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Israeli army blames Damascus for Russia’s Il-20 downing, mourns death of crew – statement

Israel has blamed the Syrian government for the downing of the Russian Il-20 plane jet in Latakia province, according to the IDF statement. Israel said that it “expresses sorrow for the death of the aircrew members” of the Russian plane. However, it stated that  the government of Bashar Assad “whose military shot down the Russian plane,” is “fully responsible” for the ...

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Democrats raised Puerto Rico death toll ‘to make me look bad’: Trump blasted for ‘appalling’ tweets

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the US, President Trump was blasted online after he said that the death count for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year was raised by Democrats to make him look bad. “3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico,” Trump tweeted, referring to a recent study that significantly expanded ...

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France admits enabling death by torture during Algerian War of Independence

In a watershed decision, the French government has acknowledged it enabled a system which resulted in the torture of people during the war of independence in its former colony of Algeria six decades ago. The war of 1954-62 claimed some 1.5 million Algerian lives as French troops cracked down on the uprising as the colony sought independence after 130 years ...

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Japan’s macabre ‘Twitter killer’ indicted on 9 counts of murder, faces death by hanging

Zama, a sleepy suburb in southwestern Tokyo was plagued by a series of disappearances of women and girls as young as 16 in late summer 2017. Ultimately, it was the foul stench of human remains which led police to the victims. While searching for missing 23-year-old Aiko Tamura, neighbors called the police after noticing a profound and acrid smell emanating ...

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Chemnitz braces for new protests: 2 Afghans arrested over man’s death in east German brawl

Police have arrested two Afghan nationals suspected of killing a 22-year-old man in the eastern town of Kothen, Germany. It comes just two weeks after another German was stabbed to death in Chemnitz. The circumstances surrounding the incident that occurred on Saturday evening remain unclear. The killing may have followed a dispute between the two Afghans and two Germans, Die Welt reports. ...

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Tokyo admits 1st death from Fukushima radiation exposure

The Japanese authorities have acknowledged for the first time that a man died from cancer resulting from acute radiation poisoning at the Fukushima nuclear plant that went into meltdown following an earthquake back in 2011. A Japanese man in his 50s, who previously worked at the crippled Fukushima power plant, has recently died of a lung cancer. Japan’s Health, Labour ...

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Footage of mother giving 3yo son a ‘swirly’ sparks death threats, police investigation (VIDEO)

A mother of two is under investigation in Florida after a Facebook Live video of her dunking one of her children’s heads in a toilet bowl was shared online, sparking a torrent of outrage and death threats. Kaitlyn Wolf claims that she and her kids regularly “horseplay rough” and that the  ‘swirly’ clip was taken out of context. Right now ...

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Ukraine peace talks with EU partners inappropriate after Donbass leader’s death – Lavrov

Holding Ukraine peace talks with Germany and France after the recent murder of a Donetsk rebel leader would be extremely inappropriate, considering neither has condemned the killing, the Russian Foreign Minister has said. “It would be plainly inappropriate to gather the Normandy format, especially since neither Berlin nor Paris condemned the political murder committed in Donetsk,” Sergey Lavrov said on ...

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US-led coalition admits 1,061 civilians killed in Iraq & Syria strikes in latest death toll

New figures released by the US-led coalition bombing Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria say that at least 1,061 civilians have been killed. This is still several times lower than data collected by rights groups. In its monthly casualty report published on Thursday, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) assessed that “at least 1,061 civilians have ...

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