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Ethiopia declares national state of emergency

A national state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia just one day after the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn,A statement by the state broadcaster said the move was necessary to stem a wave of anti-government protests.Hundreds of ...

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Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect halted

WASHINGTON- The Guantanamo trial of the chief suspect in the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen was shut down Friday as defense lawyers refused to return to the case, Pentagon officials said, reports BSS. Military commissions judge ...

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5 killed in gas cylinder blast in India

NEW DELHI – At least five persons were killed and over 20 injured in a cooking gas cylinder blast in India’s western state of Rajasthan, local media reported on Saturday, reports BSS. The incident happened in the state’s Beawar area ...

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US indicts 13 Russians for election interference

WASHINGTON – The US special prosecutor investigating Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election on Friday indicted 13 Russians for allegedly running a secret campaign to tilt the vote, prompting claims of vindication from President Donald Trump, reports BSS. The ...

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Oxfam pulls out of UK government bids as chief hits out

LONDON – The head of Oxfam on Friday hit back at criticism over a prostitution scandal that he said was “out of proportion”, as the British charity agreed not to bid for more government funds until it cleans up its ...

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