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Red Pepper offices to remain closed for another month

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Buganda Road Court has given the state handling the offensive communication case against eight Red Pepper Publication journalists a month to complete investigations on the seized electronics and accessories of the Red Pepper. This follows an exparte application granted by Chief Magistrate James Eremye …

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Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Philippine journalists took to the streets Friday in support of a news website facing state-enforced closure, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of trampling on press freedom. The government withdrew the corporate registration of the Rappler website this week and has summoned its chief executive to answer …

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Siberian teen wounds six in school axe attack

Moscow, Russia | AFP | A teenage boy injured six people, five of them minors, in an axe attack in a Siberian classroom on Friday, local authorities said, days after 15 were injured in a knife fight at another Russian school. Investigators said the boy, thought to be 15 or …

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Churches in Chile firebombed ahead of pope visit

Santiago, Chile | AFP | Three Catholic churches were firebombed in the Chilean capital Santiago on Friday, days before the start of a visit to the country by Pope Francis. President Michelle Bachelet condemned the incidents, which happened during the night and caused minor damage. “It’s very strange, because it’s …

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US judge postpones ‘El Chapo’ trial until September

New York, United States | AFP | A US judge on Wednesday postponed until September the trial in New York of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The 60-year-old kingpin, accused of running one of the world’s biggest drug empires and who twice escaped prison in Mexico, was …

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Drugs, booze and violence in Brazil prisons revealed in cell videos

Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Inmates lining up to snort cocaine, booze-fueled parties, and brazen escapes: these unfiltered images from inside Brazil’s prisons are offering outsiders a graphic picture of the anarchic conditions in one of the world’s most populous penitentiary systems. Surviving Brazil’s prisons is certainly not a given. Nine …

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Two Christians killed in New Year attack on Egypt liquor store

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | A gunman killed two Copts celebrating the New Year in an Egyptian alcohol shop early on Monday, judicial and security sources said, the latest deadly violence against the Christian minority. The shooting came just three days after a gunman, identified as a wanted jihadist, killed nine …

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