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Nigeria military acknowledges mistake in accidental bombing of a refugee camp

Nigeria military acknowledges mistake in accidental bombing of a refugee camp A statement from the United Nations humanitarian office said there are 43,000 internally displaced people in Rann, where access to deliver aid to address food shortages and severe malnutrition has been hard. Major General Lucky Irabor, who heads the counter-insurgency operation, said the air force jet had been told to target insurgents in the flashpoint Kala-Balge area but hit Rann instead. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump wanted a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue

President Trump has issued a series of official Whitehouse policy statements . "And we're going to show the people as we build up our military, we're going to display our military", Trump told the Washington Post recently . Jamie Davis told HuffPost . Sputnik has reported that the estimated $1.45 trillion poured into the life cycle of the F-35 fifth-generation jet program, which includes pla... [Full Article...]

Vehicle ploughs into Melbourne pedestrians leaving one dead and several injured

Vehicle ploughs into Melbourne pedestrians leaving one dead and several injured A 9-year-old Jewish girl was among the victims of a vehicular attack Friday in Melbourne [Facebook] A 9-year-old Jewish girl was one of three who lost their lives Friday after a driver deliberately plowed into civilians in Melbourne , Australia. [Full Article...]

Slain Orlando Officer Debra Clayton's patrol vehicle vandalized

Slain Orlando Officer Debra Clayton's patrol vehicle vandalized Now, part of Clayton's memorial that was surrounding her vehicle is being removed. Loyd was in possession of the gun when he was arrested Tuesday after a manhunt that lasted more than a month. His arrest ended a nine-day manhunt after Orlando police and Crimeline offered a $100,000 reward for information. According to security video of the incident, Loyd, wearing a distinct black shirt with th... [Full Article...]

Business, Agriculture Pressing Trump to Salvage TPP

Business, Agriculture Pressing Trump to Salvage TPP From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service . Donald Trump in November 2016, through a video posted on YouTube, had promised to take the USA out of the Trans-Pacific partnership on his first day at the office. "We need to have a WTO for the people", Champagne said. Has America lost jobs to Mexico because of NAFTA? U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R... [Full Article...]

Obama: 'This Is Just A Little Pit Stop'

Obama: 'This Is Just A Little Pit Stop' Though it's unlikely President Donald Trump tweeted himself, Vice President Mike Pence made his first tweet personal. And while the Obama website included pages on "top issues" like climate change and criminal justice reform, President Trump's most pressing issues include "standing up for our law enforcement community " and "making our military strong again ". [Full Article...]

Why I Stepped Down, Gambia's Jammeh Explains

Why I Stepped Down, Gambia's Jammeh Explains If Jammeh doesn't step down, whether peacefully or not - he briefly sent troops to occupy the electoral commission office during the crisis - the African Union will cease to recognize him as Gambia's legitimate leader, the AU's Peace and Security Council said last week. [Full Article...]

Turkey: Erdogan advocates powerful presidency after key vote

Turkey: Erdogan advocates powerful presidency after key vote Erdogan and his supporters have argued that Turkey needs a strong presidency to avoid weak governance and allow the country to successfully tackle a number of challenges, including terror attacks from Daesh, the PKK and the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO). [Full Article...]

Gladys Berejiklian nearly sure to become New South Wales premier

Gladys Berejiklian nearly sure to become New South Wales premier Ms Berejiklian on Friday rejected there had been was a conspiracy saying she only learnt about Mr Baird's resignation on Thursday at a morning coffee meeting which "was not what she was expecting". "Duncan Gay MLC, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, understood that the freight task in NSW was expected to double by 2031 and it was imperative that supply chains were operating efficiently, rel... [Full Article...]

Man taken by crocodile near Kakadu National Park

The crocodile was shot dead and the body taken to the city of Darwin for an autopsy. The area is notorious for flooding and for the number of crocodiles which live there. "Unfortunately they did and that was the result". According to News.com.au, the Parks and Wildlife Commission NT crocodile management chief ranger Tom Nichols agrees, stating: "People just need to be aware this time of year". [Full Article...]

