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Zimbabwe protests: ‘Systematic torture of protesters’ | Zimbabwe News

Zimbabwe’s human rights commission is accusing security forces of systematic torture after recent protests turned violent. President Emmerson Mnangagwa is calling for a national dialogue to address the protests over rising living costs. But some people worry nothing is going to change. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.

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WaPo: Ex-WH aide describes ‘absolutely out of control’ staff in new book

Former White House communications aide Cliff Sims describes scenes of an “absolutely out of control” White House staff, President Donald Trump berating the then-speaker of the House from his own party over loyalty and the President walking out of policy meetings in his upcoming book, according to excerpts published by …

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With no end in sight after a record 32 days, here’s what it might take to end this game of high-stakes chicken

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will take up President Donald Trump’s already-doomed proposal to re-open the government by offering temporary protections for DACA recipients in exchange for money to build his border wall. Then, on Wednesday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold a vote in the House on a …

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Tales of torture from Israel’s prisons | Human Rights

Earlier this month, Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced plans to “worsen” already horrific conditions for Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s jails. According to the Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer, there are nearly 5,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including 230 children and 54 women. Of that number, 481 prisoners …

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U.S. military service member killed in Afghanistan: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. military service member was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the U.S. military said in a statement, without providing additional details. “The incident is under investigation … We will share additional information as appropriate,” the statement said. Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama Our …

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