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  • Rwanda            -          At least 24 people, including women and a child, were killed by militiamen in an attack on a village in the northeasternIturi province of the Democratic Republic of Congo ...

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  • MEXICO - An armed attack at an amusement arcade in the western Uruapan city of Mexico left nine people, including children, dead on Tuesday, local media reported. Four minors between the ages of 12 and 14 were among the dead, whereas one survived the attack with an injury, according to QS Noticias ...

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  • Palestine - Palestine’s leadership vowed Thursday not to recognize any Middle East peace plan it had previously rejected, warning the U.S. and Israel against announcing such a deal. Nabil Abu Rudeinah, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Presidency, said in a statement that the Palestinian ...

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  • RIYADH -The UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions has declared that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was “the most likely source” of the hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s phone. “The company [FTI Consulting] responsible for forensic ...

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  • BOGOTA - Protests resumed across Colombia on Tuesday, with three police officers and one demonstrator injured and 13 buses and six bus stations vandalized, said authorities. Labor unions, students, teachers, indigenous groups and feminist organizations first started striking in November, channeling ...

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  • MOSCOW          -         The meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the Berlin Conference on Libya was “brief but constructive”, a ...

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  • ISTANBUL         -       Turkey aims to exceed $190 billion in exports in 2020, the head of the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) said on Tuesday. The country’s exports, which were around $30 billion in 2000, were $180.5 billion last year, Ismail Gulle ...

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  • BAKU        -        Azerbaijan recalls the tragedy of Jan. 20, also called Black January, with sorrow and pride, its ambassador to Turkey told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview in Ankara.  Regarded as the rebirth of ...

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  • Rwanda - Five Burkina Faso soldiers were killed Friday after their vehicle was hit by a roadside explosive in a northern province, a security source said. “A homemade explosive was used in an attack Friday morning against a military unit on patrol in a wildlife reserve in the Sahel a few ...

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  •  WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia has paid the U.S. roughly $500 million in compensation for the costs associated with stationing American forces in the Kingdom, according to a report.  The payment was made in December, an anonymous U.S. official told CNN. If true, it stands in stark contract to ...

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  • BEIJING - China’s economy grew 6.1% in 2019 registering the lowest growth in the last 29 years, according to official data revealed Friday. China’s National Bureau of Statistics released figures for last year saying the government’s annual target was 6 to 6.5%, Xinhua news agency ...

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  • Tokyo- Aging population of Japan is witnessing a continued fall in suicide rate, new data revealed. According to Japan’s National Police Agency, number of suicides in Japan fell by 4.2% in 2019 from the previous year to a record low 19,959, Kyodo news reported. In 2018, Japan recorded a ...

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  • WASHINGTON - The impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump will likely begin Jan. 21, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. Addressing reporters at the Capitol building, McConnell, who will hold the reins on the process after the House of Representatives transmits ...

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  • WASHINGTON - The State Department’s top official for political affairs met Tuesday with Sudanese Foreign Minister AsmaAbdalla, urging Khartoum to take a major step in the country’s democratic transition.  David Hale “highlighted the importance of completing the formation of ...

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  • SKARDU-Skardu, a scenic valley with blue water and high mountains, is located at an elevation of over 7,300 feet (2,225 meters) in Pakistan’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region.The beauty of the valley is enhanced by its fresh spring water, delicious fruits, the blue water of the Indus River, ...

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  • WASHINGTON : UN Security Council on Friday urged warring factions in Libya to de-escalate tensions and agree to a ceasefire, and condemned an attack on a migrant detention center near the country’s capital. This is the first statement passed by the Council since fighting erupted in April. It ...

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  • YANGON - Myanmar has cut off Internet services in Rakhine state, said an official on Friday, as the fighting between the government troops and an ethnic Buddhist rebel group intensified over the past months. The Ministry of Transport and Communication directed all mobile service providers to ...

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  • ANKARA - US technology giant Apple has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of older-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk. “The units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified ...

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  • ANKARA   -  A significant number of children under five years of age were injured by cosmetic products, according to a newly-published study. Nearly 65,000 children under the age of five went to hospitals due to cosmetic-related products injuries, found the Journal of Clinical ...

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  •   KAMPALA :“We want all of us, around this family to be injected, because we are scared and want to get protection from Ebola.” Says Muhindo Mary. Muhindo is one of the 96 contacts to the confirmed Ebola cases in Kasese district that have been listed by the World Health ...

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  •   MAIDUGURI  : At least 30 persons were killed and 42 injured in multiple explosions in troubled Nigeria’s northeastern Borneo State. Three suicide bombers, one male and two female, detonated explosives at a local tea shop and a Cinema centre of the small town of Konduga, said ...

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  • LONDON  : The French government is to declare a “natural emergency” for areas badly effected by severe storm, which has devastated agricultural land and harvests in southeast of France. French Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume described the storm as a “catastrophe” ...

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  • ANKARA : Turkey’s youth and sports minister reiterated the strategic importance of bilateral relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan at a reception Friday in the capital.“Azerbaijan’s happiness is our happiness and its sorrow is our sorrow,” said Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu, ...

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  • ANKARA : Washington’s strong reaction against Turkey over its decision to purchase Russia’s S-400 missile defence system may reinforce disputes within the NATO alliance, according to an analyst. The tensions between Turkey and the US will result in greater Turkish military cooperation ...

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  • ANKARA-Turkey on Friday voiced support for mediation talks between Venezuela’s Maduro government and the country’s opposition.“Turkey welcomes the talks held in Oslo between the Maduro Government and Venezuelan opposition with the mediation of the Norwegian Government,” Hami ...

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  • WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump’s approval rating has hit its highest level in two years, according to figures released Friday by the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll. The data, cited by The Hill news website, suggests that 48% of registered voters approve of the job Trump is doing while 52% ...

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  •  JERUSALEM - Israeli warplanes struck Syrian military targets after rocket fire from Syria, according to the military early Sunday. In a statement, the army attacked Syrian artillery and aerial defense batteries after two rockets were fired from Syria at Israel-occupied Golan ...

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  • JERUSALEM - Hundreds of Jewish settlers forced their way into Jerusalem’s flashpoint the Al-Aqsa mosque on Sunday, in a rare tour in the final days of the fasting month of Ramadan, a Palestinian official said. “Some 1,179 Jewish extremists stormed the compound since morning,” Omar ...

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  • JOHANNESBURG-A Turkish company launched its advanced non-lethal electroshock weapon in the South African market in the hope of equipping people with an alternative form of protection.“The Wattozz electroshock weapon marks a new dawn of personal security in this beautiful country for ordinary ...

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  • ANKARA - Turkey and Cuba agreed to establish a study group to work on various vaccines, including for cancer, and medical drugs, the Turkish Health Ministry said.Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca met his Cuban counterpart Angel Portal Miranda last week at an international health conference in ...

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