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Twitter to ban dehumanizing comments with user help

Twitter on Tuesday reached out to users for help crafting a ban on comments that dehumanize people and set the stage for real-world violence.

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Mauritania closes extremist Islamic school

The authorities in Mauritania have closed a school of Islamic theology accused of promoting extremism and having links with the Muslim Brotherhood, a security official told AFP on Tuesday.

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Former SA President slams ruling party for land expropriation deviation

Former president Thabo Mbeki has lashed out at the ANC, saying its new policy to expropriate land without compensation is a deviation from non-racialism, which is the party's founding principle.

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No plans to meet Iran's President despite requests: Trump

American President, Donald Trump, said Tuesday he had no plans to meet with Iranian leader, Hassan Rouhani, at the United Nations (UN) "despite requests" to do so.

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WHO extremely concerned about DRC Ebola "perfect storm"

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday that an Ebola outbreak in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could worsen rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and the geographic spread of the disease.

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France suggests Aquarius migrant ship dock in Malta

France is pushing for the Aquarius rescue ship to dock in Malta and unload the 58 migrants on board, a source in the presidential office said on Tuesday.

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Cholera death toll climbs to 45 in Zimbabwe

At least 45 people have been killed by cholera in Zimbabwe in the past three weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, describing the strain as "multi-drug resistant".

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Hamas denies collapse of Egypt-brokered Israel truce talks

A senior Hamas official denied Tuesday that Egyptian-brokered talks on reconciliation with the Palestinian Authority and a lasting truce with Israel have collapsed, but admitted progress was slow.

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Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack on base

Nigerian troops repelled another attempt by Boko Haram jihadists to overrun a military base in northeast Nigeria, military and civilian sources told AFP on Tuesday.

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Malawian women struggle for land rights despite equality drive

Life was never easy for Salome Nkalawire but when her husband died the mother of four faced her toughest challenge yet.

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