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UN: Seven million people need aid in #Sudan

Almost seven million people in Sudan are in urgent need of aid after the influx of refugees from the conflicts in Darfur and South Sudan worsened the crisis in the African nation, the UN said.

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#Ebola death toll passes 600 in West Africa

The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

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Zintan militia in control of #Libya airport

Tripoli's airportFighters from Libya's Zintan militia, armed with anti-aircraft guns and mortars, have fanned out across Tripoli's airport, transformed into a battlefield by two days of fighting that has cut the capital off from the outside world.

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Rocket hits airport in Libyan capital

Several rockets have reportedly hit the airport in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, where fighting between rival armed groups has been raging since Sunday.

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French soldier killed in #Mali suicide bombing

A French soldier has been killed in a suicide bombing in northern Mali, where local and foreign troops have struggled to restore order after quelling a rebellion last year, officials said.

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Anti-apartheid author Nadine Gordimer dies

South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, one of the literary world's most powerful voices against apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family has said.

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Heavy fighting kills five in Libya's Benghazi

At least five people have been killed and nine wounded in the Libyan city of Benghazi after heavy fighting between security forces and rival militias.

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#Mali clashes leaves more than 30 dead

More than 30 people have been killed in clashes in the desert of northern Mali, the army and Tuareg rebels said, just days before the start of internationally-brokered peace talks.

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UN relocates staff amid #Libya violence

Heavy fighting between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport in Tripoli has left at least seven people dead and halted all flights.

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CAR's Seleka rebels reinstate leader

The Central African Republic's former president has been reinstated as head of one of the rebel groups in the country, according to a spokesperson.

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