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    Red Cross sounds alarm over use of ‘killer robots’ in future wars

    Reuters . Nairobi | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    Countries must agree strict rules on ‘killer robots’ - autonomous weapons which can assassinate without human involvement, a top Red Cross official has said, amid...

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    Gap between rich and poor growing, fuelling global anger: Oxfam

    Reuters . Nairobi | Updated at 10:26am on January 21, 2019

    Tax systems that put a high burden on the poor mean public services are underfunded, stretching the gap between rich and poor and fuelling global...

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    US says its air strike kills 52 militants who attacked Somali base

    Reuters . Mogadishu | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2019

    The US military launched an air strike in Somalia on Saturday, killing 52 Islamists who had attacked a Somali military base earlier in the day,...

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    DR Congo court declares Tshisekedi president

    Agence France-Presse . Kinshasa | Updated at 12:00am on January 21, 2019

    DR Congo’s top court Sunday declared Felix Tshisekedi president after disputed elections, outraging opponents who alleged a stitch-up as an African Union delegation prepared to...

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    Ten UN peacekeepers killed in attack in Mali

    Reuters . Bamako | Updated at 09:44pm on January 20, 2019

    Gunmen killed at least eight Chadian UN peacekeepers in an attack Sunday on one of their bases in northern Mali, multiple sources reported.The UN spokesman...

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    Sudanese president’s resignation demanded

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2019

    Sudanese police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters marching towards the presidential palace in Khartoum on Thursday, as demonstrations demanding president Omar al-Bashir’s resignation...

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    Kenya attack: 21 confirmed dead in DusitD2 hotel siege

    Reuters . Nairobi | Updated at 11:12am on January 17, 2019

    Kenyan security forces have killed all the Somali militants who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel compound, taking at least 21 lives and forcing hundreds of...

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    Al-Azhar univ overturns expulsion of student over hug

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 07:32pm on January 16, 2019

    An Egyptian university has overturned its decision to expel a male student over hugging his female friend on campus, in an incident that sparked controversy...

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    Workers in Kenya capital still trapped after militant attack

    Reuters . Nairobi | Updated at 11:27am on January 16, 2019

    Grief-stricken families flocked to a morgue in Kenya early on Wednesday to identify the bodies of 15 people killed in a militant attack on a...

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    At least 7 killed in Kenya hotel attack

    Reuters . Nairobi | Updated at 01:25am on January 16, 2019

    Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and sending workers diving...

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