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10,000 child ‘migrants missing’

By BBC More than 10,000 migrant children may have disappeared after arriving in Europe over the past two years, the EU's police intelligence unit says. Europol said thousands of vulnerable minors had vanished after registering with...

Tanzania poachers kill British pilot

By BBC  A British helicopter pilot has been shot dead by elephant poachers in Tanzania, the conservation charity for which he was working has said. The Friedkin Conservation Fund said Roger Gower had been tracking poachers...

Syria opposition sets terms for talks

By BBC The main Syrian opposition group has arrived in Geneva, a day after backing down from their threat to boycott the UN-sponsored peace talks. But a spokesman said they stood by their demand for an...

Grenade thrown at Germany asylum hostel

By BBC Unidentified attackers threw a live hand grenade at a migrant hostel in south-western Germany, officials say. The grenade was found during the night near buildings housing 170 people in the town of Villingen-Schwenningen. Its...
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Dozens die as boat capsizes

By BBC At least 39 migrants, including several children, have drowned trying to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece, coastguards say. More than 60 have been rescued from the sea near the Turkish resort...

Malaysia fund ‘may be missing $400bn’

By BBC About $4bn (£2.8bn) may have been stolen from a fund owned by the Malaysian state, a prosecutor says. The 1MDB fund was set up in 2009 to pay for major new economic and social...

Republicans mock Trump over no-show

By BBC Donald Trump loomed large over the final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses, despite not being on stage. His absence was mocked by his rivals, who tried to fill the space vacated by Mr...

Chinese miners ‘rescued after 36 days’

By BBC The first three of four surviving Chinese miners have been rescued after being trapped for 36 days underground, Chinese state media say. They were lifted to safety at the gypsum mine in eastern Shandong...

Burundi crisis: Amnesty claims evidence of ‘mass graves’

By BBC. Rights group Amnesty says it has found five possible mass graves near Burundi's capital, where security forces are accused of killing scores of people in December.   Meanwhile, Burundian police said they had arrested two...

Eritrea ‘appalled’ by hoax polygamy story

By Claire Wanja/ BBC A satirical story that Eritrean men have been ordered to marry at least two wives, which has been shared across Africa, has upset Eritrean officials. "Even a madman in Asmara would...
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