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Rescuers Pull 2,121 Migrants to Safety in Mediterranean

0 Visits: 122 | Sunday May 21, 2017 - 09:25:49
ROME — Rescuers pulled 2,121 migrants to safety from boats in the Mediterranean late on Friday and early on Saturday and recovered one dead body, the Italian coastguard said.

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Turkish Police Kill Two Suspected Islamic State Militants in Raid

0 Visits: 177 | Sunday May 21, 2017 - 09:13:12
ANKARA — Turkish police killed two suspected Islamic State militants in a raid on an apartment in the capital Ankara overnight, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Sunday.

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U.S., Saudi Arabian Sign Business Deals Worth Tens of Billions of Dollars

0 Visits: 164 | Sunday May 21, 2017 - 08:56:17
RIYADH — U.S. and Saudi Arabian companies signed business deals worth tens of billions of dollars on Saturday during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, as Riyadh seeks help to develop its economy beyond oil.

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UN: South Sudan Forces Killed 114 Civilians Around Yei in Six Months

0 Visits: 164 | Friday May 19, 2017 - 15:36:03
GENEVA, Switzerland — South Sudanese pro-government forces killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town between July 2016 and January 2017, as well as committing uncounted rapes, looting and torture, the U.N. human rights office said on Friday.

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Gambia Issues Arrest Warrants for Suspected Killers of Journalist

0 Visits: 198 | Friday May 19, 2017 - 15:31:45
BANJUL, Gambia — A Gambian court has issued international arrest warrants for two ex-soldiers suspected of murdering a journalist during the rule of former president Yahya Jammeh, who fled into exile in January after 22 years of power marred by alleged human rights abuses.

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Mayhem in Times Square: Car Leaves Path of Destruction

0 Visits: 127 | Friday May 19, 2017 - 07:39:00
NEW YORK — Seconds before impact, two women pushed their baby strollers right where the car would begin its path of destruction through Times Square.

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Over 1 Million African Children's Lives Improved by Local Social Entrepreneurs

0 Visits: 126 | Thursday May 18, 2017 - 16:04:02
ACCRA, Ghana (Somali Update Online) — More than one million African children have benefitted from social enterprise development in Africa in the last five years, according to a new report released by Reach for Change Africa.

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Schistosomiasis Kills 280,000 People Every Year in Africa Alone

0 Visits: 207 | Thursday May 18, 2017 - 15:18:14
BERLIN, Germany (Somali Update Online) — To bring the devastating disease, schistosomiasis, to the attention of Health Ministers worldwide, the Global Schistosomiasis Alliance (GSA) has positioned the #MakingSchistory worm at the Humboldthafen in Berlin, Germany.

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UN Food Security Forum: World Must Step up now to Stop Famine

0 Visits: 91 | Thursday May 18, 2017 - 07:40:50
With famine looming in four countries, the United Nations-backed Committee on World Food Security (CFS) stressed today the need to rally support for both immediate relief to people at risk and for longer-term initiatives.

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U.S. to Extend Iran Sanctions Relief, U.S. Officials Say

0 Visits: 93 | Wednesday May 17, 2017 - 20:06:39
WASHINGTON — The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, who slammed the Iran nuclear deal as a candidate, on Wednesday will extend sanctions relief for Iran that was called for under the 2015 pact, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

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