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Israeli troops attack Al Jazeera Bureau in Gaza

Over 607 Palestinians including women and children have been killed during the ongoing fighting between…

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Journalists detained, threatened while covering MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine should stop threatening and obstructing journalists from reporting on the…

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Bushmeat consumption may pose Ebola risk, World food body warns

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to contain the world’s deadliest recorded outbreak of…

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British cannibal nurse found guilty of trying to meet girl

On an internet profile, the accused listed his interests as "cannibalism, mainly the hunting and preparation of young but sometimes not so young women." (more…)

7 killed as gunmen hijack bus in Kenya’s coast

Five police officer were among the dead. (more…)

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EXCLUSIVE: Levick speaks, says it was hired by Nigerian government to find Chibok girls, fight terrorism

Levick is being criticised by Nigerians on micro-blogging site, twitter. (more…)

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Merkel calls for ceasefire in Ukraine post Malaysian MH17 crash

"It is, of course, important that those responsible are held to account for it.” German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on Friday in Berlin said that a ceasefire in Ukraine in the face of the Malaysian MH17 tragedy has become imperative. Speaking on the airline tragedy, Ms. Merkel said, "Our thoughts are…

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Ethiopia charges nine journalists with terrorism

The nine arrested include six bloggers from an independent collective called Zone, which publishes critical news and commentary. An Ethiopian court charged nine Ethiopian journalists arrested in April with inciting violence and terrorism, according to local journalists and news reports. The nine arrested include six bloggers from an independent collective…

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AU seeks end to Israel-Palestine conflict

Over 200 people have been killed in the attacks. The African Union Commission, AUC, Chairperson, Nkosazana Zuma, has called for a cessation of hostilities by Israel and Palestine. Ms. Zuma urged the UN Security Council to do its utmost to restore peace in the region. This was disclosed in a…

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Airlines avoid Ukrainian airspace after Malaysian airline crash

More than 300 people died in the crash. Several international airlines have announced that they would avoid Ukrainian airspace after a Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border. Reuters had quoted a Ukrainian interior ministry official, Anton Gerashchenko, as saying that the…

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Breaking: Malaysia airliner “shot down“ in Ukraine, 295 people killed

The plane is suspected of being hit by rebel fire A Malaysian airliner reportedly carrying 295 people has crashed in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border. The aircraft was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, and all passengers on board are feared dead. Malaysia Airlines said it lost contact with…

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Botswana’s high suicide rate continues

Botswana police have appealed to the public to seek professional help or share their problems with others rather than resort to suicide. Some 2,389 people have committed suicide in the diamond-rich Botswana since 2007, according to the country's Defence, Justice and Security Minister, Dikgakgamatso Seretse. Addressing parliament on Wednesday, Seretse…

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Mali peace talks start in Algiers after prisoner swap

The negotiations include representatives of the UN, EU and the AU. (more…)

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Syria’s Al-Assad takes oath of office for third term

Mr. Assad has held power for 14 years, and will remain in office for another seven years. (more…)

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Gaza death tolls tops 200, day after cease fire fails

Hamas on Tuesday rejected a truce proposed by Egypt. (more…)

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Passengers injured after South African Airways plane hits turbulence

There were 165 passengers on board the aircraft. (more…)

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India announces new visa measures for Nigerians

“We have decided that Nigerians wishing to visit India for any purpose should personally visit our website to make their applications.” The new Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ghanashyam Rangaiah, on Tuesday, announced new measures that would enable Nigerians obtain visas to India with ease. Mr. Rangaiah told the News…

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Scientists find cause of death of ancient baby mummy

The official said scientists determined that the child suffered from hypo-plastic left heart syndrome. (more…)

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Côte d’Ivoire may lose 115,000 tonnes of banana export to rainfall-Minister

Banana caters for about five per cent of Cote d’Ivoire’s GDP and employs some 8,350 persons. (more…)