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Uncertainty Grips Washington in Face of Another Possible Shutdown

WASHINGTON — If Congress fails to act, the U.S. government’s authority to continue spending money will expire at midnight on Thursday, forcing more than 1 million federal workers and an untold number of contractors to stop working. Thousands more will …

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Judge Suspends Inquiry into Beirut Port Blast amid Challenges

BEIRUT — The lead judge investigating last year’s massive blast in Beirut’s port suspended his work in the case Monday after a former Cabinet minister demanded his dismissal.Judge Tarek Bitar, the second judge to lead the complicated and thorny investi…

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Rochester Police say 1 Officer Charged in Daniel Prude Case

Police in Rochester, New York, said that one officer was served with “departmental charges” in relation to the March 2020 restraint of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died of asphyxiation while in police custody.The circumstances of Prude’s death fueled …

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Deadly typhoid outbreak under control in Popokabaka

Nestled in the hills at the confluence of three rivers, the health zone of Popokabaka, nearly 400 kilometres southeast of Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has been the centre of an outbreak of typhoid fever that has lasted f…

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Alarming Loss of Life on Way to Canaries Worsens in 2021

Berlin  – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is extremely concerned about a sharp increase in the deaths and disappearances at sea of migrants trying to reach the Canary Islands along the West African coast.By the end of August 2021, IO…

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Global response needed to counter rising security threats at sea

Freedom of navigation, recognized as a fundamental principle of international law, has come increasingly under threat. Piracy and armed robbery; terrorism; drug trafficking and trafficking in nuclear materials and firearms; human trafficking and the sm…

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South Africa’s Royal Scandal: New Zulu King’s Claim Disputed

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – A new Zulu king was named in South Africa amid scenes of chaos after members of the royal family questioned Prince Misuzulu Zulu’s claim to the title following his father’s death, and bodyguards suddenly whisked him away from …

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Somalia Lawmakers Cancel Presidential Term Extension

Somalia’s lawmakers have voted to cancel a presidential term extension they had approved last month in an action that might end a political stand-off. Somalia’s lower house of Parliament reversed a 2-year extension Saturday for its term and that of t…

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Somalia Lawmakers Cancel Presidential Term Extension

Somalia’s lawmakers have voted to cancel a presidential term extension they had approved last month in an action that might end a political stand-off. Somalia’s lower house of Parliament reversed a 2-year extension Saturday for its term and that of t…

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Somali Opposition Fighters Cordon off Parts of Tense Capital

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – Heavily armed Somali opposition fighters held positions in parts of the capital of Mogadishu Monday, a day after clashes with government troops erupted over the president’s bid to extend his mandate, in the country’s worst politica…