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Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebels in Donetsk
Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebels in Donetsk

Rebel strongholds in eastern Ukraine braced for more fighting on Thursday as Western leaders piled pressure on Kiev to strike a truce with pro-Russian separatists.

Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebels in Donetsk
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Gunmen kill five in fresh Kenya coast attack: police

At least five people have been killed in a new attack on Kenya's coastal region, officials said Tuesday, one week after some 60 people died in twin massacres nearby.

Gunmen kill five in fresh Kenya coast attack: police
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China says 13 attackers killed in Xinjiang assault

Chinese police shot dead 13 people in the restive Xinjiang region after they drove into a police building and set off an explosion on Saturday, regional authorities said.

China says 13 attackers killed in Xinjiang assault
Riot policemen, Zanzibar. ©Reuters/Goran Tomasevic
One killed, several wounded in Zanzibar bombing

One person was killed and several others were wounded in a bomb attack near a mosque on Tanzania's Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar on Friday, police said.

One killed, several wounded in Zanzibar bombing
Protests after Nigeria's ousted central bank chief named new emir
Protests after Nigeria's ousted central bank chief named new emir

Hundreds of youths took to the streets of Nigeria's second biggest city on Sunday to protest against naming the ousted central bank chief Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Emir of Kano, the country's number two Muslim leader.

Protests after Nigeria's ousted central bank chief named new emir
Attack on Pakistan's main airport leaves 24 dead
Attack on Pakistan's main airport leaves 24 dead

Heavily armed militants launched an assault on Pakistan's busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi, leaving at least 24 dead including 10 militants in a six-hour siege that the army quelled at dawn.

Attack on Pakistan's main airport leaves 24 dead
Heavy clashes, suicide bombings kill 36 in north Iraq
Heavy clashes, suicide bombings kill 36 in north Iraq

Heavy fighting between security forces and militants and twin suicide bombings killed 36 people in north Iraq Friday, as deadly violence shook other parts of the country.

Heavy clashes, suicide bombings kill 36 in north Iraq
China detains 29 Xinjiang 'terrorist suspects'
China detains 29 Xinjiang 'terrorist suspects'

China has detained 29 people described as "terrorist suspects" in its ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang, state media said Thursday, as authorities crack down following several deadly attacks.

China detains 29 Xinjiang 'terrorist suspects'
Airport in east Ukraine's Donetsk shut after rebel raid
Airport in east Ukraine's Donetsk shut after rebel raid

The main airport in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk shut down on Monday after being raided by dozens of armed separatists who vowed to keep up their resistance a day after presidential polls.

Airport in east Ukraine's Donetsk shut after rebel raid
Security tight in China's Urumqi after market attack
Security tight in China's Urumqi after market attack

Security was tight Saturday in Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang, two days after the volatile Muslim Uighur homeland suffered its bloodiest attack in years, leaving 43 people dead, including four assailants.

Security tight in China's Urumqi after market attack
One dead in Istanbul as anti-government protests flare
One dead in Istanbul as anti-government protests flare

One man died and about 10 others were injured in Istanbul during violent clashes between police and protesters Thursday, officials said, in the latest eruption of anger against the Turkish government.

One dead in Istanbul as anti-government protests flare
4,000 Chinese nationals await Vietnam evacuation
4,000 Chinese nationals await Vietnam evacuation

Thousands of Chinese nationals are awaiting evacuation from riot-hit Vietnam, state-run media said Monday, as Hanoi moved to stifle fresh protests over a territorial dispute between the two countries.

4,000 Chinese nationals await Vietnam evacuation
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Attack on Ivorian village kills 13: minister

An armed gang attacked an Ivorian village near the border with Liberia, killing three soldiers and 10 civilians, Defence Minister Paul Koffi Koffi said.

Attack on Ivorian village kills 13: minister
24 dead as Libya ex-general battles Benghazi Islamists
24 dead as Libya ex-general battles Benghazi Islamists

Libyan forces loyal to a rogue general, vowing to flush "terrorists" out of Benghazi, clashed with former rebel Islamist groups in the eastern city Friday, killing 24 people and wounding some 150.

24 dead as Libya ex-general battles Benghazi Islamists
Clashes near Sao Paulo airport 27 days from World Cup
Clashes near Sao Paulo airport 27 days from World Cup

Dozens of protesters clashed with police late Friday, throwing fireworks and torching at least two vehicles near Sao Paulo's airport, which has just opened a new international terminal ahead of the World Cup.

Clashes near Sao Paulo airport 27 days from World Cup
Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes
Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes

Venezuelan police arrested 105 people and fired tear gas at anti-government student protesters who hurled stones and fireworks Wednesday at a ministry building in the capital, officials said.

Venezuelan police arrest 105 in clashes
Strikers on march at S.Africa platinum mine
Strikers on march at S.Africa platinum mine

Hundreds of striking miners marched at a Lonmin platinum mine in South Africa Wednesday, where bosses have been trying to break deadly stoppages that have severely curbed production.

Strikers on march at S.Africa platinum mine
Ex-Seleka soldiers. ©Reuters/Andreea Campeanu
22 killed in attack on C.Africa MSF hospital: peacekeepers

At least 22 people including three staff members of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres were killed during a weekend attack by gunmen on a Central African hospital, a peacekeeper told AFP Monday.

22 killed in attack on C.Africa MSF hospital: peacekeepers
Iraq attacks kill 10 as bomber hits university
Iraq attacks kill 10 as bomber hits university

Attacks in Iraq, including a suicide bombing at a university in north Baghdad, killed at least 10 people on Sunday, security and medical officials said.

Iraq attacks kill 10 as bomber hits university
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Thousands of workers strike at China shoe factory

Tens of thousands of workers were on strike Wednesday at a factory in southern China which makes shoes for Nike and Adidas, rights groups and a worker said.

Thousands of workers strike at China shoe factory