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Bangladeshis protest after sexually assaulted girl burned to death

Bangladeshis protest after sexually assaulted girl burned to death

Demonstrations were held across the Bangladesh capital Saturday for the tenth consecutive day after a teenager who accused a head teacher of sexually harassing her was burned to death.

Two teens held after killing of North Irish journalist

Two teens held after killing of North Irish journalist

Two teenage men have been arrested after the shooting dead of a journalist in Northern Ireland, police said Saturday.

Algeria top official quits as students keep up protest

Algeria top official quits as students keep up protest

In yet more upheaval for Algeria since the ousting of long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the controversial head of the country's constitutional council quit Tuesday bowing to weeks of anger from protesters.

Sudan activists warn of attempt to clear protest camp

Sudan activists warn of attempt to clear protest camp

Activists warned of an attempt to disperse a 10-day-old mass protest outside army headquarters Monday, as Sudan's new military rulers came under rising pressure to hand power to a civilian government.

Suspected militants kill 13 in northern Mozambique

Suspected militants kill 13 in northern Mozambique

At least 13 civilians have died in fresh attacks in Mozambique's volatile northern Cabo Delgado province where militants have terrorised villagers in remote communities for more than a year, local sources said Saturday.

Protest-hit Sudan unveils new cabinet to 'solve' economic crisis

Protest-hit Sudan unveils new cabinet to 'solve' economic crisis

Sudan's new prime minister on Wednesday unveiled a 20-member cabinet tasked with solving an economic crisis that has triggered nationwide protests against the decades-old rule of President Omar al-Bashir.

Sri Lanka's biggest mass grave unrelated to civil war, court hears

Sri Lanka's biggest mass grave unrelated to civil war, court hears

Sri Lanka's biggest mass grave predates the country's bloody civil war by hundreds of years, according to an independent carbon dating report unveiled in a court Thursday.

French PM urges joint stand against militants in Sahel

French PM urges joint stand against militants in Sahel

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday urged partners to stand with Paris in driving back militant violence in the Sahel.

At least 59 'bandits' killed in NW Nigeria: security sources, resident

At least 59 'bandits' killed in NW Nigeria: security sources, resident

At least 59 ‘bandits’ were killed by a civilian defence force when they attacked a village in northwest Nigeria, security officials and locals told AFP on Thursday.

Hundreds of students flee violence in Indonesia's Papua

Hundreds of students flee violence in Indonesia's Papua

Hundreds of students have fled fighting in Indonesia's restive Papua province, a local NGO said, amid unconfirmed reports of violent military reprisals after a massacre of civilian workers by separatist rebels.

Iran arrests 3 'terrorists' for suicide bomb attack

Iran arrests 3 'terrorists' for suicide bomb attack

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Monday it has arrested three ‘terrorists’ involved in last week's deadly suicide bomb attack on security forces in southeastern Iran.

India mourns dead soldiers amid calls for revenge

India mourns dead soldiers amid calls for revenge

Thousands of mourners across India attended funerals on Saturday for some of the 41 soldiers killed in a suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir as a round-the-clock curfew ...