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Dozens killed in DR Congo train crash

At least 37 people have died in a train crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southeast, according to a government spokesman.

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US condemns South Sudan massacre as horrific

US has called the massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan an "abomination"The US has called the massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan an "abomination" and appealed to rebel and government leaders to condemn those responsible and bring them to justice.

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Parliament member killed in #Somalia attack

Armed men have assassinated a Somali parliamentarian, police and witnesses say, the second such killing in 24 hour.

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S Sudan rebel leader rejects massacre claims

Riek Machar says his forces were not behind the killing of hundredsSouth Sudan's rebel commander Riek Machar has said his forces were not behind the massacre of hundreds of people in the contested town of Bentiu.

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#CAR violence leaves unarmed people dead

A witness has said fighting between a Christian militia and French soldiers in Central African Republic has left several people dead, including some who appeared unarmed.

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'Hundreds' taken from #Nigeria school

The actual number of girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week is 234, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents have told the state governor.

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Somali MP killed in car bomb attack

A Somali politician has been killed and another wounded in a car bomb attack in Mogadishu, the prime minister has said.

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UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan

United Nations condemns killing and wounding of hundredsThe United Nations is condemning what it calls the "targeted killings" and wounding of hundreds of civilians based on their ethnic origins in the contested town of Bentiu.

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Fourteen Algerian soldiers killed in ambush

Rebels have killed 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush during a patrol in the mountains east of Algiers.

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Attack on S Sudan UN base may be 'war crime'

The United Nations Security Council has said an attack on a UN base in South Sudan which killed at least 58 people and injured 100 others may "constitute a war crime". 

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