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Lebanon senior security chief says army immune to political bickering

27 August 2016 08:12:45 The Daily Star >> News >> Lebanon News

The military remains unaffected by political disputes over security officials’ term extensions, Army Chief Gen. Jean Kahwagi said in remarks published Saturday.

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Suspected mastermind of Bangladesh cafe attack killed by police

27 August 2016 08:12:44 FOX News

Bangladeshi security forces stormed an Islamist terror hideout on Saturday, killing three militants, including the suspected mastermind of last month's deadly attack on a Dhaka cafe.

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Bangladesh police kill 3, including suspect in Dhaka attack

27 August 2016 08:12:44 FOX News

Police in Bangladesh say they have killed three suspected militants, including an alleged masterminds of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead.

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Aftershocks rattle Italy as national mourning begins

27 August 2016 08:12:44 FOX News

Residents of Italian towns devastated by an earthquake were rattled by a series of aftershocks overnight, the strongest measuring 4.2, as Italy began a day of national mourning.

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Japan tries to woo Africa with aid and investments but it still playing catch-up with China

27 August 2016 08:11:40 South China Morning Post - News feed

Japan takes its aid and trade show to Africa on Saturday, opening a huge two-day development conference in Kenya, hoping that quality will trump quantity in the battle for influence against cash-rich China.

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News24.com | Obama to donate to Kayla Mueller charity

27 August 2016 08:08:58 News24 World

The White House says President Barack Obama plans to donate to the foundation honouring Kayla Mueller, an American killed by Islamic State militants last year.

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News24.com | ConCourt laments lag in resolving Hlophe matter

27 August 2016 08:06:19 News24 South Africa

The Constitutional Court has lamented how long it is taking to conclude the complaint against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe and implored the parties to get on with the job.

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Estonia presidential race too close to call

27 August 2016 07:59:17 The Daily Star >> News >> World

Estonia's parliament will vote Monday in the first round of a presidential election to replace two-term liberal leader Toomas Hendrik Ilves, with analysts saying the race is too close to call.

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Tank explodes at California refinery; no injuries reported

27 August 2016 07:59:16 The Daily Star >> News >> World

A sulfur tank exploded Friday at the largest oil refinery in California, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing a fire, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

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Bongo's fate in the balance as Gabon goes to the polls

27 August 2016 07:59:16 The Daily Star >> News >> World

The people of Gabon vote Saturday to decide whether President Ali Bongo will remain in office or be unseated by a career diplomat and close associate of his late father, who ran the country for 41 years.

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Tropical Storm Madeline forms east-southeast of Hawaiian: NHC

27 August 2016 07:59:16 The Daily Star >> News >> World

Tropical storm Madeline has formed in the northern Pacific ocean, well east-southeast of the Hawaiian Islands, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory Friday.

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Tunisia parliament approves new unity government

27 August 2016 07:51:42 The Daily Star >> News >> Middle East

The new unity government of Youssef Chahed won resounding support from parliament Friday, approving a new cabinet line-up which must tackle the country's pressing socio-economic and security challenges.

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Jonglei state authorities want prison facilities renovated

27 August 2016 07:47:55 Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

August 26, 2016 (BOR) - Prison authorities in South Sudan's Jonglei state have hinted on the possible collapse of one of the inmates' building where female prisoners are currently being kept, urging government quickly renovate it to avoid more damages. The building, with capacity of 20 beds for female inmates, is now completely evacuated, as its collapse became imminent to the prison management. According to Brig. Gen. Manyok Jok, a former prison director in Bor, the crack forced them to (...) - News / Jonglei State , Crime, Justice, Law & Order

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Nigeria: Former Niger Delta Militants Qualify As Aircraft Engineers

27 August 2016 07:44:11 AllAfrica News: Latest

The Presidential Amnesty Office on Friday said 22 beneficiaries of its foreign education programme had graduated as Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and had returned to the country.

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Today's newspapers in review

27 August 2016 07:43:37 timesofmalta.com

These are the leading stories in today's local newspapers. The Times of Malta leads with a denial by Neville Gafa' that he was taking kickbacks to issue medical visas to Libyans. In another story, Environment Ombudsman David Pace is quoted as saying the Mepa demerger ended up creating a "toothless" ERA. The Malta Independent reports that the situation at the Blue Lagoon has deteriorated once again, barely a week after the Malta Tourism Authority announced better enforcement. In-Nazzjon leads with Environment Ombudsman David Pace's excoriation of the Mepa demerger. L-Orizzont writes that the government has told UNESCO it plans to give Valletta's less visited areas, including its Manderaggio, a facelift.

