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Brian Williams will leave 'NBC Nightly News' and join MSNBC

Brian Williams, the popularNBC Newsanchor who became embroiled in controversy over false statements he made about his reporting, will no longer be the anchor of the network's evening newscast and will be assigned to handling breaking news on cable network MSNBC.<p>Lester Holt, the veteran anchor who …

Chad bans full veil after deadly Boko Haram attacks

"Wearing the burqa must stop immediately from today, not only in public places and schools but throughout the whole of the country," Prime Minister Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet said in a speech to religious leaders the day before the start of the holy Muslim festival of Ramadan.<p>Any type of clothing that …

Africa

Former PNG police chief faces jail for failing to arrest country's prime minister

The former police commissioner of Papua New Guinea is facing five years in jail after being convicted of failing to act on an arrest warrant for the country’s prime minister.<p>A court has been told Geoffrey Vaki wilfully disobeyed when he refused to arrest the prime minister, Peter O’Neill, in June …

Corruption

UN: Global refugee numbers reach alarming levels

BERLIN (AP) — Syria overtook Afghanistan to become the world's biggest source of refugees last year, while the number of people forced from their homes by conflicts worldwide rose to a record 59.5 million, the United Nations' refugee agency said Thursday.<p>Pointing to crises in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, …

North Africa

Australia arrest warrant for 'IS medic' Tareq Kamleh

<b>An arrest warrant has been issued for an Australian doctor who travelled to Syria and is believed to be working with Islamic State (IS).</b><p>Tareq Kamleh appeared in an IS propaganda video in April urging other doctors to join him.<p>The warrant was issued by a court in South Australia and means Mr Kamleh …

Terrorism

Israel accuses U.N. children's rights envoy of 'improper conduct' | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israel has accused a senior U.N. official of misconduct in preparing a report that harshly criticized the Israeli army over the 2014 Gaza war while leaving it off a blacklist of states and armed groups that violate children’s rights in conflict.<p>The U.N. Security Council …

Israel