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SEP 15, 2014 - Huffington Post

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As Many As 700 Migrants Feared Drowned In Mediterranean In Single Week

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Sept 15 (Reuters) - More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday. In the worst incident, as many as 500 migrants are believed to ...

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SEP 13, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Thirty killed in truck crash in Central African Republic

At least 30 people were killed when an truck carrying oil and laden with passengers plunged into a ravine in Central African Republic, a local official said on Saturday. The highway is used to transport food and supplies to the Central African capital. "The vehicle was transporting cans of oil and there were a lot of people traveling on top," ...

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SEP 13, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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U.S. Embassy in Uganda tells citizens to seek shelter amid anti-terror operation

Embassy in Uganda told its citizens to seek shelter on Saturday as Ugandan authorities carry out an operation against a "suspected terrorist cell" in the capital Kampala. "Ugandan authorities are conducting operations against a suspected terrorist cell in Kampala." As one of the countries that contribute forces to an African Union peacekeeping mission battling the Islamist militant group al Shabaab ...

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SEP 11, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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DR Congo opposition leader jailed

A senior opposition lawmaker in the Democratic Republic of Congo was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison for insulting the country's president and government, one of his lawyers said. "The Supreme court Thursday evening sentenced Jean-Bertrand Ewanga to one year in person for offending the head of state, members of the government and parliament," said Richard Mpinda, who called ...

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SEP 11, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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ICC issues warrant for Darfur rebel leader's arrest

The International Criminal Court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against Darfur rebel leader Abdallah Banda, saying it was "unlikely" that he would voluntarily attend his war crimes trial, which was postponed indefinitely. Banda faces three war crimes charges for his alleged role in an attack on African Union peacekeepers in September 2007 in northern Darfur. Judges on Thursday said ...

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