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Islamist rebels bomb Somali theatre, killing...

At least six people, including two of Somalia's top sports officials, were killed when a female suicide bomber struck a ceremony at Mogadishu's national...

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Troubled Spain, Portugal face pre-Easter...

Spanish borrowing costs are likely to jump at a bond auction on Wednesday as this week's tough budget fails to calm investors' nerves about the country's...

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French police launch new swoops on suspected...

Elite French police arrested 10 suspected Islamists in early morning raids on Wednesday in several cities, including Marseille, a police source said.

Indonesian president expels Islamist party...

Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has expelled the Islamist PKS party from the ruling coalition after it opposed an increase in fuel prices....

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Former Turkish president on trial for 1980...

Retired General Kenan Evren, symbol of an era when the military dominated Turkish politics, goes on trial on Wednesday for his role leading a 1980 coup...

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Senegal president names technocrat as PM...

Senegal''s new president has named Abdoul Mbaye, a former banker without any party affiliation, as his first prime minister, state television announced...

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UN chief appeals to rival Sudans to hold...

UN leader Ban Ki-moon has called on the presidents of rival Sudan and South Sudan to meet as soon as possible to head off the growing threat of conflict....

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32 killed in Siberia plane crash

Thirty-two people were killed Monday when a passenger plane crashed moments after takeoff in an oil-rich region of Siberia in the latest accident to strike...

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IPU suspends Mali over coup

The global parliamentary grouping, IPU, has suspended Mali following a coup d’état by a Captain Amadou Sanogoin-led army in which the national Parliament...

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The bird that flies 290km a day

A tiny songbird weighing just two tablespoons of sugar migrates from the Arctic to Africa and back—a distance of up to 29,000kms (18,000miles), scientists...

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Museveni launches fiberboard factory...

President Yoweri Museveni launched Nile Fibre Boards Uganda Ltd at Kinoni Village, Kakoge Sub County in Nakasongola district on April 10. The $25m factory is to employ over 1000 locals. The company is specialised in making wood products including different...