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In this photo supplied by the Mozambican Presidency, President Filipe Nyusi, right, during a visit to his Defence and Security Force Troops in Northern Mozambique, Friday, July 9, 2021. Rwandan troops have joined the Mozambican forces to launch a major offensive against Islamic rebels in northern Mozambique as more troops arrive from South Africa and other neighboring countries to help battle the insurgency. (Photo Mozambique Presidency via AP)

Regional forces join offensive against Mozambique extremists

30/07/2021 - 19:15:04
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JOHANNESBURG (AP + Diplomat.so) — Rwandan troops have joined Mozambican forces to launch a major offensive against Islamic rebels in northern Mozambique as more troops arrive from South Africa and other neighboring countries to battle the insurgency.
Streets in central Sydney were near deserted on Monday

Third wave of Covid-19 hits Australia

15/07/2021 - 14:47:03
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Melbourne (AFP + Diplomat.so) - Australia's second largest city was preparing to enter a fresh lockdown Thursday, as countries across the world struggle to quash surges in Covid-19 cases propelled by the highly infectious Delta variant.
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Mali's coup leader Assimi Goïta seizes power again

25/05/2021 - 19:58:04
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Bamako (Anadolu Agency + Diplomat.so) - Assimi Goita, the military vice president of the Malian transition, "has seen himself in the obligation to act" by placing "outside their prerogatives the president and his prime minister," said Commander Baba Cisse, his special adviser in a statement…

Mali's transitional president and PM arrested by mutinous soldiers

25/05/2021 - 07:29:10
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Bamako (AP + Diplomat.so) - Mutinous soldiers arrested Mali's transitional president and prime minister Monday hours after a government reshuffle left out two members of the junta that had seized power in a coup nine months earlier, the African Union and United Nations said.
A woman reacts while standing near the rubble of a building that was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike on Saturday that housed The Associated Press, broadcaster Al-Jazeera and other media outlets, in Gaza City, Sunday, May 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Intense Israeli air strikes kill 42 Palestinians in Gaza

17/05/2021 - 08:39:25
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP + Diplomat.so) - Israeli warplanes unleashed a new series of heavy airstrikes at several locations in Gaza City early Monday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza's Hamas rulers would rage on.

Chinese rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean

09/05/2021 - 09:57:01
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Washington (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - Remnants of China's biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with most of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the atmosphere, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit but drawing U.S. criticism over lack of transparency.
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Tanzania's new president to review COVID-19 policies

06/04/2021 - 23:20:19
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Nairobi (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - Tanzania's new president Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday drew a line under her predecessor's controversial stances on COVID-19 and the media, indicating an apparent change in course for the nation after the death of John Magufuli last month.
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US lifts Trump-imposed sanctions on ICC prosecutor

02/04/2021 - 23:42:03
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Washington (AFP + Diplomat.so) - The United States said Friday it would lift sanctions imposed by former president Donald Trump's administration on the top prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, calling for a more cooperative relationship.
In this photo released by the Executive Yuan, rescue workers gather near one end of the train involved in a derailment near the Taroko Gorge area in Hualien, Taiwan on Friday, April 2, 2021. The train partially derailed in eastern Taiwan on Friday after colliding with an unmanned vehicle that had rolled down a hill, killing dozens. With the train still partly in a tunnel, survivors climbed out of windows and walked along the train's roof to reach safety after the country's deadliest railway disaster. (Executive Yuan via AP)

At least 51 people were killed in a train collision with a truck in Taiwan

02/04/2021 - 17:36:54
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HUALIEN COUNTY, Taiwan (AP + Diplomat.so) — A train barreled into an unmanned truck that had rolled onto the track Friday in Taiwan, leaving at least 51 people dead and dozens injured in the island's deadliest rail disaster. Many passengers were crushed, while some survivors were forced to climb…