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‘Where is God?’: Sri Lankans stunned after deadly blasts

Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | As Shantha Prasad carried children wounded in Sri Lanka’s deadly attacks into a Colombo hospital, memories of the country’s deadly civil war flooded back. “I carried about eight wounded children yesterday,” he told AFP on Monday, a day after a string of blasts hit …

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Guantanamo prison takes on geriatric airs

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba | AFP | The controversial Guantanamo Bay prison still houses 40 aging inmates — and with no plans to close it, many of them will probably remain there until they die. The population still imprisoned at the military base in Cuba range from middle-aged to …

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Anger in France over Trump comments on Bataclan attacks

Paris, France | AFP | France on Saturday condemned remarks by US President Donald Trump about the 2015 attacks in Paris and called on him to show respect for the victims of the bloodshed that saw jihadists attack the Bataclan concert hall and other targets. “France expresses its firm disapproval …

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Bomb attacks target police in northern Colombia

Bogota, Colombia | AFP | A rash of bombings hit police stations in northern Colombia over the weekend, killing seven police and injuring dozens more in what authorities said appeared to be the work of drug gangs. The attacks began early Saturday in the city of Barranquilla, where five police officers …

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Facebook joins Europol talks to fight Islamist propaganda

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Facebook took part this week in key talks with European police agencies on how to stop and eliminate violent and terror-related Islamic jihadist posts, in an evolving battle against such propaganda. Representatives from the giant social network travelled to The Hague for Thursday’s unprecedented …

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THIS WEEK: Deadly attacks in Lwengo, Bukomansimbi

THIS WEEK: Deadly attacks in Lwengo, Bukomansimbi Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police Chief Gen. Kale Kayihura has pitched camp in Bukomansimbi district over a spate of deadly attacks that have so far claimed five lives. Those killed include Denis Ssebugwawo Lumala, a retired police officer who was hacked …

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Britain thwarts plot to kill May: reports

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Two men have been charged with a plot to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May and a court hearing on the case is expected on Wednesday, British media reported. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, planned to blow up security barriers outside …

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