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Jerusalem shooting: Two killed by Palestinian gunman

BY KALAHAN DENG An Israeli pedestrian and a policeman have died after a Palestinian gunman opened fire from his car in an attack in East Jerusalem, Israeli police say. Six other people were wounded in the attack that began at Ammunition Hill. The gunman fired at a tram stop, then drove off. He stopped after a police pursuit and opened ...

US election: Trump camp on attack ahead of debate

BY EDITOR KALAHAN DENG US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his team have come out fighting after a slew of attacks over his obscene remarks about women. Mr Trump is due to meet his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the second presidential debate on Sunday night. His adviser Rudy Giuliani said Mr Trump may well bring up Mrs Clinton’s ...

India troops kill three ‘militants’ in Kashmir

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Indian troops have killed three suspected militants who tried to attack an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir, authorities say. The police said the militants were shot dead after a heavy gun battle near the base in Kupwara district. The fighting comes after an attack on another base killed 18 soldiers last month. India blamed the attack ...

Myanmar policemen killed in Rakhine border attack

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG A series of attacks targeting border posts along Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh have left nine police officers dead, officials in Rakhine region have told the media. The attacks on three police posts near Maungdaw early on Sunday appeared to be co-ordinated, they said. Police said those responsible were from the persecuted Rohingya minority group. Rakhine has ...

Ethiopia declares state of emergency amid protests

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency following months of anti-government protests by members of the country’s two largest ethnic groups. The Oromo and the Amhara make up about 60% of the population. They complain power is held by a tiny Tigrean elite. Violence has intensified since last Sunday when at least 55 people were killed ...

German minister welcomes anti-Israel and anti-US Iranian minister.

Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported on Friday that Hendric ks is a woman who “looks like a man.” Tasnim is linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Iran’s radical theological state prohibits hand contact between a religious woman and a man who does not know her. Tehran also mandates a public policy of strict separation between men and women. “This handshake ...

THIS GUY’S PROBLEMS SEEMS NOT TO GO AWAY SOON

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG Why Republicans can’t easily dump Trump off the ballot The GOP is stuck with Donald Trump — but that isn’t stopping weary Republicans from looking at every way possible to remove him from the top of the ticket. News of Trump’s sexually aggressive remarks from 2005 is just the latest explosion to spur discussion of ways ...

German jets used in anti-ISIS mission grounded over ‘loose screws’

The German army has reportedly banned its most advanced Tornado jets from flying due to yet another technical mishap. The reconnaissance planes have been carrying out missions against Islamic State in Syria since the beginning of the year. The Tornado ASST A3 aircraft has been grounded from October 6 “in order to avoid any risk to personnel or machinery,” the ...

America’s black president and its white supremacy: Neil Macdonald

A woman holds a picture of Alfred Olango as she listens to speeches during a rally and march on Saturday to protest the fatal police shooting of the Ugandan immigrant in El Cajon, Calif. (Mike Blake/Reuters) ​Mention white supremacy in America the next time the conversation turns to the U.S. presidential election, and watch what happens. Heads avert, a few ...

The ancient tragedy John Kerry used to explain Syria

BY KALAHAN DENG In a Wednesday session on Syria at the United Nations Security Council, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry deployed a curious historical reference. “Those who believe this crisis couldn’t get worse are dead wrong, as are those who believe that a military victory is possible,” Kerry intoned at the special session, after urging a cessation of hostilities. ...