Sunday, June 25, 2017


Clashes in Melbourne between nationalists and anti-racism protesters

Police in Australia have used pepper spray to break up clashes between right-wing nationalists and anti-racism protesters in Melbourne. The incident is the latest in a string of protests sparked by anti-immigration groups in the country. The True Blue Crew, who are made up of far-right activists, say they are ...

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Pacquiao arrives in Brisbane to defend WBO title against Jeff Horn

Reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has arrived in Brisbane to defend his title against Australian Jeff Horn. According to local media reports, Pacquiao received a warm welcome to Horn’s territory days before their fight on July 2nd. The 38-year-old Filipino boxing legend will be sparring one last time on ...

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Humanitarian pause enforced in Marawi City on Eid

An eight-hour “Humanitarian Pause” in the ongoing military operations in Marawi City have been enforced today. According to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), this is to pay respect to Muslims celebrating Eid Al-Fitr. The temporary pause in offensive operations has been in effect from 6 am to 2 ...

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Yemen facing world’s worst cholera outbreak

Yemen is facing the world’s worst cholera outbreak, with the number of suspected cases exceeding more than 200,000. According to the United Nations the number of those infected is increasing by around 5,000 a day. A joint statement from the UN and the World Health Organisation, revealed that cholera has ...

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ERC signs agreement for humanitarian aid in Mali

The Emirates Red Crescent has signed an agreement with the Ajeer Organisation in Mali to cooperate on humanitarian and development in the country. In line with directives from the UAE’s leadership, the ERC will undertake several projects in Mali, according to Fahad Abdul Rahman Bin Sultan, Deputy Secretary-General for International ...

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