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At least 34 killed in Madagascar bus crash: Police Sources

All Round View (Antananarivo): At least 34 people died when a bus carrying young Christian worshippers plunged down a steep ravine in central Madagascar, police and hospital officials said Tuesday. Police said 12 badly burned bodies were counted at the site, 70 kilometres (45 miles) north of the capital Antananarivo.

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Boko Haram attack on Nigeria oil team killed more than 50: sources

All Round View (Kano): More than 50 people were killed in a Boko Haram attack on an oil exploration team in northeast Nigeria earlier this week, military, medical and humanitarian sources told AFP on Thursday. “The death toll keeps mounting,” said one source involved in dealing with the aftermath of

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Migrants storm border fence from Morocco into Spain

All Round View (Madrid): Some 200 migrants stormed a high fence between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta early on Tuesday, with 73 managing to get through in the latest incident at the border, authorities said. A spokesman for the central government´s representative office in Ceuta, on Morocco´s northern

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Unknown gunmen attack Kenya deputy president’s home

All Round View (Nairobi): Unknown gunmen attacked the home of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday seriously injuring a policeman, less than two weeks before the country votes in high-stakes polls, two security sources told AFP. Ruto was not home during the attack. An officer from the elite police

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Italy upset over French diplomatic intervention in Libya

All Round View (Rome): A French diplomatic initiative aimed at resolving Libya’s long-running crisis angered Italian officials on Monday, who saw it as another example of newly elected President Emmanuel Macron snubbing Rome. Earlier, France confirmed reports that it would host talks on Tuesday between Fayez al-Serraj, head of Libya’s

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Refugee and migrant flows from Libya to Europe on the rise: UNHCR

All Round View (United Nations): Movements by sea from Libya to Europe have increased and there are indications that it will likely continue to do so, a new study by the United Nations refugee agency has revealed. The increase in traffic is taking place despite being the most dangerous route

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Cutting-edge cable system linking Asia, Africa, Europe starts operations

All Round View (Beijing): A 25,000-kilometer submarine cable system linking Asia, Africa and Europe has entered service, as China United Network Communications Group, a key participant in the cable project, accelerates steps to build internet infrastructure for countries and regions related to the Belt and Road Initiative. The cable system

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