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On February 20, Israeli authorities informed it the request had been rejected because HRW is "not a real human rights group", the group said in a statement . HRW, he said, had "demonstrated time and again it is a fundamentally biased and anti-Israeli organisation with a clear hostile agenda". In response to Tel Aviv's decision, Shakir said the HRW is "genuinely shocked", and said, "We work in over 90 countries across the world".
  • N.Korean envoy blasts 'untrustworthy' Malaysia

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    Kim Jong Nam was estranged from his younger brother and had been living overseas for years. So far, police have arrested four suspects: a North Korean man, a Vietnamese woman, another woman who is an Indonesian, and a Malaysian man. Malaysia's ambassador to North Korea was returning home Tuesday after being recalled, as relations between the two countries take a hit following the assassination of the older half-brother of Kim Jong Un.
  • Melbourne plane crash: Five dead after light aircraft hits shopping centre

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    Both men are from Texas in the United states, the Herald Sun has reported . King Island is a popular destination for golfers, with two of its courses ranked in the top two in Australia. One friend, Kerry Pollard, wrote "Sad day today". An employee at Nick Scali told Sky News 'It's pretty confronting seeing a plane that low over the top of your head.
  • India vs Australia: No Special Significance To The Series, Says Anil Kumble

    India vs Australia: No Special Significance To The Series, Says Anil Kumble

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    The off-spinner with his bag of tricks will torment Smith and his men, often bowling relentlessly in tandem with spin partner Ravindra Jadeja, with a shoal of fielders hanging around the blade. "You don't get to do that in Australia". For us, coming over and competing here is about building pressure, either with quickies or spinners at the other end.
  • Russia's UN Ambassador Has Died at 64

    Russia's UN Ambassador Has Died at 64

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    However, New York Post quoted sources as saying that the ambassador had died after suffering heart problems. Churkin was working at the Russian consulate in NY when he passed away. Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power expressed a similar sentiment, despite clashing with Churkin in the past. "He has been such a regular presence here that I am actually quite stunned".
  • Mogadishu: At least 39 people killed in auto bomb blast

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    Militant Islamist group Al-Shabaab is often behind attacks that have killed thousands of people in Somalia and neighbouring Kenya. Farmajo made the statement after visiting victims of Sunday's bombing in Mogadishu's Median hospital. Al Shabaab has been able to carry out increasingly deadly bombings despite losing most of its territory to African Union peacekeepers supporting the Somali government.
  • Trump 'evaluating the situation' involving Flynn, Russia

    Trump 'evaluating the situation' involving Flynn, Russia

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    The Post reports that in a February 8 interview with the outlet, "Flynn categorically denied discussing sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak , repeating public assertions made in January by top Trump officials". MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough said Tuesday that Flynn's resignation wouldn't have happened if a "patriot" didn't leak information to the Washington Post , (though it was clearly more than one person).
  • Merkel to protect Opel jobs if PSA takeover completes

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    PSA Group has pledged to maintain GM's Opel operations in Germany but the future of United Kingdom plants in Ellesmere Port and Luton remain uncertain, according to reports on the Continent. The prime minister will meet with PSA chief executive Carlos Tavares who will also discuss the potential deal with Unite general secretary Len McCluskey.
  • Tony Blair emerges on 50/1 odds to return as next Labour leader

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    Blair also attacked May and other senior ministers for not being so "obsessive" about Brexit the NHS and other areas of government were being neglected. Last night Leave campaigners accused him of astonishing arrogance, with some Remainers even calling his intervention "staggeringly unhelpful". During his speech, Tony Blair made a series of controversial claims about Brexit and those who voted for it.
  • Priebus denies collusion between Trump campaign, Russian officials

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    Also, Reince is very peeved about leaks, and very very peeved that reporters are using unnamed sources to report on the goings-on atop the Trump tire fire. "I'm not going to tell you", Priebus parried. Trump's contentious relationship with the press has again been in the spotlight in recent days after the president repeatedly attacked the media as "fake news" in several tweets .
  • New Gambia President Adama Barrow to be inaugurated

    New Gambia President Adama Barrow to be inaugurated

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    Sall said Gambia and Senegal, a regional power that surrounds the tiny country except for its coast, must strengthen economic and other relations. After his predecessor finally agreed to step down, Mr Barrow was able to arrange a stadium event back in his homeland, near the capital city Banjul.