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EU beefs up its diplomatic support for Ukraine and rejects eastern referendum votes

0 Visits: 1120 | Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 10:57:16
With two of its eastern regions on the verge of breaking away after hastily-organised and contestable referenda Ukraine received a boost on Monday with the visit of the EU's president, and today the entire Kyiv government decamps to Brussels to discuss the embattled nation's future.

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US in aerial search for Nigeria schoolgirls

0 Visits: 1249 | Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 10:55:30
US flying "manned" missions over Nigeria to track down more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram, Pentagon says.

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Fighter swapped for abducted envoy to Libya

0 Visits: 1596 | Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 10:53:22
Jordanian envoy taken in Tripoli by gunmen freed in exchange for man held over plot to bomb Amman airport.

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UN chief calls for tribunal on S Sudan crimes

0 Visits: 1113 | Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 10:50:34
Ban Ki-moon cites UN report showing gross human rights violations and atrocities conducted by both sides in civil war.

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Ukraine separatists seek union with Russia

0 Visits: 1247 | Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 10:46:10
Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine declare independence and announce interest in annexation by Russia.

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China to build railway linking East Africa

0 Visits: 1143 | Monday May 12, 2014 - 14:19:04
Leaders agree $3.8bn project to link Kenya's port of Mombasa to neighbouring Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.

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Boko Haram video claims to show missing girls

0 Visits: 1905 | Monday May 12, 2014 - 14:05:15
Video obtained by AFP news agency says girls will not be released until all Boko Haram prisoners in Nigeria are freed.

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Deadly drone attack in western Yemen

0 Visits: 1419 | Monday May 12, 2014 - 14:01:52
At least five killed in strike on car in village in Marib province, with tribesman saying they were al-Qaeda fighters.

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Somalia : Minority communities at risk are Bantu, Benadiri, Hawiye, Darod - Report

0 Visits: 2655 | Monday May 12, 2014 - 11:50:20
Salon News - This year marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. And last week, International Holocaust Remembrance Day happened.

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Somaliland Independence Day: Sunday 18 May 2014

0 Visits: 3092 | Monday May 12, 2014 - 11:48:19
On Sunday 18 May, 3.5 million residents of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland will join with diaspora communities around the world to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of their independence.

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Ukraine crisis: Eastern rebels claim 'self-rule' poll victory

0 Visits: 1418 | Monday May 12, 2014 - 09:32:53
Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region have claimed a resounding victory in a "self-rule" referendum, saying 89% voted in favour.

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Blame traded over water shortage in Aleppo

0 Visits: 1052 | Monday May 12, 2014 - 09:27:21
Government and rebels accuse each other of being responsible for cutting water supply to Syrian city, observatory says.

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DR Congo football fans killed in stampede

0 Visits: 1192 | Monday May 12, 2014 - 09:25:02
At least 15 people reportedly killed in stampede after police fire tear gas in crowded football stadium in Kinshasa.

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India votes in final phase of election

0 Visits: 1327 | Monday May 12, 2014 - 09:19:32
More than 66 million voters eligible to cast their ballots in three electorally critical states in the final phase.

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Austria wins Eurovision Song Contest

0 Visits: 1339 | Sunday May 11, 2014 - 16:47:00
Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst has been crowned the winner of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest held in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen.

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Saif al-Islam appears before Libya court

0 Visits: 1184 | Sunday May 11, 2014 - 15:23:58
Muammar Gaddafi's son appears before Tripoli court via videolink from Zintan on charges of corruption and war crimes.

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Yemen attacks leave 15 people dead

0 Visits: 1355 | Sunday May 11, 2014 - 15:08:53
Eleven people killed in explosion at military base in al-Mukalla, with four more deaths in checkpoint attack in capital.

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South Africa's ANC in landslide victory

0 Visits: 1263 | Sunday May 11, 2014 - 14:14:28
President Jacob Zuma said victory an affirmation of his leadership and the ruling party despite reduced share of votes.

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Scores of troops dead after Iraq kidnappings

0 Visits: 1167 | Sunday May 11, 2014 - 14:12:14
Gunmen shoot dead 20 soldiers taken from a base near Mosul, as 22 troops kidnapped in Fallujah on Friday are executed.

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Kidnapped Nigerian girls recount escape

0 Visits: 1393 | Sunday May 11, 2014 - 14:09:28
Some of the 53 girls who escaped when the Boko Haram abduction took place in Chibok have spoken about their ordeal.

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