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At least 29 killed in central Nigeria violence

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At least 29 people were killed in a new flare-up of violence in central Nigeria targeting people sheltered in a primary school, prompting President Muhammadu Buhari to issue an appeal to “stop the madness”. The attack happened on Monday in Plateau state, which has been dogged for years by ethnic, sectarian and religious unrest.

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Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa: video

Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

The fighting was over and the alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias was clearing the city’s stadium of mines and any remaining militants, said Rojda Felat, commander of the Raqqa campaign for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

A formal declaration of victory in Raqqa will soon be made, once the city has been cleared of mines and any possible Islamic State sleeper cells, said SDF spokesman Talal Selo.

In Washington, the U.S. military said that about 90 percent of Raqqa had been retaken from Islamic State but it expected the SDF to face pockets of resistance.

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At least 50 killed in Taliban's attacks on Afghan police

Taliban's attacks on Afghan police

The Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the militants with explosives-laden vehicles had initially attacked a police training center in Gardez, the capital of Paktia Province in southeast Afghanistan, claiming at least 32 lives and wounding more than 200 others. 

“At first a suicide bomber detonated a car filled with explosives near the training center, making way for a number of attackers to start their assault,” the statement said. 

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suicide car bomber, Gunmen Attack Police HQ In Afghan Province

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 At least one suicide car bomber and a number of gunmen attacked a provincial police headquarters in Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

An exact casualty toll was unclear as the attack was ongoing in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, a police official told Reuters.

The attackers targeted a police training centre attached to the headquarters, according to a statement by the Interior Ministry.

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Assange colluded with Russia to help Trump win ; says Hillary

Julian Assange

In an interview with Australia’s ABC Four Corner show aired on Monday, Clinton called Assange a “tool of Russian intelligence”. “Assange has become a kind of nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator... WikiLeaks is unfortunately now practically a fully owned subsidiary of Russian intelligence,” she said. Assange, who has been living inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, hit back at Clinton, tweeting that she was “not a credible person”. 

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Yemeni army advance in southern province of Shabwa

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The Yemeni army and Popular Committees managed to take full control over more areas in the southern province of Shabwa and mounted deadly attacks on the Saudi regime’s mercenaries in other areas.

In a major operation, Yemeni troops captured two districts east of Asilan in Shabwa Province, the Arabic-language Al Mayadeen television network reported. 

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Israeli warplanes conduct airstrikes on Syrian army headquarters

 Israeli warplanes

 Israeli warplanes carried out air strikes, on Monday, on the headquarters of the Syrian army, east of Damascus, sources told Qasioun News.

The sources informed that Israeli warplanes conducted air strikes, targeting anti-warplanes weapons and rockets launchers belonging to the Syrian army near Ramadan army’s headquarters, located 50 kilometers east of Damascus.

The air strikes destroyed the anti-warplanes weapons and rockets launchers completely, the sources added.

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Ireland On 'Status Red' Alert , Shuts Schools As Hurricane Ophelia Nears

Ireland  On 'Status Red' Alert

Ireland has ordered all schools to close Monday as the country braces for an "unprecedented storm" with the arrival of Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean.

Met Eireann issued a nationwide "status red" alert and warned of "potential risk to lives" when the storm hits daytime Monday.

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Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh - Five dead, dozens missing

Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh

The tragedy is the latest to hit Rohingya escaping what the UN has called "ethnic cleansing" by Myanmar authorities.

Nearly 200 people have died in around a dozen boats sinkings since the Rohingya influx began in late August after attacks my Muslim militants triggered what the Myanmar military has labelled "clearance operations".

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Somalia bombings - Death toll rises to more than 200

 Somalia bombings -  Death toll rises to more than 200

“We have confirmed 200 civilians died in yesterday’s blast. We understand the death toll is higher than that. Many people are still missing their relatives,” Abdifatah Omar Halane, the spokesman for Mogadishu mayor, told Reuters.

A spokesman for the Aamin Ambulance service said it knew of more than 250 people wounded during the bombings on Saturday.

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