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38 maidens dead in reed dance crash

The death of up to 38 Swazi maidens en route to the annual reed dance have prompted calls for the event's cancellation.

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Plane crashes in Nigeria, killing seven

A Nigerian Air Force plane crashed into a house in the northern city of Kaduna, killing all seven people on board.

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Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journos

An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison for operating without a press license.

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38 maidens dead in reed dance crash
August 30 2015 at 08:45

The death of up to 38 Swazi maidens en route to the annual reed dance have prompted calls for the event's cancellation.

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Plane crashes in Nigeria, killing seven
August 29 2015 at 15:12

A Nigerian Air Force plane crashed into a house in the northern city of Kaduna, killing all seven people on board.

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Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journos
August 29 2015 at 13:51

An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison for operating without a press license.

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UN welcomes South Sudan peace deal
August 29 2015 at 09:40

Security Council diplomats say they are prepared to move on a resolution that would implement an arms embargo if the peace deal falls apart.

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Boko Haram spy ring uncovered at Abuja airport
August 29 2015 at 11:45

Nigeria has uncovered a spy cell run by militant group Boko Haram at the international airport in the capital Abuja.

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Swazi maidens killed in crash - report
August 29 2015 at 10:48

At least 38 Swazi girls have been killed while on their way to cut reeds for the Umhlanga Reed Dance, say media reports.

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10 Boko Haram members sentenced to death
August 28 2015 at 18:37

Chad has sentenced 10 members of Boko Haram to death on terrorism charges, judicial sources said.

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UN plans new Libya talks
August 28 2015 at 17:42

The UN is planning a new round of talks between Libya's warring factions in an effort to form a unity government and end the country's crisis.

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Attacks threaten S Sudan peace deal
August 28 2015 at 15:38

South Sudanese rebels and the army accused each other of attacks, barely a day after President Salva Kiir signed a peace deal.

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Libya recovers bodies after boat sink
August 28 2015 at 12:28

Authorities are collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara, an AP photographer said.

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