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  1. Zuma cancels Indonesia trip due to S. Africa violence

    Zuma cancels Indonesia trip due to S. Africa violence

    Johannesburg (AFP) - South African President Jacob Zuma said Saturday he has cancelled a state visit to Indonesia in order to deal with a wave of xenophobic violence against immigrants and other foreigners.

  2. Two UN drivers killed in northern Mali as convoy attacked

    Two UN drivers killed in northern Mali as convoy attacked

    Bamako (AFP) - Two drivers were shot dead in an attack on a peacekeeping supply convoy in northern Mali, the UN mission said Saturday.

  3. Turkey's Kurdish party headquarters attacked, no casualties

    Turkey's Kurdish party headquarters attacked, no casualties

    Ankara (AFP) - Drive-by shooters early Saturday fired on Turkey's main Kurdish party headquarters in the capital Ankara, with no casualties reported, an official from the party said.

  4. 'Mysterious' disease kills 17 in Nigeria: official

    'Mysterious' disease kills 17 in Nigeria: official

    Lagos (AFP) - A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town, the government said Saturday.

  5. Sicilian hotel offers first refuge for migrant survivors

    Sicilian hotel offers first refuge for migrant survivors

    Canicattini Bagni (Italy) (AFP) - In the green hills of southeastern Sicily, the Don Bosco Oasis hotel is turning tourists away this season.

  6. Bar ban for US troops in Philippines amid murder trial

    Manila (AFP) - The US Pacific Command has banned its troops in the Philippines from bars and nightclubs, a spokesman said Saturday, with the trial under way of a US Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipina he met in a bar.

  7. Everest mountaineers mourn avalanche dead one year on

    Kathmandu (AFP) - Hundreds of mountaineers and Sherpas in Nepal paid emotional tribute Saturday to 16 of their fellow guides who died in an avalanche on Everest a year ago, suspending climbing for the day.

  8. Sudan security seizes newspaper issue: editor

    Sudan security seizes newspaper issue: editor

    Khartoum (AFP) - Sudanese security agents seized the entire Saturday edition of a newspaper over an article about an activist who was detained in the run-up to the country's general elections, its editor-in-chief said.

  9. Pope urges global response to Italy boat people crisis

    Pope urges global response to Italy boat people crisis

    Rome (AFP) - Pope Francis on Saturday urged the international community to act over a deadly surge in the numbers of migrants attempting to reach Italy via perilous sea crossings from north Africa.

  10. Ferry disaster protestors, police clash in Seoul

    Ferry disaster protestors, police clash in Seoul

    Seoul (AFP) - Hundreds of protestors clashed with police in Seoul on Saturday after families of the victims of South Korea's ferry disaster were prevented from marching to the president's residence.

  11. Australia FM hails Iran effort to defeat IS

    Australia FM hails Iran effort to defeat IS

    Tehran (AFP) - Australia's foreign minister on Saturday hailed Iran's efforts to crush the jihadist Islamic State group in Iraq, saying on a rare trip to Tehran that the militants can be defeated.

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