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Nine Police Officers Killed In Myanmar

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Nine police officers have been killed in an incident when a group of assailants raided a police station and others attacked a border control post in western Myanmar, near the border with Bangladesh.

According to State officials, the assailants, numbering 90, were members of the Muslim minority in the state of Rakhine, where the attacks took place on Sunday.

The attacks began early Sunday morning when the group of men stormed the police station in Maungdow Township, killing six police officers, wounding two others, and seizing a large number of weapons.

One police officer was killed and two wounded in a second attack, taking place at the same time, on a police border patrol camp in Rathidaung Township.

Two more police officers were killed and one missing after a third attack a couple of hours later in Buthidaung Township. Seven of the attackers were reportedly killed in that attack.

Police launched a counteroffensive on Monday, shooting to death seven members of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Maungdow.

This morning about 6 a.m., the security forces, loaded onto three trucks, arrived in Myothugyi village, a mile east of Maungdaw town, and seven people were gunned down,U Zaw Oo, a Rohingya in Maungdaw, told the New York Times by telephone on Monday.

The situation in the town is quiet, and all Muslim residents here are just staying at home since we are very scared of the security forces,” he added.

There are more than 1 million members of the Muslim Rohingya ethnic group living in the state of Rakhine. Most have been denied citizenship in Myanmar, formerly Burma, and Myanmar has refused to recognise them as an ethnic group, insisting they are ethnic Bengalis.

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US Election: Trump Claims Victory Hours After Saying Biden Won

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US Election: Trump Claims Victory Hours After Saying Biden Won

Donald Trump

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has declared himself the winner of the US Election 2020.

President Trump declared himself the winner of the US election in a tweet on Monday morning, November 16 by simply tweeting: “I won the election.”

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This came hours after he tweeted that his opponent Joe Biden “won because the election was rigged.”

The latest vote tallies project Democratic candidate, Biden a clear winner in the state-by-state Electoral College that decides the presidency, with 306 votes against Trump’s 232.

However, President Trump has remained defiant, continuously claiming he won the election free and fair.

US election: Trump claims victory hours after saying Biden won

 

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Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Is Dead

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Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Is Dead

Jerry Rawlings

Jerry Rawlings, a former Ghanaian president has reportedly died from suspected COVID-19 complications.

The former Ghanaian leader died at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana on Thursday morning.

Rawlings led the country first as a military ruler and then as a democratically elected president between 1981 and 2001.

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Rawlings initially rose to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant in the Ghana Air Force, following a coup détat in 1979.

After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took control again in December 1981 as Head of State.

He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years.

Rawlings left office in 2000 after exhausting Ghana’s constitutional term-limit of eight years for Presidents.

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US Election Is Far From Over — Trump

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US Election Is Far From Over — Trump

Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to concede after his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, secured the required number of electoral college votes to win the presidential race.

Shortly after Biden was projected winner, Trump in a defiant statement expressed that the election was “far from over” and criticised Biden for “rushing to falsely pose as the winner.”

“Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.

Also Read: Joe Biden Defeats Trump To Win US Presidential Election

“Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.

“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.

“The American people are entitled to an honest election, that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots,” Trump said.

 

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