Thursday , March 23 2017

Multiple blasts kill 4 in northeastern Nigeria

A series of blasts on Wednesday killed four people and injured eight others in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri. According to local police, three blasts occurred near the Muna Garage area. Maiduguri has been worst hit by an eight-year-old insurgency by Boko Haram militants. This comes a day after ...

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Trump’s former aide Paul Manafort ‘hid’ $750,000 payment

A lawmaker has alleged that a former campaign manager to US President Donald Trump laundered payments from the party of a ex-leader of Ukraine. Serhiy Leshchenko said he had evidence that Paul Manafort had tried to hide a payment of $750,000 by a pro-Russian party in 2009. A spokesman for ...

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North Korea missile launch fails, says Seoul

A North Korean missile launch failed on Wednesday, South Korean defence officials say. The US military claims it detected a missile which appeared to explode within seconds of being launched. The launches come as US and South Korea hold annual military drills that North Korea sees as preparation for an ...

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Trump tells Republicans they must pass healthcare bill

US President Donald Trump is trying to persuade Republican lawmakers to support his sweeping bill to overhaul the country’s healthcare system. In a series of meetings and phone calls, Trump’s been warning his party that failure to pass the American Healthcare Act would endanger their political careers. But around two ...

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Syrian rebels renew assault on Damascus

Further battles have taken place in Damascus, after rebels launched another attack on government positions. Rebel officials claim that they’ve gained ground on the outskirts of the city, but Syrian’s state media says their attack was repelled. It continues this week’s fierce fighting in the Syrian capital, which began when ...

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Trump administration considers North Korea sanctions

The Trump administration is confirming a broader range of sanctions aimed at stopping North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapon’s technology is under consideration. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said the situation is at a crossroads, that it could escalate toward conflict, or the parties involved cool down and try to ...

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