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Nigeria jet mistakenly bombs refugees

By BBC A Nigerian military jet has mistakenly bombed a camp for displaced people in the north-east, killing at least 52 people and injuring many more. Aid workers are among the dead in Rann, with the...

US sanctions allies of DR Congo’s President Kabila

By BBC. The United States has imposed sanctions on two senior security officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo who are allied to President Joseph Kabila. It accuses army Gen Gabriel Amisi Kumba and John Numbi,...

President blocks S Leone abortion law

By BBC Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has again refused to sign a bill legalising abortion, saying it should be put to a referendum. It was unanimously passed by MPs in December, but Mr Koroma...

Venezuela releases 80 anti-government activists

The Venezuelan government says it is releasing 80 people detained during demonstrations as a Christmas goodwill gesture. By Sunday morning 36 prisoners had been released, a local NGO said. About 150 further detainees remain in...

Bomb-attack police not sharing with US

By BBC Police investigating the Manchester Arena bomb attack have stopped sharing information with the US after leaks to the media. UK officials were outraged when photos appearing to show debris from the attack appeared in...

Turkey vows revenge after deadly attack

By BBC Turkey has vowed to retaliate against the perpetrators of a powerful blast in the capital Ankara that left at least 28 people dead and 61 injured. "Turkey will not shy away from using its...

Writer ‘suspended’ over Barron Trump gag

By BBC A Saturday Night Live writer has been suspended after posting a tweet mocking US President Donald Trump's son Barron, US media reports say. They quote a person familiar with SNL's plans as saying Katie...

Powerful hurricane slams into Haiti

By BBC The most powerful Caribbean hurricane in nearly a decade has hit Haiti, bringing 230km/h (145mph) winds, heavy rain and dangerous storm surges. Hurricane Matthew, a Category Four storm, has led to a number of...

Chad’s Habre gets life in landmark case

By BBC Chad's ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at a landmark trial in Senegal. The judge convicted him of rape, sexual slavery and ordering...
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ‘set on Trump summit’

It is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's "fixed will" that a summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore should go ahead, state media say. This followed a surprise meeting on Saturday between Mr Kim...
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