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Youth detention worker says she’s barred from wearing hijab

A Delaware woman has filed federal and state discrimination complaints saying she’s being barred from wearing a hijab at work. News outlets report 35-year-old Madinah Brown held a news conference Thursday near the New Castle County Detention Center in Wilmington where she works. Brown’s complaint says she was forced to clock out early several times …

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Nigerian Government Deports Seven Koreans, Places Life Ban On Them

The Federal Government has deported seven Koreans. And then banned them from entering Nigeria for life. A statement from the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, gave the names of the Koreans as Jo Sun Phil, Hang Sung Chol, Che Chin Hyok, Pak Yong Gon, Ri Yong Il, Ri Hak Su and Ri …

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Spain jails separatist leaders for up to 13 years for 2017 Catalan independence bid

The Spanish Supreme Court on Monday, October 14th imposed prison sentences ranging from nine to 13 years on nine Catalan separatist leaders for sedition over their role in the region’s 2017 failed bid for independence.   The sentences were lower than demanded by the prosecution, which had requested up to 25 years behind bars for …

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Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister, wins 2019 Nobel peace prize

The prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, who forged a peace deal with Eritrea last year, has won the 2019 Nobel peace prize. Mr Abiy’s peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war. He was named as the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, where he …

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First human to walk in space, Alexei Leonov, dies at 85

Russia’s space agency has announced that Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space 54 years ago, has died in Moscow at the age of 85.   Roscosmos in a statement on its website said Leonov died on Friday, October 11th. Leonov performed his spacewalk on March 18, 1965, when he exited his Voskhod 2 capsule, …

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Senior Al Qaeda leader killed during joint US-Afghan raid on Taliban compound

A senior Al Qaeda leader  Asim Omar, was killed during a joint U.S.-Afghanistan commando raid on a Taliban compound last month, officials announced He was killed alongside six of his fellow terrorists during the raid on the Taliban in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on September 23, Afghanistan’s National Directorate for Security revealed on Tuesday Oct 8. A photo appearing …

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Saudi Arabia allows unmarried couples to share hotel rooms

The Saudi Arabian government has for the first time enacted new immigration laws that allows unmarried couples to share hotel rooms while on vacation in the country. Previously, unmarried couples, visitors and citizens couldn’t share the same hotel rooms unless they provided proof of marriage, and anyone found guilty of committing the ‘crime’ faced jail time …

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Luxury cars seized from Equatorial Guinea leader’s son auctioned off in Switzerland

An auction house in Switzerland is set to sell 25 luxury cars including Ferraris, Rolls-Royces and Lamborghinis that Geneva authorities seized from Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, son of Equatorial Guinea’s president in a money-laundering probe.   Swiss authorities say the sale by auctioneer Bonhams is expected to fetch some 18.5 million Swiss francs (dollars), with …

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Congo police detain former health minster in Ebola funds probe

Oly Ilunga Kalenga, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) former health minister has been arrested over alleged mismanagement of Ebola funds. His arrest comes after he resigned as health minister in July after being stripped of responsibility for the fight against Ebola by President Felix Tshisekedi. At that time, he wasn’t pleased with the decision …

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Trump confirms Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza killed in US counterterrorism operation

President Donald Trump has for the first time confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the ‘crown prince of terror’ and successor to terror kingpin Osama bin Laden is dead. Recall back in July, a new US intelligence report gathered that the al Qaeda leader’s son had died, but the report did not discuss details of where or when the younger …

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