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By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - A drought in North Korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top U.N. official in the country told Reuters in an interview. R...

The toll from India's deadly heatwave continues to rise with more than 2000 people succumbing to the sweltering conditions set to continue for two days.

Blues pioneer BB King will be laid to rest in his home town of Indianola in Mississippi, where more than 4000 people have already viewed his open casket.

Washington (AFP) - US authorities investigating the mistaken shipment of live anthrax by a military lab have discovered another batch of the lethal bacteria dating back to 2008, some of which was sent to Australia, officials have said.

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - The vice president of Burundi's election commission has fled the country, sources told AFP on Saturday, in a new blow to government plans to push ahead with next week's first stage of controversial elections.

Cairo (AFP) - Sixteen people were killed, all but three of them Egyptian policemen, in a collision between a police vehicle and a truck south of Cairo, authorities said on Saturday.

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's military on Saturday repelled a Boko Haram attack on the key northeast city of Maiduguri that saw rocket-propelled grenades fired into homes, witnesses and security sources said.

Gao (Mali) (AFP) - Based in Mali's inhospitable northern desert, French troops are waging an attritional campaign against a ghost-like, invisible enemy -- a master in the guerrilla art of hit-and-run.

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