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    Deadly Suicide Bombing Strikes Somalia’s Capital

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    At least 10 people have been killed in a suicide bombing near the Somali president’s palace in Mogadishu, which caused a huge blast and destroyed two hotels nearby, according to police. Reuters news agency said al-Shabab fighters claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack. Al Jazeera has learned that at least 10 people, including government soldiers, died…

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    Brexit: Increase In Racist Attacks After EU Referendum

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    Britain “will not tolerate intolerance”, the office of Prime Minister David Cameron has said, after a series of racist incidents were reported following its decision to leave the European Union. No 10 Downing Street came out on Monday with the warning, less than a week after the country voted to leave the EU in a referendum….

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    Wildlife Crime: Stealing Animals To Sell As Pets

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    It is hell’s roll call. Wild chimpanzee numbers in Benin – none; in Burkina Faso – none; in Togo – none. More yet may join the extinction list. The illegal wildlife trade goes far beyond the dreadful story of ivory poaching. The market across the world for live apes – specifically baby chimpanzees, gorillas and…

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    Mercury Makes Rare Transit Between Earth And The Sun

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    The planet Mercury is passing directly across the face of the Sun for the first time in 10 years, as it casts a shadow across South America, Africa, Western Europe and the east of North America. Mercury, which is slightly larger than the Earth’s moon, is too small to see without binoculars or a telescope, and experts…

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    Israel Pounds Gaza With Fresh Air Strikes

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    Israel’s military says its aircraft struck infrastructure in Gaza used by Hamas, which governs the Palestinian enclave, in response to what it said were mortar fires at its forces along the border. Palestinian witnesses said there were two sets of air raids, one targeting Beit Lahia in northern Gaza and the second in Khuzaa, southeast of Khan…

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    UN Hit By New Sex Abuse Scandals In CAR

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    The United Nations has launched a fact-finding mission into new allegations that its peacekeepers sexually abused four underage girls in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). The UN mission in CAR, known as MINUSCA, said in a statement on Tuesday that it was “investigating fresh allegations concerning both sexual exploitation and abuse…

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    Saudi Arabia Executes 47 On Terrorism Charges

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    Saudi Arabia has executed 47 “terrorists”, according to the interior ministry, including Faris al-Zahrani, an al-Qaeda-preacher, and Nimr al-Nimr, a Shia leader. In a press statement read out on state TV on Saturday, the Saudi ministry listed the names of all those it said were already convicted on charges of terrorism. The death sentence given to Nimr al-Nimr,…

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    Nigeria: The Defeat Of Deadly Boko Haram?

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    Nigeria’s information minister said on Tuesday that Boko Haram was “largely defeated” – despite two days of grisly attacks blamed on the armed group that killed dozens in the volatile northeast. Lai Mohammed said the Nigerian government had greatly reduced Boko Haram’s capacity to strike, adding it was on its last legs as a rebel…

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