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The Kurds – a bitter history of betrayal

Donald Trump has given the green light for a Turkish invasion of Kurdish territory. He’s not the first US leader to turn his back on this ethnic group The old Kurdish proverb is quoted so often that it would be hackneyed if it were not so true. An ethnic minority of about 30 million people spread across the Middle East, ...

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Bomb kills Kenyan police near Somali border

Several Kenyan police officers were killed on Saturday when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb near the Somali border, authorities said. “Unfortunately we lost some officers and the vehicle they were travelling in has been severely damaged,” said the Kenyan chief of police, Hilary Mutyambai, without giving an exact number of fatalities. Another police source who asked not to be ...

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Army deployed in Ecuador as protests descend into violence

Demonstrators in capital Quito attack television station and national government buildings President Lenín Moreno ordered the army on to the streets of Ecuador’s capital Quito after a week and a half of protests over fuel prices devolved into violent incidents, with masked protesters attacking a television station, newspaper and the national auditor’s office. Moreno said the military enforced curfew would ...

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Is the world ready for virtual graffiti?

Imagine a world that’s filled with invisible graffiti. Open an app, point your phone at a wall, and blank brick or cement becomes a canvas. Create art with digital spraypaint and stencils, and an augmented reality system will permanently store its location and placement, creating the illusion of real street art. If friends or social media followers have the app, ...

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Trump threatens to sue top Democrats Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi amid impeachment inquiry

President Donald Trump threatened on Saturday night to sue top congressional Democrats Rep. Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi amid the House impeachment inquiry into the President. Trump, who has a long track record of calling for lawsuits against his critics and not following through, said, “We’re going to take a look at it. We’re going after these people. ...

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US defence strategy faces ‘unprecedented crisis’

Australia should diversify its network of defence allies as the military might of America weakens, report warns America’s military authority is waning and it is ill-prepared to go to war withChina in the Indo-Pacific region, a new report from the United States Studies Centre has warned, arguing Australia must move towards a shared reliance on a network of allies, in ...

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Court ruling undermines Trump’s congressional blockade

The judicial branch just delivered a sharp jab to the chin of President Donald Trump, in a foreboding omen for his strategy for thwarting investigations that threaten his presidency. When a federal judge ruled Monday that the President’s longtime accounting firm Mazars must hand over his financial records, he did not just deliver a win to stonewalled Democrats. He made ...

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Chaos in Sri Slanka as death toll from Easter massacre rises again to 215

The death toll from the seven explosions that ripped through Sri Lanka’s churches and hotels on Easter Sunday has shot up again to 215 with 500 injured. Among the dead are scores of tourists, believed to be American, British, Dutch, Danish, Chinese, Japanese, Pakistani, Moroccan and Indian. They have not been identified. No organization has taken responsibility for the atrocity. ...

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Washington Republican under fire for setting out ‘Biblical Basis for War’

he Washington state Republican Matt Shea was this week abandoned by donors, over a document he distributed which condemned abortion and same-sex marriage while outlining a “Biblical Basis for War”. Donald Trump’s rhetoric has stoked antisemitism and hatred, experts warn Read more Regarding opponents, the minority caucus chair in the Washington state house wrote: “If they do not yield – ...

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