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Islamic State funding comes from 40 countries, including G20 – President Putin

The Russian President says the fight against Islamic State is a greater priority than political reform in Syria.

Attacks on Paris ‘despicable’ – UN Scribe, Ban

Mr. Ban wants perpetrators brought to justice.

Paris terror attack an act of war by ISIS – French President Hollande

The Islamic state has also released a video saying France would not have peace as long as the bombing of its territories continues.

Scores killed in Paris in co-ordinated gun, bomb attacks across city

President Francois Hollande says the attackers would be fought “without mercy”.

US reasonably certain drone strike killed Jihadi John

American officials say they still await confirmation, though.

Journalist shot dead in Brazil

CPJ has documented a sharp increase in lethal, anti-press violence in Brazil in recent years.

Seven dead, 10 missing in mudslide in southern Brazil

Report says the incident saw more than 50 residents injured.

Russian airline rules out technical fault, pilot’s error in Egypt crash

The company blames “external influence”.

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8,500 refugees arrive in Slovenia

Refugees were transferred to reception centres before moving to main point of entry into Austria.

First made-in-China passenger jet leaves production line

China says is has already received 517 orders for the new plane.

Egypt debunks claim ISIS downed crashed Russian airplane

Three airlines have decided not to fly over the Sinai Peninsula until more information is available.

Russian airliner with 224 people on board crashes in Egypt

A centre to help relatives of the passengers has been set up at Pulkovo airport in Russia

Pakistan indicts 20 Christians for lynching muslims after church bombing

A mob of enraged Christians lynched two Muslims after two Taliban suicide bombers blew themselves up outside two churches in Lahore in March

China to abolish one-child policy

The restrictive policy had limited most urban families to one child for decades

UN General Assembly elects 18 members into Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council was created by the Assembly in May 2006 as the principal UN body dealing with human rights.

Nigeria to challenge UK on plans to deport 29,000 Nigerians

Nigeria says it is insisting that due process must be followed before Nigerians are removed from the UK to Nigeria

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

Pope has no brain tumour – Vatican

A Bologna-based newspaper Il Resto del Carlino reported that the 78-year-old discovered a dark spot on his head several months ago

Sudan joins Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen — Military

The security situation in Aden remains a concern as armed men, including Islamist militants, linked to al Qaeda, roam the streets daily.

Nigeria to expand diplomatic relations with Ukraine — VP Osinbajo

Mr. Osinbajo said the Buhari administration was interested in working with Ukraine in the areas of Agriculture and Steel sectors.

86 killed in twin bomb blast near Turkey train station

The death toll is expected to climb.

Saudi Camel owners threaten to sue Health Ministry, others

The Saudi Ministry of Health recently warned against contact with camels.

Hajj 2015: Pilgrims expected to spend N850 billion in Saudi Arabia

Officials say the Hajj and Umrah sectors ran at a loss this year due to reduction in number of pilgrims coming to the country.

Pope blames bishops who cover up paedophile priests

The pope told the audience “these crimes can no longer be kept secret”, and said that “God weeps” because of what happened.

Thousands evacuated as powerful typhoon hits Japan

In Taipei, no fewer than 20,000 families were left without tap water due to the increased turbidity in rivers of northern Taiwan.

Burkina Faso coup supporters attack participants in civilian government talks

The pro-coup demonstrators invaded the hotel and they attacked ex-opposition members as they arrived.