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Mali coup leader charged with conspiracy to murder

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U.S. vows to help Libya tackle 'rising violent extremism'

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Farmers, Fulani herdsmen clash on Nigeria-Cameroon border

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Fulani herdsmen confess to membership of Boko Haram

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Police disperse crowds in Senegal as ex-president's return delayed

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2 policemen, militants killed in several violent attacks in Egypt

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Car bomb kills 4 including 2 policemen in Kenyan capital

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US draft urges respect for human rights in Western Sahara, no UN monitors

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UN general assembly calls Crimea vote illegal

The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution affirming Ukraine's territorial integrity and calling the referendum that led to Russia's annexation of its Crimean peninsula illegal. The vote on the Ukraine-sponsored resolution was 100 countries in favour, 11 opposed and 58 abstentions. The "yes" vote was higher than many diplomats had predicted, and the fact that more than half the 193 UN member states supported the resolution reflected widespread international opposition to Russia's military intervention…
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Anither Malaysian plane makes emergency landing in Hong Kong

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 271 people from Malaysia to South Korea on Monday was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Hong Kong after a technical fault involving an onboard generator, the airline said. The incident early on Monday came as 26 countries search remote waters off Western Australia for a separate Malaysia Airlines jetliner, MH370, missing with 239 people on board for more than two weeks. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished from civilian…
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Australia reports possible debris from Malaysian plane in Indian Ocean

Search aircraft are investigating two objects spotted by satellite floating in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia that could be debris from a Malaysian jetliner missing for 12 days with 239 people on board.Australian officials said the objects, the largest of which measured up to 24 meters (78 ft), were around 2,500 km (1,500 miles) southwest of Perth, and appeared to be awash over water several thousand meters deep."I can confirm we have a new…
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Flight MH370 most likely in southern Indian Ocean. Source

Investigators probing the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people on board believe it most likely flew into the southern Indian Ocean, a source close to the investigation said on Wednesday.An unprecedented search for the Boeing 777-200ER is under way involving 26 nations in two vast search "corridors", one arcing north overland from Laos towards the Caspian Sea, the other curving south across the Indian Ocean from west of Indonesia to west of…
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Parents of Australian reporter held in Egypt petition for his release

The parents of an Australian journalist held on terrorism-related charges in Egypt have launched an online petition calling for his release days before his trial is due to start in Cairo.Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste has been charged, along with several colleagues, with publishing lies that harmed Egypt's national interest.Greste's parents, Lois and Juris, have collected more than 30,000 signatures calling for Peter to be set free via their petition on campaign website avaaz.org."Hopefully by…
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Kim Jong-un executes blood relatives of once-powerful uncle

SEOUL,  (Yonhap) - All relatives of the executed uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, including children and the country's ambassadors to Cuba and Malaysia, have also been put to death at the leader's instruction, multiple sources said Sunday.Jang Song-thaek, the once-powerful uncle, was executed last month on charges of attempting to overthrow the communist regime, including contemplating a military-backed coup. All direct relatives of Jang have also been executed, the sources said."Extensive executions have…
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U.S. Senate panel to criticize State Department over Benghazi response

A report by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee to be released on Wednesday was expected to criticize the U.S. State Department for inadequate security at the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, when it suffered a deadly attack on September 11, 2012.Sources familiar with the findings said the report, which had bipartisan approval, found that in the previous months U.S. intelligence agencies repeatedly warned about possible attacks in Benghazi, but the State Department paid too little…
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Delivery man and a bankrupt gandma are joint winners of $648 jackpot

A delivery driver has realized he is the winner of a $324 million jackpot that was drawn two weeks ago after returning from a family holiday and finally remembering to check his ticket numbers.After finding out about the massive win, Steve Tran, from Northern California, immediately called his boss and quit his job.He will share the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot with another winner, Ira Curry, a grandmother from Stone Mountain, Georgia, who also picked…
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Blood donation collectors sent out of parliament for rejecting Ethiopian Jew blood

The speaker of Israel's parliament ordered a blood-collection crew to leave the legislature's premises on Wednesday after it turned down an offer of a blood donation from an Ethiopian-born lawmaker.Knesset member Pnina Tamano-Shata, 32, wanted to donate blood to a routine visit by an ambulance service but was told by a member of the crew that set criteria disqualified her because she emigrated to Israel from Ethiopia at age three.Israeli Health Ministry criteria bar people…
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U.S. extends embassy closings as a precaution

The United States extended embassy closures by a week in the Middle East and Africa as a precaution on Sunday after an al Qaeda threat that U.S. lawmakers said was the most serious in years.The State Department said 19 U.S. embassies and consulates would be closed through Saturday "out of an abundance of caution" and that a number of them would have been closed anyway for most of the week due to the Eid celebration…
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