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  1. Mauritania jails senior Al-Qaeda figure

    Mauritania jails senior Al-Qaeda figure

    Nouakchott (AFP) - A senior Al-Qaeda leader accused of planning attacks on the United States, Europe and Australia has been jailed for 20 years in Mauritania for "terrorist activities", a judicial source said on Tuesday.

  2. Egypt's Morsi jailed for 20 years over protester deaths

    Egypt's Morsi jailed for 20 years over protester deaths

    Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian court Tuesday sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi to 20 years in prison for abuses against protesters but acquitted the Islamist leader of charges carrying a possible death penalty.

  3. Indonesian court rejects death row Frenchman's appeal

    Indonesian court rejects death row Frenchman's appeal

    Jakarta (AFP) - Indonesia's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a Frenchman on death row for drug offences, taking him and a group of other foreigners closer to execution by firing squad.

  4. Russia PM estimates economy shrank by 2% in first quarter

    Russia PM estimates economy shrank by 2% in first quarter

    Moscow (AFP) - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday estimated that the Russian economy shrank by two percent in the first quarter due to sanctions pressure and low oil prices.

  5. Singaporean teen facing jail over anti-Lee video bailed out

    Singaporean teen facing jail over anti-Lee video bailed out

    Singapore (AFP) - A Singaporean teenager charged over a expletive-laden YouTube video that criticised the city-state's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was bailed out Tuesday after spending five days in remand.

  6. Adidas fans flock to Argentine store

    Adidas fans flock to Argentine store

    An Argentine sports store owner has become famous for his collection of vintage Adidas merchandise.

  7. Over 114,000 flee fighting in Iraq's Ramadi area: UN

    Geneva (AFP) - More than 114,000 people have fled fighting over the past two weeks in the Ramadi area of Iraq's Anbar province, the United Nations said Tuesday, expressing concern over the mounting problems faced by the displaced.

  8. Yemen violence 'leaves 944 dead, 3,487 injured'

    Yemen violence 'leaves 944 dead, 3,487 injured'

    Geneva (AFP) - The violence raging in Yemen since late March has killed 944 people and injured 3,487 as of April 17, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

  9. Israel jails Belgian for spying for Iran

    Israel jails Belgian for spying for Iran

    Lod (Israel) (AFP) - An Israeli court sentenced an Iranian-born Belgian to seven years in prison on Tuesday after convicting him of spying for Tehran.

  10. South Africa to deploy army to quell anti-immigrant attacks

    South Africa to deploy army to quell anti-immigrant attacks

    Johannesburg (AFP) - South African soldiers will be deployed in Johannesburg to quell anti-immigrant violence that has killed at least seven people in several weeks of unrest, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said Tuesday.

  11. Sierra Leone chimps back in swing of it as Ebola retreats

    Sierra Leone chimps back in swing of it as Ebola retreats

    Freetown (AFP) - In the rising afternoon humidity 30-year-old Tom sits in the shade, picking fleas off his neighbour, unaware of how close he came to losing his home to Ebola.

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