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NO EVIDENCE: Germany releases Pakistani held over Berlin attack

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  A Pakistani asylum seeker suspected of ploughing a lorry into a Berlin Christmas market and killing 12 people was released Tuesday for lack of evidence, prosecutors said. “The accused, detained over the attack on the Berlin Christmas market on December 19, 2016, was let go …

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Police fear Berlin truck rampage driver still at large

  Chancellor #Merkel, FM #Steinmeier and Interior Minister #deMaizière pay tribute to the victims of #BerlinAttack at #Breitscheidplatz. pic.twitter.com/K6yom2kryQ — GermanForeignOffice (@GermanyDiplo) December 20, 2016 Berlin, Germany | AFP | A Pakistani asylum seeker suspected of ploughing a lorry into a Berlin Christmas market and killing 12 people may not …

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12 dead in Berlin Christmas market: what we know so far

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  A lorry ploughed into a busy Berlin Christmas market on Monday evening in what German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday was a “terrorist attack” which killed at least 12 people and injured at least 48 more. Here is what we know of the event reminiscent …

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UN member-states reject African bid to block UN LGBT expert

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN General Assembly on Monday rejected a bid by African countries to block the appointment of the first-ever UN expert tasked with investigating violence and discrimination against LGBT minorities. It was the second time that the African group had tried to push …

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Time for US Electoral College to confirm Trump win

Washington, United States | AFP | America’s Electoral College was poised Monday to make Donald Trump’s victory official, despite a last-ditch campaign by Democrats hoping against the odds its members could revolt and keep the Republican billionaire out of the White House. Normally, this step in a US presidential election …

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Nine dead after truck ploughs into Berlin Xmas market

One person detained over Berlin Xmas market suspected attack, Police call on Berliners to ‘stay at home’ Berlin, Germany | AFP | A lorry ploughed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, killing at least nine people and wounding 50 more in what police said was a possible terror …

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Russian ambassador shot dead in Turkey attack

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | A Turkish policeman crying “Aleppo” and “revenge” shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Turkey at an art exhibition in Ankara on Monday, in what Moscow said was a “terrorist act”. Andrei Karlov died of his wounds after the shooting, which occurred on the eve of a …

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Aleppo evacuations again suspended after deadly attack

Aleppo, Syria | AFP |    Evacuations Sunday of fighters and civilians from the devastated Syrian city of Aleppo were postponed until further notice after gunmen attacked buses for a similar operation from two rebel-besieged villages. The development came as Syria ally Russia warned it would veto a French-drafted resolution …

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Kadaga: End gender violence in elections

Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Rebecca Kadaga has urged fellow legislators to help end violence targeted at women during elections. She said there are many incidents of women being  victims of election related violence compared to men, which indicates that women are often targeted not necessarily because of their …

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