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Watch: Woman has cricket-flinging meltdown on NYC subway

27 August 2016 07:43:37 timesofmalta.com

It could have been a scene straight out of a horror movie. A woman who said she was selling crickets and worms on a crowded New York City subway car appeared to become frazzled by some teenagers and let the critters loose on riders, then urinated on herself, according to social media posts and news reports. Riders on the subway train were locked in close quarters with the bugs for half an hour during rush hour on Wednesday evening after a passenger pulled the train's emergency brake while they were on the Manhattan Bridge. Two days later - yesterday - a woman who identified herself as Zaida Pugh came forward, saying she staged the episode as a prank to raise awareness of how people treat the homeless. She said she is an actress and was not concerned about a backlash from inconvenienced commuters. "Of course they'll be angry with me, but I guess I'm just doing me. I'm waking people up with my shows, my acts," she said by telephone. The teenagers, whom she said were also acting, had pushed her as she offered the creepy-crawlies for sale, and knocked the container holding them into the air. After the crickets were set free, some of them jumped on passengers, who apparently were not...

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In Egypt, ecstatic pilgrims start journey to Mecca

27 August 2016 07:37:08 The Daily Star >> News >> Middle East

Pilgrims have been saying their farewells at Cairo airport before leaving for Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj in the tradition, they believe, of the Prophet Mohammed and Abraham before him.

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Hezbollah strikes Takfiris on Lebanon-Syria border

27 August 2016 07:33:33 WN.com - Mideast News

Hezbollah fighters have ambushed a group of militants belonging to the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group in northeastern Lebanon, killing and wounding a number of them. They outflanked the terrorists on Friday on the outskirts of the town of Arsal, the Lebanese resistance movement’s War Media Center...

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Bahrain starts sentencing top cleric supporters to prison

27 August 2016 07:33:33 WN.com - Mideast News

Bahraini judicial authorities have started handing down prison sentences to demonstrators holding sit-ins in protest at the revocation of the citizenship of prominent Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) stated on Friday that the courts in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom sentenced two protesters to one year of imprisonment each last week over the ongoing protest in the northwestern village of...

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South Africa: ANC Denies It Benefited From Prasa Deal

27 August 2016 07:31:45 AllAfrica News: Latest

The ANC has rejected allegations that the party had been implicated in alleged bribery by a supplier of locomotives to Prasa.

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Zimbabwe: Police Break Up Protest Despite Court Order

27 August 2016 07:31:45 AllAfrica News: Latest

Police have fired tear gas at a crowd of opposition supporters amid an outbreak of violence in Harare. Clashes have broken out all over the city.

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Africa: What Kenya, Africa Stand to Gain From Japan's Key Forum

27 August 2016 07:31:45 AllAfrica News: Latest

Ambassador TOSHITSUGU UESAWA spoke to JULIUS SIGEI on what Ticad brings to the African continent.

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French resorts defiant as top court suspends burkini ban

27 August 2016 07:30:41 The Daily Star >> News >> World

French resorts were defiant after a ban on the burkini in a Riviera town was overturned, vowing to keep the restrictions in place and continue imposing fines on women who wear the full-body swimsuit.

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Bangladesh security forces kill mastermind of Dhaka cafe attack

27 August 2016 07:30:41 The Daily Star >> News >> World

Bangladeshi security forces killed four Islamist militants, including the mastermind of an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month in which 22 people, mostly foreigners, were killed, the head of police counterterrorism in the capital said Saturday.

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'SOS' in sand leads to rescue of 2 people stranded on island

27 August 2016 07:30:41 The Daily Star >> News >> World

The U.S. Coast Guard says two stranded mariners were rescued Friday after crews saw their "SOS" in the sand on an uninhabited island in Micronesia, Hawaii News Now reports.

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UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launches

27 August 2016 07:30:41 The Daily Star >> News >> World

The U.N. Security Council late on Friday condemned a series of missile launches by North Korea after failing to do so earlier this month when China had wanted a statement also to oppose the planned deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea.

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Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win

27 August 2016 07:30:41 The Daily Star >> News >> World

A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law, a judicial rebuke that transgender rights advocates hailed as a victory.

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APM For Modernised Mzimba, Declares War On Chikangawa, Mineral Exploiters

27 August 2016 07:24:12 Malawi Voice

State President Professor Peter Mutharika says government will soon start the construction of modern office complex in district councils in a bid to facelift the district headquarters that are currently in dilapidated state. Mutharika disclosed this recently during a developmental rally he addressed at Luwelezi ground Traditional Authority (T/A) Maubabo in Mzimba. He said the

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News24.com | Juvenile humpback whale freed after 'anchored' to sea bed

27 August 2016 07:20:26 News24 South Africa

A juvenile humpback whale has had to be freed after it was entangled in fishing rope and lines which anchored it to the seabed.

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Uganda: Abducted by LRA, Rescued... Then Rejected

27 August 2016 07:19:19 AllAfrica News: Latest

Eunice Adong was abducted by Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in March 2004. She was captured along with 25 other girls during an attack on Aweikwo village, in the present Aleka Sub-county, Oyam District.

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