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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 ...

Melbourne car deaths: Four killed as driver strikes pedestrians

KALAHAN DENG Four people, including a young child, have died after a car deliberately hit pedestrians in central Melbourne, police say. At least 29 people were injured, among them a baby who is in a critical condition after the car hit a pram. Police say they rammed the car, shot the driver in the arm and arrested him. They say ...

Pakistan vegetable market bomb kills 20 and injures 40

KALAHAN DENG At least 20 people have been killed and 40 wounded after a bomb exploded at a vegetable market in northwest Pakistan. The blast happened in the city of Parachinar, a mainly Shia Muslim area on the Afghan border. The market was full of shoppers when the device exploded. Officials said the death toll was expected to rise. A ...

Biafran pro-Trump rally turns violent in Nigeria

KALAHAN DENG A rally in Nigeria to show support for Donald Trump as he was inaugurated as US president turned violent, injuring several people, police say. The event in the southern oil hub of Port Harcourt was organised by a group supporting the independence of the south-eastern region of Biafra. The group says it backs Mr Trump because he supports ...

Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves The Gambia after losing election

KALAHAN DENG Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power. Mr Jammeh was defeated in December’s election by Adama Barrow but he went on to challenge the results. But two days after Mr Barrow was sworn in, Mr Jammeh left on a plane reportedly bound for ...

Bulls and bullying: the fight over animal rights and tradition

KALAHAN DENG A ban on the ancient practice of bull-taming has spurred thousands to protest in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. While the demonstrations have been mostly peaceful, the argument over the festival has turned ugly online. This week around 4,000 protesters camped out on a beach in the state’s capital, Chennai (Madras) – with hundreds more gathering ...

The policemen who dressed as women to hide from IS

KALAHAN DENG When the so-called Islamic State group seized control of a town near Mosul and began killing police officers, some of them resorted to unconventional measures to stay alive, reports John Beck. A niqab saved Abu Alawi. For more than two-and-a-half years it helped keep the middle-aged former police officer hidden from IS and safe from the bullets and ...

Donald Trump protests: Washington leads global rallies

KALAHAN DENG   It’s true to say that the world have never seen such mass protests against the United States New President . Hundreds of thousands have massed for a “Women’s March on Washington”, part of a global day of protests against new US President Donald Trump. The rally is one of more than 600 being held worldwide on the ...

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