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Death toll from Tel Aviv building collapse rises to 5

Dozens of workers at the site were injured.

European MPs want FIFA to act against Israeli settlement clubs

“I am not asking FIFA to suspend Israel, we just want it to apply the rules.”

North Korea conducts fifth and largest nuclear test, drawing broad condemnation

China said it was resolutely opposed to the test and urged Pyongyang to stop taking any actions that would worsen the situation.

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Gabon’s Bongo shrugs off calls for vote recount

France and the EU dismiss the election as a sham.

Gabonese President, Ali Bongo (Photo Credit: BBC)

France demands recount of Gabon’s disputed presidential election results

France says the EU and the U.S. are supporting calls for detailed results to be published.

Dozens dead in multiple Syria blasts as ceasefire talks fail

“Those attacks are simultaneous and are definitely coordinated.”

Pope declares Mother Teresa Saint

“For Mother Teresa, mercy was the salt which gave flavour to her work.”

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Kenya passes long-awaited Access to Information Law

The bill was in the works for many years.

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, impeached

Sixty-one Senators against 20 voted in favour of the impeachment Wednesday.

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Turkish prosecutors issue 35 arrest warrants for journalists

Turkish authorities have also redoubled their crackdown on pro-Kurdish media since July 15.

Impeachment vote for Brazil’s Rousseff draws near

Rousseff is accused of financial irregularities, including manipulating government accounts to obscure a budget crisis.

More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone

The Civil Protection Department lowered the official death toll to 290.

Minister beaten to death by striking Bolivian miners

The minister was kidnapped before being beaten to death.

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Massive rioting in Harare as protesters clash with police

Zimbabweans are calling for electoral reforms.

Death toll in Somalia beach restaurant attack rises to 10

Casualties comprised six civilians, two members of the security forces and two of the attackers

Zambian President, Edgar Lungu

Zambia suspends licenses of three broadcast stations

The decision to shut down the three broadcasters follows the June closure of the independent Zambian newspaper The Post.

Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi President

Burundi set to scrap presidential term limits

Opposition reject the plan.

Attack on American university in Kabul ends; 15 dead

Police say seven civilians and three attackers were among those killed.

U.S. says working with Turkey on extraditing Preacher Gulen, blamed for attempted coup

President Erdogan wants Mr. Gulen taken into pre-trial detention until a trial.

Newspaper journalist murdered in India

Police say pieces of Mr. Dave’s broken mobile phone were recovered from the accused.

Bangladesh army hails Nigerian military over defeat of Boko Haram  

The Bangladesh army says it has a lot to learn from its Nigerian counterpart.

Muslims not welcome in Czech Republic – Prime Minister

“We have no strong Muslim community here, and to be honest, we do not want a strong Muslim community”.

Philippines’ President threatens to quit UN

“But maybe we’ll just have to decide to separate from the United Nations.”

South Sudanese rebel leader, Machar, flees country

Mr. Machar reportedly fled to Ethiopia.

Taliban hang 6 men in Afghanistan

The men were reportedly sentenced to death for collaborating with the government.