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At least 11 people ‘beheaded in Libya attack’

At least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday after an attack on a checkpoint controlled by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar south of Tripoli, a spokesman for his forces said. “At least nine soldiers were beheaded… in addition to two civilians” at the checkpoint about 500 kilometres (300 miles) south of …

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Guinea: Rubbish dump landslide kills eight

Eight people died and dozens were injured in the West African state of Guinea on Tuesday when a rubbish dump on the outskirts of the capital collapsed after heavy rain. Five bodies, including those of two children, were taken to a morgue in Conakry, senior police official Boubacar Kasse said. …

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Floods kill almost 1,000 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Almost 1,000 people have been killed over a period of two weeks in some of the worst flooding to hit South Aisa in decades, with residents running out of food and clean water, oficials said. Bangladesh, India and Nepal have put the combined death toll at at least 800 since …

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300 people arrested, almost 200 knives and drugs seized in raids across London ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) together with the City of London Police and the British Transport Police on Tuesday revealed they have arrested more than 300 people, and at least 26 in a series of dawn raids, ahead of the 2017 Notting Hill Carnival. Nine addresses in Lewisham, south-east London, …

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Couple forced to hand adopted son back to biological parents; biological father kills baby weeks later

A same sex couple has been awarded compensation of $3.25m (£2.53m) after their adopted baby boy was murdered by his 17-year-old birth father, weeks after he regained custody of the child. Rachel and Heidi McFarland badly wanted a child so when they found out that Rachel’s teenage co-worker, 16-year-old Markeya Atkins, was pregnant, …

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Polling starts on a slow note in Angola’s general elections

Polls opened at 7am local time in Angola’s general elections and voting started out slow. A few people turned up early Wednesday morning to cast their ballots for both the parliamentary and presidential slots. Six parties are vying to take over the seat of outgoing President Eduardo dos Santos. The …

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