• BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh Politician Arrested For ‘Israel Handshake’

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    Opposition BNP official who met Israeli government adviser in India held after being accused of plotting against state. Bangladesh police have arrested a senior official from the main opposition party and accused him of plotting against the state following his meeting with an Israeli political adviser in India. Aslam Chowdhury, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) joint…

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    Vietnam Police Break Up Protest Over Fish Deaths

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    Protesters gather once again in Hanoi accusing Taiwanese company of causing mass fish deaths. Vietnamese police have detained dozens of protesters in the capital, where demonstrators gathered for the second time in a week to denounce a Taiwanese company they accuse of causing fish deaths in central coastal provinces. A group of protesters sat on…

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  • THULI-MADONSELA

    South Africa Anti-Graft Official Fears For Her Life

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    Leading public figure says she received tip-off that hitmen are being contracted to kill her. South Africa’s top anti-corruption official says she fears for her life after learning from an informant that hitmen are being contracted to kill her, her spokeswoman has said. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is a leading public figure who scored a…

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  • ETI

    Ethiopia Attack: 200 People Dead, 100 Children Missing

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    Death toll rises from cross-border cattle raid as government says more than 100 children were taken by attackers. The death toll from a raid carried out by attackers from South Sudan in western Ethiopia has risen to 208 people, an Ethiopian official said, adding that 108 children were kidnapped. By Sunday afternoon, the number had…

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    Brazil Court Rejects Bid To Halt Rousseff’s Impeachment

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    A majority of Brazil’s Supreme Court have rejected a last-ditch attempt by President Dilma Rousseff to halt an impeachment process against her in advance of a vote in Congress. Justices denied a request on Thursday for an injunction against proceedings that Brazil’s attorney general – the government lawyer – called “Kafkaesque” and said amounted to denying Rousseff…

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    ‘Bangladesh Jails Overburdened By Political Prisoners’

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    Bangladesh’s criminal justice system is so politicised that it is “undermining rather than buttressing the rule of law”, according to a report by the International Crisis Group, which was immediately rejected as biased by the government. The report, “Political Conflict, Extremism and Criminal Justice”, said that in the last few years of the Awami League…

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    Three Killed As Afghan Forces Raid Swedish-Run Clinic

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    Afghan soldiers dragged two hospital patients outside a Swedish-run clinic and shot them along with a 15-year-old boy, an NGO claimed on Friday. The soldiers raided a health clinic operated by the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) in Tangi Saidan in Wardak province late on Thursday, killing the three people, Al Jazeera has been told. “The Afghan…

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  • Pre-Uganda Election Violence

    Violence Erupts Days Ahead Of Uganda Elections

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    At least one person has been killed in Uganda’s capital Kampala as police clashed with opposition supporters after briefly detaining a top presidential candidate twice as he tried to hold campaign rallies days before a general election. Several people were wounded in the clashes as police fired bullets and tear gas while opposition supporters hurled rocks…

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    Somalia’s Al-Shabab ‘Seizes Missile-Armed Drone’

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    Somali rebel group al-Shabab says it has seized an armed drone after it crashed in Somalia’s southern Gedo region. The unmarked drone, which the group said was armed with six missiles, came down in the hilly Buuraaha Sanda’ar region, about 60km northwest of the town of Baardhere on Sunday evening, in an area controlled by the…

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    Girls: Silent Majority For How Much Longer?

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    When it is a proven fact that girls matter more to the health of families than boys, why do we persist in helping them less? When women are recognised to be the lynchpins of successful communities, why do we continue to tolerate the sex discrimination and exploitation that has left 500 million in abject poverty and…

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