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Human Rights Watch said in a report that Duterte and other senior officials instigated and incited the killings of drug suspects in a campaign that could amount to crimes against humanity. The government has reportedly not charged a single police officer over any of the killings. "In due time, your president and those who blindly enforce his illegal orders to kill, fabricate evidence and concoct lies will be held accountable", De Lima said in a handwritten note posted on her official ...
  • Taliban storm police, intelligence offices in Kabul

    Taliban storm police, intelligence offices in Kabul

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    The Taliban, which claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attacks, are seeking to expel foreign troops and defeat the US-backed government following their ouster in 2001. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry said the attack had been quelled at the compound by late afternoon, but at least 15 police officers and one civilian were killed.
  • South Africa Deports 97 Nigerians For Civil, Drug, Criminal Offences

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    Less than 24 hours 41 Nigerian girls who were victims of human trafficking to Europe were deported to the country from Mali, another 97 Nigerians have been brought back from South Africa Monday night. Outbreaks of xenophobic violence were recently reported in Johannesburg and Pretoria. The chairperson of the committee on foreign affairs, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, said it was time for Nigeria to impose sanctions on South Africa, adding that Nigeria should also consider retaliatory moves ...
  • Iraqi forces battling Islamic State reach Mosul bridge

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    On Tuesday, the Iraqi army began evacuating displaced people from the village of al Salam, south-west of the airport. They launched their attack on the districts that lie west of the Tigris river on February 19. Later today from Gawsaq, Iraqi counterterrorism forces moved into the nearby Wadi Hajar neighborhood, he said. "They trapped us and they didn't want us to leave", she said of the IS militants.
  • French Holocaust-era historian detained for 10 hours by USA immigration

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    Rousso was eventually allowed to enter the U.S.at 1.30 a.m., but only after a colleague called "the president of Texas A&M , who immediately alerted a law professor in charge of immigration issues", he later learned. He is Director of Research at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Rousso is an expert on post-World War I France and the Holocaust .
  • 99-year-old woman locked up as part of her last wishes

    99-year-old woman locked up as part of her last wishes

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    The feisty senior - known only as Annie - was arrested and locked up in a jail cell. An elderly woman from the Netherlands spent some time in the big house and crossed an item off her bucket list. "[An officer] made a decision to look into the possibility to grant her request". The police shared photos on Facebook and said it was "a day to remember".
  • Ten anti-refugee attacks recorded each day in Germany

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    The number of Syrian refugees has passed 2.563 million. A total of 560 people were injured in the violence, including 43 children. German officials have released data that shows refugees and asylum seekers suffered almost 10 attacks a day there in 2016, the interior ministry said.
  • South African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant march in Pretoria

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    Anti-immigrant violence flares sporadically in South Africa, fuelled by persistent 26 percent unemployment and a belief that African foreigners, some of them illegal immigrants, are taking jobs from locals. Zimbabwe's consul-general to the South Africa, Mr Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro, said they would continue engaging the host government over the potentially volatile issue.
  • Steve Bannon Nailed It on the Media's Fight Against Trump

    Steve Bannon Nailed It on the Media's Fight Against Trump

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    Democrats criticized this request. US President Donald Trump says he will make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military build-ups in American history" in a feisty, campaign-style speech to eager activists. Last weekend, Priebus called the Times story "complete garbage". "If the FBI knows something to be false, unless it hinders intelligence gathering, an ongoing investigation - our job isn't to get in the way of them doing their job", he said.
  • I doubt South Africans are xenophobic

    I doubt South Africans are xenophobic

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    The Asawase MP recalled the contribution of Ghana to the South African liberation struggle and urged Ghana and other African nations to boycott all South African products and companies to send a signal to that country. The groups include South Africans , foreign nationals and members of community police forums. Nigeria is becoming increasingly concerned with the safety of its citizens living in South Africa, estimated to be around 800,000.
  • Sponsored Syria talks resume in Geneva after 10 months

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    U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura convened separate meetings with representatives of the government and opposition delegations Thursday morning. "No, I'm not expecting a breakthrough", de Mistura said. When Syria peace talks restart in Geneva on Thursday after 10 months in the deep-freeze, familiar disagreements are likely to resurface, despite massive changes in the military and political context.
  • Weather Authority: Winter storm possible Thursday Night and Friday

