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Khashoggi killing: UN rapporteur Callamard presents report

June 26, 2019

The UN report says that Saudi Arabia’s MBS should be investigated regarding the incident [Lefteris Pitarakis/AP] Agnes Callamard, the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, has criticised the Saudi Arabian investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents. Callamard, who presented her report into the killing on Wednesday, said the investigation […]

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Trump Postpones ICE’s Planned Deportation Raids In 10 Big Cities

June 23, 2019

Donal Trump President Donald Trump has postponed a massive ICE operation that would have targeted 2,000 families with members who have received deportation orders. The raids were set to begin Sunday, nearly a week after Trump tweeted that “ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their […]

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Hawaii plane crash kills nine on Oahu in ‘most tragic’ incident

June 22, 2019

Some family members of those on board the plane were waiting at Dillingham Airfield, on Oahu’s North Shore when it crashed [Screen grab: By courtesy of State of Hawaii] Nine people have died in a fiery plane crash on the North Shore of the US Hawaiian island Oahu while on a skydiving trip, officials said. […]

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US bars civilian flights from area of Iran drone shootdown

June 21, 2019

Video footage of Iran’s air defences shooting down a high-altitude US Navy surveillance drone was posted on social media by the Iranian military. IN SUMMARY Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced Thursday that parts of the drone had been recovered in Iranian territorial waters, as Tehran moved to bring the incident before the United Nations. […]

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Iran shoots down US drone as tensions soar

June 21, 2019

A file photo of an American RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft By AFP Washington has released images and a grainy black-and-white video it says shows Iranians on a patrol boat removing an unexploded limpet mine attached to the Kokuka Courageous. President Donald Trump told Iran on Thursday it made a “big mistake” by shooting down […]

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Jamal Khashoggi killing: Saudi crown prince ‘should face investigation’

June 19, 2019

Jamal Khashoggi’s photo (left) and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman/AFP By BBC There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a UN expert says. A report by special rapporteur Agnes Callamard says the evidence merits further […]

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Russia, China warn US over sending 1,000 new troops to the Gulf

June 19, 2019

The United States is “pumping up tensions” and could open a “Pandora’s box” in the Middle East after announcing it will deploy 1,000 more troops to the already volatile region, Russia and China said on Tuesday. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the US have mounted since Thursday following explosions on two tankers near […]

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Trump threatens to deport millions beginning next week

June 18, 2019

The Associated Press FILE – In this Thursday, June 13, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. In a tweet late Monday, June 17, 2019, Trump said that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin removing millions of people who are in […]

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Beijing says US legalization of marijuana is a ‘threat to China’

June 18, 2019

Liu Yuejin, deputy director of the China National Narcotics Control Commission, at a press conference on Monday June 17. By CNN Beijing’s leading drug enforcement body has blamed the legalization of marijuana in Canada and parts of the United States for a spike in the amount of drugs smuggled into the country, describing it as […]

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Massive power blackout hits Latin America

June 16, 2019

Argentina Latin America Uruguay A massive electrical failure has left all of Argentina and Uruguay without power [File: Victor R. Caivano/AP Photo] Argentina and Uruguay were working to restore power after a massive power failure left large swaths of the Latin American countries in the dark. Argentinian newspaper La Nacion on Sunday reported that Brazil […]

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