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Jail for virus pranks: April Fools’ Day goes unnoticed amidst pandemic

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In rural Tunisia, inheritance reform offers women rare boost

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Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

AFP |Australia now recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will...
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The Korean War: The moral bankruptcy of interventionism – Jacob G Hornberger

Jacob G Hornberger |An article in Sunday’s New York Times entitled “Remembering the Forgotten War” demonstrates perfectly the moral bankruptcy of the philosophy of foreign interventionism....
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Indonesia Jet Crash: Driver dies in search for Line Air dead

News Desk |An Indonesian diver died while recovering body parts from the ill-fated Lion Aeroplane, which crashed into the sea killing 189 people, an...
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Sierra Leone scraps project for Chinese-built airport

AFP |Sierra Leone has scrapped a $400-million (347-million-euro) scheme for a Chinese-built airport, saying the project was too costly, but Beijing sought to dismiss...
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North Korean: Denuclearisation prospects – Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal |Trump administration desires to convert the North Korean nuclear and missiles program into joint civilian-use projects such as electricity generation,...
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Myanmar ‘unwilling’ to probe Rohingya abuse, UN must act: rights envoy

AFP |Myanmar is "unable and unwilling" to investigate its abuses against Rohingya Muslims, a UN rights envoy has said, bolstering calls for the country's...
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Five men and the sea: huge marlin sinks Filipino fishing boat

AFP |It reads like a modern day take on 'The Old Man and the Sea' -- five Filipino fishermen cast adrift for days on...
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Indonesia Tsunami: Death toll crosses 1400 as rescuers race against time

AFP |Many children have been separated from their families and are "in shock and traumatised" following Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami, aid workers said Thursday, as...
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Fish shortage sparks conflict on Africa’s great lakes

AFP |Ugandan navy speedboats sliced through murky Lake Edward towards a fleet of wooden canoes carrying illegal fishermen from the Democratic Republic of Congo,...
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Ruby rush brings ‘hell’, not riches, to Mozambique village

AFP |Nearly a decade after rubies was first found in northern Mozambique, the discovery has proven a poisoned chalice, says traditional local ruler Cristina...
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Firebrand Malema fights for land revolution in S. Africa

AFP |The leader of South Africa's radical opposition EFF party has vowed that his supporters will increasingly seize unoccupied land to put pressure on...
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Japan disasters highlight vulnerable infrastructure

AFP |Flooded runways, thousands of passengers stranded and a tanker smashing into an access bridge: last week's typhoon in Japan highlighted the vulnerability of...
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North Korea holds 70th anniversary parade, without ICBMs

AFP |North Korea refrained from displaying its intercontinental missiles in a massive military parade through Pyongyang celebrating its 70th birthday Sunday -- a conspicuous...
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‘We won’: A divisive activist’s role in remaking Ethiopia

AFP |Jawar Mohammed was once so hated by the Ethiopian state that the media activist was accused of coup plotting while viewers of his...
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Cruel yet popular punishment: Japan’s death penalty

AFP |Years waiting on death row, inmates told their fate just hours before their execution, and guards paid $180 to do an "unbearable" job...
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Afghan teen to appear in court for Amsterdam station attack

AFP |A 19-year-old Afghan man who was shot and wounded by Dutch police after allegedly attacking bystanders at Amsterdam's Central Station will briefly appear...

Australian Catholics vow to end child abuse ‘cover-ups’

AFP |Australian Catholic leaders vowed Friday that the church's "shameful" history of child abuse and cover-ups will never be repeated, but rejected a national...
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Trump says China making things ‘much more difficult’ with N. Korea

AFP |US President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of complicating Washington's relationship with North Korea by rendering its ally economic assistance, as talks...
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Rohingya mark ‘black day’ one year after Myanmar violence

AFP |Rohingya refugees Saturday marked the anniversary of a deadly military crackdown in their Myanmar homeland that drove 700,000 of the persecuted minority into...

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Once upon a Virus: Chinese state media makes fun of US

Chinese state media network, has released a video that mocks the United States' coronavirus response. It tries to 'expose' and belittle Trump Administration's claims...

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