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Saudis issue charges but exonerate crown prince in Khashoggi murder

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | The Saudi government exonerated the country’s powerful crown prince of involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi Thursday as death-penalty charges were announced against five men and the US placed sanctions on 17 suspected of involvement. Riyadh prosecutors announced indictments against 11 people …

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Madagascar rivals set for election run-off

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Two former presidents of Madagascar look set to compete in a hotly-contested run-off election in December after partial results Thursday showed they were frontrunners in the first-round vote. With 80 percent of the ballots counted from last week’s vote, Andry Rajoelina was on 39.63 percent …

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COMMENT: Two tasks for today’s abolitionists

Trafficking humans and their organs, and forced labour and prostitution, are crimes against humanity COMMENT | MARCELO SANCHEZ SORONDO | The scourge of human trafficking is an issue that leaders of all faiths must take very seriously. One of the first things that Pope Francis did when he was elected in …

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Ohio family arrested for killing eight people

Chicago, United States | AFP | Police in the US state of Ohio arrested a husband and wife and their two sons Tuesday over the “meticulously planned” murder of eight people — seven members of the same family and a fiancee. George Wagner III, Angela Wagner and their sons George …

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Kwoyelo denies three counts of war crimes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thomas Kwoyelo, the former operations commander of the notorious rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA has denied the first three counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Kwoyelo was on Monday formally charged by the International Crimes Division of the High Court for …

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Judge denies El Chapo-wife embrace, deems too risky

New York, United States | AFP | The US judge overseeing the New York trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman ruled Thursday that the notorious drug baron could not hug his beauty queen wife, as requested, just before opening statements are to begin. Guzman has been held in solitary confinement …

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California teacher caught on camera in brawl with student

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | A California high school teacher is facing charges for punching a pupil who had hurled racial slurs at him, in an incident that many students and staff say was justified. Music teacher Marston Riley, 64, is seen in video footage confronting a 14-year-old …

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El Chapo faces biggest US drugs trial

New York, United States | AFP | Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman goes on trial in New York on Monday, accused of running the world’s biggest drug cartel and spending a quarter of a century smuggling more than 155 tons of cocaine into the United States. The mammoth trial in Brooklyn, …

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