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60 percent of global wildlife species wiped out

Unprecedented rate of decline of animals because of human activity causing a "global mass extinction", new report says.

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Scores of Europe-bound refugees drown off Libyan coast

Latest drownings off Libyan coast lift 2016 record death toll of refugee crossings over the Mediterranean.

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Rights group demands probe in Kenya police killings

Almost 1,200 deaths in Kenya in the last five years blamed on the police, according to Human Rights Watch.

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Clashes in Cape Town as students demand free tuition

South African police fire stun grenades, water canon and tear gas at student protesters in southern port city.

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Gambia withdraws from International Criminal Court

African nation says ICC persecuting "people of colour" but ex-prosecutor says continent's leaders covering up crimes.

Bensouda

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Kenya attack: 12 killed in Mandera 'by al-Shabab'

Raid targeting non-Muslims leaves 12 people dead in guest house in restive Mandera county near Somalia border.

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Al-Shabab suicide bomber hits AU base in Beledweyne

Suicide bombing of "Djiboutian military base" in central Beledweyne region is latest in a campaign of deadly attacks.

AU forces

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Burundi withdraws permits from prominent rights group

Government accuses non-profit and non-governmental organisations of stirring up hatred and tarnishing nation's image.

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Al-Shabab seizes Somali town after peacekeeper pullout

African Union forces abandon Halgan town in the Hiran region, allowing al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters to enter soon after.

Al-Shabaab

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Somali pirates free hostages held for nearly five years

Twenty-six Asian sailors, held captive in a small fishing village since 2012, were released on Saturday.

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