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Rwanda protest over spy chief arrest

The protestors have said they will not leave until intelligence chief Karenzi Karake is released in London Some 200 people gathered outside the British High Commission in Rwanda to protest at the arrest of intelligence chief Karenzi Karake in London. Gen Karake, 54, was detained at Heathrow Airport on Saturday, ...

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Nigeria tightens controls on foreign exchange

The falling oil price has put pressure on the Nigerian currency, the naira The Nigerian central bank has imposed new foreign exchange controls to try to stem the flow of dollars out of the country. It means importers will not be able to get hard currency to buy a list ...

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Australia warship seizes heroin worth $0.5bn in Indian Ocean

The heroin discovered aboard the dhow is the second-largest haul recorded by the Combined Maritime Forces An Australian warship has seized heroin with an estimated street value of more than $0.5bn (£0.32bn; €4.5bn) in the Indian Ocean, a naval official said. The haul, weighing 581kg (1,280lbs), was found aboard a ...

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Alabama pulls Confederate flag from state capitol grounds

State workers take down the flag on Wednesday morning The governor of Alabama has ordered the Confederate battle flag to be removed from the state capitol grounds. A spokeswoman for Governor Robert Bentley told the Montgomery Advertiser on Wednesday that he did not want the flag to be a “distraction”. ...

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Hungary says it has not suspended a key EU asylum rule

There has been a sharp rise in the number of migrants trying to enter Hungary Hungary says it has not suspended an EU rule on processing asylum claims, a day after announcing the move. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said the government had merely asked for a grace period to deal ...

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American Apparel details misconduct claims against former boss

The retailer American Apparel has detailed sexist and racist misconduct claims against former boss Dov Charney in a court filing. Mr Charney, who also founded the company, was ousted last year because of the employee complaints and amid accusations of misuse of company funds. In the San Francisco court filing, ...

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Boston marathon bombing victims to face Tsarnaev in court

Tsarnaev is expected to appeal the death sentence Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is facing his victims in court as he is formally sentenced to death for his role in the 2013 attacks. People who lost limbs and loved ones in the bombings were able to present impact statements to the ...

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Obama to announces changes to US hostage policy

Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter, was executed by the Islamic State group last year President Barack Obama will announce changes to how the US government handles hostage situations that involve American citizens. The current policy makes it illegal for families of US hostages to pay ransoms to secure the ...

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