Trump wants National Guard on Mexican border until wall built


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ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE  – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would probably station a few thousand National Guard troops at the 2,000-mile-long (3,200-km) Mexican border until the wall he wants to build there to keep out illegal immigrants is done. No funding for the entirety of Trump’s proposed wall is currently in […]

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Talks to TIME About the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s Plans and President Trump


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As Karl Vick writes in the April 16 issue of TIME, the United States hasn’t seen a visit from a foreign leader like the Crown Prince of Saudia’s ongoing three-week trip since Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrived in America nearly 60 years ago. The kingdom Mohammed bin Salman, 32, essentially rules—as iron-fisted regent of his […]

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Why I killed my uncle – Suspect confesses


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The Niger State Police Command on Sunday arrested a 25-year-old man, Dodo Baraje, for allegedly murdering his uncle, simply identified as Baraje. He was apprehended by a team of policemen attached to the Bangi Police Division of the state while trying to escape. The suspect, who lives in Shirumbu village, Maraga Local Government Area of […]

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Space station re-entry called mostly successful


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BEIJING — The Latest on the defunct Chinese space station re-entering Earth’s atmosphere (all times local): 10:30 a.m. An Australian astrophysicist says the defunct Chinese space station had a “mostly successful” re-entry but would have been better if it hadn’t been spinning in its final descent. China said the experimental Tiangong 1 space lab mostly […]

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Okoh faults PDP’s apology to Nigerians, says it lacks specifics


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Primate of All (Nigeria), Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has faulted the recent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s apology to Nigerians.He spoke yesterday in an interview with journalists in Abuja. The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, had tendered the apology over their wrongdoing while in power.But the primate enjoined the party members to search their […]

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Israel Rejects Calls for an Inquiry Into Gaza Violence


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(JERUSALEM) — Israel’s defense minister on Sunday rejected international calls for an investigation into deadly violence along Gaza’s border with Israel, saying troops acted appropriately and fired only at Palestinian protesters who posed a threat. Fifteen Palestinians were killed and over 700 wounded in Friday’s violence near the Israeli border, according to Palestinian health officials. It […]

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Tiangong 1: Chinese satellite falls to Earth, mostly burns up on re-entry


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Chinese space authorities say Tiangong 1, the country’s defunct and reportedly out-of-control space station, re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere Sunday night, mostly burning up over the central South Pacific. The China Manned Space Engineering Office says online that the experimental space lab re-entered around 8:15 a.m. local time Monday. The tumbling spacecraft posed only a slight risk to […]

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Kashmir: 20 dead and 70 wounded in fierce clashes


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At least 20 people are dead and 70 injured in Indian-administered Kashmir after fierce clashes between militants and government forces on Sunday. Four civilians were killed when police opened fire on stone-throwing demonstrators, AFP news agency reports. Officials in Kashmir say this is the restive region’s worst loss of life during a single day in […]

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Pushing gender equality: is it really working for women’s empowerment in the skills sector?


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Whilst there have been some encouraging changes regarding the growing role of gender in the agendas of governments, NGOs and development agencies,  development practitioner Tasmiah Rahman questions the efficacy of projects launched to address gender inequality in Bangladesh.  As a female development practitioner, what is encouraging to me is that gender is being discussed as a main […]

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