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    Somali pirates' hostages 'ate rats' to survive

    BBC | Updated at 12:05pm on October 24, 2016

    A group of sailors who were held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years survived in part by eating rats, one survivor has told...

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    Death toll from Cameroon rail crash climbs to 63

    Reuters | Updated at 08:35am on October 22, 2016

    The death toll from a train derailment in Cameroon rose to 63 on Saturday, the communications minister said, as rescue efforts continued and work began...

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    South Africa to quit International Criminal Court

    Reuters | Updated at 07:21pm on October 21, 2016

    South Africa said on Friday it was quitting the International Criminal Court because membership conflicted with diplomatic immunity laws, dealing a new blow to the...

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    'Monumental' deal to cut HFCs, fastest growing greenhouse gases

    BBC | Updated at 12:03pm on October 15, 2016

    More than 150 countries have reached a deal described as ‘monumental’ to phase out gases that are making global warming worse...

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    Boko Haram releases kidnapped 21 Chibok girls

    Reuters | Updated at 05:31pm on October 13, 2016

    Boko Haram Islamists have released 21 of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in 2014 in the northern town of Chibok, the...

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    Islamists win Morocco election, rivals close behind

    Reuters | Updated at 05:15pm on October 08, 2016

    Morocco's Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) won 125 seats in Friday's parliamentary election with rivals Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) winning 102 seats, and...

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    22 Niger soldiers killed in attack on refugee camp

    Reuters | Updated at 03:35pm on October 07, 2016

    At least 22 soldiers were killed in Niger on Thursday when unknown assailants attacked a camp for Malian refugees, the West African...

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    842 dead as Matthew wreaks havoc

    Reuters . Chantal, Haiti | Updated at 10:20am on October 07, 2016

    Hurricane Matthew’s trail of destruction in Haiti stunned those viewing the aftermath on Friday, with the number of dead soaring to 842, tens of thousands...

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    11 killed, 14 missing in Central African Republic clashes

    Reuters | Updated at 06:55pm on October 06, 2016

    Eleven people were killed in clashes in Central African Republic's capital this week set off by the murder of an army officer, the country's United...

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    Al Shabaab kills six in Kenya attack

    Reuters | Updated at 11:31am on October 06, 2016

    Suspected Islamist militants from the Somali group al Shabaab killed six people in an attack in northeast Kenya on Thursday, a regional...