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Turkey President believes UN will look into death of Egypt's Morsi

Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan, said on Thursday he believed the United Nations (UN) will look into the "suspicious" death of Islamist former Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, and hold those responsible accountable.

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Mali army tightens security after massacre as survivors recall killings

Mali's army reinforced security on Wednesday around two ethnic Dogon villages where 41 people were killed, according to a UN count, as survivors recounted how attackers from a rival community identified victims one by one before executing them.

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Kenya court convicts three over Garissa university massacre

A Kenyan court has found three men guilty over the 2015 Garissa University massacre in eastern Kenya, which left 148 people killed.

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Venezuelan archbishop calls for trafficking probe

A top Vatican official in Venezuela has called on authorities to investigate a rise in human trafficking after an apparent smuggling operation gone wrong left more than a dozen people missing.

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Yemen's Houthis say they hit Saudi power station with missile

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis struck a power station in Saudi Arabia's al-Shuqaiq city, in the southern province of Jizan, with a cruise missile, their Al Masirah TV said on Wednesday, but there was no immediate confirmation from Saudi authorities.

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Over six million refugees in Africa

Africa has over 6 million refugees and is one of the regions with the most displaced people in the world, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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SA warns against euthanasia

The National Prosecuting Authority in South Africa's Western Cape Province has issued a stern warning against people who intend to commit euthanasia.

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IGAD holds a meeting in Addis Ababa to discuss Sudan crisis

The Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) has held a meeting in Addis Ababa to discuss the crisis in Sudan.

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Islamic State claims murder of 12 Nigerian soldiers in Borno state

Islamic State said on Wednesday its West African branch carried out an attack on a Nigerian army base in north-eastern Borno state and that its fighters killed 12 soldiers.

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Sudan army ruler calls on protest leaders to hold unconditional talks

Sudan's army ruler on Wednesday called on protest leaders to resume talks on the transfer of power without any conditions, as tension between the two sides remain high after the bloody dispersal of a sit-in demonstration.

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