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Video of Egypt church bombing emerges, said to show attacker

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CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian government has released footage showing the suicide bombing that tore through a Cairo church during Sunday Mass, including images of the alleged attacker.

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person Orange Themes access_time Dec 20,2016

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Image : Bracing for Trump, some in Canada see 'nothing good'

Bracing for Trump, some in Canada see 'nothing good'

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 10,2016

Canada is one of America's closest allies and its largest trading partner but observers there worried that a Donald Trump presidency might change that. There is "nothing good" for Canada in any of it, according to Louis Belanger, a political science

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Suspected cattle rustlers kill 36 miners in Nigeria: government

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Suspected cattle rustlers kill 36 miners in Nigeria: government

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Gunmen believed to be cattle rustlers have killed 36 miners in northern Nigeria, the government and residents said Tuesday, the latest in a long-running series of such raids.

Motorcycle-riding attackers struck late on Monday at a goldmine outside Bindin village in northern Zamfara state, shooting dead miners and gold merchants, they said.

The state governor condemned the attack "in strongest terms" in a government statement, describing it as an "act of terrorism".

The statement said an investigation had been launched, while local residents said it was just the latest deadly raid by cattle thieves on herding communities in the state.

"We have no doubt that the cattle thieves that have been terrorising us were behind the attack," resident Lawwali Usmanu told AFP.

"We buried 36 bodies of those killed in the attack today. For us it is a day of mourning," he said.

Zamfara is known for its huge gold deposits and mines still using traditional methods. A local chief said the gunmen entered the mine tunnels, shooting dead the miners after killing traders standing at the surface.

Many local herders and subsistence farmers turn to gold mining to boost their income.

Rural communities in the state have long been plagued by cattle thieves, who kill villagers, loot and torch homes, prompting locals to form vigilante groups to fight off the gangs.

In July, Nigeria deployed troops to rid the state of cattle rustling and other criminal activities.

Attacks by nomadic Fulani herdsmen on farmers have been a persistent headache for Nigeria this year, adding to security woes in a country already grappling with the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.

The mainly Muslim Fulani herders and largely Christian farmers have clashed for decades over increasingly scarce land and resources, particularly in Nigeria's religiously mixed central states.

But the violence has escalated in recent months and spread further south.

In February, hundreds of people were said to have been killed and about 1,000 homes destroyed in central Benue state in a wave of attacks blamed on Fulani.

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UN 'appalled' by Syria violence, urges Aleppo access

Damascus (AFP) - Top UN officials said Saturday they were "appalled" by escalating violence in Syria, and urged immediate access to Aleppo, where government forces are waging a ferocious assault to retake rebel-held districts."The United Nations is extremely saddened and appalled by the recent escalation in fighting in several parts of Syria and calls on all parties to cease indiscriminate attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure," the UN's humanitarian coordinator for Syria Ali… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Israeli settlements in West Bank not illegal: Trump adviser

Jerusalem (AFP) - Donald Trump's adviser on Israel said Wednesday that Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank were not illegal and he believed the candidate agreed with him, putting them at odds with much of the world.Speaking to AFP after a rally in support of Trump at a restaurant's rooftop on Jerusalem's Mount Zion, David Friedman also said the US presidential candidate was "tremendously sceptical" about the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Asked… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam sends home Thai vessel for fuel smuggling

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Greased-up Tongan hero turns to Winter Games

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