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Arnold Schwarzenegger blindsided, dropkicked in the back during sporting event in South Africa

A video posted online Saturday shows a currently unidentified man kicking former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the back. Continue reading

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Sudan’s army says talks to be resumed with protesters

Sudan’s ruling generals say they will resume talks with opposition leaders behind the protests that drove President Omar al-Bashir from power last month over a transfer of power to civilian rule. Continue reading

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2 Maltese soldiers arrested in drive-by slaying of migrant

Malta’s prime minister has announced that two armed forces members have been arrested in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting of a migrant from Ivory Coast. Continue reading

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Congo political exiles return as new leader brings reforms

Congolese art collector and businessman Sindika Dokolo feared being jailed if he returned to his country as an opponent of the longtime president. Continue reading

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Group says arrests raise fears of fresh crackdown in Egypt

An international rights group says the recent arrests of a rights lawyer and an activist have raised fears of a fresh crackdown by Egyptian authorities on dissent. Continue reading

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Libyan officials: Militants kill 3 troops at LNA checkpoint

Libyan officials say Islamic State militants have killed at least three troops in an attack on a checkpoint in a desert town. Continue reading

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UN urges enforcement of Libyan arms embargo to curb fighting

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging all countries to implement an arms embargo against Libya, saying preventing the proliferation of weapons is important to de-escalate the current fighting and restore stability in the country. Continue reading

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Algerians hold anti-government protest, jump on police vans

Protesters flooded the streets of Algeria for the 13th straight Friday, climbing atop police vans that were blocking the main demonstration site in the capital in a bold show of defiance. Continue reading

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UN human rights expert condemns attacks on Sudan protesters

A U.N. human rights expert has condemned attacks on Sudanese protesters that left six killed, including an army officer, earlier this week, calling on the ruling military council to ensure the protection of peaceful demonstrators. Continue reading

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Morocco says it’s cutting illegal migrant crossings to Spain

The North African kingdom of Morocco is using new tactics to cut into the surge of migrants seeking to use it as a springboard to get to Europe, stopping about 25,000 attempts to reach Spain so far this year, mainly via the Strait of Gibraltar. Continue reading

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Egypt deports 33 Sudanese migrants trying to reach Libya

Egypt has deported 33 Sudanese migrants who were trying to reach Libya to head onward to Europe. Continue reading

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Egypt’s president pardons 560, including prominent columnist

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has pardoned 560 prisoners, including a prominent journalist who had criticized the establishment. Continue reading

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Australian leader denies 2 Rwandans are massacre suspects

Australia’s prime minister has denied media reports that that two Rwandan refugees resettled in Australia are suspects in the massacre of eight tourists in Uganda 20 years ago. Continue reading

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Burkina Faso minister warns terrorists gain ground in Sahel

The foreign minister of Burkina Faso is warning that terrorist activity in Africa’s volatile Sahel region is gaining ground and there is “a very real risk” of destabilizing the whole region. Continue reading

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4-year-old’s scalp torn off by lion in South Africa after girl got too close to cub: reports

A 4-year-old girl was left in critical condition after a lion reportedly tore off a part of her scalp after she and her father got a little too close to its fenced cage in South Africa. Continue reading

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Benin swears in new parliament after contested vote

The West African nation of Benin has inaugurated its new parliament following elections in which opposition parties were banned from taking part. Continue reading

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24 in Morocco face terror trial in Nordic hikers’ slayings

Twenty-four people have gone on trial in Morocco on terrorism charges for the brutal slaying of two Scandinavian women hikers that shocked Denmark, Norway and Morocco itself. Continue reading

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Amnesty International says civilians attacked in Libya

A rights group is accusing combatants in Libya of committing “unlawful” attacks against civilians in the capital Tripoli that could amount to war crimes. Continue reading

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Egypt: 5 soldiers killed, dozens of militants die in Sinai

Egypt says five soldiers and dozens of militants were killed in recent clashes in the country’s restive northern Sinai Peninsula. Continue reading

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17 soldiers killed in Niger, 11 said missing after ambush

Niger’s defense ministry says 17 soldiers have been killed and 11 are missing after an ambush by jihadists. Continue reading

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