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Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

A wounded man is brought by stretcher into a hospital after a mortar was fired by insurgents in Haskamena district of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. An Afghan official says at least several people have been killed during Friday prayers when a mortar fired by insurgents blasted through the roof of

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Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal

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International Court of Justice grants Kenya another delay in maritime case with Somalia

Kenya has been calling for an out of court settlement but Somalia has insisted on the International Court of Justice. International Court of Justice grants Kenya another delay in maritime case with Somalia  states that the postponement is granted on the understanding that both Parties will be represented at the hearings. The International Court of

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Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

FILE – In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. U.S. Rep. Cummings has died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a

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Khalwale wants KDF troops withdrawn from Somalia

Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale at a past function [Source/Captain Dominic/Twitter] Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto to consider withdrawing Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) from Somalia. In a tweet, the politician said that the troops are no longer needed in Somalia, adding that they have accomplished

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India extradition battle over London couple who ‘hired assassins to kill adopted son to claim insurance money’

Arti Dhir (L), 55, and Kaval Raijada, 30,are wanted in India for the murder of their adopted son (Picture: Interpol) The UK has come under pressure to extradite a couple accused of hiring assassins to kill their adopted son in India so they could claim his life insurance. Indian authorities want Arti Dhir, 55, and

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Is al-Shabab looking to Ethiopia?

Al-Shabab has mostly struck Kenya when attacking outside of Somalia’s borders. But after recent arrests of alleged al-Shabab fighters in Ethiopia, is the Islamist group turning to Ethiopia as a new target? The al-Shabab militant group has sown fear and terror in Eastern Africa for more than a decade. The terrorist group is fighting to

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Nigerian police rescue 67 from ‘inhuman’ conditions at Islamic ‘school’

People are pictured after being rescued by police in Sabon Garin, in Daura local government area of Katsina state, Nigeria October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer Police in northern Nigeria rescued nearly 70 men and boys from a second purported Islamic school where they were shackled and subjected to “inhuman and degrading treatments.” The raid in Katsina,

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Raila Odinga Family in Vicious Fight to Grab property from his late son’s Ethiopian widow

Lwam Bekele, who claims Raila family has not been supporting her, says if it’s proved twins were sired by Fidel, she would include them as beneficiaries. We bring you details of the story that Standard Newspaper killed to save face for the Raila family, Mama Ida Odinga, the wife of Raila Odinga, is a reserved

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Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

In this photo provided by Philippine National Police Public Information Office, Philippine National Police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde, right, is congratulated by Police Maj.Gen. Guillermo Eleazar after the flag-raising ceremony at Camp Crame Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Albayalde resigned on Monday after he faced allegations in a

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