26 Apr 2017

Venezuela anti-government protesters paralyse major roads as more die

“Venezuela’s major transport arteries juddered to a halt on Monday as opposition protesters blocked major roads and staged sit-ins across the country.” Source: Venezuela anti-government protesters paralyse major roads as more die | World news | The Guardian

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26 Apr 2017

After two years, no end in sight to Burundi’s deadly turmoil

“Two years after Burundi’s president plunged the central African country into turmoil, the regime shows no signs of easing up on a crackdown that has forced hundreds of thousands to flee.” Source: After two years, no end in sight to Burundi’s deadly turmoil | News24

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26 Apr 2017

Japan warns citizens they might have only 10 minutes to prepare for a North Korean missile

“North Korea might be talking about building missiles that can reach the United States, but Kim Jong Un’s regime already has lots of missiles that can reach Japan. So the Japanese government is preparing its citizens in case a missile comes their way — possibly with less than 10 minutes’ warning.” Source:

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26 Apr 2017

Africa’s house of cards: Ethiopia enters its seventh month of emergency rule

“THE three-hour bus-ride to Ambo from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, offers a glimpse into the country’s future. The road is well paved; irrigation ditches and polytunnels criss-cross commercial farmland; electricity lines leap over forested hills. The signal granting access to mobile internet is clear and constant. As the bus pulls

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26 Apr 2017

Wild boars overrun Islamic State position, kill 3 militants

“Three Islamic State militants setting up an ambush in a bitterly contested area of northern Iraq were killed by a herd of stampeding boars, local leaders say.” Source: Wild boars overrun Islamic State position, kill 3 militants

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26 Apr 2017

Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police in northern province

“The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province, killing eight policemen and cutting off a key road and two of the region’s districts, an Afghan official said Tuesday. “ Source: Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police in northern province

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26 Apr 2017

Iraqi forces now attacking ISIS militants with drones in Mosul

“Iraq’s military has turned the tables on the Islamic State’s drone tactics by improvising its own unmanned aircraft to drop grenades and other small munitions on the militants in the key battle for Mosul, U.S. officials say.” Source: Iraqi forces now attacking ISIS militants with drones in Mosul

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26 Apr 2017

Air strikes kill at least 12, damage hospital in Syria’s Idlib: medics, monitor

“Syrian or Russian air strikes killed more than a dozen people and severely damaged a hospital in and around a town in rebel-held Idlib province on Tuesday, local medical workers and a monitoring group said.” Source: Air strikes kill at least 12, damage hospital in Syria’s Idlib: medics, monitor |

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26 Apr 2017

Iraqi Troops Capture Largest Neighborhood in Western Mosul

“Iraqi troops on Tuesday drove out Islamic State militants from the largest neighborhood in the western half of the city of Mosul, a senior military commander said, a major development in the months-long fight to recapture the country’s second-largest city.” Source: Iraqi Troops Capture Largest Neighborhood in Western Mosul

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25 Apr 2017

Congo government: UN experts’ murders filmed on cell phone

“Congo’s government has obtained a five-minute cell phone video that shows the gruesome murders of two United Nations experts who were killed last month while investigating human rights abuses.” Source: Congo government: UN experts’ murders filmed on cell phone

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