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80 killed, 231 wounded in Kabul bombing claimed by Islamic State

Most of the protesters were Hazaras, a Shiite minority from central Afghanistan.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey’s Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree

The first decree … authorizes the closure of 1,043 private schools, 1,229 charities and foundations, 19 trade unions, 15 universities.

President Salva Kiir

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South Sudan’s president gives vice president 48 hours to return

Machar’s spokesperson said the ultimatum was unreasonable.

President John Mahama

Ghana parliament rejects change to election date

The electoral commission wanted to bring the date forward.

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Indian Air Force confirms plane missing with 29 on board

Media reports said four Indian navy ships were to take part in the search.

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Trump accepts Republican nomination, vows to put ‘America first’

Trump vowed to be tough on crime and illegal immigrants in a speech on Thursday.

Oscar Pistorius in court

South Africa to appeal ‘shockingly lenient’ Pistorius sentence

Pistorius was sentenced in July to six years.

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Why world must work together to ensure Africa’s young can thrive —– Bill Gates

“To exploit Africa’s potential, its young people needed to be given “every opportunity to thrive.”

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

60 killed in Turkey as government declares coup over

Authorities say more than 754 soldiers allegedly involved in the coup, have been arrested.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Military coup in Turkey

Turkey, a member of NATO, has experienced at least three military coups since 1960.

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Truck driver in Nice attack identified

World leaders have condemned Thursday’s attack that killed 84 people.

People cross the street with their hands on thier heads as a French soldier secures the area July 15, 2016 after at least 60 people were killed along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, when a truck ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday July 14.  REUTERS/Jean-Pierre Amet

​73 killed as terrorist drove truck into a crowd of holidaymakers in Nice, France

President Obama has released a statement describing the attack as “horrific.”

President Paul Biya

Cameroon committing horrific abuse of Boko Haram ‘supporters’ – Amnesty International

Up to eight people dying each month as a result of desperately overcrowded conditions in Maroua Prison.

British Prime Minister, David Cameron

EU’s parting shot: “Good riddance, Cameron”

“Goodbye Mr Cameron. Nobody will miss you.”

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Cameron bows out with jokes, May to take over as British PM

He was due to present his resignation to the queen at Buckingham Palace at around 1600 GMT.

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Uneasy calm returns to South Sudan’s Juba after fierce fighting

Some businesses opened on Tuesday, after days of fierce fighting that killed over 200 people.

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Saudi prosecutors bring charges over Grand Mosque crane disaster

At least six Nigerian pilgrims died in the crane disaster last year.

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Ghana begins visa-on-arrival policy for AU member states

The country says the policy is in fulfilment of a resolution adopted at the AU Executive Council meeting held earlier this year in Addis Ababa.

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Theresa May to become Britain’s prime minister after only rival pulls out of race

Ms Leadsom came under widespread criticism after she suggested she was a better candidate because she’s a mother.

Syrian rebels

Over 180 civilians slain in battle for Syria’s Minbij, watchdog says

Some 4.8 million Syrians had fled the country since 2011.

Salva Kiir South Sudan's President

Scores killed in South Sudan fighting, gunfire erupts in capital

Neighbouring Kenya called for urgent action by the two leaders to move troops away from civilians and end the crisis.

Osama bin Laden

Bin Laden’s son threatens revenge for father’s assassination – Report

Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistani hideout by U.S. commandos in 2011 in a major blow to the militant group.

President Salva Kiir

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Massive killings mar Independence Day in South Sudan

The fight at the Presidential Palace led the U.S. Embassy in South Sudan to issue a travel advisory.

NIGERIA MUSLIM PILGRIMS

23 million pilgrims visited Makkah during Ramadan – Saudi govt

Over a million people were transported by vehicles.

Protesters march during a Black Live Matter rally in downtown Dallas on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Multiple media outlets report that shots were fired later Thursday during the protest over two recent fatal police shootings of black men. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Four police officers killed in U.S. ambush during street protests

The shootings happened as otherwise mainly peaceful protests unfolded around the U.S. after the shooting of two black men.