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Omar al-Bashir received millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police investigator has told a court in Sudan's capital at the start of the former president's corruption trial months after he was toppled by the military in the wake of mass protests against his autocratic rule. Al-Bashir, who is charged with illicit possession of foreign currency and accepting gifts in an unofficial manner, admitted to receiving the $90m in cash from Saudi royals, Brigadier General Ahmed Ali testified on Monday. Nearly seven million euros ($7.8m) was found at al-Bashir's residence, as well as smaller amounts in US dollars and Sudanese pounds, he said. "The accused told us that the money was part of a sum of
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MANILA: The Beechcraft Baron 55 disappeared ten minutes after it took off on May 17 from San Jose Airport in the central Philippine island of Mindoro. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said that the last known position of RP-C9078, the tail number by which the plane has come to be popularly identified, was just 16 nautical miles south of the airport over the deep waters of the Mindoro Strait, after which radar contact was lost. Since then, no pieces of the wreckage of the training plane have been found; nor have any remains of the two people on board, Abdullah Khalid Al-Sharif, a 23-year-old Saudi student at the Orient Flying School, and his Filipino instructor, Captain Jose
US President Donald Trump on Monday spoke with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging a reduction of tensions between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region. “The president conveyed the importance of reducing tensions between India and Pakistan and maintaining peace in the region,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement. “The two leaders further discussed how they will continue to strengthen United States-India economic ties through increased trade, and they look forward to meeting again soon,” Gidley said.
A former senior executive at a Chinese internet company is now a freelance photographer travelling around the globe. One of Shan Xiaolei's first stops was Iran and he spoke to the BBC about the images he captured and people he met. Video by Kambiz Fattahi, Bill McKenna, Zhaoyin Feng and Yitsing Wang Music by Gene D'Andrea
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A warning: some viewers may find the pictures in this report disturbing. Families in Afghanistan have begun burying those killed in Saturday's attack. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack on innocent people attending a wedding reception. Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis reports from Kabul.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a television interview on Monday that it was unfortunate an Iranian oil tanker detained off Gibraltar had been allowed to leave. “It's unfortunate that that happened,” Pompeo told Fox News Channel. Earlier on Monday, a State Department official said that the United States has conveyed its “strong position” to the Greek government about an Iranian tanker that sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar and Washington says is carrying oil to Syria.
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In Indian-administered Kashmir, several people claim they have been targeted by Indian forces during the lockdown. Al Jazeera spoke to two people who said they have sustained pellet injuries. Al Jazeera's Anchal Vohra reports from New Delhi.