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By Tajuddin
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Jun 2nd, 2015
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Washington ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a bill reforming a government domestic spying program that swept up millions of Americans’ telephone records, sending the bill to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law. Reversing U.S. security po...
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Jun 2nd, 2015
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Beijing , China ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – More than 400 people were missing Tuesday after a Chinese cruise ship was caught in a storm and capsized on the Yangtze River. Chinese authorities deployed a 140-person frogman team, thousands of soldiers and five helicopters to the site of the sinkin...
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Jun 2nd, 2015
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Moscow ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said on Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn’t in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals. ...
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Jun 2nd, 2015
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Juba , South Sudan ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – South Sudan rejected on Tuesday a United Nations appeal to halt the planned expulsion of the world body’s top humanitarian aid official in the country, saying he had regularly spoken out against the government. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-mo...
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Jun 2nd, 2015
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Asmara ( DIPLOMAT.SO + Agencies ) – Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki may face new international pressure because of imprisoned journalist Dawit Isaak and issues related to the murder and torture practiced against opponents of his regime at home. These international moves come at a time of grow...
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Jun 2nd, 2015
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Maiduguri , Nigeria ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A bomb blast at a busy meat market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Tuesday killed about 50 people, an eyewitness and hospital sources said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants. Boko Haram has kill...
By Tajuddin
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Jun 2nd, 2015
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Mogadishu ( BBCSomali + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabab has entered a remote village in north-eastern Kenya, despite the fact that it is only about 15km (nine miles) from a military base, residents say. Hundreds of people have now fled Warankara and schools have...
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Jun 2nd, 2015
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Mogadishu ( UN + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somalia must put in place a legal framework that guarantees freedom of expression in the country, as well as a moratorium on capital punishment, a United Nations independent expert recommended today, while commending progress accomplished so far. “Somali journali...
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Jun 2nd, 2015
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Toratorow, Lower Shabelle province, Somalia ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somali National Army backed by AMISOM took full control of Toratorow District in Lower Shabelle province, after withdrawal of Al shabaab militias from the district, which was under the influence of the militants since 2010. Somali mil...