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Between 1988 and 2002 the city was plagued by gruesome killings targeting young women and girls, often with victims raped prior to their deaths, and their bodies later defiled. Police had been hunting Gao for years. The original Jack the Ripper is believed to have murdered and mutilated at least five women in east London in 1888.
  • Trump wants India, Russia, Pakistan to fight Taliban in Afghanistan

    Trump wants India, Russia, Pakistan to fight Taliban in Afghanistan

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    The US president, while addressing a cabinet meeting, defended his demand to build a $5 billion wall, questioning why "we give away money to other countries but not to our own country". Alluding in Wednesday's remarks to the 1979-1989 Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, Trump said: "Russia used to be the Soviet Union". Against the backdrop of the US' decision to cut down its army presence in Afghanistan, Afghan National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib is expected to visit India ...
  • HRW urges Sudan not to use lethal force against protesters

    HRW urges Sudan not to use lethal force against protesters

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    The anti-government demonstrations are in their second week, having begun as a protest against a sharp increase in the price of bread, a staple food in the country. "At this juncture we call upon the political parties to contribute wisely to dealing with the nation's issues including the current economic problem, through advising and providing alternatives, not through competition and political gain", the Sudanese president said.
  • U.S. fires tear gas at migrants at Mexico border crossing

    U.S. fires tear gas at migrants at Mexico border crossing

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    The Customs and Border Protection release said agents and officers deployed smoke, pepper spray and CS gas to address the rock throwers, who they said were assaulting border agents and also risking the safety of migrants who had already made it onto the USA side.
  • Perth Bloke's Reaction To Spider Triggers Full-Blown Police Response class= next-head

    Perth Bloke's Reaction To Spider Triggers Full-Blown Police Response class= next-head

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    We don't blame the bloke for the reaction. A concerned passer-by was walking outside a house in suburban Perth when they heard a toddler screaming and a man repeatedly shouting " Why don't you die? ". A toddler was heard "screaming" inside the same house. 'Apologised for inconvenience to police. Minutes later police were relieved to discover no one had been injured in the incident - except an unlucky home-invading spider.
  • Trump will bring troops home from Syria 'slowly'

    Trump will bring troops home from Syria 'slowly'

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    Turkey considers the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which now controls almost 30 percent of Syria, a terrorist group linked to fighting within its own borders. Graham told reporters that Trump was committed to making sure Turkey did not clash with the Kurdish YPG forces once USA troops leave Syria, and was assuring the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally that it would have a buffer zone in the region to help protect its own interests.
  • Trump responds to Romney after blistering op-ed

    Trump responds to Romney after blistering op-ed

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    The White House did not respond to a request for comment, but Trump fired back in a tweet early on Wednesday morning that took aim at Romney's loss in the 2012 presidential elections. John Kasich. "I intend for both of these items to be acted upon at the winter meeting later this month, including, if necessary, by suspending the rules to take up this business", he concluded.
  • Video Exposes Inappropriate Behavior Towards Migrant Children in Custody

    Video Exposes Inappropriate Behavior Towards Migrant Children in Custody

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    Videos from a since-shuttered migrant shelter in AZ show children being pushed & dragged by staffers, The Arizona Republic reported. The boy was then seen pounding on the window to a door in an adjacent room. That investigation included interviews with all parties involved and witnesses, "forensic interviews with child victims", and a review of hundreds of hours of surveillance footage to check for any potential unreported incidents, the statement said.
  • Vatican spokesman Greg Burke resigns suddenly

    Vatican spokesman Greg Burke resigns suddenly

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    Another Italian journalist, Alessandro Gisotti, will be named interim spokesperson, according to Reuters . "January back. We think it is the best that the Holy father is at this time of change in the Vatican's communication completely free, a new Team", tweeted Burke.
  • Fatal train accident closes Denmark's Great Belt Bridge

    Fatal train accident closes Denmark's Great Belt Bridge

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    A tarpaulin on the freight train, which was carrying Carlsberg lorries, is believed to have hit the passenger train on the Storebaelt bridge prompting it to to brake suddenly. Heidi Langberg Zumbusch, who had just boarded the train and taken her seat when the accident happened, said there was a "loud crash and the windows started smashing onto our heads".
  • Xi Jinping says China 'must be, will be' reunified with Taiwan

    Xi Jinping says China 'must be, will be' reunified with Taiwan

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    China will not give up the use of military force as an option to ensure the reunification of Taiwan, President Xi Jinping said Wednesday, January 2, while insisting the island would ultimately be reunified with the mainland. The speech closely tied the Taiwan issue to Xi's central pledge to make China a global power by 2050. Beijing, and some in Taiwan, maintain a "One China" theory that the island and the mainland belong under the same umbrella - although they dispute who should be ruling.
  • Child hurt falling into rhino exhibit at Florida zoo

