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Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Tensions soared in Burundi on Monday as a leading human rights activist was wounded in a shooting just a day after a top general and right-hand man to President Pierre …

Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine on Monday reported the death of four soldiers in clashes with pro-Russian rebels that came just hours before another failed bid to negotiate an end to the 15-month separatist …

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Rio de Janeiro's paramilitary police have killed more than 1,500 people in the last five years, driving up the Olympic host city's already high violent death rate, Amnesty …

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - British oil major BP has halted its deepwater exploration activities off Uruguay as it prioritises lower-risk projects at a time of low international prices, an off...

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's military said Monday it had "besieged" Boko Haram positions in the Islamist militant group's northeastern heartland after setting free 178 hostages, mainly women …

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