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    Egypt hospital fire kills seven COVID-19 patients

    Agence France-Presse  . Cairo | Updated at 09:24pm on December 26, 2020

    A fire at a hospital north of Cairo on Saturday killed at least seven COVID-19 patients, security and judicial sources said. The blaze in the...

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    French soldier in Mali shoots two comrades in drunken fight

    Agence France-Presse   . Paris | Updated at 06:50pm on December 26, 2020

    A French soldier deployed to Mali as part of the Barkhane force fighting extremist insurgents has wounded two comrades with a pistol while drunk, the...

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    26 killed in Uganda boat capsize

    Agence France-Presse . Kampala | Updated at 01:15pm on December 26, 2020

    At least 26 people died when their boat sank on Lake Albert, which marks the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ugandan...

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    Three UN peacekeepers killed by armed fighters in Central Africa

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:24am on December 26, 2020

    Three Burundian peacekeepers have been killed by ‘unidentified armed combatants’ in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said on Friday...

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    Boko Haram kills 11

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 04:54pm on December 25, 2020

    Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 11 people in a Christmas Eve assault on a village in Nigeria’s restive northeast, local sources said Friday. Security...

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    Moroccan journalist appears in court on spy charges

    Agence France-Presse . Rabat | Updated at 10:17am on December 25, 2020

    Prominent Moroccan journalist and human rights activist Omar Radi appeared in court on Thursday, his lawyer said, after being detained several months earlier on accusations...

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    UN agrees to end Darfur peacekeeping mission

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:29am on December 25, 2020

    The United Nations Security Council has agreed to end the UN and African Union’s long-running peacekeeping mission in Darfur when its mandate ceases on December...

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    US warns Iran over rocket strike in Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:44pm on December 24, 2020

    US president Donald Trump warned Wednesday he would hold ‘Iran responsible’ in the event of a fatal attack on Americans in Iraq, as the first...

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    Bodies of 20 migrants retrieved off Tunisia

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 09:41pm on December 24, 2020

    The coastguard on Thursday retrieved the bodies of 20 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa from waters off Tunisia after their boat capsized, a spokesman for the...

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    Colombian reporter dies of gunshot wounds

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 10:31am on December 24, 2020

    A Colombian journalist who had covered organised crime died on Wednesday two days after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in Cali, in the southwest of the...

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