Three Tajik prison guards killed in riot

DUSHANBE (Reuters) – Rioting prisoners have killed three guards in a high-security facility in Tajikistan which houses people convicted of religious extremism, including Islamic State militants, the Central Asian nation’s Justice Ministry said on Monday. One state security source told Reuters that 29 inmates have been killed in the prison in the city of Vakhdat,
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s conservative coalition secured an outright parliamentary majority on Monday following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress his legislative agenda without the support of independents. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison with wife Jenny, children Abbey and Lily after winning the 2019 Federal Election, at the Federal Liberal
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world’s two biggest economies. The busy waterway is one of a growing number of
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Image copyright El Grafico Image caption Diego Maradona had England in a spin at the 1986 World Cup by scoring both goals in Argentina’s 2-1 victory; one with his famous left foot and other with his infamous left ‘hand of God’ Like many of us, Asif Kapadia seems to prefer his heroes when they’re fundamentally
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s conservative coalition was on Monday poised to secure an outright majority following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress his legislative agenda without the support of independents. FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison casts his vote on Election day, at Lilli Pilli Public School, in Sydney,
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Image copyright AFP Image caption Volodymyr Zelensky stormed to a landslide victory in last month’s presidential election Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky will formally become the country’s new president at a ceremony in the capital, Kiev, on Monday. Mr Zelensky, who has no previous political experience, scored a landslide victory in last month’s presidential election. He
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BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad was scheduled to visit Tibet this week, a U.S. embassy spokesperson said, the first visit to the region by a U.S. ambassador since 2015, amid escalating trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad speaks at an event to celebrate
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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tensions have risen between Iran under President Hassan Rouhani and the US under President Donald Trump US President Donald Trump has issued a stern warning to Iran, suggesting it will be destroyed if a conflict breaks out between the two countries. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the
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In Uganda, young women are leaving their homes to try and find jobs as domestic workers, but for some their new lives can lead to mistreatment and abuse. A charity in Kenya is calling for the introduction of laws to protect domestic workers, commonly referred to as housegirls, to ensure their safety. For BBC Africa
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KABUL (Reuters) – Minutes before Mena Mangal, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser, was shot dead by two men in Kabul, she had slammed the door of her parent’s home after reminding them to pay the neighborhood shopkeeper 15 Afghanis (20 cents). Anisa Mangal holds a photo of her daughter Mena Mangal, an Afghan
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