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ICC orders first monetary awards to war crime victims

Court in The Hague makes first compensation award to victims of war crimes, relating to an attack in the DRC.

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Hundreds feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea

More than 250 migrants are believed to have drowned after two partially submerged dinghies were found by a rescue boat.

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Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed: Help the Somali people

President urges the world to step up, highlighting the 2011 famine that killed 260,000 Somalis.

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Uganda at 'breaking point' from S Sudan refugee crisis

UN calls for urgent $250m as numbers of refugees fleeing violence and famine could surpass a million before mid-2017.

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Yemen and Somalia 'months away' from famine

Conflict-hit countries have only 3-4 months before millions are at risk of famine, Red Cross says.

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ICC gives Jean-Pierre Bemba extra year in prison

Jailed ex-VP of the Democratic Republic of Congo sentenced to an additional year in prison for corruption by the ICC.

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Multiple bomb blasts rock Nigeria's Maiduguri

At least three people killed and 18 others wounded by explosions at a refugee camp in Maiduguri, officials say.

Nigerian city of Maiduguri

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Police: Nigeria market attack kills women, children

At least 17 people killed in the latest violence linked to grazing rights disputes between locals and Fulani herdsmen.

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Car bomb kills at least 5 in Somalia's capital

Blast near the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu targeted a security checkpoint with soldiers among the dead.

A wounded man

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East Libyan forces accused of Benghazi executions

Forces of renegade general Khalifa Haftar to investigate abuses after video emerges of troops parading with corpses.

Benghazi executions

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