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Deadly clashes in ICoast ahead of international games

Abidjan - Fresh violence in Ivory Coast left one member of the security forces dead as gunmen attacked a police training school just hours before the start of an international sports tournament.

Boko Haram suspects killed, tortured in Cameroon custody: Amnesty

Libreville - Cameroon's security forces were on Thursday accused of torturing hundreds of Boko Haram suspects, leading to dozens of deaths, in what Amnesty International said was a war crime.

ICC judges ordered to review freeing I.Coast ex-leader Gbagbo

Den Haag - Judges must review whether to release the ageing former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo for the rest of his crimes against humanity trial, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Judges must review whether to free Ivory Coast leader: appeal

Den Haag - Appeal judges Wednesday struck down a decision denying former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo interim release during his trial for crimes against humanity, and ordered the court to review his situation.

S. Sudan clashes force patients, doctors to flee hospital

Rumbek - Thouk Reath, 19, was recovering from a leg amputation after being shot in fighting in northeastern South Sudan when the clinic he was in had to be evacuated because of approaching gunfire.

ICC judges to rule on release of Ivory Coast ex-leader Gbagbo

Den Haag - War crimes judges will rule Wednesday whether former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo can be released from prison for the rest of his trial on charges arising from deadly election violence that rocked his nation in 2010.

Philippines shelves rebel talks after attack on Duterte guards

Manila - The Philippine government's peace talks with communist rebels teetered near collapse Wednesday as President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to end negotiations after suspected guerrillas shot and wounded five of his bodyguards in an ambush.

DR Congo may be linked to UN experts' murder: report

New York - UN experts say they are not ruling out the possible involvement of Democratic Republic of Congo state security forces in the murder of two of their colleagues.

Haiti's army reborn 20 years after it was demobilized

L - Lined up in two long columns in the courtyard of a military base, hundreds of young men and a few women await interviews to join Haiti's national army.

Myanmar's Rohingya: cornered by poverty, stalked by violence

Tamwe - Hemmed in by Myanmar security forces and menaced by abductions and killings, Rohingya Muslims in a conflict-scarred corner of Rakhine State say fear is one of the few constants in their lives.

Malala meets her Chibok 'heroes' in Nigeria

Abuja - Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Monday called for a "state of emergency for education" in Nigeria, as she visited the country and met some of the Chibok schoolgirls whose cause she championed.

Afghan civilian deaths hit new high: UN

Kabul - The people of war-torn Afghanistan continue to bear the brunt of the grinding conflict with civilian deaths at their worst since records began, the United Nations said Monday.

Afghan civilian deaths hit new high in 2017: UN

Kabul - Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit a new high in the first half of 2017 with 1,662 killed and more than 3,500 injured, the United Nations said Monday.

Seized US journalist in DR Congo found safe

Bunia - A US journalist kidnapped last week by a militia group in DR Congo was found safe early Sunday, officials said, as another source said five people had been killed in clashes.

Seized US journalist in DR Congo found safe

Bunia - A US journalist kidnapped last week by a militia group in DR Congo was found safe early Sunday, officials said, as another source said five people had been killed in clashes.

16 pilgrims killed in bus crash in northern India: police

Srinagar - At least 16 Hindu pilgrims were killed and many more injured Sunday in a bus crash in northern India, police said, just days after gunmen shot dead eight worshippers making the same holy visit.

Three killed in Rakhine explosion: Myanmar police

Cox's Bazar - Three people, including two teenage boys, were killed by an explosion in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state on Saturday, a police officer said.

Three killed in Rakhine explosion: Myanmar police

Cox's Bazar - Three people, including two teenage boys, were killed by an explosion in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state on Saturday, a police officer said.

Three killed in Rakhine explosion: Myanmar police

Cox's Bazar - Three people, including two teenage boys, were killed by an explosion in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state on Saturday, a police officer said.

Three soldiers killed in Ivory Coast barrack shooting

Abidjan - Three soldiers died after shooting erupted overnight at a base in Ivory Coast, which has been gripped by tensions within the military, security sources said Saturday.

Egypt police probe motives of Red Sea beach attacker

Hurgada - Police on Saturday questioned the suspected jihadist who stabbed to death two German women and wounded four others at a Red Sea beach resort, adding to the woes of Egypt's hobbled tourism industry.

Germany confirms two nationals killed in Egypt attack

Berlin - Berlin on Saturday said two women who were killed after being stabbed in an Egyptian beach resort were German nationals, confirming earlier reports.

Egypt beach resort attack kills two foreigners

Cairo - Two foreign women were killed on Friday and four others were wounded when an assailant stabbed them at an Egyptian Red Sea beach resort, officials said.

Egypt beach resort attack kills two foreigners

Cairo - Two foreign women tourists were killed on Friday and four others were wounded when an assailant stabbed them at an Egyptian beach resort in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said.

Philippines' Duterte makes fresh rape joke

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made a new joke about rape on Friday, saying he would congratulate a rapist who could carry out the crime even knowing he would die.

Top Malian jihadist killed as unrest intensifies

Bamako - The Malian army said Friday it had killed a top jihadist commander operating in the country's troubled central region, following heavy fighting in the north against jihadists and among armed groups this week.

Missing Venezuelan pilot in chopper attack appears at rally

Caracas - Oscar Perez, the action star helicopter pilot who vanished after dropping grenades on Venezuela's Supreme Court, appeared unexpectedly Thursday at an opposition rally, his first public apperance since the attack.

Politics not pasture drives violence in Kenya's heart

Nairobi - Footsteps came first, then unfamiliar voices, the smell of cow dung and the kicking in of the front door. Suddenly awake, John Mbogo wrapped his 11-year-old daughter Tabitha in his arms and rolled under the bed.

DR Congo must identify those behind Kasai massacres: UN official

Kinshasa - DR Congo must identify both senior army personnel and politicians behind the massacres in the volatile Kasai region, a top UN human rights official told AFP Thursday.

14 dead in twin Cameroon bombings

Yaound - Two bombers blew themselves up in northeastern Cameroon killing 14 people and injuring 30 people in an attack likely staged by Boko Haram jihadists, security sources said Thursday.
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