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Macron to discuss Iran tensions with Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron said he would discuss current flare-up of tensions between Iran and the US with President Donald Trump at this week's G20 summit in Japan, saying a solution was needed through dialogue to ensure regional security.

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Fifteen killed in two 'terrorist' attacks in Burkina Faso

Two attacks by "armed terrorists" on villages in northern Burkina Faso left 15 people dead, the country's Defence Minister Cheriff Sy said Monday.

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Ethiopia mourns after army chief, top officials killed

The death toll from two attacks believed linked to an attempted coup in Ethiopia's northern Amhara state rose to five on Monday, as flags flew at half-mast on what was declared a national day of mourning.

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Mandela's widow warns leaders on world hunger pledge

The world is nowhere near to achieving a global goal to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030 because of a lack of accountability and responsibility by decision-makers, Nelson Mandela’s widow warned.

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Ethiopia coup ringleader on the run

The suspected ringleader of Saturday's failed coup plot in Ethiopia's Amhara region is on the run, a senior security official has told the BBC.

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Suspected mastermind of Ethiopia attacks shot dead

The security chief of Ethiopia's northern Amhara state suspected of being behind a coup bid in the region and of possible links to the assassination of the army chief, has been shot dead, state media reported Monday.

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Mauritanian opposition set petition after election loss

Mauritania's opposition parties called for peaceful protests as they vowed to appeal on Monday against the outcome of presidential elections that saw a former general, an ally of the outgoing head of state, win in the first round of voting.

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Six Ugandan children killed after storm drain wall collapse

Six street children who were sleeping in a storm drain next to an elite school in the Ugandan capital have been killed after a wall fell on them, police said Monday.

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Ebola death toll breaks 1500 mark in DRC

More than 1 500 people have died in a nearly 10-month-old outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the health ministry said on Monday.

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Mauritania ruling party candidate wins presidential poll

Mauritania’s ruling party candidate has been declared winner of the June 22 election, winning 52% of votes cast and bagging a first round victory.

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