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BITS OF HISTORY  (NOVEMBER 19)

BITS OF HISTORY (NOVEMBER 19)

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1942: Soviet Red Army troops began a huge counter-offensive against the Germans at Stalingrad in World War Two. 1969: The US Apollo 12 lunar module landed on the moon, carrying astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean. 2005: Prince Albert of Monaco was enthroned, succeeding his father Prince Rainier.
Victims mourned as toll hits 77 in California wildfire
No pact struck with US: Taliban
Russia didn’t meddle in vote, Putin tells Pence
World powers clash over chem watchdog’s new role
No China base being built: Cambodia PM

No China base being built: Cambodia PM

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Cambodia will not allow foreign military bases on its soil, strongman premier Hun Sen said yesterday, swatting away US concerns about a possible Chinese naval site near hotly contested seas. Rumours a Chinese naval base is under construction off Cambodia's southwest coast have been swirling. 
Indonesia mosques spreading radicalism

Indonesia mosques spreading radicalism

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Dozens of Indonesian mosques that cater to government workers are spreading radicalism and calling for violence against non-Muslims, the country's intelligence agency said yesterday. Its findings come six months after Surabaya was rocked by a wave of suicide bombings at several churches during Sunday services, killing a dozen people.
U.S. Treasury places sanctions on Libyan Islamist commander Badi

U.S. Treasury places sanctions on Libyan Islamist commander Badi

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday it had imposed sanctions on Libyan Islamist commander Salah Badi, accusing him of undermining security by directing attacks on groups aligned with Libya’s U.N.-backed Government of National Accord. The U.S. State Department said Badi had also been placed under financial sanctions by the U.N. Security…
Congo spy agency informant, army colonel deny role in U.N. experts’ killing

Congo spy agency informant, army colonel deny role in U.N. experts' killing

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DAKAR (Reuters) - An informant for Congo’s intelligence service and an army colonel on Monday denied involvement in the killing of two U.N. sanctions monitors last year, the prosecutor in the case said. Zaida Catalan, a Swede, and Michael Sharp, an American, were killed in March 2017 while investigating an armed conflict in Democratic Republic…
Britain’s Hunt in Iran to discuss nuclear deal, Yemen, detainees: state TV

Britain's Hunt in Iran to discuss nuclear deal, Yemen, detainees: state TV

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DUBAI (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt discussed the future of the 2015 nuclear deal, the conflict in Yemen and other issues in meetings with Iranian authorities in Tehran on Monday, Iranian state media reported. Britain's Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain November 14, 2018.REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Hunt’s office also…