Wednesday , March 21 2018

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UN points to likely war crimes in Syria GENEVA, March 3, (Agencies): Kuwait warned Friday that the ongoing humanitarian fallouts in Syria are threatening the overall international political situation. The international community must stop the bloodshed in Syria and find comprehensive and permanent solution for the crisis, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative …

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Turkish airstrikes kill 36 in Afrin

BEIRUT, March 3, (Agencies): Turkish air strikes killed at least 36 pro-regime fighters backing Kurdish militia in Syria’s northwestern Kurdish enclave of Afrin on Saturday, a monitoring group said. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democractic Forces alliance said the Turkish raids targeted pro-regime positions, but gave no death toll. The Britain-based Syrian …

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More than 100 killed since Philippine police returned to Duterte’s drug war

Manila, March 3, 2018 (AFP) -More than 100 drug suspects have been killed since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the police to rejoin his “war on drugs”, an official said Saturday. Duterte was elected in 2016 on a promise to eradicate drugs, and launched an unprecedented campaign in which — …

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Police: Suspect in college campus shooting apprehended

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — A 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory before running from campus was apprehended early Saturday following an intensive daylong search that included more than 100 police officers, some heavily armed in camouflage uniforms, authorities said. James Eric Davis …

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24 killed in fire at drug rehab clinic in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Authorities in Azerbaijan say at least 24 people have been killed in a fire at a drug rehabilitation clinic in the capital this morning. Police and prosecutors said in a joint statement that the fire broke out at 6 a.m. local time (0200 GMT) Friday in …

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Police say 10 Maoist rebels killed in raid in eastern India

PATNA, India (AP) — Indian police said they killed at least 10 Maoist rebels in a raiarehouses. The insurgency began in 1967 as a network of left-wing ideologues and young recruits in the village ofce, raided the stronghold in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state. He said police recovered 10 bodies …

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Myanmar defends troop build-up on Bangladesh border near Rohingya camp

Yangon, March 2, 2018 (AFP) -Myanmar on Friday defended deploying fresh troops to a border zone with Bangladesh where thousands of Rohingya refugees are camped, blaming a militant threat as Dhaka called for an immediate retreat to lower tensions along the troubled frontier. The increased security presence this week has …

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Four aid workers killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria: UN

Kano, Nigeria, March 2, 2018 (AFP) -Four aid workers were killed in a Boko Haram attack in the remote town of Rann, in northeast Nigeria, the UN told AFP on Friday. UN spokeswoman Samantha Newport said the attack happened late Thursday. “Four aid workers were killed, one aid worker was …

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