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North Korea fires ballistic missile: South's military

19/10/2021 - 09:24:38
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Seoul (AFP + Diplomat.so) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, the latest in a series of tests by Pyongyang as a US envoy repeated calls for dialogue.
This file photo shows Nigerian troops patrolling the streets of the remote northeastern town of Baga, Borno State, Nigeria, April 30, 2013. (AFP Photo)

Islamic State kills 16 Nigerian soldiers in ambush

16/09/2021 - 20:25:44
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Abuja (AFP + Diplomat.so) - At least 16 Nigerian soldiers and two anti-jihadist militia have been killed in an ambush by IS-allied fighters on their patrol on a highway in northeast Borno State, two military sources told AFP on Thursday.
Fishermen fasten the boat as Typhoon Chanthu approaches to Taiwan in Keelung, New Taipei City, Taiwan, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Taiwan's weather bureau warned of high winds and heavy rain as Typhoon Chanthu roared toward the island Saturday and said the storm's center was likely to pass its east coast instead of hitting land. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Strong typhoon increases in force as it heads toward Taiwan

11/09/2021 - 08:10:55
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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP + Diplomat.so) — Taiwan's weather bureau warned of high winds and heavy rain as Typhoon Chanthu roared toward the island Saturday and said the storm's center was likely to pass its east coast instead of hitting land.
FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2021, file photo, Rohingya refugees headed to the Bhasan Char island prepare to board navy vessels from the south eastern port city of Chattogram, Bangladesh. Authorities in Bangladesh on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, started vaccinating Rohingya refugees against coronavirus for the first time across massive camps where more than 1 million refugees from neighboring Myanmar have been sheltered, officials and the U.N. refugee agency said. (AP Photo, File)

Bangladesh vaccinating Rohingya refugees amid virus surge

10/08/2021 - 08:31:19
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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP + Diplomat.so) — Bangladesh's government and aid agencies started vaccinating Rohingya refugees Tuesday as a virus surge raises health risks in the sprawling, cramped camps where more than 1 million people who fled Myanmar are sheltering.
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.