Liberia school fire leaves many children dead near Monrovia

BBC News - World - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:28
The blaze broke out at a boarding school near the capital Monrovia, killing at least 27 people.
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DRC army says Rwandan Hutu rebel commander Mudacumura killed

Al Jazeera - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:17
Mudacumura, who led the FDLR fighter group for years, was killed overnight in Rutshuru territory, army says.
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Fire in Liberia religious school kills dozens of children

Al Jazeera - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:06
Students were learning the Quran when the fire broke out in Paynesville, near Monrovia, a police spokesman says.
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Trump names Robert O'Brien as new national security adviser

Al Jazeera - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:37
Hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien, who has a history in Republican foreign policy circles, will replace John Bolton.
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Palestinian woman shot dead by Israeli soldiers at checkpoint

Al Jazeera - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:17
Woman allegedly holding a knife is shot and later died without receiving medical treatment.
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Israel election: Partial results show rivals heading for deadlock

Al Jazeera - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:05
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks unlikely to win a 61-seat majority as coalition negotiations loom.
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What peace means for Afghanistan's Hazara people

Al Jazeera - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:49
Neither a US-Taliban deal, nor Ashraf Ghani's current peace plan can deliver peace and prosperity for the Hazaras.
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What Ethiopians can learn from Sidama's thorny statehood journey

Al Jazeera - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:45
The upcoming Sidama referendum should trigger a much-needed nationwide conversation on ethnic and Ethiopian identity.
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Pakistan, Afghanistan inaugurate 24/7 Torkham border crossing

Al Jazeera - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:25
Round-the-clock operations launched as the two South Asian countries aim to boost bilateral and transit trade.
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Former Trump aide refuses to answer impeachment panel

Al Jazeera - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:14
Corey Lewandowski refuses to answer questions that might incriminate the president at hearing into Russian meddling.
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Israel election: Netanyahu and rival Gantz headed for deadlock

BBC News - World - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:11
Neither PM Benjamin Netanyahu's party nor that of his main rival has gained enough seats to govern.
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Consider leaving UK after Brexit, Polish ambassador tells Poles

Al Jazeera - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:02
Arkady Rzegocki urges compatriots to 'seriously' think of returning home over concerns about EU 'settlement scheme'.
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Indonesia forest fires choke the region

Al Jazeera - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:04
Toxic haze spreads across Indonesia and into neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore forcing schools to shut.
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Argentina economy looking to US dollar during crisis

Al Jazeera - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:03
Argentina is waiting for the International Monetary Fund's decision on a loan to boost its economy.
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UK Gormley exhibition works challenge view of the world

Al Jazeera - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:58
In this world of constant distractions, Gormley's works bring stillness and silence - it's art stripped down to bare life.
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Killing of crown witness's lawyer Derk Wiersum shocks Amsterdam

Al Jazeera - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:57
Derk Wiersum was the lawyer for Nabil Bakkali, a crown witness in a case against 16 men accused of five murders.
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Liberal Democrats conference: Party to cancel Brexit if elected

Al Jazeera - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:47
New leader of UK's Liberal Democrats says party faces fight of its life to stop Brexit.
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Menstrual blood ad complaints dismissed in Australia

BBC News - World - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:02
The controversial adverts featured realistic depictions of blood on pads and in the shower.
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Australian hiker rescued after 'carrying' broken leg for two days

BBC News - World - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 07:05
Neil Parker began his agonising trip to safety after falling 6m (20ft) down a waterfall in Australia.
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Why Africa should 'stop eating one of its favourite foods'

BBC News - World - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 00:15
Zambia's vice-president calls for a radical change in the eating habits of the nation.
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