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Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback kill at least 24 in northern Nigeria

© AFP | Archival screen grab from a Boko Haram video
 
02 Sep 2015
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback killed at least 24 people in two separate attacks on villages in northeast Nigeria, military and vigilante sources said on Wednesday. The gunmen opened fire and threw explosive devices in Kolori and...
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Tsipras and Varoufakis: a messy split for Greece's double act

02 Sep 2015
Alexis Tsipras and Yanis Varoufakis shared a vision once, but the double act of the Greek debt drama's most colourful characters now appears well and truly over. When Tsipras swept to power as prime minister in January, hiring maverick...
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Thousands arrive in Athens as migrant influx piles pressure on EU

 AFP / by Katy Lee | Syrian refugees stand on the deck of the Greek government-chartered Eleftherios Venizelos ferry as it arrives at the Piraeus port in Athens on August 20, 2015
02 Sep 2015
Thousands of refugees and migrants arrived in Athens on Wednesday, piling further pressure on increasingly divided European nations as they struggle to cope with the unprecedented influx. Tensions were running high in Hungary, a key...
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Protestors take on Japanese leader over security bills

Protestors take on Japanese leader over security bills
02 Sep 2015
The largest protest demonstrations in more than 50 years have taken place throughout Japan. Tens of thousands of protestors filled the square in front of the national Diet (parliament) Sunday, although crowd estimates differed from 30,000...
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Hundreds of migrants protest at Budapest station, want to go to Germany

Migrants rest outside the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest, Hungary, September 2, 2015.
REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
02 Sep 2015
Hundreds of migrants protested in front of Budapest's Eastern railway station on Wednesday, shouting "Freedom, freedom" and demanding to be let onto trains bound for Germany but the station remained closed to them. More than...
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Congo militia leader goes on trial in test of international court

Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda appears at the International Criminal Court charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity in a hearing in The Hague February 10, 2014.
REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos/Pool
02 Sep 2015
A Congolese militia leader goes on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday accused of crimes including murder and the rape of his own child soldiers during the early 2000s. Rwandan-born Bosco Ntaganda is the fourth...
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Migrants protest as Hungary shutters Budapest train station

Migrants face Hungarian police in the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest, Hungary, September 1, 2015.
 
01 Sep 2015
Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's shuttered Eastern Railway Terminus on Tuesday, demanding that they be allowed to travel on to Germany, as a migration crisis put the European Union's rules under...
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Shebab 'storm AU base' in Somalia

01 Sep 2015
Militants from Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab group rammed a suicide car bomb into an African Union army base early Tuesday and stormed inside, an official and witness said.   There were no immediate reports on casualties,...
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Thailand arrests second foreign suspect in Bangkok blast probe

01 Sep 2015
Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand's deadliest bombing have arrested a second foreign suspect, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday.   The male suspect was arrested in Sa Kaeo province, which is east of...
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Migrant trains reach Germany as EU asylum system creaks

01 Sep 2015
Trainloads of migrants arrived in Austria and Germany from Hungary on Monday as European Union asylum rules collapsed under the strain of a wave of migration unprecedented in the EU.   As thousands of men, women and children - many...
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