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Explosion at IMF Paris offices after envelope opened, one person hurt
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A letter exploded when it was opened at the offices in central Paris of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday and one person was slightly injured, police sources said.

Uganda says security forces killed over 100 in palace assault last year
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Uganda acknowledged on Wednesday that its security forces killed more than 100 people in an assault on a tribal leader's palace last year, revising the death toll upwards by dozens, but denied a rights group's accusation that children were among the dead.

Vietnam seizes 100kgs of rhino horn from Kenya
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Vietnam police seized more than 100 kilograms of rhino horns smuggled into the country in suitcases from Kenya on Tuesday, the latest illegal haul in the wildlife trafficking hub.

Ethiopia declares three day-national mourning after fatal landslide
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Ethiopia has declared three days of national mourning for victims of a landslide at a rubbish landfill site in the capital Addis Ababa.

Somali pirates hijack first commercial ship since 2012
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Pirates have hijacked a Sri Lankan-flagged oil tanker, a Somali official said on Tuesday, the first time they have successfully taken a commercial ship since 2012.

Death toll in Ethiopian garbage dump landslide rises to 65
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Parents scrabbled through a towering pile of fetid garbage on Monday, screaming the names of children buried when a mountain of trash collapsed on makeshift homes and killed at least 65 people.

Carlos the Jackal stands trial over 1974 Paris shop attack
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Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world's most wanted criminals, was back in a French court on Monday, charged with a grenade attack on a Paris shop more than 40 years ago that killed two people.

Merkel postpones trip to meet Trump due to winter storm
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was already on her way to the airport on Monday to fly to Washington for her first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump when he rang her to postpone the trip due to the approach of a winter storm.

Somali pirates suspected of hijacking ship after long layoff, expert says
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Somali pirates are suspected of hijacking a Sri Lankan-flagged fuel freighter that sent a distress call, turned off its tracking system and altered course for the Somali coast, a piracy expert said on Tuesday.

Philippines 'hit man' to file ICC case vs. Duterte for crimes against humanity
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A self-confessed assassin who testified to being in a "death squad" under Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte will soon file a case at the International Criminal Court accusing the president of crimes against humanity, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Mutilated bodies discovered amid political violence in Burundi, UN inquiry says
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Mutilated bodies are being found once again in Burundi where politically-motivated violence will soon enter its third year, according to a U.N. human rights inquiry.

Oil stocks keep rising despite supply cut deal, OPEC says
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OPEC said on Tuesday oil inventories had continued to rise despite a global deal to cut supply and raised its forecast of production in 2017 from outside the group, suggesting complications in the effort to clear a glut.

Car bomb kills at least 13 in Somali capital: police, medics
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A car bomb exploded near a hotel on a busy street in the Somali capital, killing at least eight people, police and medical services said, hours after another blast killed the driver of a minibus who tried to breach a checkpoint.

Dutch bar plane with Turkish foreign minister from landing
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The Netherlands barred Turkey’s Foreign Minister from flying to Rotterdam yesterday and President Tayyip Erdogan responded by calling his NATO partner a “Nazi remnant” as a row over Ankara campaigning among emigre Turkish voters intensified.

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