    Child hurt falling into rhino exhibit at Florida zoo

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    He says she fell through the steel poles that separate guests from rhinos during a hands-on experience. A spokesperson for the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne said the incident happened during a hands-on, educational experience at the zoo called a Rhino Encounter.
  • Israel Protests Jordan Govt Spokesman Stepping on its Flag in Amman

    Israel Protests Jordan Govt Spokesman Stepping on its Flag in Amman

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    On the floor of the entrance lies an Israeli Star of David, with footprints painted over it to allow visitors to step on the flag as a form of protest against Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories. "The foreign affairs ministry considers the incident in which a Jordanian minister insulted the Israeli flag in Amman as serious", the statement said.
  • Philippines' Duterte under fire for saying he 'touched' maid

    Philippines' Duterte under fire for saying he 'touched' maid

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    She woke up so I left the room", Duterte said, according to local news outlet Rappler . "I was touching", Duterte recounted to a shocked and now-silent room. And he has used sexual jokes to attack Leila de Lima, a senator and former justice secretary who has been a leading critic of his contentious war on drugs that has left thousands dead.
  • USA health reform: judge puts ruling to Obamacare

    USA health reform: judge puts ruling to Obamacare

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    It is considered likely that the case will end up before the Supreme court . U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor, presiding in Texas, said he stands by his belief that Congress' decision to gut the "individual mandate" penalty for shirking insurance renders the rest of the 2010 law invalid.
  • U.S. Fires Tear Gas Across Mexico Border to Stop Migrants

    U.S. Fires Tear Gas Across Mexico Border to Stop Migrants

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    Border Protection officers to the Mexican side of the border fence after they climbed the fence to get to San Diego, Calif., from Tijuana, Mexico , on January 1, 2019. Per use of force policy, the incident will be reviewed by the Border Patrol's Office of Professional Responsibility. In a previous incident, USA agents launched tear gas across the border after some migrants tried to breach the border following a peaceful march in Tijuana on November 26.
  • German police: Driver hurts four in ‘xenophobic’ attack

    German police: Driver hurts four in ‘xenophobic’ attack

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    Earlier the driver had steered his auto at another pedestrian, who managed to escape unharmed, according to the statement. One policeman on the case told Bild that the string of attacks resembled "a hunt for people". Police say that the victims included Syrian and Afghan nationals. They also said they had received information suggesting that the man was suffering from a mental illness.
  • Feinstein requests Senate hearing after 2 migrant children die in United States custody

    Feinstein requests Senate hearing after 2 migrant children die in United States custody

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    While US President Donald Trump turned to Twitter to try to shift the responsibility to the Democrats and even the father of Felipe, the village of Yalambojoch seemed to be worlds away as locals mourned the death of one of their own. Trump's accusations came as the partial government shutdown wore on with no sign of ending over funding for sections of a border wall. President Donald Trump, in his first public words about two migrant children who died in Border Patrol custody, ...
  • House Dems Release Plan To End Shutdown - No Wall Included

    House Dems Release Plan To End Shutdown - No Wall Included

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    Democrats plan to take up the package of bills when they gain congressional control in the new session beginning on Thursday, January 3. Syndicated columnist and author Michelle Malkin praised President Trump for standing strong on his demand for border wall funding.
  • WATCH confetti & fireworks take over the world on New Year’s Eve

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    Fireworks shows, however, were cancelled out of respect for victims of a December 22 tsunami that killed more than 400 people. People visit Kanda Myojin Shrine to offer New Year prayers in Tokyo on January 1, 2019. Sweden greeted the New Year with its annual tradition of a reading of Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem Ring Out Wild Bells, read this year by actor Mikael Persbrandt.
  • Mattis Says Farewell as Secretary of Defense

    Mattis Says Farewell as Secretary of Defense

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    A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. So keep the faith in our country and hold fast, alongside our allies, aligned against our foes . Trump picked Shanahan, a former Boeing Co. executive with no previous government or military experience, to serve as acting defence secretary, pending a decision on who would be nominated to serve in a more permanent capacity.
  • Polish FM to attend inauguration of Brazil's new president

    Polish FM to attend inauguration of Brazil's new president

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    The issue of the embassy has been hovering over Netanyahu's visit to Brazil , as Bolsonaro appeared to remain mum on the matter in the leaders first meeting on Friday. On October 28 this year, the 63-year-old Bolsonaro won the presidential election with a margin of about 10 million votes over against Fernando Haddad who represented the left-wing Workers' Party, stated a report by BBC.