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Ethnic Dispute Leaves 30 Dead in Central Nigeria

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in central Nigeria say at least 30 people have been killed in fighting between Muslim herdsmen and Christian villagers. Officials say the fighting occurred Sunday in Benue state when the mainly Fulani herdsmen attacked a village of Christian Tivs, burning homes and farmland and leaving several injured. Police say the clash was triggered by […]

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Northern Malians Protest Strict Islamic Law

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters in Mali’s northern Timbuktu region have confronted Islamists who are trying to impose strict Islamic law in the region. Witnesses in the town of Goundam say the protest erupted Friday after members of the militant group Ansar Dine beat a woman for not wearing a head scarf, seriously injuring her baby. Witnesses tell VOA […]

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Over 100 Dead in South Sudan Tribal Fighting

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in South Sudan say at least 100 people have been killed and hundreds more wounded in renewed tribal hostilities. The governor of Jonglei state, Kuol Manyang, outlined the casualty totals in a Monday news conference: “The recent incident of death… committed by Murle youth in Akobo County in which a big number of people […]

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China Offers ‘Regret’ for South Korean Coast Guard Death

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Chinese government said Tuesday it regrets the death of a South Korean coast guard officer allegedly stabbed to death by a Chinese fisherman. The statement from China’s foreign ministry comes amid rising public anger in South Korea over the incident, which happened Monday during an operation to stop a vessel illegally fishing off the […]

Turkish Police, Kurds Clash in Istanbul

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish police in Istanbul clashed with scores of stone-throwing Kurdish protesters Thursday, after a peace rally organized by the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party turned violent. Police warned the mainly youthful protestors about carrying banners supporting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party . Some of the demonstrators, many wearing scarves to cover their faces, protested when […]

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