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A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 people from Fort McMurray could destroy much of the Canadian city, local officials warn. The officials in Alberta province say the blaze that has gutted some 1,600 structures is expected to rage out of control through the rest of Wednesday. A state of emergency has now been declared in the province. The evacuation...

Donald Trump has become the US Republican presidential nominee in all but name after victory in Indiana forced rival Ted Cruz from the race. Mr Trump, unpopular with many in his own party, now has a clear path to the 1,237 delegates needed to claim his party’s crown. That would mark a stunning victory for a businessman few took seriously when he launched his campaign...

At least three people have been killed in a rebel rocket attack on a hospital in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. The attack was part of a shelling that left at least 19 people dead in government-controlled areas of the city on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the UK-based monitoring group, said. Rebels and forces of Syrian President Bashar...

Journalists in Somalia are increasingly coming under attack. For many years, the main threat to the media has come from Al-Shabaab, the Islamist armed group that controls large parts of the country. But, as a new report by Human Rights Watch has found, journalists are also now being threatened, harassed, and attacked by Somalia’s government and state security forces....

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was created on January 19, 2007 as a regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union with the approval of the United Nations. Its initial mandate of six months has turned out to be an on-going nine year mission. Our writer sat down with the head of Amisom and African Union Special representative in Somalia, Ambassador...

                                                                                                                                   US Secretary of State John Kerry began a diplomatic push in Geneva on Sunday as world powers desperately sought ways to halt the mounting carnage in the Syrian city of Aleppo. More...

Brandishing his AK-47, Mumin Elmi, a 65 years-old herder and his men are on a tough mission: expelling the feared Al-Shabab fighters whom they blamed of robbery and cold-blood murders against their people from their villages, a goal which despite challenges showed early success. Hiiraan Xog Their story is one of few instances in which disgruntled villagers turned on militants...

Many Americans are taking to canvas and poster board this year to express their political thoughts through depictions — sometimes unflattering — of presidential hopefuls like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Trump, the controversial billionaire who is leading the Republican Party nomination race and is known for his sometimes incendiary comments, is perhaps...

A suicide bomber driving a car killed at least 19 people and wounded 48 others on Saturday in an attack claimed by Islamic State on a group of Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims in a southeastern suburb of Baghdad, Iraqi police sources said. A second explosion near a Shi’ite militia checkpoint in the capital’s Dora district killed two and wounded three others,...

Teodoro Obiang Nguema has never received less than 97 percent of the vote in an election. On Monday, with partial results indicating that 99.2 percent of the vote has gone in his favor, Equatorial Guinea’s leader was surely all set for another seven years in a seat that has no doubt molded to his figure. One-sixth of African countries have an executive who has been...

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