Protest and joy greets the Trump era in Europe

Protest and joy greets the Trump era in Europe The London protest kicked off by dropping a 25-metre " Bridges Not Walls " banner from Tower Bridge this morning, and activists have followed suit on every major bridge in London, including Tower Bridge, London Bridge and Waterloo Bridge. Several hundred people, majority expatriate Americans, held a protest on Friday in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, against U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, hours ... [Full Article...]

Led airstrikes kill 100 al-Qaida militants in northern Syria

Jeff Davis said in the statement. The Syria strike was carried out by one B-52 bomber and an undisclosed number of USA aerial drones, the official said. Davis noted that U.S. strikes have killed 150 al Qaeda fighters since the start of the year. They described the militants killed in the air strikes as "core" Al-Qaeda members. [Full Article...]

Gambia's Jammeh given last chance of peaceful exit before military intervention

Gambia's Jammeh given last chance of peaceful exit before military intervention Jammeh last month rejected election results that saw him voted out of office after 22 years in power. Barrow was sworn in as president at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday. The source said: "Troops deployed by other countries are stationed in different locations, particularly close to the border between Senegal and The Gambia for easy advancement in the event of any call ... [Full Article...]

Martin McGuinness won't stand in Northern Ireland snap election

Martin McGuinness won't stand in Northern Ireland snap election McGuinness well in his retirement from frontline politics but expressed hope that he would be well enough to bring some of his experience to bear in the forthcoming negotiations to secure the future of the Stormont institutions and as safe a Brexit for Ireland as is possible. [Full Article...]

Aerial pictures show fresh destruction at Palmyra site

Aerial pictures show fresh destruction at Palmyra site The Roman amphitheater was the location of a victory concert in May by the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra of Russian Federation. The militant group controls the site after capturing it in December for a second time from Syrian government forces. [Full Article...]

Taiwan urges United States support in maintaining cross-strait peace

Taiwan urges United States support in maintaining cross-strait peace A Taiwan delegation, led by former premier and ex-ruling party leader Yu Shyi-kun, and including a Taiwan national security adviser and some lawmakers, will attend Friday's inauguration, Taiwan's Foreign Ministry said this week. Trump previously broke decades of diplomatic protocol by speaking directly with Taiwan's president after winning the USA presidential election in November. [Full Article...]

What Buhari will do while on vacation - Presidency

While away, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will perform the functions of the Office of the President . SIGNAL could not reach presidential spokespersons Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina for comments at the time of this report. Buhari announced his plans to take a 10-day leave on Thursday, January 19, via a letter to the Senate. SaharaReporters had reported past year that President Buhari ... [Full Article...]

Avalanche Buries Italian Spa Hotel, Multiple Feared Dead

The avalanche pushed the Hotel Rigopiano 30 feet from its foundation and buried it in snow, causing the roof to collapse under its weight. Poor weather conditions and the remote location of the hotel are making rescue efforts hard. 'There were 20 guests in the hotel'. He survived, but said his wife and two children as still trapped inside. "It's more like a pile of rubble than a hotel", sa... [Full Article...]

Jallikattu protests continue, Tamil Nadu CM to meet PM Modi

Jallikattu protests continue, Tamil Nadu CM to meet PM Modi The arrests sparked off a social media campaign, leading to protests across the state, with around 6,000 people turning up at Chennai's Marina Beach alone by Tuesday evening. "The Centre would be supportive of steps taken by the state government", the PM told the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. What are the arguments against Jallikattu? During Jallikattu, bulls are released from pens, with pa... [Full Article...]

Daesh militants killed in U.S. airstrikes in Libya, Pentagon says

Daesh militants killed in U.S. airstrikes in Libya, Pentagon says Pentagon officials said the strikes were to take out "squirters" who fled Sirte and were trying to reorganize and reconstitute. Two United States B-2 stealth bombers struck ISIS training camps southwest of the group's former North African stronghold of Sirte, Libya on Monday - less than a month after the Pentagon declared an end to an air campaign in that city. [Full Article...]


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