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Philippine lawyer wants ‘death squad president’ in court

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Author: REUTERSSun, 2018-02-18 09:51ID: 1518977996490143600MANILA: Philippine attorney Jude Sabio says he has not been home for a year, steers clear of public events and is forever looking over his shoulder after accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of crimes against humanity.Sabio, a stocky 51 year old, says he lives in constant fear of reprisals after filing a complaint at […]

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Maldives protesters demand president’s arrest

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Author: REUTERSSat, 2018-02-17 22:44ID: 1518977879200130100MALE: Maldives police arrested 25 people under a state of emergency, opposition legislators said, after thousands of protesters gathered a day earlier to call for the detention of the president and release of opposition leaders.The tiny Indian Ocean archipelago, best known for its luxury hotels and dive resorts, imposed a 15-day state of […]

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Pistols, rifles, ammunition on display at Miami gun show

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Author: AFPMon, 2018-02-19 21:14ID: 1518975453829870100MIAMI: Pistols, rifles and ammunition are on display at a gun show in Miami, where Mike Vallone is buying an AR-15, a firearm at the center of debate on gun control as the weapon of choice of several mass shooters. Why would the 55-year-old, who already owns about 50 guns, want another one? […]

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Nigeria releases 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation

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Author: REUTERSSun, 2018-02-18 15:39ID: 1518959122508258800ABUJA: A Nigerian court has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation, the justice ministry said on Sunday, as the country’s biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency continues. The first person convicted for the kidnapping in 2014 of Chibok schoolgirls, sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment last week, was […]

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Husband of slain MP Jo Cox steps down after misconduct claim

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Author: APSun, 2018-02-18 03:00ID: 1518958839128207500LONDON: The widower of a slain British legislator has stepped down from two charities set up in her memory after allegations of sexual misconduct in the past were reported. Brendan Cox said late Saturday night he had acted inappropriately and would leave his positions at the Jo Cox Foundation and the More in […]

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Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

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AP WASHINGTON: Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the US Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant in […]

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Poland defends PM’s Holocaust remark

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AFP WARSAW: Poland on Sunday sought to defend remarks by its prime minister which Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu called “outrageous” and amounted to denying the Holocaust. “The comments of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during a discussion in Munich were by no means intended to deny the Holocaust, or charge the Jewish victims of the Holocaust […]

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Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

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Author: AFPSun, 2018-02-18 11:21ID: 1518944464256724500FORT LAUDERDALE, United States: US President Donald Trump said Saturday the FBI was so caught up in the Russia probe that it failed to heed signs which could have prevented the Parkland school shooting. His comments came as he faces criticism from survivors of the attack over his ties to the powerful National […]

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Seeking post-Brexit unity, EU leaders find more fights

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Author: AFPSun, 2018-02-18 08:40ID: 1518934903826272400BRUSSELS: EU leaders face difficult talks this week on the thorny issues of how to plug holes in the post-Brexit budget and choose a successor for European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. A special one-day summit in Brussels on Friday of the 27 leaders without Britain is meant to be a key step in […]

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Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

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Author: THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSun, 2018-02-18 03:00ID: 1518921618315461200PARKLAND, Florida: Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not relent until their demands were met. The rally in downtown Fort Lauderdale gave a political outlet to […]

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