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US officials visit Manus Island as Australia’s refugee deal set to proceed

The deal to resettle refugees from Australia’s offshore detention islands to the US appears to be proceeding in the early days of the Trump administration, with US officials visiting Manus Island to speak to refugees. A US official, accompanied by Australian immigration officers, visited the detention centre on Friday – just hours before Trump’s inauguration – and told refugees that ...

Trump, Netanyahu Discuss Iran and Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

President Donald Trump spoke Sunday by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about ways to strengthen relations between their two countries and “threats posed by Iran,” according to the White House. Mr. Netanyahu’s office described the conversation as “very warm” and Mr. Trump invited the prime minister to come to Washington to meet sometime in February. Relations between Israel ...

Four more bodies found in rubble of collapsed building in Iran

Iranian rescuers have recovered four bodies from the rubble of a high-rise building in Tehran that collapsed last week after a fire, bringing the death toll to at least seven, with more than 20 people still missing, state television reported on Monday. “Four bodies were found and turned over to the coroner’s office for identification,” Esmail Farahani, deputy head of ...

Egypt 1 Uganda 0: Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny tastes AFCON 2017 success

Substitute Abdallah El Said struck an 89th-minute winner to seal a 1-0 victory over Uganda and boost Egypt’s hopes of reaching the African Nations Cup knockout stages. El Said’s effort means Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny and his team-mates will head into Wednesday’s final Group D clash with already-qualified Ghana needing just a point to progress, while Uganda are eliminated. Egypt made ...

AS BLACK OR WHITE PEOPLE,WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING?

KALAHAN DENG You do not know a person by his/her name only, but by the life he/she influenced others either by good examples or by a cunning way. But Martin Luther King was known as the most influential,eloquent,and brightest speaker in American and global society.As a result, those who hated justice could not stand or defeated him, except by killing ...

Everything you need to know about the NFC and AFC Championship games

KALAHAN DENG The Super Bowl is so close you can almost SMELL it (but luckily you can’t, because it would smell like man sweat and fryer grease). This weekend, the four remaining teams in the playoffs will come together in two semifinal games to determine who gets to play for all the marbles in Houston. Here’s everything you need to ...

Tehran building collapse: Search continues for missing firefighters

KALAHAN DENG Emergency workers have dug tunnels into the wreckage of a collapsed high-rise in downtown Tehran in their search for survivors and bodies, Iranian state TV reported. They have not yet found any of the firefighters believed to be buried under the rubble, Iran’s fire chief told the official Islamic Republic of Iran News Network. More than 20 are ...

Syria conflict: US says Idlib strike kills 100 al-Qaeda fighters

KALAHAN DENG A US military air strike in north-western Syria has killed more than 100 al-Qaeda militants at a training camp, the Pentagon says. Spokesman Capt Jeff Davis said the camp in Idlib province had been in operation since 2013. The attack involved a B-52 bomber and an undisclosed number of drones, officials said. The strike on Thursday was the ...

Trump inauguration: President disputes crowd photos

KALAHAN DENG President Donald Trump has accused the media of dishonestly reporting that there were empty spaces on the National Mall at his inauguration. He said the crowd reached the Washington monument as he spoke at the US Capitol, despite photographic evidence to the contrary. His speech at the CIA in Virginia failed to mention protests being held across the ...

Women’s March: UK protesters join anti-Donald Trump marches

KALAHAN DENG Thousands of protesters have taken part in a Women’s March in London as part of an international campaign on the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency. They marched from the US embassy to Trafalgar Square – as part of UK-wide rallies to highlight women’s rights. Organisers said up to 100,000 people took part in London, although that ...

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