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June 19, 2018 5:44 PM UN say record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide

A record 68.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said today. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million higher than the previous year and showed a 50-percent increase from the 42.7 million uprooted from their homes a decade ago, according 6

June 9, 2018 2:56 AM US solider KILLED and four injured by al-Qaeda affiliated jihadi MILITANTS in Somalia

THE US military has confirmed that one soldier is dead and four others are wounded after an “enemy attack” by jihadi militants in Somalia, according to a US military statement. A US Africa Commander said US troops with Somalian and Kenyan forces came under mortar and small-arms fire in Jubaland, Somalia on Friday. The statement does not identify the attackers 22

April 6, 2018 12:05 PM 2 car bombs go off in Somalia's capital, 1 near airport

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated at an army checkpoint on the airport road in Somalia's capital, injuring one soldier. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber apparently was heading to Mogadishu's international airport but was stopped by soldiers. The heavily fortified airport houses embassies and is a major 10

March 31, 2018 1:09 PM Today in History, 1/4

1204 - Death of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England, who led troops in the Second Crusade. 1666 - French forces capture St Kitts, Leeward Island, West Indies, from England. 1852 - Second Burmese War breaks out after British ultimatum to King of Burma. 1875 - The Times of London becomes the first newspaper to print a daily weather chart 19

February 5, 2018 10:36 AM Search launched for missing oil tanker feared hijacked by pirates

The Marine Express was last heard from on Thursday in the Gulf of Guinea, close to where a similar vessel was hijacked last month. India has asked for help from the Benin and Nigerian navies to find the Marine Express, which has 22 Indian crew members on board and was last heard from off the coast of Benin on Thursday. India's External Affairs minister 28

January 3, 2018 4:32 AM City man recognised for work abroad

A BRIGHTON man who played a leading role in galvanising the international community response to the drought in Somalia has received a CBE. “The British aid programme makes a massive difference to millions of lives and I am very proud to be a part of it.” International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: “UK Aid saved lives and delivered hope in some of the poorest 10

December 10, 2017 12:01 AM Trump holds rally while world leaders urged him to reconsider Jerusalem embassy move

Thousands of Palestinians protest in a 'day of rage' in the occupied West Bank, Gaza and in East Jerusalem against President Donald Trump's recognition of the ancient city as Israel's capital During the call, they agreed that Mr Trump’s declaration was worrying for the region. Mr Erdogan also spoke on the phone to the presidents of Kazakhstan, Lebanon 26

November 28, 2017 8:39 AM Migrants are eaten by SHARKS during rescue operation in the Mediterranean after their boats sank, claiming 31 lives

At least 31 migrants died and 200 were rescued after they were set on by sharks during a perilous crossing from Africa to Italy, Libya's navy has said. Some 18 women and three children were among the dead, while 40 people were still missing. When Libyan coastguard boats arrived at the scene, they spotted large blue sharks swimming around the boat, according 12

November 21, 2017 2:25 PM Somaliland's ruling party candidate declared election winner

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - The ruling party candidate in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland has been declared the winner of the presidential election but the opposition claims irregularities in the vote. The electoral commission says Muse Bihi Abdi of the Kulmiye party won 55 percent of votes counted while Abdirahman Irro of the Wadani opposition 3

November 16, 2017 3:16 PM World’s most (and least) dangerous countries revealed: 'Risk maps' show that it’s Finland, Norway and Iceland you should head to if you want a trouble-free holiday

Before you book your next holiday, you might like to examine how dangerous your destination is. A new interactive ‘Travel Risk Map’ for 2018 reveals which countries are the riskiest in terms of road safety, security and medical matters. Finland, Norway and Iceland have the lowest rankings for all three categories, while most of Africa is deemed very dangerous 15 1