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    Friday. Very windy north to northeast wind is expected to develop early Thursday morning which will cause significant blowing and drifting snow. The next potent storm system will arrive Thursday evening and throughout the day Friday, with heavy snow, sleet, rain and even some freezing rain possible throughout the area during that time.
  • Mexico pushes back against new USA immigration plan

    Mexico pushes back against new USA immigration plan

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    But the Trump administration's effort to step up deportations have already prompted an aggressive campaign by some Mexican officials, governors and public figures to fight the policy by jamming up USA immigration courts. In Mexico, Kelly will join Secretary of State Rex Tillerson . The immigration issue has caused increasing strain between Mexico and the US, particularly over President Trump's pledge to build a border wall and make Mexico pay for it.
  • French military training eagles to kill drones

    French military training eagles to kill drones

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    Experts believe training eagles to deal with threatening drones is far safer than using bullets to shoot them down. At Mont-de-Marsan airbase in south-western France, fearsome golden eagles are being trained to take out unmanned aircraft in mid-flight.
  • Brit Awards honour David Bowie with best male solo artist gong

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    Dakota with Fast Car , Alan Walker with Faded , Calvin Harris ft. The late David Bowie, Adele and the 1975 are among 2017 BRIT award winners. The nominees include Drake, Beyonce and David Bowie. Human singer Rag'N'Bone Man was also previously revealed as the critics' choice victor. "Thank you to everyone for this journey so far, thank you to my record label, thank you so much for allowing me to make the music I want to make".
  • Army Corps To Close Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camps

    Army Corps To Close Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camps

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    Governor Doug Burgum and the Army Corps of Engineers have ordered the protesters to leave the site by 2 PM local time on Wednesday. February 22 - Authorities give protesters until 2 p.m.to leave a camp on federal land. Melting snows could flood the area and contaminate nearby rivers if debris and human waste at the camp aren't hauled away, the officials have said .
  • France election: Centrist boost for liberal candidate Macron

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    Bayrou has said he will give his decision at around 1630 local time (1530 GMT) at the headquarters of his political movement MoDem in Paris. The latest survey on Wednesday showed little change in the pattern. She is said to have highlighted the need for more decisive global support to help institutions and the Lebanese population to cope with the emergency of refugees from Syria and Iraq.
  • Theresa May must withdraw 'desperate' Trump state visit invitation, say MPs

    Theresa May must withdraw 'desperate' Trump state visit invitation, say MPs

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    In its official response to the petitions, the Government stressed ministers believe "the President of the United States should be extended the full courtesy of a State Visit ". In the crowd, a student from Goldsmiths, Sara Sharp, 31, who carried a sign reading "Theresa the Appeaser", said she was protesting "everything" the occasion represented.
  • Malaysian PM says North Korean envoy was "diplomatically rude"

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    Malaysian police "pinned the suspicion on us and targeted the investigation against it". The corpse of Kim Jong Nam - who was killed last Monday at Kuala Lumpur airport - has been at the centre of a diplomatic row between Pyongyang and Malaysia, after the North insisted it be returned and objected to an autopsy being performed.
  • Debate On Brexit Bill Due To Start In UK Parliament's Upper House

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    His comments came after Conservative former minister Dominic Raab urged peers with generous European Union pension pots to ensure they "came clean" and declared these when speaking in Parliament on Brexit. The peer insisted: "We're not going to". "Neither should we provide the government with a blank check". Conservative Justice Secretary Liz Truss said Brexit opponents were "fighting yesterday's battles".
  • South Sudan suffering 'man-made' starvation

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    Sign up to our daily newsletter for your chance to win. WFP continues to scale up its support in South Sudan as humanitarian needs increase, and plans to provide food and nutrition assistance to 4.1 million people through the hunger season in South Sudan this year.
  • 2 officers shot, 1 killed, after responding to traffic accident in California

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    The two Whittier Police Department officers were responding to a traffic collision when the gang member, who was driving a stolen auto, opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol. "You just never know when officers respond to a call what they are going to run into". Los Angeles County Fire Dispatch Supervisor Art Marrujo said the suspect was treated for gunshot wounds.
  • No Change In Policy? Pakistan Arrests 205 Afghan Refugees, Labels Them 'Terrorists'

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    A wave of terrorism swept the country last week, hitting a high on Thursday when a suicide attacker set off explosives at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, leaving at least 76 devotees dead and over 250 injured. "More than 350 suspects have been taken into custody mostly Afghans since the Lahore blast last Monday", said Punjab police spokesman Niyab Haider yesterday.