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Indonesia hunts for survivors as tsunami death toll nears 400

Rescuers used heavy machinery and bare hands to dig bodies out of mud and wreckage.

Jamal Khashoggi (Photo Credit: The Independent)

Turkey working to carry Khashoggi investigation to U.N. – Minister

Turkey blames the Saudi government of sponsoring the killing.

U.S. allies in Asia-Pacific region rattled after Mattis quits

Mattis said he was quitting after falling out with President Trump over foreign policy.

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French jihadist linked to Charlie Hebdo killers arrested in Djibouti

Peter Cherif also known as Abou Hamza, was close to Cherif and Said Kouachi, who shot dead 12 people in January 2015.

Congolese President, Joseph Kabila

Congo postpones presidential election by one week

Hundreds of university students took to the streets in Kinshasa on Thursday, protesting any delay to the vote.

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UN envoy warns on instability in Africa’s Sahel region

Efforts to address the multiple challenges facing the region should be driven by local, regional and national leadership

Donald Trump

U.S. gets nothing protecting Middle East — Trump

Mr Trump, in a series of tweets also said “we have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency”.

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U.S. Syria withdrawal will revive Islamic State, Kurdish-led force says

President Trump says he is fulfilling a promise from his 2016 presidential campaign to leave the Middle Eastern nation.

Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn

Anger in British parliament as Corbyn allegedly calls May ‘stupid woman’

The insult came after a lively exchange with May.

Theresa May during the Tory conference [Photo: The Week UK]

Brexit: European Commission finally reveals ‘no-deal’ contingency plans

As the exit plan flounders in the parliament, both sides are preparing for the worst-case situation.

Donald Trump

U.S. may withdraw troops from Syria

The United States still has about 2,000 troops in Syria.

Grace Mugabe

South Africa issues arrest warrant for Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe

The South African government had earlier granted diplomatic immunity to the former Zimbabwean first lady.

Late Girman Wolde-Giorgis

Ethiopia declares day of mourning for late President

Girman Wolde-Giorgis who was the East African country’s president from 2001 to 2013, passed away on Saturday at 94.

Andrew Broad (Photo Credit: The Weekly Times)

Australian minister to quit politics over sex scandal

The minister was accused of using a dating website to meet younger girls during government travel.

Michael Flynn

Former Trump adviser Flynn to be sentenced for lying to FBI

The prosecutor wants Flynn imprisoned.

Rebecca Akufo-Addo [Photo: MyJoyOnline.com]

Ghana’s First Lady Joins Network of African Leaders for Nutrition Champion

Mrs Akuffo Addo has spearheaded several campaigns to promote the welfare of women and girls in Ghana.

President Buhari travels to Niger for 60th anniversary

President Buhari will be accompanied by some governors.

Joint NLC, TUC, ULC nationwide protest over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18). 05389/30/10/2018/Deborah Bada/BJO/NAN

NLC condemns arrest of Sierra Leonean union leaders

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) condemns in the harshest tone possible such brutal infraction of trade union rights.

Thomas and Meghan Merkel [Photo: DailExpress]

Meghan Markle’s father seeks Queen Elizabeth intervention to reconcile with his daughter

Markle said that Meghan had not sent him a Christmas card.

Jamal Khashoggi (Photo Credit: The Independent)

Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. Senate moves on Khashoggi’s death

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to recommend ending U.S. military assistance to the Saudi-led operation in Yemen.

Theresa May during the Tory conference [Photo: The Week UK]

Brexit: Theresa May attacks Tony Blair

Theresa May says a new vote would be a “gross betrayal” of democracy.

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Ethnic violence in southern Ethiopia kills 21

At least 61 people were injured.

India on map

11 dead, 90 ill after eating temple food in India

There is suspicion the food was poisoined.

Tabitha Mparime recently in New York at the Global Citizen’s Movement Maker Summit

INTERVIEW: How we’re tackling sexual violence in Uganda – Activist

Tabitha Mparime recently in New York received an award and a $50,000 cash prize for her work in Uganda.

South Sudan on map

UN investigates systematic sexual violence across South Sudan

The Commission is investigating these violations and will report its findings to the Human Rights Council in March 2019.