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Gambia's Mile 2 Central Prison. Watch📹 https://goo.gl/ACvg6F

Gambia’s former dictator Yahya Jammeh called Mile 2 his free five-star hotel, where he jailed anyone who dared oppose him.

It is one of Africa’s deadliest prisons located outside the capital Banjul.

On Monday Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty, Justice Minister Aboubacarr Baa Tambadou and prisoner rights activists …

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🚨Breaking🚨: President Trump speaks with President Zuma

It's Africa day at the White House. President Trump just got off the phone with President Zuma. South African Government has released this statement:

President Jacob Zuma and President Donald Trump of the United States of America held a telephone conversation this afternoon, 13 February 2017 at the request of …

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🚨Breaking🚨: Buhari speaks with Trump

President Buhari, who appears to have little time to speak with his people, spoke with President Trump an hour ago. President Buhari's spokesman has released the following statement:

The conversation was cordial and President Buhari congratulated Trump on his election as President of the United States, and on his cabinet …

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Thousands evacuated in California as dam might collapse

Nearly 200,000 people living below the tallest dam in the United States have been asked to evacuate as a spillway appeared to be close to collapse.

Authorities issued the abrupt evacuation orders at about 00:30 GMT on Monday, saying that a crumbling emergency spillway on the Lake Oroville …

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Germany elects ‘anti-Trump’ Steinmeier as new president

Billed as Germany’s “anti-Trump”, former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Sunday as the new head of state, vowing to stand up to simplistic populist rhetoric.

The 61-year-old, who regularly polls as Germany’s most popular politician, will represent the EU’s top economy abroad in the largely ceremonial …

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UN: Coalition air raids kill 18 civilians in Helmand

Civilians, mostly women and children, were killed last week in air raids by coalition forces in Afghanistan's Helmand province, an initial United Nations inquiry suggested.

"We are investigating the allegations, but let me tell you, no one has reached any final conclusion on this incident in Helmand," Brigadier General Charles …

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Syrian government 'ready' for prisoner swap with rebels

The government is "continuously ready" for such an exchange with rebel groups, "particularly in the framework of efforts being made for the coming meeting in Astana", a news flash on the state-run Al Ikhbariya TV station said, citing an official source.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons, reporting from the Turkish city …

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China blames Washington, Seoul for North Korea missile launch

China, facing criticism that it is not doing enough to pressure North Korea to drop its nuclear program, said Monday that the root cause of North Korean missile launches is friction with the United States and South Korea.
North Korea fired a banned ballistic missile on Sunday, its first test …

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NASA scientist detained at US border until he unlocks his phone

A US-born NASA scientist said he was detained by customs officials and not permitted to enter the country unless he unlocked his PIN-protected work phone.

Sidd Bikkannavar, who works in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) on January 30, upon returning …

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🇵🇰 Suicide Blast💥 in Lahore, Pakistan; 16 Killed💐

At least 16 people, including two senior police officers, were killed and nearly 40 were injured when a suicide bomber struck a public demonstration in Pakistan's Lahore city on Monday evening. A group of chemists and pharmaceutical manufacturers were protesting against the Punjab government's new Drug Bill at Charing Cross …

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Op-ed: Windows 10 0day exploit goes wild, and so do Microsoft marketers

The exploit is probably not worth worrying about, but you'd never know that based on the statement Microsoft officials issued on Thursday when asked what kind of threat the exploit poses: "Windows is the only platform with a customer commitment to investigate reported security issues and proactively update impacted devices …

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Prince’s Warner Bros. catalog goes to all streaming services

Tidal’s exclusive streaming rights to Prince’s Warner Bros. Records catalogue is over. The record company announced that starting Sunday, his music on the label — including albums like the seminal “Purple Rain” to his early work like “Dirty Mind” — will be made available on all streaming services.

The timing …

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NORKS fires missile that India reckons it could shoot down in flight

While President Donald Trump hosted Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe over the weekend, North Korea decided the time was right for another missile test.

But the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's 500 km test shot was thrown some shade by India, which on the weekend successfully test-fired a ballistic missile …

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