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Egypt has applauded Trump’s claim that the media ‘deliberately doesn’t report’ terror attacks

The Egyptian authorities have publicly welcomed US President Donald Trump’s allegations this week that Western media deliberately don’t report on terrorist attacks. On Monday, Mr Trump accused the media of not reporting on jihadism-inspired terror attacks, a claim for which he gave no evidence. “You have seen what happened in Paris and Nice. All over Europe it’s happening. It’s gotten ...

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Nigeria Uyo: Scores dead in church collapse

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG At least 60 bodies have been recovered from a church that collapsed in the south-eastern Nigerian city of Uyo. Some reports put the number much higher. The roof of the church caved in on worshippers who had gathered for the ordination of a bishop. Those inside the Reigners Bible Church included Akwa Ibom state governor Udom ...

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Austria: Far-right nationalist concedes defeat

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Austria’s far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer has conceded defeat in an election re-run after exit polls showed a clear win for his rival. Hofer’s announcement puts left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen in the clear to assume the presidency. Official results are not expected until late Sunday or early Monday, but exit polls announced by state broadcaster ...

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Gun-loving India ‘god-woman’ who shot wedding guests

BY KALAHAN DENG Sadhvi Deva Thakur, a self-proclaimed Indian god-woman who was on the run for three days after firing celebratory shots in the air at a wedding, has surrendered to a court. The groom’s aunt was killed and three of his relatives critically wounded in the incident. The BBC’s Geeta Pandey profiles this controversial preacher. In a video of ...

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Proportional versus winner-take-all

DW’s Jefferson Chase says that many aspects of German politics mitigate against a German equivalent of Donald Trump. And the reasons why help explain how he was so successful in the American political system. As an American citizen in Germany, I was in great demand among my friends as a conversation partner after Donald Trump’s surprise election as US president. ...

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Meet the first hijab-wearing Muslim to pose for Playboy

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Playboy has for the first time featured a Muslim woman wearing a hijab. The BBC’s Hanan Razek met Libyan-American journalist Noor Tagouri to find out why she wanted to pose for the magazine, which stopped publishing fully nude photos in 2015. The company’s management team says the internet means that pornographic magazines are no longer commercially ...

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IRAN THREATENS WEST WITH ‘9 MILLION FIGHTERS’

A prominent Iranian official is warning the West that his nation has nine million troops who could be deployed to battle lines within 10 days. The provocative statement comes from Mohsen Rafighdoost, a minister for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps during the 1980-1988 war with Iraq. He now heads the Noor Foundation and recently delivered a speech to a political ...

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AUSTRALIAN GENERAL ELECTIONS SEEMED TO BE OVER FOR NOW

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Australian general election is over at the moment after the country’s Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull finally declared victory following a cliff hangover. Malcolm said,”it’s a great day after declaring victory in the elections.It sent the Conservative Party just short of majority following the votes eight days a go. The question now is, what sort of a ...

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Boko Haram focus of U.N. Security Council, Nigerian summit

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG World powers turned their focus to the Boko Haram terror group this weekend, with the U.N. Security Council citing its anxiety over the group’s ties to ISIS as regional leaders gathered in Nigeria to devise ways to battle the Islamist extremist movement. In a presidential statement issued Friday, the Security Council expressed alarm at Boko Haram’s ...

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Liverpool to play Manchester United in Europa League last 16

Jürgen Klopp claimed he wanted to draw Manchester United in the last 16 of the Europa League as Liverpool need to “clear something” after two defeats to Louis van Gaal’s team this season. England’s most successful clubs were pitted against each other for the first time in European competition on Friday, with the mouthwatering ties taking place at Anfield on ...

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