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Thousands Rally On Putin’s Birthday In Russia

Several thousand supporters of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny rallied across Russia on President Vladimir Putin’s birthday on Saturday, as police arrested more than 100 people. A thousand protesters turned up in rainy Moscow and 3,000 more people took to the …

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Nigerian Shot Dead In South Africa

A Nigerian has been shot dead in South Africa over an alleged 300 Rand (about N7,500) parking lot debt. The incident, which occurred in Johannesburg, followed an altercation over the said debt during which the suspect reportedly fetched a gun …

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Russia Strikes Kill 120 IS Fighters In Syria

Some 120 Islamic State fighters and 60 foreign mercenaries were killed in a series of Russian air strikes in Syria over the past 24 hours, the defence ministry in Moscow said on Saturday. “A command post of the terrorists and up …

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Spain Apologises To Injured Catalans

Spanish Guardia Civil guards drag a man outside a polling station in Sant Julia de Ramis on October 1, 2017. AFP A Spanish government official on Friday offered the first apology to Catalans injured by police during their outlawed independence vote, as …

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Catalan Police Chief Probed For Alleged ‘Sedition’

A Spanish judge has placed Catalonia’s regional police chief under investigation for alleged sedition, a court spokesman said Wednesday, after the force was accused of failing to rein in pro-independence protesters. The National Court in Madrid summoned Josep Luis Trapero and …

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