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    Deforestation must be seen as global threat: Pope

    Reuters . Antananarivo | Updated at 12:00am on September 08, 2019

    Pope Francis said on Saturday rapid deforestation and reduction in biodiversity in individual countries should not be treated as local issues since they threaten the...

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    Nigerian soldier killed, three hurt in extremist attack

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 01:40pm on September 07, 2019

    At least one soldier was killed and three others injured when suspected Islamic State-affiliated jihadists ambushed a military convoy in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, according...

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    Robert Mugabe dies

    Agence France-Presse . Harare | Updated at 11:30am on September 06, 2019

    Robert Mugabe, the former guerrilla hero turned despot who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years until the military forced him out, has died aged 95, the...

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    South African consulate, shops attacked in DRC city

    Agence France-Presse . Lubumbashi, DR Congo | Updated at 12:00am on September 06, 2019

    Protesters on Thursday smashed the windows of the South African consulate in DR Congo’s second largest city and attacked South African-owned stores, in reprisal for...

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    Erdogan threatens Europe with refugees if gets no support

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 12:00am on September 06, 2019

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned Turkey would start allowing Syrian refugees to flee to Europe if Ankara did not get more international support....

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    Dorian regains strength to crawl up US coast

    Reuters . Bahamas | Updated at 12:00am on September 06, 2019

    Hurricane Dorian left stretches of the Bahamas looking as if they had been carpet bombed and was regaining strength as it crawled up the US...

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    Pope hails Mozambique peace deal

    Agence-France-Presse . Mozambique | Updated at 12:00am on September 06, 2019

    Pope Francis began the first full day of his visit to Mozambique on Thursday, praising a peace deal between government and rebels and offering solidarity...

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    S Africa, Nigeria beef up security after xenophobic attacks

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 12:00am on September 05, 2019

    South Africa and Nigeria stepped security on Wednesday after deadly attacks on foreign-owned stores in Johannesburg triggered reprisal assaults on South African businesses in Nigerian...

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    South Africa battles fresh xenophobic violence

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 12:00am on September 04, 2019

    South African police fired rubber bullets and patrolled parts of Johannesburg on Tuesday after the financial capital was hit by a new wave of anti-foreigner...

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    15 killed in Mali building collapse

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 03:42pm on September 02, 2019

    Fifteen people were killed on Sunday when a three-storey building under construction collapsed ‘like a house of cards’ in the Mali capital Bamako, the government...

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