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Australian national kidnapped in Yemen freed after 7 months

An Australian kidnapped in Yemen has been released safe and well after seven months in captivity, Australia’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. “I confirm that an Australian kidnapped in Yemen in October last year has been released and is safe and well,” Julie Bishop said in a statement. (Reporting by Byron Kaye; Editing by Clarence Fernandez) ‘); $(‘.second-article-divide’).append($(‘.slider.slider-module’)); $(‘.third-article-divide’).append(‘ Also ...

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New police taskforce to target Indonesian gays

By Tom Allard and Stefanno Reinard | JAKARTA Police in Indonesia’s most populous province plan to deploy a taskforce to investigate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activity, a move likely to fuel concerns of a widening crackdown on the community in the Muslim-majority country. West Java police chief Anton Charliyan disclosed the plan on Tuesday as two gay men ...

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Syrian army says senior Islamic State militant killed

The Syrian army said on Wednesday it had killed Islamic State’s “minister of war” among other senior figures in the group in operations east of the northern city of Aleppo. A Syrian military source cited by Syrian state media identified the war minister as Abu Musab al-Masri, without saying exactly when or where he was killed. He was named among ...

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More than 30 migrants, mostly toddlers, drown off Libya: rescuers

0SHARESShare By Steve Scherer | ROME More than 30 migrants, mostly toddlers, drowned on Wednesday when about 200 people without life jackets fell from a boat into the sea off the Libyan coast before they could be hauled into waiting rescue boats. The boat was near a rescue vessel when it suddenly listed and many migrants tumbled into the Mediterranean, ...

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Greenpeace Shines Message For Trump On Vatican Before His Visit With The Pope

0SHARESShare The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica was cast in a remonstration early Wednesday aimed at President Donald Trump  just hours before his visit to the Vatican. Greenpeace’s Italian and German offices teamed up to project a message in lights on the Vatican to criticize the president’s recent actions ignoring climate change and his expected decision regarding U.S. involvement in ...

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