Ten U.N. peacekeepers killed in attack in northern Mali

en U.N. peacekeepers from Chad were killed and at least 25 were wounded while repelling an attack by armed assailants near a village in northern Mali on Sunday, the West African nation’s U.N. mission and the United Nations said. The identity of the attackers was not immediately clear. U.N. peacekeeping …

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Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 66, president defends response

t least 66 people were killed after a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico, authorities said on Saturday, as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended the army despite its failure to clear the site before the blast. Forensic experts filled body bags with charred human remains …

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Anarchist group claims December attack on Athens church

n anarchist group on Saturday said it was responsible for an explosive device that wounded a police officer and a civilian outside a church in central Athens last month. The group, which calls itself the ‘Iconoclastic Sect’, made the claim on a Spanish web page, and said December’s attack outside …

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‘Yellow Vests’ march through Paris in 10th weekend of protests

ive thousand “Yellow Vest” demonstrators marched through the French capital on Saturday, marking a tenth consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government. Protesters assembled by the Invalides esplanade near the Assemblee Nationale parliament and marched through the city’s Left Bank. The demonstrations were peaceful, although many shops had …

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Mexican pipeline blast during fuel raid kills at least 21

t least 21 people were killed and 71 were injured on Friday when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico as dozens of people tried to fill up containers, state and federal authorities said. Mexican television footage showed flames leaping into the night sky in the …

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Hundreds join demonstration in poor district of Sudan’s capital

undreds of protesters turned out to demonstrate against President Omar al-Bashir’s rule in a densely populated neighborhood of the Sudanese capital Khartoum late on Tuesday before being dispersed by security forces, witnesses said. The protesters in the working class area of Kalakla in south Khartoum chanted slogans including “Freedom, peace, …

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Iran satellite launch fails after U.S. warning

Iran’s bid to launch a satellite has failed, Telecoms Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said on Tuesday, after it ignored U.S. warnings to avoid such activity. Washington warned Tehran this month against undertaking three planned rocket launches that it said would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution because they use ballistic …

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Quake hits western Iran, about 75 injured

n earthquake hit an area in western Iran near the Iraqi border on Sunday, injuring 75 people, most of them lightly, the head of the country’s emergency medical services said. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) initially put the magnitude of the quake at 5.9 but revised this later to 5.5. …

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Nigerian military raids paper after Boko Haram article

igerian soldiers raided the offices of the country’s Daily Trust newspaper and arrested two of its journalists following an article about the military’s fight against Islamist militants in the northeast, the newspaper said on Sunday. The Daily Trust published photographs on its website of armed soldiers raiding its head office …

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Clashes erupt in Paris as ‘yellow vests’ protest at unrepentant Macron

ioters in Paris torched motorbikes and set barricades ablaze on the upmarket Boulevard Saint Germain on Saturday, as protests against high living costs and the perceived indifference of President Emmanuel Macron turned violent on the fringes. The latest “yellow vest” marches began peacefully but degenerated in the afternoon as protesters …

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