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Sydney ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The gunman who had been holding people hostage inside a chocolate store in downtown Sydney has been killed, Australian police confirmed to ABC News. And two other people have been killed, a highly place Australian source told ABC News. The suspect had previous...
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Dec 15th, 2014
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Manila, Philippines ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Philippine prosecutors have recommended a U.S. Marine be charged with murder in the gruesome slaying of a transgender woman, The New York Times reported Monday. The case now goes to a judge in that country who will decide the fate of Pfc. Joseph S...
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Dec 15th, 2014
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Mogadishu (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Rebels from the Islamist al Shabaab group attacked a military base in Warmahan and Tehsile localities near Afgoye district in lower Shabelle province , southern Somalia early on Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers and burning three military vehicles, officia...
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Dec 15th, 2014
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Sydney ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – An armed gunman has taken up to 13 people hostage inside a chocolate shop in Sydney while forcing two people to hold what appears to be a black flag with white Arabic writing on it, Sky News Australia reports. Australian special forces have been called in to the cit...
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Dec 15th, 2014
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Tokyo ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election Sunday in a snap poll he had billed as a referendum on his economic policies after early success faded into a recession. But a low turnout from unenthusiastic voters beset by a heavy snowfall across...
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Dec 15th, 2014
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London ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – South Africa’s Rolene Strauss, 22, won the Miss World 2014 title at the gala held Sunday evening in London, a contest in which candidates from 121 countries participated. The first runner-up was Hungary’s Edina Kulcsar, 23, and the second runner-up...
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Dec 15th, 2014
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Port-au-Prince , Haiti ( Bloomberg + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Haiti President Michel Martelly is seeking his fourth prime minister since taking office in 2011 after Laurent Lamothe quit to diffuse growing protests over a delayed electoral law that could lead to parliament’s dissolution. Lamothe, who took...
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Dec 15th, 2014
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Beijing ( REUTERS + DIPLOMAT.SO) – China’s economic growth could slow to 7.1% in 2015 from an expected 7.4% this year, held back by a sagging property sector, the central bank said in a research report seen by Reuters yesterday. Stronger global demand could boost exports, but not by enoug...
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Dec 15th, 2014
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Istanbul ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Turkish police on Sunday arrested senior journalists, media executives and even the scriptwriter for a popular television series on charges of “forming, leading and being a member of an armed terrorist organization.” The more than two dozen arres...
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Washington ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Former Vice President of the United States of America Dick Cheney on Sunday continued his fierce defense of harsh CIA interrogation tactics used in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, saying flatly that he “would do it again in a minute.” Cheney said...