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LOSERS ARE ON THE RUN.Boko Haram ousted from last remaining stronghold in the Sambisa forest, says Nigerian president

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The Nigerian army has defeated Boko Haram in the Sambisa forest, one of the jihadists’ last remaining strongholds, President Muhammadu Buhari said Saturday. A campaign lasting for months in the 1,300 square-kilometre forest in northeastern Borno state led to the “final crushing of Boko Haram terrorists in their last enclave in Sambisa Forest” on Friday, Buhari ...

Russian military plane carrying 91 on board, including famed army band, crashes into Black Sea

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG ARussian military plane crashed on Sunday in the Black Sea as it made its way to Syria with 91 people onboard, including musicians heading to celebrate the New Year with troops. The Russian defence ministry said there had been no survivors after the Tu-154 plane crashed shortly after taking off from the southern city of Adler, south of ...

THIS IS HOW AMERICAN JUSTICE SYSTEM WORKS AGAINST AFRICAN-AMERICAN

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG This the pattern of the American Justice System towards black people in general.Texas woman called police (911) for help ended up being arrested with her daughter and the white man not questioned by the police officer.Well,a society cannot be  healthy unless it somehow pays respect or equal treatment to people who look differently (out-side their comfort ...

Australia: Rebecca Doub

Sunny and 100 degrees doesn’t exactly spell Christmas. But as Rebecca Doub ventured into the sizzling grasp of Melbourne, Australia, she was thrown into a kind of “Christmas in July” in December paradox. “I have to admit it’s been a little strange hearing songs like ‘White Christmas’ while we have the windows rolled down in the car because it’s so ...

Iraq’s Muslims celebrate Christmas in solidarity with Christians

BAGHDAD — With every year, Christmas in Baghdad is marked with more festivities than the year before. Is this merely a celebration of joy or a deep expression of solidarity with the threatened Christian minorit Commercial streets such Karada, al-Mansour, Palestine and Zaytouna are adorned with Christmas trees and Santa Claus. Zawraa park in the center of the capital is hosting ...

Iran scores victories but faces limits

TEHRAN: Iran has scored a string of victories across the Middle East, and decades of isolation mean it is well-placed to weather the uncertainties of a Trump presidency. But fears that it could dominate the region are overblown, experts say. Having rarely commented on its role in the Syrian conflict, Tehran has been suddenly full of self-congratulation at the imminent ...

Australia’s 10 most dangerous stretches of highway revealed

Three parts of Queensland’s Pacific Motorway have been ranked among the 10 most dangerous stretches of highway in Australia. The Australian Automobile Association released its Australian road assessment program report on Wednesday, pinpointing the locations of crashes that led to 15,339 casualties and more than 900 deaths on Australian highways between 2010 and 2014. Nine of the 10 most dangerous ...

Cash in hand: how big is Australia’s black economy?

The Australian government has announced a taskforce to “crack down on the black economy”, with a panel reportedly to consider measures such as removing the $100 note from circulation and limiting cash transactions above a certain limit. So what is the “black economy”, and what is it composed of? In her press release, the minister for revenue and financial services, ...

Second Sydney airport critical, says Tourism Australia boss

Sydney’s long-awaited second airport at Badgerys Creek is critical to the nation’s economy and tourism industry, Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan says. “Its hugely important because of the fact that airports are our gateways, not only for international traffic but also domestic traffic,” Mr O’Sullivan said on the sidelines of a tourism industry event in Sydney. “They create jobs, ...

Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara art gallery

The Russian ambassador to Turkey has been shot dead by a police officer who shouted “Don’t forget Aleppo” as he pulled the trigger. The chilling attack on Monday evening, which was captured on video, appeared to be a backlash against Russian military involvement in the Syrian civil war. Andrei Karlov was attacked at the opening of an art exhibition in ...