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Zambia’s president, ‘King Cobra’ Sata, dies in London

Zambia’s president, ‘King Cobra’ Sata, dies in London

Zambian President Michael Sata, an abrasive figure nicknamed 'King Cobra' because of his venomous tongue, has died in London where…
Libya near ‘point of no return’, UN says as fighting toll rises

Libya near ‘point of no return’, UN says as fighting toll rises

Factional warfare in Libya is pushing the oil producer "very close to the point of no return", the UN special…
Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Syria to fight Islamic State

Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Syria to fight Islamic State

Iraqi peshmerga fighters headed for the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance…
Twitter users and engagement disappoint, shares dive

Twitter users and engagement disappoint, shares dive

Twitter Inc posted a disappointing 7 percent slide in a closely watched measure of engagement even though its user base…
Suicide bomber kills 27 militiamen south of Iraqi capital

Suicide bomber kills 27 militiamen south of Iraqi capital

A suicide bomber killed at least 27 Shi'ite militiamen outside the Iraqi town of Jurf al-Sakhar on Monday after security…
Turkish PM: Only Syrian opposition and peshmerga can save Kobani

Turkish PM: Only Syrian opposition and peshmerga can save Kobani

Turkey cannot be expected to send troops to defend the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani and only Iraqi Kurdish…
Bahrain bans main opposition for three months

Bahrain bans main opposition for three months

A Bahrain court banned the Gulf state's main opposition movement for three months Tuesday just weeks before a parliamentary election,…
Russia backs rebel polls as Ukraine eyes new government

Russia backs rebel polls as Ukraine eyes new government

Russia announced Tuesday it will recognise separatist polls in Ukraine next weekend, fuelling tensions with the country's newly elected pro-Western…
More heavy fighting in Libya’s Benghazi, death toll rises to 130

More heavy fighting in Libya’s Benghazi, death toll rises to 130

Heavy fighting flared on Sunday between Libya's army and Islamist militias apparently trying retake one of their largest camps in…
Source: Tunisia’s secular party Nidaa Tounes takes lead in parliament vote

Source: Tunisia’s secular party Nidaa Tounes takes lead in parliament vote

Leading Tunisian secular party Nidaa Tounes has won more than 80 seats in an election for the new 217-member parliament…
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