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Rwandan rebel leader guilty of war crimes

Rwandan rebel leader guilty of war crimes

Ignance Murwanashyaka and his deputy Straton Musoni have been sentenced to 21 years in jail collectively by a court in Germany. Their four-year trial heard multiple cases of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Murwanashyaka was sentenced to 13 years behind bars for aiding and abetting war crimes, while Musron was given an eight year [&hellip

Taliban take downtown Kunduz

Taliban take downtown Kunduz

An Afghan official says Taliban militants have seized half of the northern city of Kunduz following fierce battles with security forces. Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, a spokesman for the Kunduz provincial police chief, told The Associated Press on Monday that gunbattles are still continuing between Taliban militants and Afghan government forces. Meanwhile, Reuters reported that the [&hellip

40 Daesh members killed in Iraq strike

40 Daesh members killed in Iraq strike

​About 40 members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group have been killed in an airstrike carried out by the Iraqi army in the restive province of Anbar. The terrorists were slain late on Saturday while at a factory in Kabisa, a city located in the Hit district of the western province, Iraqis News reported on [&hellip

Mozambique shoot-out death toll hits 20

Mozambique shoot-out death toll hits 20

​The death toll in a roadside gunfight involving a convoy carrying Mozambique’s opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama has risen to 20. “The death toll is now up to 19 deaths from Renamo, and still one civilian (the minibus driver),” AFP quoted police commander Armando Mude as saying on Sunday. Mude had put the death toll at [&hellip

‘Super blood moon’ dazzles stargazers

‘Super blood moon’ dazzles stargazers

​Across several continents, people glimpsed a rare celestial phenomenon. A lunar eclipse, which gave the moon a distinctive red hue, took place as the earth and moon were at their closest. The moon was at its largest in the sky at the same time a lunar eclipse was visible from the Americas, Europe, Africa and [&hellip

One-match ban for Gabriel

One-match ban for Gabriel

​Arsenal defender Gabriel has been banned for one match after admitting an FA charge of improper conduct. The defender was charged for refusing to leave the field promptly when he was dismissed by referee Mike Dean after a confrontation with Diego Costa during Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Arsenal last weekend. Gabriel’s red card and accompanying three-match suspension [&hellip

Pro-independence parties win Catalonia votes

Pro-independence parties win Catalonia votes

​Pro-independence parties in the Spanish region of Catalonia have claimed victory in regional parliamentary elections. Catalonia President Arthur Mas told a large cheering crowd in the eastern city of Barcelona, Catalonia’s capital, on Sunday, “We have won.” Near complete official results show an absolute majority in regional elections for the pro-independence parties in Catalonia. With [&hellip

Dozens killed in CAR; PM announces curfew

Dozens killed in CAR; PM announces curfew

​Violent ethnic clashes in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Bangui, have left more than 36 people dead and around 80 others injured. Hospital workers at three hospitals, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the press, on Sunday reported the casualty figures for the weekend [&hellip

‘200 Boko Haram militants surrender’

‘200 Boko Haram militants surrender’

Nigeria’s military says more than 200 members of the Takfiri Boko Haram militant group have surrendered during the battle for the northeastern town of Banki. The military said the members of Boko Haram gave themselves up Friday as Nigerian forces regained control of the border town, from where the militants had been carrying out attacks [&hellip

Blatter faces criminal proceedings

Blatter faces criminal proceedings

The Swiss Attorney General has announced criminal proceedings have been opened against FIFA president Sepp Blatter. The prosecutors’ office issued a statement saying Blatter is suspected of criminal mismanagement or misappropriation over a TV rights deal he signed with former Caribbean football chief Jack Warner in 2005. He is also suspected of “a disloyal payment” [&hellip