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Peoples Gov’t lead by Kizza Besigye to petition ICC

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The Peoples Government plans to petition the International Criminal Court ICC against President Yoweri Museveni for allegedly committing crimes against humanity.

Addressing the media on Friday, at their offices on Katonga road, the Peoples Government Deputy President Erias Lukwago says that President Museveni in his individual capacity should answer cases related to suppression, torture and extrajudicial killings.

According to the Rome Statute, crimes against humanity include murder, extermination, enslavement, torture, enforced disappearance of persons and imprisonment among others.

How gov’ts use social media to spy on you and sway elections , human rights watchdog says

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Governments around the world are increasingly using social media to manipulate elections and monitor their citizens, in a worrisome trend for democracy, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday.

An annual report on online freedom by the nonprofit group Freedom House found evidence of “advanced social media surveillance programs” in at least 40 of 65 countries analyzed.

The report said global internet freedom declined for a ninth consecutive year, as authorities in some countries simply cut off internet access as part of their manipulation efforts, while others employed propaganda armies to distort information on social platforms.

USA accepts to intervene in Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam dispute

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Egypt has accepted a US invitation for a meeting with Sudan and Ethiopia over a protracted Nile dam dispute, the foreign ministry said.

The meeting, to be held in Washington, would bring together foreign ministers from the three Nile basin countries to try to break the stalemate in talks on Ethiopia’s giant hydropower dam.

Egypt’s foreign ministry said late Tuesday that Cairo had “immediately accepted” the invitation from Washington, without specifying when the meeting would take place.

Conor McGregor reportedly wants to fight the winner of Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz, and he’s eyeing a January UFC return

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McGregor, who hasn’t fought since his submission defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov last October, plans to return to action in January and he’s targetting the winner of Masvidal vs. Diaz as well as the winner of Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson.

Masvidal and Diaz throw down next month at UFC 244 while Nurmagomedov is slated to defend his UFC lightweight title against top contender Ferguson in early 2020.

leader Kim Jong Un climbs Mountain, threatens to ‘strike the World with wonder’

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 North Korean state media on Wednesday posted a slideshow of leader Kim Jong Un scaling the country’s highest mountain on horseback, and suggested the display means he is considering a major decision.

The photos, posted in the Korean Central News Agency, showed Kim wearing a puffy tan overcoat and glasses, sitting atop a white horse whose bridle and harness appeared to be covered in sparkling, silver gemstones.

The photoshoot was conducted on the snow-covered Paektu Mountain, where Kim’s father, the late Kim Jong Il, is said to have been born, according to North Korea’s official mythology.

President Xi Jinping warns that attempts to split China risk ‘smashed’ bodies

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President Xi Jinping has warned that any attempts to split China would result in “bodies smashed and bones ground to powder”, amid four months of anti-Beijing unrest in Hong Kong.

Xi issued the dire message during a weekend visit to Nepal, according to a foreign ministry statement released on Sunday.

Carrow Road shakes as Norwich humbled English Premier League champions

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Norwich City Football club has today earned a historical superb win at home over the Goliath-Manchesiter City 3 – 2 in the fifith fixture of their English premier league.

Kenny McLean opened his account in the game in the 18th minute to give hope to the home side.

Uganda blocks introduction of new fish species from China

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has halted a move by a Chinese firm to introduce, breed and grow exotic species of fish in the country.

Dr Anthony Taabu Munyaho, the Director National Fisheries Resources Research Institute, says that the proposal was tabled for review by a Chinese investor. He, however, adds that they rejected it citing the numerous risks.

Dr Munyaho adds that Uganda has over 500 species, all them edible, which have been developed to commercial levels than making new introductions.

Trump imposes rule allowing U.S. to detain migrant families indefinitely

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The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a rule that allows officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum in the United States, abolishing a previous 20-day limit.

The rule, which is certain to draw a legal challenge, would replace a 1997 court settlement that limits the amount of time U.S. immigration authorities can detain migrant children. That agreement is generally interpreted as meaning families must be released within 20 days.

Israel kills three Palestinians in besieged Gaza Strip

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At least three Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the north of the Gaza Strip according to Palestinian health officials and local media, hours after three rockets were allegedly fired from the blockaded enclave.

Maan news agency said on Sunday at least one other Palestinian suffered “critical” injuries following the overnight attack.

Sandwich Waiter shot dead over slow service

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A customer shot and killed a waiter at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, France, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, a source close to the investigation said Saturday.

The waiter’s colleagues called police after he was shot in the shoulder with a handgun in the Noisy-le-Grand suburb east of Paris on Friday night, the source said.

5 dead in Russia :U.S.-based experts suspect blast involved nuclear-powered missile

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Five people were killed and three injured following a rocket explosion on a naval test range in Russia on Thursday, state nuclear company Rosatom confirmed.
Rostacom said the accident occurred during tests on a liquid propellant rocket engine.

The three injured staff members suffered serious burns in the accident.
Authorities had previously said that two people died and six were injured in the blast at the site in Nyonoksa.

U.S. immigration agents arrest 680 and tie them with ropes workers at Mississippi plants

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U.S. immigration authorities arrested nearly 700 people at seven agricultural processing plants across Mississippi on Wednesday in what federal officials said could be the largest work site enforcement operation in a single state.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement they detained about 680 people who were working illegally at the plants. They said they also seized business records as part of a federal criminal investigation.

Obama takes on hate and Trump takes on Obama

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It is a strange fact of unfolding American history that the country’s first black President should be followed in office by a President who has openly said racist things

Neither President, it is painfully clear, can solve the problem of gun violence or racism in the United States, but it is in the aftermath of mass shootings like those in Ohio and Texas that the difference between America’s last President and its current one is most jarringly clear.

North Korea’s rocket man Kim says missile tests ‘warning’ to South Korea, US

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that the latest series of missile launches by Pyongyang send “adequate warning” over the South Korea-US military drills.

The country’s state news media reported on Wednesday that Kim made the statement as he inspected on Tuesday the launch of a new type of tactical guided missiles – the fourth test in 12 days.

Sudan top generals , protest leaders ink constitutional declaration

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General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo

General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo (right), Sudan’s deputy head of the Transitional Military Council, and Protest leader Ahmed Rabie shake hands after signing the constitutional declaration at a ceremony attended by African Union and Ethiopian mediators in the capital Khartoum on August 4, 2019. PHOTO |AFP

The agreement, signed at a ceremony witnessed by AFP, builds on a landmark July 17 power-sharing deal and provides for a joint civilian-military ruling body to oversee the formation of a transitional civilian government and parliament to govern for a three-year transition period.

Protest leader Ahmed Rabie and the deputy head of the ruling military council, General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, signed the declaration at a ceremony attended by African Union and Ethiopian mediators.
The signing was met by a wave of applause in the Khartoum hall as representatives from both sides shook hands.