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UNICEF: Vaccines cargo to blockaded Yemen can’t be one-off

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. child agency said Sunday that it has flown 1.9 million doses of vaccines to war-torn Yemen, its first aid delivery since a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels tightened a sea and air blockade earlier this month. Regional UNICEF director Geert Cappelaere described Saturday’s shipment as a “very small step” at a time of immense ...

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Ousted Mugabe has only himself to blame, says former Botswana president

DURBAN – African leaders, who were his contemporaries, were responsible for the 37-year reign of recently deposed Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe, according to former Botswana president Festus Mogae. He was the keynote speaker at the 11th annual Chief Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Westville Campus, in Durban, on Saturday. In a frank…

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Bali volcano erupts but flights operating normally

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali has rumbled into life with a series of eruptions that temporarily disrupted some international flights to the popular tourist destination. Mount Agung erupted on Saturday evening and three times early Sunday, lighting its cone with an orange glow and sending ash 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) into the atmosphere. ...

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Does cellphone-sweeping ‘StingRay’ technology go too far?

NEW YORK: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas are among scores of police departments across the country quietly using a highly secretive technology developed for the military that can track the whereabouts of suspects by using the signals constantly emitted by their cellphones. Civil liberties and privacy groups are increasingly raising objections to the suitcase-sized devices known ...

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Twitter war anew between Donald Trump and CNN

Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2017 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving Day weekend took a break from golf to go after Atlanta-based CNN International instead of his usual target CNN. Trump said Fox News is “MUCH more important”…

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Merkel hopes to form government ‘very soon’

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said she wanted to form a government “very soon”, bolstering hopes that Germany’s political impasse could be close to ending as she raised the prospect of a compromise with the Social Democrats. Europe’s economic powerhouse has been mired in uncertainty since Merkel’s conservative bloc won a…

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