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Trump University $25 million settlement approved
“Thousands of former Trump University students will get most of their money back, with a judge on Friday approving a $25 million settlement…” (CNN)

Trump backers on CNN: We aren’t worried about Russia
“…That’s what first met CNN’s Alisyn Camerota when she asked a group of loyal President Donald Trump supporters if they were bothered by allegations of connections between his associates and Russia…” (CNN)

Iran and Turkey at odds over refugee crisis
“Exactly 38 years ago — on April 1, 1979 — Iran officially became an Islamic republic. The change of the system in the country — which marked the creation of the world’s first Islamic Republic — upset all the balances in the Middle East…” (Arab News)

Balance of power in Syria is changing once again
“Two coordinated surprise offensives by Syrian rebels last week have rattled the Damascus regime and threatened to derail the start of the fifth round of political talks in Geneva…” (Arab News)

South Sudanese rebel group frees three foreign oil workers
“South Sudanese rebels said on Thursday they had freed three oil workers from Pakistan and India that their fighters had seized earlier this month…” (Africa News)

Kenya arrests most wanted Islamic State militant who trafficked recruits
“Kenya has arrested a suspected Islamic State militant on the country’s “most wanted” list who allegedly helped send recruits to Libya and Somalia, police said on Thursday.

Police seized Ali Hussein Ali, who is nicknamed “Trusted One”, and two accomplices in the coastal town of Malindi on Monday…” (Africa News)

Mysterious disease blamed on Kogi deaths in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada
“A mysterious disease affecting the indigenous Kogi people, who inhabit the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, has resulted in eleven fatalities raising serious concerns among health authorities in the departments of Magdalena and César…” (The City Paper Bogotá)

Colombia’s IDEAM issues “red alert” for floods after unseasonable heavy rains
“Colombia’s meteorological agency IDEAM has issued its highest alert for flooding after heavy rainfall and persistent storms are affecting large areas of the country…”
(The City Paper Bogotá)

‘Trump declares war on the Vespa’: Alarm in Italy over US trade plans
“Italy on Friday voiced alarm over Donald Trump’s plans to target imports responsible for the US trade deficit, amid fears products like Vespa scooters could be hit by punitive duties…” (The Local)

Rare happy ending in Mediterranean migrant drama
“Most members of a group of 146 migrants reported missing, feared dead, this week in the Mediterranean were rescued and safely brought to Italy, it emerged on Thursday…”
(The Local)

NASA’s Juno Probe Just Sent Back Breathtaking New Images of Jupiter
“A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter. NASA’s US$1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles (670 kilometres) from Earth…” (Science Alert)

Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New Tyrannosaur With a Super-Sensitive Face
“Scientists have discovered a new tyrannosaur species that lived 75 million years ago on the plains of what is now Montana, and it’s given us a brand new perspective on what the faces of tyrannosaurs looked like, including the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex…”
(Science Alert)


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