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Mexican drug lord El Chapo is a scapegoat, trial told

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Notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is a scapegoat for the real leader of Mexico’s drugs cartel, his lawyer says. Guzman is on trial accused of leading the Sinaloa cartel from 1989 to 2014 – the biggest drug trafficking organisation in the world. But on the first day of his trial in New York, Read More

Dozens of rebels killed in Yemeni port city

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At least 149 people have been killed in 24 hours of fighting between government loyalists and rebels in Yemen’s city of Hodeidah. Seven civilians were among those who died, medics and military sources said. The Red Sea port city has been controlled by Houthi rebels since 2014 and is a vital entry point for aid Read More

In OPEC heartland, billions spent to boost oil output

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By Anthony DiPaola and Mohammed Aly Sergie on 11/12/2018 DUBAI (Bloomberg) — OPEC members may be weighing oil production cuts again, worried that a slowing global economy will undermine prices, but in the group’s Middle East heartland producers are spending billions to add output capacity for the long term.  As the global oil industry recovers Read More

Libyan govt claims it doesn’t know who benefitted from Gaddafi's billions

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Libya has received the interest on Gaddafi’s frozen funds in Belgian banks, but doesn’t know who benefitted, hinting that the money was either misused or embezzled, reports Al-Arabia, quoting the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA). The interest payments of nearly €5 billion ($5.7 billion) had been received until the end of October 2017 by the accounts Read More

Discover Aleppo: Syria invites tourists to visit ancient city 2 years after liberation

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Video offering panoramic and aerial views of Aleppo has been released by the Syrian ministry of tourism in an apparent attempt to say that the country’s historic pearl is finally ready to receive visitors. The pitch comes almost two years after the Syrian army defeated jihadist rebel groups besieging the city in a series of Read More

‘No carte blanche’: Police target Greenpeace offices & flats over controversial Berlin paint stunt

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German police descended on as many as 29 flats and offices of Greenpeace activists in response to the group’s offbeat July stunt that saw tons yellow paint being poured on a busy roundabout in the German capital. Back in July, Greenpeace activists distributed 3,500 liters of “environment-friendly” paint on a busy Berlin road to protest Read More

Saudi Arabia targets Palestinians in Israel with latest Mecca ban

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Saudi Arabia has banned Palestinians and Israeli Muslims from entering the country with temporary passports, ending their chance to make the pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site, Mecca. Practicing Muslims are supposed to try to get to Mecca once in their lives, if possible, for the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimages. Given that Israel and Saudi Arabia Read More

A better way to 'live forever,' even for nonbillionaires

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Is there a cure for death? FILE PHOTO: People enjoy a walk at sunset past beach cabin on the pebbled beach in Cayeux-sur-Mer, France, October 13, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo Some Silicon Valley billionaires are looking for it – or at least a way to extend life spans dramatically, perhaps by hundreds Read More

Kidnapped school children released in Cameroon

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Dozens of school children who were taken hostage in Cameroon have been released, a church official has said. Some 79 students were held by gunmen after being seized on Sunday near Bamenda, the capital of the English-speaking northwest region of the country. One had escaped earlier and the other 78 were freed at some point Read More