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KENYA: Three Americans killed in Al-Shabaab attack on US military base

Al-Shabab extremists overran a key military base used by U.S. counterterror forces in Kenya before dawn Sunday, killing three American Department of Defense personnel and destroying several U.S. aircraft and vehicles before they were repelled, U.S. and Kenyan authorities said. The attack on the Manda Bay Airfield was the al-Qaida-linked group’s first attack against U.S.

Libya conflict: Turkish MPs approve bill to send troops

Turkey’s parliament has passed a bill that will allow the government to deploy troops to Libya to intervene in the civil war. Turkish lawmakers approved the bill on Thursday, with 325 in favour to 184 against. Turkey is allied with Libya’s UN-backed government, which is based in the capital, Tripoli. The Libyan government has been […]

Top Iranian general killed by US in Iraq

General Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force, has been killed by US forces in Iraq. The Pentagon confirmed he was killed “at the direction of the president”. Gen Soleimani was being driven by car at Baghdad airport, alongside local Iran-backed militias, when he was hit by a US air […]

ZAMBIA: Pro-gay U.S. ambassador ordered to leave

Weeks after Zambian president openly rejected the United States ambassador’s pro-gay stance in a recent court judgment, the government has reportedly asked that the envoy leaves the Southern African country whiles it awaits diplomatic response from the United States. The rift between Zambia and Ambassador Daniel Foote was ignited when the latter said he was […]

Miss Jamaica crowned Miss World 2019

Toni-Ann Singh has won the 69th Miss World beauty pageant. It’s the first time in history that black women hold the titles for Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss Universe and Miss World. The 23-year-old student was born in St Thomas, Jamaica, and plans to study medicine and become a doctor. She tweeted […]

US: Gun battle kills six people in the Jersey City

A police officer and at least five other people have died in a series of gun battles in Jersey City, in the US state of New Jersey. Two other police officers were also wounded during the incident, which culminated in a shootout after two gunmen barricaded themselves in a shop. Several local schools and businesses […]
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