TWO SUSPECTED TERRORIST ATTACKS LEAVES 13 DEAD IN BARCELONA

18th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

18 AUGUST 2017 – Spanish police say they have shot dead five suspected terrorists attempting to carry out a second attack in a seaside resort an hour away from Barcelona, where at least 13 people were killed and more than 100 injured by a van ploughing into crowds on Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas. Detectives say they…

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SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES IN UGANDA HIT ONE MILLION

17th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

17 AUGUST 2017 – The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hit one million on Thursday, the United Nations said, as hundreds of desperate families pour across the border every day seeking a haven from the civil war. The conflict in South Sudan has created Africa’s biggest refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwandan genocide,…

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TALIBAN WARNS TRUMP AGAINST SENDING MORE TROOPS

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16 AUGUST 2017 – The Taliban told U.S. President Donald Trump in an open letter on Tuesday that the military situation in Afghanistan was “far worse than you realize”, and sending in more troops would be self-destructive. A senior Taliban official told Reuters the rare decision to address Trump directly was timed to coincide with…

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NORTH KOREA TO HOLD OFF GUAM ATTACK

15th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

15 AUGUST 2017 – North Korea’s leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he watches U.S. actions a little longer, the North’s state media said on Tuesday, as South Korea’s president said Seoul would seek to prevent war by all means. Signs of easing in tension on the Korean peninsula helped…

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VIOLENCE AFTER RE-ELECTION OF KENYAN PRESIDENT LEAVES 24 DEAD

14th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

14 AUGUST 2017 – Violence erupted after the re-election of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta this week, leaving at least 24 people dead nationwide, a rights group said. The victims included a 9-year-old girl, according to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. Relatives said the victims were shot dead in various parts of the nation,…

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PROTESTERS IN NIGERIA DEMAND BUHARI EITHER TO RESUME JOB OR RESIGN

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11 AUGUST 2017 – Nigerian protesters in Lagos and Abuja are demanding President Muhammadu Buharieither resume his job as president or resign, after more than 90 days of absence. Demonstrators have rallied in Lagos for three days, demanding action by the government, with many claiming Buhari’s absence is unacceptable and harmful for the country. “We believe…

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NORTH KOREA RELEASES JAILED CANADIAN PASTOR

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10 AUGUST 2017 – North Korea freed a Canadian pastor serving a life sentence on humanitarian grounds, the official KCNA news agency said on Wednesday, just hours after the United States warned it would counter any threat from the North with “fire and fury.” There was no clear connection between the release of Hyeon Soo…

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TRUMP THREATENS “FIRE AND FURY” – NORTH KOREA CONSIDERING MISSILE STRIKE ON GUAM

9th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

09 AUGUST 2017 – North Korea said on Wednesday it is considering plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with “fire and fury”. The sharp increase in tensions rattled financial markets…

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CHINA MAY USE MILITARY OPERATION TO REMOVE INDIAN TROOPS FROM BHUTAN BORDER REGION

8th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

08 AUGUST 2017 – China could conduct a “small-scale military operation” to expel Indian troops from a contested region in the Himalayas, according to an article published a Chinese state-controlled newspaper. Indian troops entered the area in the Doklam Plateau in June after New Delhi’s ally Bhutan complained a Chinese military construction party was building a road inside Bhutan’s territory….

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UN SANCTIONS AGAINST NORTH KOREA SHOWS WORLD HAS RUN OUT OF PATIENCE

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07 AUGUST 2017 – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday ruled out a quick return to dialogue with North Korea, as he said new UN sanctions showed the world had run out of patience with Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons ambitions. Speaking to reporters at a security forum in the Philippine capital, Tillerson said Washington…

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