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US ends hunt for Joseph Kony as top rebels 'off battlefield' US ends hunt for Joseph Kony as top rebels 'off battlefield'
- April 23, 2017

At the peak of its powers, the rebel group was known worldwide for its cruelty against civilians in Uganda, Congo, Central African Republic and what is now South Sudan. Uganda's troops are now set to withdraw from the Central African Republic by May of next year. In October 2011, President Barack Obama deployed 100 USA troops to the region to help hunt down Kony, sending additional several aircraft and a contingent of Air Forces Special Operations forces in 2014. (more...)
Back to the ballot box: United Kingdom lawmakers approve June 8 election
- April 23, 2017

Polls give the Conservatives a double-digit lead over Labour, and May is gambling that an election will deliver her a personal mandate from voters and produce a bigger Conservative majority. She said the early ballot would strengthen Britain's negotiating hand with the 27-member EU. The Liberal Democrats now have just nine seats in Parliament. (more...)
Afghanistan: 90 ISIS terrorists killed in USA 'mother of all bombs' attack Afghanistan: 90 ISIS terrorists killed in USA 'mother of all bombs' attack
- April 23, 2017

US forces in Afghanistan had not yet assessed the impact Friday of a massive strike on Islamic State militants in the eastern part of the country, a military spokesman said, raising questions about the already controversial decision to deploy a 22,000-pound bomb on the battlefield. (more...)
Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid' Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'
- April 23, 2017

The validity of the vote - which will do away with Turkey's parliament and could allow Erdo─čan to stay in power through 2029 - was challenged by the opposition party and worldwide election observers. Opposition parties have promised to challenge the outcome. One of Turkey's main grievances with the U.S. is the policy started by the Obama administration of supporting Kurdish fighters in Syria who are fighting IS forces. (more...)
McCain urges Kosovo resume dialogue with Serbia
- April 23, 2017

Asked about the protests in Serbia at the press conference, Gabriel noted that such a public reaction was normal for Europe. The key drivers of the upgrade in Serbia's senior unsecured and long-term issuer ratings are the country's notable fiscal consolidation which has halted the increase in debt burden and reduces risks to the fiscal position, Moody's said back then. (more...)
Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya
- April 23, 2017

Furthermore, Chechen law enforcement agencies completely deny the deployment of a secret prison for illegally detained homosexuals in Argun. Human rights groups hoped that the atrocities in Chechnya would be on the agenda for Tillerson's meeting. (more...)
Supervisors Take Action to Address Child Abuse and Neglect Supervisors Take Action to Address Child Abuse and Neglect
- April 23, 2017

Recently, men, women and children all over Colquitt County and the nation wored blue to bring awareness to child abuse and neglect . Several organizations gathered outside City Hall Tuesday, where Morse raised a flag in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. (more...)
Ex-S. Korean president Park, Lotte chief indicted on corruption charges Ex-S. Korean president Park, Lotte chief indicted on corruption charges
- April 23, 2017

Shin allegedly offered seven billion won ($6.15 million) to a sports foundation linked with Choi in exchange for a policy favour from Park over Lotte's duty-free business. Parliament impeached Park last December and she lost her executive privilege - including protection from criminal indictment - last month when the Constitutional Court confirmed her impeachment, sending her into detention. (more...)
Tory election manifesto 'will include PM's Brexit pledges' to stifle rebellion
- April 23, 2017

May called the national election in a surprise move on Tuesday, saying it was necessary to boost her majority and provide stability as Britain gears up for two years of negotiations with the European Union about its departure from the bloc. (more...)
Aid group says Cameroon expelling refugees to Nigeria Aid group says Cameroon expelling refugees to Nigeria
- April 23, 2017

Jihadist group Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency to carve out an Islamic state in northeastern Nigeria has killed at least 20,000 people and forced some two million to flee their homes. The Nigerian Army says it has six killed Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State, northeast Nigeria. Her discovery prompted hopes that the girls were alive, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari pledged to ensure the release of the remaining girls. (more...)
French election: Accusations of Paris attack 'exploitation' French election: Accusations of Paris attack 'exploitation'
- April 23, 2017

