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One dead as 1,000 refugees rescued in the Mediterranean

The rescue comes just days after hundreds of people were feared drowned after boat disasters off the Libyan coast.

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UN: Six aid workers killed in an ambush in South Sudan

It is highest number of humanitarian workers killed in one incident since South Sudan descended into conflict in 2013.

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PM Saad Eddine el-Othmani forms six-party government

New six-party coalition under PJD prime minister includes pro-market, conservative and socialist parties.

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Kamwina Nsapu militia kill 40 policemen in DR Congo

Officials say the rebel fighters attacked the police as they were driving from Tshikapa to Kananga.

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Tuareg factions to boycott Mali peace conference

Separatist groups vow to boycott talks with the government next week, explaining they are not sufficiently inclusive.

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Antonio Guterres: Salva Kiir is ignoring famine

Secretary-General Guterres says government in Juba refuses to acknowledge plight of 100,000 people suffering famine.

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ICC orders first monetary awards to war crime victims

Court in The Hague makes first compensation award to victims of war crimes, relating to an attack in the DRC.

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Hundreds feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea

More than 250 migrants are believed to have drowned after two partially submerged dinghies were found by a rescue boat.

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Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed: Help the Somali people

President urges the world to step up, highlighting the 2011 famine that killed 260,000 Somalis.

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Uganda at 'breaking point' from S Sudan refugee crisis

UN calls for urgent $250m as numbers of refugees fleeing violence and famine could surpass a million before mid-2017.

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