move expected to delay a return to democracy following last year’s military coup. Critics had pilloried the document as divisive, anti-democratic and aimed at prolonging military rule. But its rejection in a vote by the National ...

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