Author: Niko Bardin

Bitter Week For Families As Evidence To Be Read In MH17 Airliner Trial

On 7 June, a court in the Netherlands began hearing evidence against the four fugitive suspects in connection with the MH17 Malyasian airline crash. The four suspects – Russian nationals Sergei Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov, and Igor Girkin, as well as Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko – are suspected of being key pro-Russian separatists

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U.S. Sends Mexico Information For Probe Into 2014 Disappearances

On 24 May, the United States sent files to Mexico’s government in relation to the investigation of the 2014 Iguala mass kidnapping, and massacre of 43 students training to be teachers. Trainees from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College were kidnapped by police suspected of corruption and working with a drug

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Exodus To Jungles, Villages As Myanmar Troops Retake Town

Thousands of residents of a hilltown in Northwest Myanmar fled to jungles, villages, and valleys on Monday, May 17, seeking refuge from state troop attacks on local militias. 5,000 to 8,000 people have been displaced with short reserves of food and water. The latest call for restraint comes from the

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Taiwan Reports Largest Incursion Yet By Chinese Air Force 

Twenty-five Chinese air force aircrafts entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday, April 12th, marking the largest Chinese incursion on Taiwan to date. The latest Chinese mission involved 14 J-16 and four J-10 fighters, as well as four H-6K bombers, which can carry nuclear weapons, two anti-submarine aircraft

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Mozambican Army Says Town Attacked By Insurgents Now Secure

Palma, the town in Northern Mozambique that was attacked by Islamic-linked insurgents late last month, is now secure, U.S. News says. The coastal town south of the Tanzanian border was reportedly overrun by military extremists on March 24th, but on April 9th, Mozambique’s military reported that it had regained control.

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Sudan Formally Requests Four-Party Mediation Over Ethiopian Dam

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has officially requested a four-party mediation from the United Nations, African Union, European Union, and the United States to facilitate the regional dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.  Since the start of the dam’s construction in 2011, the three countries, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt

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Two-thirds of Tropical Rainforest Destroyed or Degraded Globally, NGO Says

A revolutionary study released on Monday by the Norwegian nonprofit, Rainforest Foundation Norway, reported that two-thirds of Earth’s tropical rainforests have been destroyed or degraded. As one of the world’s leading organizations in the field of rights-based rainforest protection, the foundation successfully completed the world’s first complete historical and current

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