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  • Calm as Burundi truce starts after deadly protests AFP - 9 minutes ago

    Burundian anti-government protesters began a two-day truce Saturday after almost a month of deadly violence triggered by the president's bid for a third term, culminating in a grenade attack on civilians in a busy market. The streets of the capital … More »

  • Nigeria military says 'scores' of Islamists killed, 20 hostages rescued AFP - 17 minutes ago

    Nigeria's military on Saturday claimed the killing of scores of Boko Haram insurgents and the rescue of 20 more hostages during an operation in the notorious Sambisa forest, an Islamist stronghold. "Despite continuous encounter with large number of … More »

  • Tennis: Knapp wins second WTA title AFP - 21 minutes ago

    Italy's Karin Knapp, the world number 48, defeated her compatriot Roberta Vinci 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-1 to win the WTA Nuremburg Cup and her second career title on Saturday. The win comes on the eve of Roland Garros which begins in Paris on Sunday. … More »

  • Pakistan to seek FBI, Interpol help in fake degrees scam AFP - 22 minutes ago

    Pakistan on Saturday said it has decided to ask the FBI and Interpol for assistance with a probe into a Karachi-based firm accused of running a global fake degree empire. Pakistan this week launched an investigation against the company Axact after … More »

  • Most migrants at Asia sea believed to be Bangladeshis: Australia ANI - 26 minutes ago

    Canberra, May 23 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said that Indonesian officials have informed the Australian Government that most of the migrants stranded on the seas are illegal labourers from Bangladesh and not oppressed Muslim … More »