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Archive for September 2015

Sudanese president plans to address the UN Sustainable Development Summit

September 25, 2015 - UNITED STATES

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on war crimes and genocide charges, is scheduled to address a United Nations Sustainable Development Summit but may not get the chance. Unlike members of the ICC, the United States is not obliged to arrest the Sudanese leader for extradition to the Hague, but will probably sit on his visa application.

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Charles and Di wedding pictures auctioned

September 24, 2015 - UNITED STATES

Behind-the-scenes photographs taken at 1981’s “fairytale” wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer are to be auctioned in Boston. The couple divorced in 1996 and Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris the following year.

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Pope Francis visits the Americas with wide-reaching agenda

September 22, 2015 - AMERICAS

Pope Francis begins an Americas sojourn in Havana to reinforce the new found rapprochement between Cuba and the United States, then continues to the U.S. capital and the United Nations to publicize his controversial encyclical on the environment.

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Pop star Pharrell Williams kicks off his tour

September 21, 2015 - SOUTH AFRICA

U.S. pop star Pharrell Williams kicks off his tour of South Africa in Cape Town amid protests from pro-Palestinian supporters angry at his promotional deal with retailer Woolworths, which has trade ties with Israel. Cape Town has a large Muslim population.

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