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Eritrea has zero food security concerns despite poor rains – President

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has assured that the country has no concerns in the area of food security despite poor rainfall this year. President Afwerki was speaking in an interview with the national broadcaster, Eri TV in early October, where he addressed the issue of the country’s agriculture and other issues of national interest. Eritrea…

California Fires Leave Many Homeless Where Housing Was Already Scarce

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Nathalie and Michael Internicola had about 15 minutes to grab what they could as the flames roared toward their house, and it wasn’t much: Some clothes, passports, their phones. They are grateful to be alive, they said, but as for what comes next and how and where they might rebuild their…

Mogadishu Truck Bombings Are Deadliest Attack in Decades

More than 270 were killed and hundreds injured in Mogadishu on Saturday, in twin blasts that officials called one of the deadliest attacks to hit the capital since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007. By AINARA TIEFENTHÄLER, DAPHNE RUSTOW and MALACHY BROWNE on Publish DateOctober 15, 2017. Photo by Mohamed Abdiwahab/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. MOGADISHU, Somalia —…

Weah takes early lead in Liberia election’s first results

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberia’s presidential election as the West African nation begins releasing provisional results. The National Election Commission data shared late Thursday show Weah ahead in 14 of Liberia’s 15 counties while Vice President Joseph Boakai leads in his home county,…

Trump Administration To End Obamacare Subsidies For The Poor

Updated at 11:40 p.m. ET The Trump administration said Thursday that it would end the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments designed to help low-income Americans get health care. Not paying the subsidies, health care experts have warned, could send the health insurance exchanges into turmoil. The payments, which started under the Obama administration, had…

Deadly ‘supercell thunderstorm’ wreaks havoc in South Africa (PHOTOS,VIDEOS)

The South African province of KwaZulu-Natal is assessing the damage of a deadly storm that killed at least 11 people after extreme flooding and tornado-like winds ravaged the coastal city of Durban. The storm was classed as a “supercell thunderstorm” by the South African weather service. These storms are defined by deep rotating updrafts. Cut-off low to…

Kenya’s Raila Odinga withdraws from election rerun

Raila Odinga, Kenya’s opposition leader, has withdrawn from a rerun of the presidential election, saying electoral officials have failed to make necessary reforms. Kenya’s Supreme Court last month annulled the August presidential poll, won by incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, due to widespread irregularities in the counting process. Odinga and his National Super Alliance (NASA) had pledged…

Catalans ‘a bit disappointed’ by another delay after ‘300 years’ of waiting for independence (VIDEO)

Catalans have expressed mixed feelings over the regional leadership’s failure to steam ahead and unilaterally split from Madrid, after its declaration of independence was immediately placed on hold pending talks with the central government. On Tuesday, Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont accepted “the mandate of the people for Catalonia to become an independent republic” and then promptly…

Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal of Case on Expired Travel Ban

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dismissed on Tuesday an appeal in one of the cases challenging President Trump’s efforts to limit travel to the United States, calling an earlier version of the ban moot because it has expired. That travel ban has since been replaced with broader restrictions, and a second case remains before the justices…

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