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More than a hundred people killed in Islamist violence in Niger

More than a hundred people killed in Islamist violence in Niger

It was one of the deadliest days in Niger's living memory, as the country grapples with ethnic violence and Islamic militancy. According to local mayor Almou Hassane, those responsible travelled on "about 100 motorcycles". In seperate incidents five French soldiers were killed last week in neighbouring Mali
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Deadly attack on Aden airport

Deadly attack on Aden airport

Dramatic video footage captured the moment the rockets impacted the airport, short of their suspected target of the plane carrying members of Yemen's cabinet. Loud blasts and gunfire were heard at the airport shortly after the plane arrived, witnesses said.
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Transnistria ready for negotiations with new Moldovan president

Transnistria ready for negotiations with new Moldovan president

Following last week's swearing-in of the new president of Moldova, Maia Sandu, speculation has increased about the future of talks with the country's break-away region of Transnistria. Sandu is expected to discuss the issue with the Ukrainian leadership when she pays her first official visit overseas as president, visiting Kiev.