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Armistice Day 2018: Buhari, World Leaders Mark End of World War I in Paris

Africa News

World leaders, including Nigeria’s President MuhammaduBuhari, gathered under the rain in Paris on Sunday to lead global commemorations marking 100 years since the end of World War I, at a time of growing nationalism and diplomatic tensions.

Mozambique's government has been shaken by beheadings and other deadly attacks by suspected Islamic extremists in a northeastern region touted internationally for its offshore reserves of natural gas. Since last month, men with machetes have spread terror in several villages in Cabo Delgado province on the border with Tanzania, beheading 10 people in one attack, hacking others to death and burning vehicles and homes.

United Nations Frowns At Attacks On Hospitals In Central African Republic

Africa News

The UN has condemned intimidation of staff and patients by armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR), who launch repeated attacks in hospitals.

The UN said, Men armed with machetes, knives and other crude weapons entered hospitals in the past few months, with the most recent happening in the town of Bambari.

Austria will expel several foreign-funded imams and shut seven mosques in a crackdown on “political Islam”, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on Friday. Kurz said the moves came after an investigation by the religious affairs authority into images which emerged earlier this year of children in Turkish-backed mosques playing dead and reenacting the World War I battle of Gallipoli.

Iran says it has begun work on increasing its uranium enrichment capacity, in case its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers collapses.

The head of Iran's atomic agency told reporters it was developing infrastructure to build advanced centrifuges at the Natanz facility.

The agency says it is officially notifying the United Nations' nuclear agency about the move in a letter.

An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced a French woman to life in jail for membership of the Islamic State jihadist group, an AFP reporter at the courthouse said. Melina Boughedir, a mother of four, was sentenced last February to seven months in prison for "illegal" entry into the country and was set to be deported back to France, but another court ordered her re-trial under Iraq's anti-terrorist law.

A U.S. military F15 fighter jet crashed in waters off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, where the bulk of U.S. forces in Japan are based, during a routine training mission on Monday, U.S. Forces Japan said in a statement. The pilot, the only person in the aircraft, ejected successfully and was recovered by search and rescue crews, the statement said. A board of officers would investigate the incident, it said.

President Trump Arrives Singapore Ahead Of Historic Summit With North Korea's Kim

US & Canada News

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have arrived in Singapore Sunday evening for their historic summit.

President Trump Trump arrived on Air Force One at Singapore's Paya Lebar Air Base at 8:21 p.m. local time, where he was greeted by Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. Kim arrived at Singapore's commercial airport on an Air China Boeing 747 just more than five hours earlier.

US President Donald Trump says he wants Russia to be part of the G7 group of key industrialised nations.

Russia was expelled in 2014 following its annexation of Crimea, but Mr Trump said he wanted the country readmitted.

The build-up to the meeting has seen major disagreements between the US president and other nations over his imposition of trade tariffs.

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer Awarded 2018 Nobel in Economics

Europe News

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded on to the duo of American economists William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer for designing model that address issues such as the "long-term sustainable growth in the global economy and the welfare of the world's population," the award's committee said in a statement.

New Interior Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini, have denied permission for a rescue ship conveying about 629 migrants to dock, thereby leaving them stranded.

The migrants, who are mostly children, were picked up in six different rescue operations off Libya's coast, BBC reports.

The leader of the right-wing League party, had promised during Italy's recent general election to take tougher measures concerning migration.

629 Migrants Stranded After Italy's Matteo Salvini Denies Docking Of Rescue Ship

Europe News

New Interior Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini, have denied permission for a rescue ship conveying about 629 migrants to dock, thereby leaving them stranded.

The migrants, who are mostly children, were picked up in six different rescue operations off Libya's coast, BBC reports.