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Strong quake in southern Philippines kills one, injures several

A strong earthquake struck near the Philippine city of Davao on Sunday, killing a child, damaging buildings and causing several injuries, officials said, the latest in a series of tremors to strike the southern part of the country in recent months. The magnitude 6.8 quake was centered 61 km (38 miles) southwest of Davao on

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Turkish navy orders Israeli ship out of Cyprus’ waters

The Israeli research ship was escorted out of waters off of Cyprus [File: AFP] Israeli ship had no choice but to depart even though Turkey does not have any jurisdiction over the area. The Turkish navy intercepted an Israeli ship in Cypriot waters and escorted it away as tension over natural resource exploration continues to

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They left Somalia for Toronto, then their sons were killed in Canada. These west-end mothers say they’re now ‘not scared of anything’

The mothers of Mending a Crack in the Sky meet in a Weston Road classroom early on Nov. 30. MOE DOIRON / TORONTO STAR By Wendy Gillis The introductions are a formality meant for any newcomers to the weekly Saturday meeting, called to order before much of the city is awake. But, in truth, the

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U.S. grounds Saudi pilots, halts military training after base shooting

Saudi Arabia Defense Attache Major General Fawaz Al Fawaz and his Embassy staff and other officials arrive to meet with the Saudi students who remain restricted to the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola base by their Saudi commanding officer, in Pensacola, Florida, U.S. December 9, 2019. FBI Jacksonville/Handout via REUTERS The Pentagon announced on Tuesday

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Nobel peace laureate Abiy says militants, global powers threaten Horn of Africa

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali receives medal and diploma from Chair of the Nobel Committee Berit Reiss-Andersen during Nobel Peace Prize awarding ceremony in Oslo City Hall, Norway December 10, 2019. NTB Scanpix/Terje Bendiksby via REUTERS Militant groups and global military powers both pose a threat to peace and stability in the Horn of

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Qatari PM attends Gulf summit but no mention of 2-1/2 year row

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud meets Qatar’s Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani during the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) 40th Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 10, 2019. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS Qatar’s prime minister attended a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Saudi

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UN urges Somalia to step up fight against graft

Credit: UN James Swan, special representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia The UN senior envoy in Somalia on Monday called on the government to enhance the fight against corruption which is an obstacle to development and erodes public trust. James Swan, special representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia welcomed the country’s progress in

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Secret Sh437m spend in lobby for Amina top job

Credit:Daily Nation Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed. She lost her bid to be the continent’s top diplomat to her Chad counterpart, Moussa Faki Mahamat. Kenya spent Sh437.7million in its failed bid to capture the African Union Commission chairmanship in a campaign fronted by Deputy President William Ruto. Data submitted to Parliament shows that Sh437,776, 982 was

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Kenyan police seal off court as Nairobi governor set to face graft charges

Nairobi’s Governor Mike Sonko speaks to a lawyer during a hearing after he was arrested on corruption-related charges, at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi, Kenya. December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi Police in the Kenyan capital sealed off a court building where the governor of Nairobi County was due to be charged with corruption and

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Saudi Arabia ends gender-segregated entrances for restaurants

Women sit among men in a newly opened cafe in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, August 2, 2019. REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo Restaurants in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to maintain entrances segregated by sex, the authorities said on Sunday, further eroding some of the world’s strictest social rules as sweeping reforms take hold. Previously,

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