Author: Corrin Demeo

Suicide Bombers Target Damascus Police Centre

At least two people have been killed and six others injured in a suicide attack near the police headquarters in Damascus on Wednesday. Two suicide bombers attempted to infiltrate Syria’s main police station before detonating their explosive devices, state media reported. A third suicide bomber attempted to break free of

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Pauline Hanson’s Burqa Stunt Triggers National Condemnation

Pauline Hanson shocked the nation when she entered the Senate dressed in a black burqa Thursday afternoon. With her Senate pin still visible, she was greeted by groans from both Labor and Greens Senators. Tasmanian Liberal Senator, Jonathan Duniam, could audibly be heard saying, “Oh, what on earth,” as Hanson

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Asylum Seeker Found Dead On Manus Island

An Iranian refugee in Australia’s offshore detention centre has been found dead in desolate bushland on Manus Island. The 31-year-old man, Hamid, was discovered early Monday morning in the Lorengau Township. Police are currently investigating the situation, however, it is believed the man took his own life after battling a

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Jordanian Parliament Annuls Rape Law

A legislative provision, which allowed rapists to escape punishment in the event that they married their victims was repealed by Parliament on Tuesday in Jordan, Al Jazeera reports. At a Parliamentary session on Tuesday, which was attended by Jordan’s Prime Minister, Hani al-Mulqi,  a majority vote saw the abolition of

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South Sudan: The Future Of Child Soldiers

As South Sudan’s civil war rages on, thousands of innocent children are being unwillingly converted into soldiers. This year alone, almost 1300 Sudanese children have been recruited to join the fight, UNICEF reports. However, since the conflict erupted in late 2013, an estimated 17,000 children have been abducted and conscripted to

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Commemorating The One-Year Anniversary Of Turkey’s Failed Coup

Tens of thousands of people assembled on Saturday at a rally in Istanbul, commemorating one year since Turkey’s failed military coup. Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, addressed the crowd and vowed to “chop off the heads” of those involved in the coup, Al Jazeera reports. The national unity march converged

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Protesters Swarm Hamburg Ahead Of G20 Summit

Seventy-six police officers were injured in clashes with demonstrators in Hamburg, Germany before the G20 summit, authorities have said. Three officers were taken to hospital with serious injuries, with many protesters also injured in the violent clashes. Police are yet to report the number of arrests. Almost 1,200 people attended

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Eight Arrested Over Colombian Mall Bombing

Eight people were arrested on Saturday, July 1, 2017, for alleged ties to a bombing last week at a mall in Colombia’s capital Bogota, authorities have said. The homemade bomb, which was positioned behind a toilet bowl, killed a total three people and has since been classified as a terrorist

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Car Bombs Kill 19 In Damascus, Syria

At least 19 people were been killed by a series of car bombs in Damascus on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has said. A suicide attacker, surrounded by authorities, prompted the first explosion in Tahrir Square. The following two car bombings were controlled and later detonated under the

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Australia Commits $70 Million To Manus Island Detainees

The Australian Government has agreed to pay $70 million to asylum seekers at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea in one of the largest human rights settlements the country has ever seen. Nearly 1900 asylum seekers filed a class-action suit against the Government over alleged physical and psychological

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Ethiopia’s Food Aid On The Brink Of Exhaustion

According to the Ethiopian government, Ethiopia’s emergency food aid is expected to be depleted by the end of this month. This aid, which currently reaches 7.8 million people, is essential to the country’s survival. With two successive rainy seasons resulting in failure, Ethiopia is currently experiencing its worst drought in over

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Cholera Outbreak In Yemen Becomes ‘Incredibly Dire’

War-torn Yemen is facing another setback after experiencing a severe cholera outbreak, with the number of cases expected to quadruple to 300,000 within the next month. In the past month, there have been 600 cholera-related deaths recorded by UNICEF, with at least 10,000 cases being reported by UNICEF in the

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