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Tuareg factions to boycott Mali peace conference

Mali’s main Tuareg factions say they will boycott talks with the government next week on implementing a 2015 peace agreement, dimming hopes of attaining peace in the West African country. The main separatist groups in northern Mali – the Coordination of Azawad … Continue reading

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Thousands attend Gaza funeral of slain Hamas official

Thousands of Palestinians poured into the streets on Saturday in the besieged Gaza Strip for the funeral of slain Hamas commander Mazen Faqha.  The Hamas movement announced on Friday that 35-year-old Faqha, a former prisoner and senior leader in the … Continue reading

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Hong Kong's election: A vote without voters

On Friday evening, thousands of people crowded into an open area along Hong Kong’s famous harbour-front – they applauded, shouted slogans and waved their smartphones in the air, creating a sea of lights against the night sky. “John Tsang! Get … Continue reading

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The art and evolution of headline writing

We read dozens, if not hundreds, of them every day. Often skipping the story that follows and relying on just the headline, to tell us what’s happening in the world. At their best, they entice you to read more. But … Continue reading

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UN voices concern over high civilian deaths in Mosul

The United Nations expressed profound concern on Saturday over the escalating number of civilian casualties reported in the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIL. “We are stunned by this terrible loss of life,” Lise Grande, the humanitarian … Continue reading

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Wiretaps, hacks and spin in Donald Trump's America

The Listening Post examines the virtually non-stop coverage in the US media of a news story that, upon closer examination, has very little in the way of hard evidence to back it up: that the Kremlin has somehow undermined American … Continue reading

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What is at stake for the EU economies after Brexit?

The Brexit battle lines are being drawn. European leaders are due to meet at the end of April, when they will lay out their strategy for talks with the UK, following Prime Minister Theresa May‘s formal notification on the British departure … Continue reading

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Conspiracy theories and rumours in Trump's America

On The Listening Post this week: Conspiracy theories and rumours swirl in Washington, DC as media and the US public try to make sense of it all. Plus, the evolution of headline writing. Contributors:Adam H. Johnson, media analyst, FAIRMarcy Wheeler, … Continue reading

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London attack: Muslim raises over $30,000 for victims

A crowdfunding campaign by a British Muslim who witnessed an attack in London that killed four people has almost reached a target of $37,000, which will be donated to the victims’ families. By the time of publishing, more than 1,000 … Continue reading

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Hamas blames Israel after Mazen Faqha assassination

Unknown assailants in the Gaza Strip have shot dead a senior Hamas member, officials in Gaza said, blaming Israel for the killing. Iyad al-Bozum, an interior ministry spokesman in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, said that gunmen opened fire on Mazen … Continue reading

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