Ban- Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General

Don’t withdraw from ICC, UN urges South Africa, Gambia, Burundi

“I regret these steps, which could send a wrong message on these countries commitment to justice.”

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100 migrants missing after boat sinks off Libya

Libya has descended into chaos since a 2011 uprising that deposed long time autocrat Muammar Gaddafi.

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Two powerful earthquakes hit central Italy

No damage assessment has been reported by the USGS yet.

President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia

Gambia third African nation to withdraw from ICC

Burundi and South Africa have already announced decisions to quit.


Somali pirates free 26 Asian sailors held since 2012

The sailors were from China, the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan.


Somalia’s “al-Shabaab’’ seizes third town this month after peacekeepers withdraw

A militant spokesman and a local official said it is the third city to fall to insurgents this month.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

More than 35,000 detained in Turkey after coup

Mr. Erdogan has used the coup to purge the civil service of 50,000 employees.


Japanese suicide pensioner blows himself up in park, injures three others

Japan has one of the world’s highest suicide rates.

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14 migrants dead, 5,700 rescued in 48 hours from Mediterranean Sea

“Seven of the dead were recovered on Friday, and another seven on Saturday.”

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Cameroon train derails; at least 55 dead, hundreds injured

Fourteen people remained trapped under the wreckage.

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EU agrees to tackle illegal migration from Nigeria, other African countries

“Italy received 154,000 migrants in 2015 and 2016 figure is likely to be higher.”

Cote d'Ivoire President,  Alassane Ouattara

Cote d’Ivoire Police crackdown on protesters against new constitution

“We came here democratically to say no to this constitution, and Ouattara is throwing us in prison.”

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U.S. documentary filmmakers face prison for filming protest

“Recording civil disobedience and arrests is news-gathering, not conspiracy,” said Robert Mahoney, CPJ’s deputy executive director.


Trump vows to `totally accept’ election result if he wins

“I would accept a clear election result, but would also reserve my right to file a contest…”

President Uhuru Kenyatta; Photo: Bellanaija

Kenya releases 7,000 prisoners

Mr. Kenyatta said he would decongest prisons to allow judges send more corruption offenders to jail.


Man beaten to death after urinating near church

An autopsy confirmed that he died as a result of the attack.

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WAG tour premieres in Ghana

Owerri in south-east Nigeria will host the tour finale.


Somalia releases Al Jazeera reporters arrested for `one-sided story’

Information Minister Mohamed Maareeye told journalists that the crew had entered Somalia without the knowledge of the government.

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Anti-government extremist on trial for embezzling followers’ money

Prosecutors said Fitzek administered the savings of 574 of his followers without a licence.


Challenging pillar of U.S. democracy, Trump says he may not accept election result

Mr. Trump, 70, called Mrs. Clinton “such a nasty woman”

FILE- In this Monday, Oct. 6, 2003 file photo, Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh with the 'Kingdom Tower' photographed through a window of the 'Al-Faislia Tower' in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange has opened up to direct foreign investment for the first time. The decision to open up the Tadawul stock exchange on Monday comes at a crucial time for Saudi Arabia, whose revenue has taken a hit from the plunge in oil prices over the past year. The kingdom is the world’s largest exporter of crude. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Saudi Arabia executes prince for murder

A report says the execution brings to 128 the number of persons put to death so far in the country this year.

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Air strike on Aleppo kills 14 members of one family — Rescue team

The Syrian and Russian armed forces say they only target militants.

Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration mass on 19 March 2013.

Pope canonizes 7 new saints, including 14-year-old martyr

Rounding out the new saints were also two Italians, two French nationals and a Spaniard.

Riek Machar

South Africa confirms South Sudanese rebel leader’s arrival for medical treatment

Mr. Machar sustained leg injury.

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej waves to we...Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej waves to well-wishers after the royal ceremony for his 83rd birthday in Bangkok on December 5, 2010. the Thai king is the world's longest reigning monarch who is regarded as a demi-god by many Thais and considered a unifying force in a politically turbulent nation.  AFP PHOTO/Pornchai KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, world’s longest reigning monarch, dies

The monarch was widely considered a unifying factor in Thailand.