Police Arrest ‘Yellow Vest’ Demonstrators As Protests Resume

  French police said they arrested more than 100 “yellow vest” demonstrators on Saturday in Paris as thousands of protestors took to the streets for the 23rd week of anti-government marches. AFP journalists reported scuffles between police and protesters in the afternoon, after hours of calm, as police used anti-riot grenades and tear gas to … Continue reading Police Arrest ‘Yellow Vest’ Demonstrators As Protests Resume

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Kosovo Repatriates 110 Citizens From Syria

  Kosovo on Saturday repatriated 110 of its citizens from Syria, mostly mothers with their children having followed their partners who went to join jihadist groups in the war-torn country. “Today, in the early hours of the morning, a very sensitive and important operation was conducted with the help of the United States in which … Continue reading Kosovo Repatriates 110 Citizens From Syria

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Columbine Massacre Remembered, Twenty Years On

  Dozens of people gathered for a vigil on Friday on the 20th anniversary of the Columbine high school massacre, laying flowers at a memorial for the victims. Twelve students and a teacher were killed on April 20, 1999, when two teenagers armed with an assortment of weapons and home-made bombs went on the rampage … Continue reading Columbine Massacre Remembered, Twenty Years On

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Gunmen Kill 13 At Mexican Party

  Thirteen people, including a child, were killed Friday when a group of unidentified gunmen opened fire on a party in the violence-wracked eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, officials said. The Secretariat of Public Safety said the gunmen arrived at a family reunion in Minatitlan asking to see someone named “El Becky’ — the owner … Continue reading Gunmen Kill 13 At Mexican Party

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IS Launches Deadliest Attack On Syria Army Since Crisis

  Islamic State group jihadists have killed 35 pro-Damascus fighters in Syria, in what a monitoring group described Saturday as their deadliest operation since the fall of the “caliphate”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said four senior Syrian army officers were among the troops and allied militiamen killed in the desert east of Homs … Continue reading IS Launches Deadliest Attack On Syria Army Since Crisis

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North Korea Slams Bolton For Remarks On Stalled Denuclearisation Talks

  A senior North Korean official slammed US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Saturday, accusing him of making “stupid” comments on stalled denuclearisation talks and warning “nothing good” would come of them. Bolton is the second, top-ranking US politician to be criticised by Pyongyang in recent days, after it labelled Secretary of State Mike … Continue reading North Korea Slams Bolton For Remarks On Stalled Denuclearisation Talks

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Loud Explosion, Gunfire Rock Kabul Central

  A loud explosion and follow-up gunfire were heard in an ongoing assault near the Afghan communication ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, officials said. The attack occurred a day after talks fell apart between the Taliban and Afghan representatives. No one claimed immediate responsibility and there was no immediate word on casualties. “The information … Continue reading Loud Explosion, Gunfire Rock Kabul Central

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Egyptians Vote In Referendum To Extend Sisi’s Rule

  Egyptians were voting Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader who presents himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region. Despite protests from human rights groups, the three-day plebiscite is expected to approve sweeping constitutional changes that will extend Sisi’s … Continue reading Egyptians Vote In Referendum To Extend Sisi’s Rule

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Several Injured, 28 Houses Burnt In Fresh Taraba LG Violence

  Several people have been reportedly injured and about 28 houses burnt in another clash between the Tivs and Jukuns in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State. Confirming the violence, Chairman of the LGA, Mr Daniel Grace told channels television that it was a reprisal attack. He alleged that a Special Task Force from … Continue reading Several Injured, 28 Houses Burnt In Fresh Taraba LG Violence

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Onnoghen: Adesina, Oyeniyi Disagree Over Legality Of Procedure

  Mr Femi Adesina and a political scientist, Akinloye Oyeniyi, have disagreed over the procedure that led to the conviction of Justice Walter Onnoghen by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Adesina who is the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity insisted that the Federal Government followed due process in the case. … Continue reading Onnoghen: Adesina, Oyeniyi Disagree Over Legality Of Procedure

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