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Malian leader vows security in visit to massacre village

Malian leader vows security in visit to massacre villageMalian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita vowed Monday to beef up security as he visited a village where more than 130 people were killed by suspected militiamen from a rival ethnic group. “We need security here — this is your mission,” Keita said, giving a public order to military chief General Aboulaye Coulibaly, who was abruptly appointed on Sunday after the massacre. The deadly raid took place on Saturday at Ogassogou, a village in central Mali near the border with Niger inhabited by the Fulani herding community.



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Maduro Vows ‘Deep’ Change in Venezuela Government Amid Pressure

Maduro Vows ‘Deep’ Change in Venezuela Government Amid Pressure“I will in the coming hours announce new government methods and a profound change in the entire government of Venezuela,” Maduro said in a speech at a political rally broadcast on state television. Maduro himself faces pressure to step down amid one of the worst economic crises in the country’s history.



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NZ premier Ardern vows mosque gunman will face 'full force of law'

NZ premier Ardern vows mosque gunman will face 'full force of law'New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promised on Tuesday that the man responsible for last week’s deadly mosque massacres would face “the full force of the law”, as she vowed never to utter his name. “He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety — that is why you will never hear me mention his name,” Ardern said in an emotional address to a special meeting of parliament, which she opened with the Arabic greeting “as salaam aleikum” — ‘peace be upon you’. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, was captured by police and has been charged with one count of murder, but Ardern assured parliament other charges would follow.



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Syria army vows to retake control of Kurdish areas

Syria army vows to retake control of Kurdish areasSyrian government forces will reclaim control of northeastern areas controlled by the US-backed Kurds, whether by force or through reconciliation, the defence minister warned Monday. Marginalised for decades, Syria’s minority Kurds have carved out a de-facto autonomous region across some 30 percent of the nation’s territory since the devastating war broke out in 2011. Backed by a US-led coalition, Kurdish forces have spearheaded an offensive in Syria against the Islamic State group.



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NZ PM Ardern vows mosque killer will face 'full force of law'

NZ PM Ardern vows mosque killer will face 'full force of law'New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed Tuesday never to utter the name of the twin-mosque gunman as she opened a sombre session of parliament with an evocative “as-salaam alaikum” message of peace to Muslims. “He will face the full force of the law in New Zealand,” Ardern pledged to grieving Kiwis, while promising that she would deprive the man, an avowed white supremacist who slaughtered 50 people in Christchurch, of the publicity he craved.



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Serbia president vows to defend law and order amid protests

Serbia president vows to defend law and order amid protestsBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president pledged Sunday to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station, protesting what they called his autocratic rule and biased grip on the country's media.



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New Zealand PM vows tighter gun laws after death toll in Christchurch terror attack rises to 50

New Zealand PM vows tighter gun laws after death toll in Christchurch terror attack rises to 50New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reiterated her promise for changes to the country’s gun laws after a gunman killed 50 people.



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New Zealand PM vows gun law reform after mosque massacre

New Zealand PM vows gun law reform after mosque massacreNew Zealand’s prime minister vowed Saturday to toughen the country’s gun laws after revealing the alleged shooter behind Christchurch’s mosque attacks had legally bought the five weapons, including two semi-automatic rifles, used in the massacre. The nation’s firearms laws are lax compared to neighbouring Australia, which enacted a strict gun control regime in the wake of a similar massacre in 1996. Jacinda Ardern said 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant obtained a “Category A” gun licence in November 2017 which allowed him to purchase the weapons used to mow down worshippers in two Christchurch mosques.



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U.S. Lawmaker Vows Probe Into Plane's Approval: 737 Max Update

U.S. Lawmaker Vows Probe Into Plane's Approval: 737 Max UpdateA device found in the wreckage provided an early clue and work decoding the black boxes from Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 began in France. U.S. regulators aren’t expected to let flights resume until Boeing completes a software update, which could take at least six weeks to finalize.



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US senator vows to seek recognition of Israeli rule in Golan

US senator vows to seek recognition of Israeli rule in GolanJERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday vowed to push for U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in what would represent a new contentious political gift to Israel from the Trump administration.



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