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At least 8 killed in Nigeria school building collapse

Rescuers combed through the rubble early Thursday after at least eight people were killed and as many as 100 children feared trapped when a building housing a school collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. The incident took place near Itafaji market on Lagos Island at around 10am local time (09:00[…]

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Red Cross aid worker killed in Yemen

A gunman shot dead a Lebanese aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Saturday near the city of Taiz, southern Yemen. The incident took place early in the morning when a team of aid workers from the ICRC was returning from Taiz city. The ICRC[…]

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Cox’s Bazar: Chaos all around at Rohingya camps

Hundreds of Rohingya, including children, were jostling to get hold of aid packages being thrown from trucks at Balukhali in the Bangladeshi city of Cox’s Bazar bordering Myanmar. Women, many with babies on their shoulders, stood in torrential rain in the hope of getting food, tarpaulin and clothes distributed by[…]

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Heavy rains trigger deadly floods in Yemen

At least 15 people have died in parts of central and southern Yemen after heavy summer rains triggered flash flooding, sweeping away dozens of cars and wrecking homes in the crisis-hit country, according to local officials and residents. Torrential rains destroyed several homes in Jibla, some 6km from the central[…]

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Nearly 70 people cross border into Spanish enclave

Around 70 sub-Saharan African migrants crossed the razor-wire-topped fence separating northern Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on Tuesday, leaving 14 people hospitalised, the Red Cross said. Local police said 200 people rushed the border in a bid to reach Europe. Around 60 managed to enter the territory and[…]

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Syrian army says Aleppo retaken

The Syrian army said on Thursday it had retaken full control of Aleppo, scoring its biggest victory against opposition forces since the civil war erupted in 2011. The announcement came after an evacuation deal that put an end to a ferocious months-long offensive waged on east Aleppo by forces loyal[…]

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150 die in Sri Lankan mudslides – Red Cross

More than 150 people are feared dead after they were buried under two landslides in central Sri Lanka, disaster officials said on Wednesday. Rescue workers recovered 19 bodies after the landslides caused by days of heavy rains, government officials said. About 350 people were plucked to safety during rescue operations[…]

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