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The Gambia gears up for first election after Yahya Jammeh

The Gambia gears up for first election after Yahya Jammeh Gambians head to the polls on Thursday for the country’s first parliamentary election since the end of Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule. Jammeh stepped aside in January after losing the presidential vote to Adama Barrow. More than 230 candidates are campaigning for 53 seats in the national assembly. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas …

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Colombia: Families bury landslide victims

Colombia: Families bury landslide victims Colombia’s government is investigating whether deforestation and construction led to landslides that killed almost 300 people. The death toll is rising as survivors desperately search for missing relatives. As bodies continue to arrive at Mocoa’s morgue, most are too decomposed to be identified except through DNA. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from the city of …

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Pakistan fence to seal off Afghan border

Pakistan fence to seal off Afghan border Pakistan is building a fence along a disputed part of its border with Afghanistan to prevent armed fighters from entering the country. Afghanistan has called the project ineffective and impractical. Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder reports from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Khyber Agency. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: …

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NSW farmers split over Santos’ coal seam gas expansion

Energy company Santos has been looking to develop a coal seam gas-field in the Pilliga State Forest near Narrabri in NSW. But as the state government investigates the company’s Environmental Impact Statement, the project faces fierce opposition from environmentalists and activist groups, concerned about environmental impacts. Read more here: http://ab.co/2ocfu7Q

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And then there were none: Iversky Monastery near Donetsk devastated after 2 years of war

Drone footage captured the condition of the church and cemetery of Iversky Monastery near Donetsk. Since Monastery is situated close to Donetsk Airport, it sustained heavy damage in January 2015 during a period of heavy fighting for the facility. COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! …

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