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Lindsey Graham refuses to take COVID test for Senate debate in SC

0 Visits: 584 | Saturday October 10, 2020 - 22:01:47
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) refused to take a COVID-19 test as demanded by his Democratic challenger, Jaime Harrison, forcing organizers of Friday's U.S. Senate debate to change the format at the last minute.

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Nimco Ali calls for frank discussion on violence against women in UK

0 Visits: 591 | Saturday October 10, 2020 - 21:54:10
The UK needs a frank conversation about the fear of male violence that women live with every day, according to the government's new adviser on violence against women and girls. In her first major interview since her role was announced on Friday, the feminist campaigner Nimco Ali – who has beena…

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St. Paul police: Woman forced into vehicle at gunpoint, robbed and assaulted before escaping

0 Visits: 585 | Saturday October 10, 2020 - 21:24:47
Police were called to the Summit Hill neighborhood about 11:40 p.m. on a report of a robbery that began in the Summit-University area. The woman was walking at Dale Street and Iglehart Avenue when a vehicle pulled in front of her. She said two men — one with a handgun — exited, ordered her to get

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COVID-19 further fuels mental health crisis in Dadaab as durable solutions falter

0 Visits: 563 | Saturday October 10, 2020 - 21:05:54
A mental health crisis is growing inKenya's Dadaab refugee complex, where hundreds of thousands of Somalis have been stuck for decades now. A fatal mix of pent-up despair, anxiety and fear, combined with new uncertainties brought about by theCOVID-19pandemic, is forcing refugees to take extreme…

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World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize for hunger fight

0 Visits: 581 | Saturday October 10, 2020 - 20:43:01
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for fighting hunger and seeking to end its use as "a weapon of war and conflict" at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has driven millions more people to the brink of starvation. Announcing the prize, the Norwegian…

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UPDATE: Ex-Somali PM Galaydh died of COVID19-Ethiopian official

0 Visits: 597 | Friday October 09, 2020 - 20:57:26
JIGJIGA (HOL)- Former Somali Prime Minister Ali Khalif Galaydh who died Thursday was killed by COVID19 becoming the second ex-premier to succumb to the disease. He becomes the second former Somali Prime Minister to die of COVID19 following the death of another ex-pm Nur Hassan Hussein in similar circumstance…

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13 charged in plots against Michigan governor, police

0 Visits: 581 | Friday October 09, 2020 - 20:26:13
Agents foiled a stunning plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, authorities said Thursday in announcing charges in an alleged scheme that involved months of planning and even rehearsals to snatch her from her vacation home. Six men were charged in federal court with conspiring to…

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EU Parliament condemns human rights abuses in Saudi migrant camps after Telegraph investigation

0 Visits: 599 | Friday October 09, 2020 - 20:04:14
The vote to censure the kingdom comes a month after an investigation by this newspaper found thousands of men, women and children locked up to stop the spread of coronavirus were being forced to sleep and eat in their own faeces. Harrowing footage captured on smuggled phones by the migrants in August…

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Tight security ahead of judgement of three Westgate terror suspects

0 Visits: 680 | Tuesday October 06, 2020 - 21:34:28
ATPU officers were seen with their face masks on and guns on hold as they roamed around and kept watch around the vicinity. The court is expected to deliver judgement on the Westgate attack case.

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Kenyan court to deliver verdict on Westgate trial today

0 Visits: 670 | Tuesday October 06, 2020 - 21:21:15
A Kenyan court will today deliver its verdict on the trial of three suspects accused of taking part in the terrorist attack at Nairobi's Westgate Mall that killed 67 people and injured several others. Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi deferred the verdict Monday but said it will be ready by 2pm local…

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Lottery system for popular parent, grandparent visa program reinstated for this year

0 Visits: 641 | Tuesday October 06, 2020 - 20:53:35
OTTAWA -- A popular immigration program that allows people to sponsor their parents or grandparents to come to Canada is reverting to a lottery system. Federal Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced the relaunch of the parent and grandparent program Monday, saying a window for people to apply…

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People with Mental Health Conditions Living in Chains 14Shares

0 Visits: 352 | Tuesday October 06, 2020 - 19:58:15
(London, October 6, 2020) – Hundreds of thousands of people with mental health conditions are shackled around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Men, women, and children, some as young as 10, are chained or locked in confined spaces for weeks, months, and even years, in…

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'Building community through sports': Refugees, immigrants find help in running club, nonprofit during pandemic

0 Visits: 465 | Tuesday October 06, 2020 - 19:42:01
Local officials and educators have been concerned about the effects of COVID-19-related shutdowns and closures on childrens' education. But according to local advocates, it's been hardest for those who were already struggling to begin with: local refugees and immigrants. "Under normal circumstances,…

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UN agency seeks more funding to scale up humanitarian response in Somalia

0 Visits: 295 | Tuesday October 06, 2020 - 10:27:49
The UN humanitarian agency on Monday appealed for more funding to enable its partners to scale up relief operations across Somalia. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) also said despite the reduced humanitarian footprint due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the disproportionate…

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Cuba thanks Somalia for supporting the return of kidnapped doctors

0 Visits: 337 | Tuesday October 06, 2020 - 08:45:52
On Twitter, Cuba's foreign minister referred that, in a telephone conversation, he thanked the Somali authorities for the support, and highlighted Cuba's willingness to strengthen bilateral ties.

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Somalia, Eritrea to upgrade 2018 Asmara Agreement-Foreign Minister

0 Visits: 388 | Monday October 05, 2020 - 15:38:49
Eritrea's foreign affairs minister Yemane Meskel said a meeting between President Mohamed Farmaajo and his host Isaias Afwerki focused on building on the agreement to bolster relations between the two countries. "President Isaias Afwerki and President Mohammed A. Mohammed held extensive talks…

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Qatar renews support for Somalia to build state of institutions, rule of law

0 Visits: 351 | Monday October 05, 2020 - 14:57:32
The State of Qatar welcomed the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Somalia Isha Dyfan's acknowledgment of the progress made by the Somali authorities in extending the authority of the state by establishing governmental institutions and political processes, improving security,…

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Foreigners targeted as joblessness soars in South Africa

0 Visits: 358 | Monday October 05, 2020 - 14:40:24
Foreign nationals living in South Africa are often blamed for a range of social ills, including joblessness. As such, they risk falling victim to physical attacks by mobs that loot and burn their businesses – and sometimes take their lives. Joblessness was already above 30 per cent before the pandemic.…

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Geneva adopts what's believed to be the highest minimum wage in the world

0 Visits: 321 | Monday October 05, 2020 - 14:33:18
(CNN)—Voters in Geneva, Switzerland, have agreed to introduce a minimum wage in the canton that is the equivalent of US$25 an hour -- believed to be the highest in the world. According togovernment data, 58% of voters in the canton were in favour of the initiative set the minimum wage at 23 Swiss…

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8 migrants drown, 12 missing while trying to reach Djibouti

0 Visits: 313 | Monday October 05, 2020 - 14:26:10
The remaining 14 migrants survived and are receiving medical care, a statement said. All were thought to be Ethiopian and making the passage to Djibouti from Yemen — a reversal of the usual migrant voyage to seek work in richer Gulf nations such as Saudi Arabia. The COVID-19 pandemic and the conflict…

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