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Rising Tension As Ethiopia, Sudan deadlocked in border dispute

Age-old territorial claims are threatening to embroil Ethiopia and Sudan into armed conflict, as bickering over disputed strips of farmland in recent weeks has boiled over into the most serious escalation of border tensions in years. Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed (R) and Sudanese PM Abdalla Hamdok – the two countries ...

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INDIAN FARMERS PROTEST

  New Delhi, India Internet access remained blocked Monday in several districts of a state bordering India’s capital following violent weekend clashes between police and farmers protesting controversial agricultural reforms. FARMERS PROTESTING ON TRACTORS Online access would be suspended in at least 14 of 22 districts in Haryana state near ...

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WHO TEAM PREPARING FOR PROBE IN CHINA A team of experts from the World Health Organization began its long-awaited investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, meeting a group of Chinese scientists in Wuhan ahead of a series of field visits to hospitals, laboratories and the now-closed ...

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At least 13 killed in car bombs, shooting in Syria’s north

At least 12 people have been killed and 29 wounded in two car bomb blasts in northwestern Syria, according to rescue workers and media reporters. The successive explosions on Sunday took place in the town of Azaz and another village some 50km (30 miles) away, both areas held by Syrian ...

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TRUMP CHANGES DEFENCE

Former US President Donald Trump hired two new lawyers to head his defence team for his historic second impeachment trial set to begin next week. Trump’s announcement on Sunday follows reports he abruptly parted ways with several of his impeachment lawyers. David Schoen, left, and Bruce Castor will lead former President Donald ...

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WAR CRIME SUSPECT IN ICC

A Central African Republic war crimes suspect made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday after being handed over to the Hague-based tribunal. Mahamat Said Abdel Kani, 50, an alleged leader of the Seleka, an armed group drawn largely from the Muslim minority, was surrendered to ...

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AL-SHABAAB ATTACKS MOGADISHU

An attack claimed by radical Al Shabab Islamists which continued Sunday evening in a hotel in central Mogadishu, Somalia, left at least three dead and six injured, a security source has learned.  On Sunday afternoon, a car bomb exploded in front of the Afrik Hotel, located near the airport, then ...

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