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LAST_UPDATETue, 25 Apr 2017 10am

Prominent Blogger Stabbed To Death In Maldives Capital

A liberal blogger was stabbed to death in the Maldives' capital on Sunday, his family and colleagues said, the latest media personality to be targeted in the troubled tropical nation.

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Kuki Gallmann Shot As Land Invasions Surge In Kenya

Gunmen have seriously wounded 73-year-old conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park in the latest of a string of attacks during land invasions in drought-stricken northern Kenya.

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Roadside Bomb Kills Six Soldiers In Somalia's Puntland

A military vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Sunday, killing at least six soldiers and wounding another eight.

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Qatar Hunters Held Captive For 16 Months Express Relief

Two Qatari hunters who endured a 16-month hostage ordeal in Iraq spoke on Sunday of their joy at being released, the first public comments since the group was freed.

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Egypt's Abdel Fattah El-Sisi Visits Saudi Arabia

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi received a royal welcome from King Salman as he landed on Sunday in Saudi Arabia for a visit to boost ties after months of tension.

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Abu Sayyaf Beheads Kidnapped Philippine Soldier

A Filipino soldier kidnapped last week in the southern Philippines by Abu Sayyaf fighters was found beheaded hours after government troops killed three more members of the ISIL-linked group in a clash elsewhere.

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Arkansas Death Row Inmates Ask Court To Halt Executions

A court in the US state of Arkansas has been asked to halt what could be the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years because of fears their poor health could cause complications.

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Al Qaeda Chief Urges Jihadists To Use Guerrilla Tactics In Syria

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Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has called on Syrian Sunni jihadists to wage guerrilla war against enemies ranging from Syrian President Bashar al Assad and his Iranian-backed allies to Western powers.

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Toddler Among Five Dead In New York House Fire

Five people, including a 2-year-old toddler and two other children, died on Sunday in a house fire in the New York City borough of Queens, the city's deadliest such blaze in two years, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

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