Iraq’s PM takes step in battle against border corruption

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Iraq’s prime minister has taken a first step to battle cross-border corruption that has long plagued the country’s frontiers as part of a reform plan to grapple with unprecedented financial shortfalls

Iraq’s PM takes step in battle against border corruption

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Iraq’s prime minister has taken a first step to battle cross-border corruption that has long plagued the country’s frontiers as part of a reform plan to grapple with unprecedented financial shortfalls

Puerto Rico questions Spain’s legacy as statues tumble in US

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Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. movement to eradicate symbols of oppression

Puerto Rico questions Spain’s legacy as statues tumble in US

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Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. movement to eradicate symbols of oppression

Official: Roadside bomb kills 6 Afghan civilians in east

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An Afghan official says at least six civilians, including women and children, have been killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan

Official: Roadside bomb kills 6 Afghan civilians in east

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An Afghan official says at least six civilians, including women and children, have been killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan

India says Indian, Chinese troops disengaging from standoff

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India’s external affairs minister says Indian and Chinese troops are disengaging from a monthslong standoff along the undemarcated border following a clash last month that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead

India says Indian, Chinese troops disengaging from standoff

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India’s external affairs minister says Indian and Chinese troops are disengaging from a monthslong standoff along the undemarcated border following a clash last month that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead

Tanzania’s ruling party nominates president to run again

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Tanzania’s ruling party has nominated President John Magufuli to run for a second five-year term, while opposition parties and human rights groups demand an independent electoral body to oversee the October vote

Tanzania’s ruling party nominates president to run again

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Tanzania’s ruling party has nominated President John Magufuli to run for a second five-year term, while opposition parties and human rights groups demand an independent electoral body to oversee the October vote

Attack at church in South Africa leaves 5 dead

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Terraxplorer/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS

(ZUURBEKOM, South Africa) — At least five people are dead and more than 40 people arrested in South Africa Saturday following an attack at a church in Zuurbekom, a town in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.

Four people were found shot and burnt to death in a car while a fifth victim, a security guard, was also fatally shot, local authorities said.

The National Commissioner of Police General Khehla John Sitole said the quick response by authorities averted even more destruction and death.

“I am certain that the speedy response by the joint security forces has averted what could have been a more severe blood bath,” Sitole said in a statement Saturday. ” … It is rather unfortunate that such an incident takes place during a time when South Africa is being plagued by a deadly virus and violent crimes.”

The South African Police Service and National Defense Force responded Saturday to reports of a shooting and an alleged hostage situation at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church at 3 a.m. local time.

Authorities do not believe a terrorist group is responsible for the attack, but “may have been motivated by a feud between conflicted parties of the church.”

A group of armed people, police said, came to the church and allegedly attacked people who were inside, indicating that they were coming to take over the premises.

Responding authorities said they also rescued multiple men, women and children, who were said to be living in the compound and being allegedly held hostage.

Police said they have arrested over 40 suspects, including six people who have been taken to hospital.

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Attack at church in South Africa leaves 5 dead

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Terraxplorer/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS

(ZUURBEKOM, South Africa) — At least five people are dead and more than 40 people arrested in South Africa Saturday following an attack at a church in Zuurbekom, a town in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.

Four people were found shot and burnt to death in a car while a fifth victim, a security guard, was also fatally shot, local authorities said.

The National Commissioner of Police General Khehla John Sitole said the quick response by authorities averted even more destruction and death.

“I am certain that the speedy response by the joint security forces has averted what could have been a more severe blood bath,” Sitole said in a statement Saturday. ” … It is rather unfortunate that such an incident takes place during a time when South Africa is being plagued by a deadly virus and violent crimes.”

The South African Police Service and National Defense Force responded Saturday to reports of a shooting and an alleged hostage situation at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church at 3 a.m. local time.

Authorities do not believe a terrorist group is responsible for the attack, but “may have been motivated by a feud between conflicted parties of the church.”

A group of armed people, police said, came to the church and allegedly attacked people who were inside, indicating that they were coming to take over the premises.

Responding authorities said they also rescued multiple men, women and children, who were said to be living in the compound and being allegedly held hostage.

Police said they have arrested over 40 suspects, including six people who have been taken to hospital.

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Building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria; 2 dead including child

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A building has collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria and killed an adult and a child

Building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria; 2 dead including child

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A building has collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria and killed an adult and a child

More COVID-19 cases in Syria’s overcrowded rebel enclave

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A monitoring group says at least two doctors in Syria’s opposition-held northwest have been infected with the coronavirus

More COVID-19 cases in Syria’s overcrowded rebel enclave

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A monitoring group says at least two doctors in Syria’s opposition-held northwest have been infected with the coronavirus

Kosovo extends EU’s rule of law mission mandate

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Kosovo’s president has announced a one-year extension of the mandate of the European Union’s mission to ensure the rule of law in Kosovo

Kosovo extends EU’s rule of law mission mandate

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Kosovo’s president has announced a one-year extension of the mandate of the European Union’s mission to ensure the rule of law in Kosovo

Building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria; 2 are reported dead

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A building has collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria and scores of people have gathered at the scene

Building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria; 2 are reported dead

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A building has collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria and scores of people have gathered at the scene

5 dead in hostage situation at troubled South Africa church

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Police in South Africa say five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a long-troubled church near Johannesburg

5 dead in hostage situation at troubled South Africa church

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Police in South Africa say five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a long-troubled church near Johannesburg

Poland faces momentous choice in tight presidential runoff

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Poland votes Sunday in a tight runoff election that pits populist incumbent President Andrzej Duda against a liberal pro-European Union challenger, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski

Poland faces momentous choice in tight presidential runoff

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Poland votes Sunday in a tight runoff election that pits populist incumbent President Andrzej Duda against a liberal pro-European Union challenger, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski

British pilot discharged from Vietnam hospital, heading home

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A British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical COVID-19 patient has been discharged from a hospital, less than a week after doctors said he was virus-free and healthy enough to return home to Scotland

5 killed in hostage situation at church in South Africa

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Police in South Africa say five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a church near Johannesburg

25 years since Srebrenica, some victims finally laid to rest

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A quarter of a century after losing their loved ones in the Srebrenica massacre,  survivors are grappling with their memories of the blood-soaked summer of 1995 while preparing to give a dignified burial to victims

Thousands protest arrest of Russian regional governor

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Thousands of demonstrators in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk have protested the arrest of the region’s governor on charges of involvement in multiple murders

Italy police ID kids sharing child porn, dark web videos

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Italian authorities say they have identified a group of 20 teenagers who shared child porn and dark web videos of suicides and mutilations on their cellphones

Zimbabwe bird sanctuary has 400 species, not enough tourists

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Kuimba Shiri, Zimbabwe’s only bird park, has survived tumultuous times, including violent land invasions and a devastating economic collapse