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Clashes force nearly 60,000 Malians from homes over last month -UN
Fighting in northern Mali has forced nearly 60,000 people to flee their homes over the last four weeks, a United Nations aid agency said on Friday, highlighting the lack of peace despite a partial deal being signed earlier this month. UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency, said the vast majority of the newly displaced were from the Timbuktu region, which has seen a string of clashes involving various groups of gunmen. Civilians said they were fleeing their homes because they feared violence as well as force recruitment by armed groups, UNHCR said.
Sat, 30 May 2015 03:56:50 -0400
Rocket attack in Libya's Benghazi leaves 8 dead, 8 wounded-official
By Ayman al-Warfalli and Ahmed Elumami BENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Eight people were killed and eight wounded when a rocket hit a residential district in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, officials said. An army commander blamed Islamist fighters for the rocket strike. Fighting for control of the country's second-largest city has been going on for a year, part of a conflict between former rebel groups who helped topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 but now back two rival governments.
Sat, 30 May 2015 03:55:52 -0400
Pashtuns refuse to bury dead from Pakistan bus hijackings
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) Hundreds of Pakistani Pashtuns protested Saturday after deadly bus hijackings that killed 19 people, saying they refused to bury their dead until the government guaranteed their protection. Sat, 30 May 2015 03:42:13 -0400
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US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline
GENEVA (AP) A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats are gathering in Geneva this weekend, hoping to bridge differences over how quickly to ease economic sanctions on Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections.
Sat, 30 May 2015 03:25:11 -0400
Hastert rose to speakership among the scandals of others