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Gunmen kill 19 bus passengers in Pakistan attack

29 May 2015, 21:48

Gunmen killed at least 19 passengers they had forced off buses travelling from the western Pakistani city of Quetta to Karachi on the southern coast.

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Christian beheads jihadist in Syria revenge killing

29 May 2015, 20:57

A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (IS) militant to avenge people "executed" by the jihadists in northeastern Syria, a monitor said.

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Algeria's ruling parties shore up backing of ailing president

29 May 2015, 20:14

Algeria's main ruling parties are reinforcing their backing for ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as lower world oil prices eat into the budget of the North African OPEC state, analysts said.

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Kenya president hopes to revive South Sudan peace talks

29 May 2015, 19:00

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said that regional leaders would bring "new impetus" to moribund efforts aimed at ending 17 months of civil war in South Sudan.

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Explosion shakes Burundi capital, deadly protests continue

29 May 2015, 17:51

An explosion shook the centre of the Burundi capital but no one was injured, a police source said, as deadly unrest against against President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Fighting in northern Mali forces tens of thousands to flee - UN

29 May 2015, 17:44

Clashes between armed groups in northern Mali have forced almost 60,000 people to flee their homes in the past month, the United Nations refugee agency said.

Eternal love dashed: Paris lovers' locks to be dismantled

29 May 2015, 16:40

They were meant to be forever, but Paris' love locks will be dismantled for good.

IS claims suicide attack on Saudi Shiite mosque

29 May 2015, 15:36

The Islamic State jihadist group claimed a Friday suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, the second attack on Shiite worshippers in the kingdom in a week.

Al Jazeera journo Greste fears Egyptian conviction in absentia

29 May 2015, 14:34

Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste, deported after spending 400 days in an Egyptian jail on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, fears he will be found guilty in absentia at a retrial that resumes in Cairo next week.

12 Australian women have tried to join ISIS

29 May 2015, 14:33

At least 12 Australian women from one city have attempted to join ISIS, police say, warning of a trend towards a 'romanticised view' of violent jihadists.

7 magnitude quake strikes offshore Alaska

29 May 2015, 13:31

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 has struck off the southwest coast of Alaska, the US Geological Survey reported.

Cameron urges 'flexible, imaginative' EU reforms

29 May 2015, 13:31

British PM David Cameron is preparing to lobby German Chancellor Angela Merkel for "flexible and imaginative" EU reforms, but faces an uphill battle against Franco-German plans for a more integrated eurozone.

Chile students, police clash at new protest over reforms

29 May 2015, 12:33

Chilean police have fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse stone-throwing students protesting against what they call inadequate education reforms.

Conflicts displace 3.5m in Africa's Sahel region - UN

29 May 2015, 12:33

The number of people displaced by conflicts in Africa’s Sahel has more than doubled in just over a year to a staggering 3.5 million, the UN says.

Mexico catches 50 illegal migrants on plane

29 May 2015, 11:33

Mexican authorities have intercepted 50 undocumented migrants from Cuba and Central America on a plane that was about to fly from Cancun to a city bordering Texas.

Car bombs explode near 2 Baghdad hotels

29 May 2015, 11:33

Car bombs have exploded near two of Baghdad’s most high-profile hotels, killing at least three people, police say.

Obama makes a surprise visit to a Cuban community church

29 May 2015, 11:33

President Barack Obama has paid a surprise visit to a Miami religious shrine popular with Cuban exiles, amid moves by Washington and Havana to normalise ties after five decades of enmity.

Red Cross sends Ebola team to at-risk GBissau border

29 May 2015, 10:35

Guinea-Bissau says it has strengthened health screening at its borders after a rash of Ebola cases in neighbouring Guinea.

Millionaire mom gets 18 years for killing 8-year-old son

29 May 2015, 10:35

A self-made health care millionaire who fatally drugged her developmentally disabled child has been sentenced to 18 years in prison by a judge who says he disbelieved much of her defence and scolded her for not showing remorse.

UN rights staff fear for jobs amid CAR sex abuse case

29 May 2015, 09:30

The UN's poor handling of child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers in the Central African Republic has human rights staffers fearing for their jobs.

Kenyan man pleads guilty in US to supporting terrorist groups

29 May 2015, 09:30

A Kenyan man pleaded guilty to supporting three different terrorist organizations Thursday, admitting to providing money and recruits in Syria and Somalia, the US Justice Department said.

Bill Clinton hopes to keep working, whatever Hillary does

29 May 2015, 08:44

Bill Clinton says he hopes to keep working for his foundation, regardless of what the future holds for his wife Hillary.

US army anthrax mistake technical

29 May 2015, 08:44

The US Army chief says human error at an army lab probably was not the cause of mistaken anthrax shipments.

Uganda holds suspect in top prosecutor assassination

29 May 2015, 07:54

Police in Uganda have arrested a man suspected of involvement in the assassination of a top prosecutor engaged in high-profile cases including the trial of alleged Shabaab bombers.

Egypt acquits torture policeman

29 May 2015, 07:54

An Egyptian court has acquitted a policeman who had been jailed for 15 years for torturing to death an Islamist arrested over a church bombing.

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