Aug. 23 world news summary at 0030 GMT


ABUJA — A man identified as the “spiritual leader” of Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Kano has been arrested, together with other insurgents plotting to carry out attacks in the country, security authorities said Monday.
The man, whose name was given as Mudasiru Jibrin, was arrested on July 17 at a Boko Haram detention center uncovered by the secret police operatives in Kano. (Nigeria-Boko Haram)
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BRUSSELS — Three people were injured by a knife-wielding woman on Monday afternoon in Brussels, capital of Belgium, according to witnesses.
The woman is said to have stabbed three people at the exit of bus 38 in Uccle municipality of Brussels at around 4:30 p.m. local time (1430 GMT). She was then shot wounded and arrested by the police.
According to the Belgian broadcaster RTBF, the woman suffers from “phycological disorder.” (Belgium-Knive Attack)
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has uncovered nearly 15,000 previously undisclosed documents to or from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton when she served as secretary of state, a federal judge was told at a hearing on Monday.
Lawyers for the State Department suggested to begin the release of the emails weekly on Oct. 14 in a civil public records lawsuit before U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg of Washington. (US-Hillary-Emails)
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JERUSALEM — The Israeli Air Force struck a Syrian army post following errant mortar fire from Syria into the Israeli-held Golan Heights, the Israeli army said on Monday.
“Earlier today fire from Syria hit an open area near the security fence in the central Golan Heights,” a statement by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) read on Monday. No injuries were reported. (Israel-Syria-Reprisal)
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ANKARA — A delegation of U.S. officials from the Justice and State Department arrived in Ankara on Monday to discuss developments following the failed coup, Hurriyet Daily News reported.
The four U.S. officials are expected to discuss with their Turkish counterparts on Tuesday and Wednesday the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, who is believed to have masterminded the failed July 15 coup attempt.(Turkey-US-Extradition) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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