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Burundi Opposition Leader Released After Days in Police Custody

Burundi Opposition Leader Released After Days in Police Custody

The head of one of Burundi's opposition parties has been released, days after he was arrested for what police said was collaborating with "armed gangs," a spokesman for an opposition coalition said Tuesday.

The central African state has been in a political crisis and sporadic violence for more than a year, sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office, which he secured in a disputed election in July 2015.

Hurricane Matthew: Thousands displaced in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew: Thousands displaced in Haiti

The most powerful Caribbean hurricane in nearly a decade has left thousands of people displaced in Haiti, with officials struggling to reach the worst-hit areas.

Hurricane Matthew is said to have devastated parts of the country, where at least two people have died.

The storm has now moved off the north-eastern coast of Cuba towards Florida, where warnings are in place.

South Carolina is to start evacuating more than a million people.

DR Congo deadline for removal of South Sudan fighters

DR Congo deadline for removal of South Sudan fighters

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been given a week to fly hundreds of South Sudanese fighters out of the country.

The men are loyal to South Sudan's sacked Vice-President Riek Machar and crossed into the country with him in August following intense violence in the South Sudan's capital, Juba.

The 750 men have been disarmed and cared for by the UN mission.

But Congolese officials say they are now a security risk.

Airstrike Kills Senior al-Qaida Leader in Syria

Airstrike Kills Senior al-Qaida Leader in Syria

An airstrike yesterday killed a senior leader in the Syrian Islamist group that split from al-Qaida earlier this year.

Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, the group formally known as Jabhat al-Nusra, said Abu al-Farai al-Masri was killed when his vehicle was struck in the northwestern Idlib province.

The U.S. military says it carried out an airstrike in the area targeting Masri, but that officials were still assessing the results.

Syria conflict: Militant leader 'killed in air strike'

Syria conflict: Militant leader 'killed in air strike'

A senior leader in a Syrian militant group that split this year from al-Qaeda has reportedly been killed in an air strike in north-western Syria.

Abu al-Faraj al-Masri died in Idlib province, according to the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham group, which was known as the Nusra Front when linked to al-Qaeda.

The Egyptian national and veteran al-Qaeda cleric was a member of the group's consultative Shura Council.

The Pentagon confirmed it had targeted a prominent al-Qaeda member in Syria.

Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal

Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal

Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.24% voting against it.

The deal was signed last week by President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc leader Timoleon Jimenez after nearly four years of negotiations.

But it needed to be ratified by Colombians in order to come into force.

Addressing the nation, President Santos said he accepted the result but would continue working to achieve peace.

Ugandan Woman Commits Suicide in Thailand

Ugandan Woman Commits Suicide in Thailand

Thailand Police are investigating circumstances under which a 22-year-old Ugandan woman jumped to her death from the 16th floor of a building in Bangkok on Monday morning.

It is understood the unidentified woman received a distressing call before committing suicide.

Bangkok media house, reports that Police were questioning a Briton who was in company of the deceased just minutes before the  shocking incident.

Oromia: Stampede at Ethiopia protest leaves 52 dead

Oromia: Stampede at Ethiopia protest leaves 52 dead

Fifty-two people were killed and many more injured in Ethiopia's Oromia region during a protest at a religious festival.

Some died in a stampede after police employed tear gas, rubber bullets and baton charges.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said rioters had caused pre-planned mayhem that led people to fall to their deaths in ravines.

He denied reports that the security forces had opened fire.

Somalia says US air strike killed civilians not al-Shabab

Somalia says US air strike killed civilians not al-Shabab

A Somali regional government official has demanded an explanation from the US after 22 civilians and Somali soldiers were reportedly killed in an airstrike.

Officials in the semi-autonomous region of Galmudug accused neighbouring Puntland of misleading the US into believing they had targeted extremists.

The Somali military confirmed its soldiers were killed in the strike.

Washington says the strike killed nine al-Shabab militants, but that it was investigating.

Russia rejects US calls to halt bombing eastern Aleppo

Russia rejects US calls to halt bombing eastern Aleppo

Russia has said it will carry on bombing rebel-held eastern Aleppo in Syria, defying US demands to stop.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian air force would continue its support of the Syrian armed forces.

He also urged Washington to deliver on a pledge to separate moderate Syrian opposition fighters from "terrorists".

 

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