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Uganda Election: Police Detain Opposition Leader

Ugandan police on Friday detained the main opposition presidential candidate Kizza Besigye in the capital Kampala after a largely peaceful election held a day earlier.   Besigye was arrested at his party’s headquarters after heavily armed police surrounded the building …

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Pope to lead mass in crime-ridden Mexican city

By AFP   Pope Francis will celebrate an open-air mass in a rough, crime-plagued Mexico City suburb on Sunday after pressing the nation’s leaders to combat the menace of drug violence.   Thousands already lined up outside a university’s campus …

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Obama enjoins Supreme Court fight in election year

President Barack Obama said he would name a new Supreme Court justice to replace Antonin Scalia, slapping down Republican demands for a delay and setting up a monumental election-year fight.   “I plan to fulfil my constitutional responsibilities,” Obama said …

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Attacker killed six Saudi Arabia

An attacker has opened fire at an education department office in Saudi Arabia’s southern Jazan province, killing six employees, officials have said.       Two other people have been wounded in the assault, in the remote community of Ad …

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52 killed in Mexico jail riot

A riot and a fire at a prison near Monterrey in northern Mexico had killed 52 people, state officials said. Another 12 were injured in the riot at Topo Chico jail that broke out just after midnight, the BBC reports. …

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UAE appoints 22-yr old lady as Minister of Youth

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of UAE on Wednesday appointed Shamma Al Mazrui as the youth minister in the new cabinet. She will also preside over the Youth National Council.   Shamma is 22 years …

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