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Niger stampede kills 20 at handout for refugees

Niger stampede kills 20 at handout for refugees

Twenty people, many of them women and children, were trampled to death on Monday in a stampede for food and money for refugees in southeast Niger, sources said.

Cameroon army blames accident for village 'massacre'

Cameroon army blames accident for village 'massacre'

Cameroon's army on Monday denied opposition charges that it had massacred villagers in a restive anglophone region, blaming instead an ‘unfortunate accident’ caused by an explosion of fuel during a firefight.

Philippine troops rescue two abducted Indonesians

Philippine troops rescue two abducted Indonesians

Philippine troops rescued two abducted Indonesian sailors in a Sunday pre-dawn raid on an militant stronghold which left two dead, a military official said.

Hong Kong police say suspect fired shot during protest-related arrest

Hong Kong police say suspect fired shot during protest-related arrest

Hong Kong police on Saturday said an armed suspect fired a live round at officers as they tried to arrest him in an operation linked to the months of pro-democracy protests engulfing the city.

Amnesty says 304 killed in Iran unrest, thousands arrested including children

Amnesty says 304 killed in Iran unrest, thousands arrested including children

At least 304 people have been killed in Iran during anti-government unrest that broke out last month, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Hong Kong protesters aim for big turnout at rare sanctioned march

Hong Kong protesters aim for big turnout at rare sanctioned march

Hong Kong democracy protesters are hoping for huge crowds later Sunday at a rally they have billed as a ‘last chance’ for the city's pro-Beijing leaders in a major test for the six-month-old movement.

UN peacekeeping chief visits restive eastern DR Congo after protests

UN peacekeeping chief visits restive eastern DR Congo after protests

The United Nations peacekeeping chief arrived on Saturday in eastern DR Congo where anti-UN protests have erupted after militia attacks that have left more than 100 people dead since the start of the month.

Iraq's deadly unrest closes roads, schools across south

Iraq's deadly unrest closes roads, schools across south

Iraqi anti-government protesters blocked roads in the country's south with burning tyres on Wednesday, as schools and public offices stayed shut a day after deadly clashes with security forces.

Freed UK hostage and wife say chained, threatened in Philippines

Freed UK hostage and wife say chained, threatened in Philippines

A British man and his wife rescued this week from militant captors in the Philippines' south say they were chained and threatened with beheading if they didn't deliver a ransom.

China fans desert K-pop star for 'liking' Hong Kong tweet

China fans desert K-pop star for 'liking' Hong Kong tweet

A South Korean pop star has become the latest celebrity to spark anger on the Chinese internet after he ‘liked’ a tweet about the divisive issue of pro-democracy unrest in Hong Kong.

Security forces kill five in southern Iraq as protests continue: sources

Security forces kill five in southern Iraq as protests continue: sources

Security forces opened fire on protesters in southern Iraq, killing at least five people and wounding dozens others, police and medical sources said, as weeks of unrest in Baghdad and some southern cities continue.

At least 10 killed in eastern DR Congo by ADF militia

At least 10 killed in eastern DR Congo by ADF militia

At least 10 civilians were killed in two attacks by militia gunmen in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where government forces have vowed to root out armed groups, sources said Wednesday.