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No 'Arab Spring' in Zimbabwe, Mugabe warns protesters

27 Aug 2016
President Robert Mugabe warned protesters on Friday there would be no "Arab Spring" in Zimbabwe after anti-government demonstrations descended it to some of the worst violence seen in the southern African nation for two decades....
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Bolivian miners lift roadblock after deputy minister beaten to death

27 Aug 2016
Protesting Bolivian miners on Friday abandoned a roadblock where a day earlier they kidnapped a government deputy minister, who was later found beaten to death. President Evo Morales called for three days of national mourning and declared...
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Bangladesh security forces kill 'mastermind' of Dhaka cafe attack

27 Aug 2016
Bangladesh security forces killed four militants on Saturday, including the alleged mastermind of an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month in which 22 people, mostly foreigners, were killed, the head of Dhaka's counter-terrorism police...
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French court suspends burkini ban

The French beach ban on Islamic garb has caused controversy over women's rights and secularism and confusion over what constitutes a burkini (AFP Photo/Raymond Roig)

 
26 Aug 2016
France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a controversial ban on the burkini by a French Riviera town after it was challenged by rights groups.   In a judgement expected to set a precedent, the State Council ruled...
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Death toll in Somalia beach restaurant attack rises to 10

26 Aug 2016
The death toll from an attack late on Thursday by Islamic militants on a seaside restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 10, police said. The attackers set off a car bomb at the Banadir restaurant at the city's Lido...
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Number of dead in Italy quake climbs, first funerals to be held

26 Aug 2016
The number of people killed in an earthquake that flattened parts of central Italy rose to 267 on Friday as rescue workers pulled more bodies from mounds of debris and families prepared to hold the first funerals. The civil protection...
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Judge orders search of new Clinton emails for release by September 13

26 Aug 2016
A U.S. judge ordered the State Department on Thursday to release by Sept. 13 any emails it finds between Hillary Clinton and the White House from the week of the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, among the thousands of additional emails...
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Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century of bloodshed

25 Aug 2016
Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels reached a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a five-decade war which once took the resource-rich country to the brink of collapse. Under the historic agreement to end one of the world...
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To deter refugees, Norway readies fence on ex-Cold War border

24 Aug 2016
Norway is putting up a steel fence at a remote Arctic border post with Russia after an influx of migrants last year, sparking an outcry from refugees' rights groups and fears that cross- border ties with the former Cold War adversary...
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Quake devastates mountain towns in central Italy, death toll rises to 73

24 Aug 2016
At least 73 people have died in an earthquake which devastated a string of small towns in central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, the civil protection department said. A strong earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns...
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