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Egypt: bomb blast at Cairo Coptic cathedral kills at least 25 people

Haroon Siddique and agencies Sunday 11 December 2016 Egyptian state TV says 35 people left injured in attack on St Mark’s Cathedral, the second explosion in capital in two days A bomb blast at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral has killed at least 25 people, state media said. The attack on the Cairo church, which occurred at approximately 10am (0800 ...

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Somalia conflict: Deadly blast rocks Mogadishu port area

Sunday 11 December 2016 A suicide car bomber has killed at least 16 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials say. Dozens of others were injured in the explosion early on Sunday. The bomber struck at the entrance of the city’s main port facilities. Residents say the blast could be heard across Mogadishu. No group has said it carried out ...

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Egygtian armed group claims Cairo bomb attack

Friday 9 December 2016 Hasm movement said it carried out a bomb attack near a security checkpoint in Cairo, killing six police officers. A recently emerged armed group claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in Cairo that killed six policemen. The Hasm movement, which has said it was responsible for several attacks in Egypt in recent months, made the announcement ...

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Two female suicide bombers kill at least 30 at Nigerian market

Associated Press in Yola Friday 9 December 2016  Boko Haram blamed for blasts which struck at opposite ends of food market and left dozens dead and 67 people wounded Two women carried out suicide bombings at a bustling market in the north-east Nigerian town of Madagali on Friday morning, killing at least 30 people and wounding 67, the army said. ...

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Militant killed in shootout during security raid in Cairo: Police

Ahram Online, Thursday 8 Dec 2016 Security forces killed on Thursday a militant during a security raid in the metropolitan Cairo area, according to a statement from the Interior Ministry. The militant was killed after opening fire at police forces, according to the statement. Police raided an apartment building in Abu-Zaabal in northern Cairo, where state intelligence sources indicated the ...

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Europol to ‘look again’ at worst migrant drowning of 2016

REUTERS By Stephen Grey and Amina Ismail | LONDON Tue Dec 6, 2016 The head of Europe’s police agency said it would “look again” at the largest migrant shipwreck in the Mediterranean this year after an investigation by Reuters and BBC Newsnight exposed a gap in the response by law enforcement. Rob Wainwright, director of Europol, said his agency would ...

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Angela Merkel endorses party’s call for partial ban on burqa and niqab

The Guardian Philip Oltermann @philipoltermann Tuesday 6 December 2016 German chancellor tells CDU conference ‘full facial veil is inappropriate and should be banned wherever it is legally possible’ Angela Merkel has for the first time endorsed her party’s call for a partial ban on the burqa and the niqab in Germany, telling delegates at the Christian Democratic Union’s conference in ...

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U.N. launches record $22.2 billion humanitarian appeal for 2017

Mon Dec 5, 2016 By Umberto Bacchi LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United Nations launched a record humanitarian appeal on Monday, asking for $22.2 billion in 2017 to help almost 93 million people hit by conflicts and natural disasters. More than half of the money will be used to address the needs of people caught up in crises in ...

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Qatar offers Ugandans 40,000 jobs

4th December 2016 By Umaru Kashaka The development will overwhelmingly raise the population of Ugandans working in Qatar from the current 3000. The government of the energy-rich Arab emirate of Qatar has pledged to offer 40,000 jobs in all sectors to Ugandans next year. The development will overwhelmingly raise the population of Ugandans working in Qatar from the current 3000. ...

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