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Fighting continues in Yemeni city despite truce, 10 killed

At least 10 people were killed in heavy clashes in Yemen on Friday despite a five-day humanitarian truce, while aid distribution to the millions deprived of food, fuel and medicine by weeks of fighting and air strikes continued. S

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Bomb attacks kill at least 23 in north, central Nigeria

Boko Haram bombers killed 23 people on Thursday (February 26), authorities said, as the Islamist insurgents fight back against a military offensive launched by Nigeria and three neighbouring countries. A suicide bomber at a bus st

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WHO approves breakthrough 15-minute Ebola test

The World Health Organization has approved the first rapid test for Ebola in a potential breakthrough for ending an epidemic that has killed almost 10,000 people in West Africa, it said. The test, developed by US firm Corgenix Med

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French forces kill newspaper attack suspects

Two brothers wanted for a bloody attack on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were killed on Friday when anti-terrorist police stormed their hideout, while a second siege ended with the deaths of four hostages.

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Kuwaiti ship, Egyptian fishing boat collide killing 13

Egypt has ordered an investigation into an accident in which a Kuwaiti container ship and a fishing vessel collided in the Red Sea in an incident that killed 13 Egyptians. A statement from the prosecutor's office said initial

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IS fighters kill 220 Iraqis from tribe that opposed them

Islamic State militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe's opposition to their takeover of territory west of Baghdad, security sources and witnesses said. Two mass graves were discovered containing s

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Suicide bombings in Yemen kill 67 after premier quits

Suicide bombers targeting Yemen's powerful Shi'ite Houthi group and an army camp killed at least 67 people in two separate attacks on Thursday, hours after a political crisis forced the new prime minister to step down. At

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Israeli air strike kills 3 Hamas commanders in Gaza

Israel has killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed. Hamas, which dominates Gaza, named the

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Watching too much TV could kill you, warns study

Adults who watch three or more hours of television daily may be twice as likely to die prematurely than people who watch less, said a startling new study. The research in the Journal of the American Heart Association is the latest

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Road accidents kill 175 in two years in Bahrain

Road accidents have claimed the lives of 175 people over the past two years in Bahrain.   The death toll comes as an eye-opener amid uproar over the new traffic law which stipulates a driving ban on expatriates,

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