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Boat with 170 Africans on board sinks off Libyan coast

A wooden boat with around 170 African migrants on board trying to reach Europe has sunk in rough seas off the Libyan coast, a spokesman for the Libyan navy says.

Twelve dead, 36,000 homeless in Niger flooding

Twelve dead, 36,000 homeless in Niger flooding

At least 12 people have been killed and more than 36,000 made homeless in Niger due to flooding caused by heavy seasonal rainfall, the government said.

Restraint on the streets of Ferguson

Restraint on the streets of Ferguson

For a third consecutive night, restraint prevailed at protests on Friday in Ferguson, Missouri, as the National Guard began withdrawing from the St. Louis suburb racked by turmoil after a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager.

Rain thwarts search for landslide victims

Rain thwarts search for landslide victims

Heavy rain is delaying a search for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians round on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster.

National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson

National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson

The governor of Missouri has ordered the withdrawal of National Guard troops from riot-torn Ferguson, where tensions have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager.

Israel kills three Hamas commanders

Israel kills three Hamas commanders

Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed.

Ukraine's Poroshenko will urge rebel withdrawal

Ukraine's Poroshenko will urge rebel withdrawal

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he will call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to take action for pro-Russian separatists to be withdrawn from Ukraine when the two men meet next week, his website said.

Scottish nationalists seek to broaden independence debate

Scottish nationalists seek to broaden independence debate

With less than a month to go until Scotland votes on independence, nationalists are seeking to broaden the debate away from a difficult focus on what currency would be used after breaking from the United Kingdom.

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