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Gunmen Kidnap German Aid Worker In Niger

A German aid worker was kidnapped by armed men in Niger on Wednesday in a region close to the border with Mali prone to jihadist attacks, an official said. The humanitarian worker employed by the aid group Help was set upon near Ayorou in the Tillaberi region, which has become …

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257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria

An Algerian military plane crashed and caught fire on Wednesday killing 257 people, mostly army personnel and members of their families, officials said. An AFP photographer at the scene saw the charred wreckage of the plane in a field near the Boufarik airbase from where the plane had taken off. …

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11 die after drinking bootleg alcohol in Indonesia

11 die after drinking bootleg alcohol in Indonesia

Eleven Indonesians died Sunday and several others are critically ill after drinking bootleg liquor, police said, days after the death of 24 others from illicit alcohol. The latest victims were among 27 people admitted to hospital after sampling homemade alcoholic drinks in Cicalengka district in West Java province, provincial police …

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