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Erdogan takes Saudi prince to task, demands extraditions

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded Saturday that Saudi Arabia extradite suspects in the killing in Istanbul of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, taking to task the kingdom’s crown prince who was basking in his quick return to the world stage at the G20. Crown Prince Mohammed …

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‘Hero’ Drotske gives thumbs-up after robbery horror

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Former Springbok World Cup winner and Super Rugby coach Naka Drotske was pictured Saturday making a thumbs-up sign from his hospital bed after being shot during an armed robbery. The 47-year-old was wounded in the abdomen and arm late Thursday at the home of …

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Nigerian police kill over 100 ‘bandits’ in crackdown

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigerian police claimed on Friday that over 100 “bandits” had been killed in a crackdown targeting crime in the northwest state of Zamfara, following a surge in kidnappings for ransom and cattle rustling. Zamfara has been plagued by violent crime over the past year, with …

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Man shoots dead wife, brother in S.Africa court: police

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A man opened fire inside a divorce court on Monday, killing his estranged wife and her brother in South Africa’s southeastern port city of Durban, police said. The incident occurred on the eighth floor of the regional magistrate court building, where the divorce court …

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Gunmen kidnap Italian woman in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | An armed gang abducted an Italian woman from a village in southeast Kenya, shooting and wounding five residents in the raid, police said Wednesday. “The attackers fired indiscriminately at residents” before kidnapping the 23-year-old, who worked as a volunteer for an Italian charity, during the …

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Saudi prince could have known of murder, ties unchanged: Trump

Washington, United States | AFP |President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday that Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman could have known of the murder of a dissident journalist — but said there would be no fallout anyway for Saudi-US relations. “It could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of …

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German priest blows parish cash in online lottery scam

Berlin, Germany | AFP | A Catholic priest in Germany, lured by a get-rich-quick Internet scam, has admitted to embezzling a small fortune from his parish, a diocese spokeswoman said Monday. The preacher in the central Harz Mountains region confessed to his congregants at this week’s Sunday mass that he …

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Seven Ugandan fishermen shot dead by Congolese militia

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Suspected Congolese militiamen shot dead seven Ugandan fishermen and wounded another on Lake Albert, which straddles the two countries’ border, police said Sunday. Uganda’s deputy police commander in the region Amos Muhindo said the gunmen opened fire on the fishermen as they went to retrieve …

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CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder: reports

Washington, United States | AFP | The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close to the matter. The US assessment directly contradicts the conclusions of a Saudi prosecutor …

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