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Sudanese president declares state of emergency amid deadly protests

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir early on Saturday local time appointed a new caretaker administration, but left the country’s current defence, foreign and justice ministers in place following an earlier declaration of a one-year state of emergency. Just hours after announcing he would dissolve the country’s central and state governments, Bashir Al-Bashir — who seized power in a 1989 coup — also appointed new state governors who were all ...

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U.S. judge grants citizenship to twin son of same-sex couple after status initially denied

A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a same-sex married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother. The State Department was wrong to deny citizenship to two-year-old Ethan Dvash-Banks, District Judge John F. Walter found. The lawsuit filed ...

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Fire tears through Bangladesh's capital, kills at least 70

A devastating fire raced through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh’s capital and killed at least 70 people, officials and witnesses said. The fire in Dhaka was mostly under control after more than nine hours of frantic efforts by firefighters. Some of the about 50 people injured were critically burned. The Chawkbazar area where the fire was burning is ...

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'I was fed up': Haitian-Canadian activist reflects on anti-corruption campaign he helped start

Gilbert Mirambeau, the man credited with helping to spark anti-corruption demonstrations raging across Haiti for nearly two weeks, settled into a big rattan chair in an empty Port-au-Prince restaurant and asked CBC not to disclose the location for fear the place could be torched by people who don’t like him and what he’s up to.   “My mother doesn’t understand why I ...

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Voices from a Haitian hospital: Bullet wounds, shortages and frustration

Stanley Cesaire manages to mug for the camera, with a smile full of chipped teeth, despite the fact he’s recovering in hospital with two bullet wounds in his lower legs, after Haitian police shot him during protests last week in Port-au-Prince.  “You see this?” the 21-year-old part-time mechanic says, gesturing to his legs, “The president sent the police to come shoot ...

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India says 2 masterminds of Kashmir bombing killed in clash

Indian security forces on Monday killed two suspected organizers of last week’s suicide bombing in the disputed region of Kashmir that has reignited tensions between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, police said. Four soldiers were also killed in the clash. The suicide bomb attack on a paramilitary police convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir last Thursday killed more than 40 men. It’s the deadliest single attack ...

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British airline blames Brexit for sudden collapse

Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Ltd., which operates as Flybmi or bmi, said it’s filing for administration — a British version of bankruptcy protection — because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty caused by Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union. “Current trading and future ...

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