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Severe flooding hits South-East Asia

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Severe flooding has killed 18 people and left at least 180,000 displaced in Malaysia and neighbouring Thailand, officials said. In Malaysia, rescue teams on Saturday were struggling to reach inundated areas in the northeast as victims accused the government of being slow to provide aid and assistance after the country’s worst flooding in decades. Malaysians have... [Read More...]

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Malaysia pledges more flood aid for stranded thousands

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Malaysia on Sunday pledged more funds to help over 160,000 people hit by the country’s worst flooding in decades, as forecasters warned fresh rain could hamper efforts to relieve thousands left stranded by the waters. Prime Minister Najib Razak announced an additional 500 million ringgit ($143 million) after touring parts of Kelantan state Saturday, which... [Read More...]

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Al-Shabab leader wanted by US surrenders

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A highly sought after al-Shabab leader with a $3m bounty on his head has surrendered to government and African Union forces, a Somali intelligence officer has said. Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi surrendered to Somali police in the Geddo region where Somalia borders Kenya and Ethiopia, the officer said. “Zakariya Ahmed was a very senior person who worked... [Read More...]

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Egypt jails Muslim Brotherhood leader

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A senior Muslim Brotherhood leader in Egypt has been sentenced to six years in prison for insulting a panel of judges. Mohamed el-Beltagy, who heads the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Part, was accused of offending presiding judge Shaaban el-Shami for a case in which he and 130 other defendants are accused of staging prison breaks... [Read More...]

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Cameroonian army kills over 100 Boko Haram militants

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More than 100 suspected Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram militants were killed and over 200 arrested during an operation conducted by Cameroonian army on Friday night in Far-North Region of Cameroon, an army source told Xinhua over phone Saturday. The operation took place in Doble, a place in Far-North Region bordering Nigeria, and was conducted... [Read More...]

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IS claims responsibility for Libya’s Tripoli car bombing

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The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for a car bombing in the Libya’s capital Tripoli on Saturday. A car bomb exploded in Tripoli in front of the headquarters of the General Directorate for the Protection of Diplomatic Missions, with no casualty, according to a security official. Col. Mubarak Abu Dhaheer, an official of the Directorate... [Read More...]

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Nigeria’ll be a better place in five years, says Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said if Nigeria continued to progress in the manner it is doing under him, the country would become a better place in the next four or five years.He said his administration was putting in a lot of efforts to reposition the country but the results might not be immediate.Jonathan spoke... [Read More...]

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Jonathan on private visit to UK

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday left Abuja for the United Kingdom in what the Presidency described as “a brief private visit.” Jonathan left the shore of the country shortly after worshipping at Christ Apostolic Church, Area 1, Durumi, Abuja. According to a three-paragraph statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the... [Read More...]

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