US President Donald Trump, meanwhile, predicted the attack in Paris would affect the French presidential election, without naming which candidates he believed would benefit. Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard is reopen and picking up its usual early morning routine Friday. A statement from ISIS claiming the attack and referring to the gunman as "the Belgian" has led to confusion over whether an accomplice may have been involved or is planning further attacks. (more...)
UK police investigating acid attack at London club; 12 hurt UK police investigating acid attack at London club; 12 hurt
- April 23, 2017

Sydneysider Isobella Fraser and sister Prue were both left with burn following the attack. They took themselves to hospital for treatment rather than wait for an ambulance. On Easter Monday police said they believed the acid had been thrown during a brawl between partygoers. " We sent multiple resources to the scene including paramedics in cars, ambulance crews, a number of officers, an advanced paramedic and our hazardous area resource team ". (more...)
Pope condemns deadly attack on Syrian convoy in Easter message Pope condemns deadly attack on Syrian convoy in Easter message
- April 23, 2017

Security has been tight for all of the pope's Holy Week activities following recent truck attacks against pedestrians in London and Stockholm. "Yesterday saw the latest vile attack on fleeing refugees, resulting in the death and injury of many", he continued. (more...)
NASA Livestreams 360-Degree View Of Rocket Launch
- April 23, 2017

A supply ship for the International Space Station, will honor astronaut John Glenn when it blasts off Tuesday. This launch was supposed to happen in March, but a leak caused the flight to be grounded. The first two space fire experiments took place during previous Cygnus resupply missions. "We are sorry we missed Easter", said Culbertson, a former NASA astronaut, "but we're pretty sure they'll be excited about their Easter baskets and whatever great things International Space Station ... (more...)
Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy' Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy'
- April 23, 2017

But even that deal could be in jeopardy if Trump decides to get tough with Tehran since the jets include parts made in America and Airbus would need USA approval. Unlike the previous American president, the current one seems unworried about upsetting Tehran . This marks a contrast to the final years of the Obama administration, when the sanctions process was largely put on hold during the negotiations over the nuclear deal and in its aftermath. (more...)
Trump Mourns Over ISIS Claimed Bombings In Egypt Trump Mourns Over ISIS Claimed Bombings In Egypt
- April 23, 2017

Parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved a three-month state of emergency declared by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the aftermath of the attacks. Egyptians wheel away a body near a church in Alexandria after a bomb blast struck worshippers gathering to celebrate Palm Sunday on April 9, 2017 . (more...)
Prosecutors seek probation for Jakarta's fallen governor Prosecutors seek probation for Jakarta's fallen governor
- April 23, 2017

Baswedan, a former education minister, thanked Jakarta's voters for supporting him and hinted that he would move to heal the divisions in the capital after the bitter poll, if his victory was confirmed. After offering his congratulations to Baswedan and his running mate - businessman and multi-millionaire Sandiago Uno, Ahok said he will continue to work hard to improve Jakarta before handing over the office in six months time. (more...)
Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack
- April 23, 2017

Afghan soldiers stand guard at the gate of a military compound after an attack by gunmen in Mazar-e- Sharif province north of kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, April 21, 2017. "And then they entered the mosque and dining room, killing everyone indiscriminately", Mohammad Hussain, an army officer wounded in the attack, said. (more...)
Ondo Gov. congratulates Oba Daodu on his release from kidnappers Ondo Gov. congratulates Oba Daodu on his release from kidnappers
- April 23, 2017

She was rescued by state security operatives after two weeks in captivity. SaharaReporters gathered that Oba Joel Daodu has been reunited with his family members after discussing his abduction with the police. Contacted, the state Police Command image-maker, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident, noting that investigation was on. As at the time of filling this report, the monarch was still at the police station at Iyani. (more...)
Congress MLA joins BJP in Manipur Congress MLA joins BJP in Manipur
- April 23, 2017

Even as Congress party has been demanding disqualification of MLA Th Shyamkumar, another Congress MLA Ginsuanhau has defected to rival BJP. Speaking at the gathering, Chief Minister N Biren remarked that it was BJP's good fortune that MLA Ginsuanhau and 15 Chandel ADC Members including Chairman Lhukhosei Zou have reposed their faith in the BJP-led coalition Government which was formed with the people's mandate to eradicate corruption and bring speedy development in the State. (more...)