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Eleven lions ‘poisoned to death’ in Uganda national park

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Eleven lions, including eight lion cubs, have been found dead in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda after possibly being poisoned, a conservation official said on Thursday. The three lionesses and eight cubs were found dead near Hamukungu fishing village in the park, a popular tourist …

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Top S.Africa court ends Pistorius’s final appeal bid

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s highest court has rejected Oscar Pistorius’s request to appeal against his 13-year jail term, ending the long legal battle over his killing of his girlfriend in 2013. The former Paralympic athlete, 31, had asked the Constitutional Court to review the jail term, which …

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11 die after drinking bootleg alcohol in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Eleven Indonesians died Sunday and several others are critically ill after drinking bootleg liquor, police said, days after the death of 24 others from illicit alcohol. The latest victims were among 27 people admitted to hospital after sampling homemade alcoholic drinks in Cicalengka district in …

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DR Congo kidnappers release priest, kill 3 other people

Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Kidnappers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have freed a priest in exchange for a ransom but three other people abducted in the troubled region have been killed, sources said Friday. Father Celestin Ngango was taken away by armed men on Sunday shortly after …

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Female suspect dead, several hurt in YouTube shooting

San Bruno, United States | AFP | Gunfire erupted at YouTube’s offices in California Tuesday, leaving three people wounded and sparking a panicked escape before the suspected shooter — a woman — apparently committed suicide. California news outlets late Tuesday said she appeared to be a vegan-themed content creator who has …

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DR Congo kidnappers demand $500,000 for priest

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The kidnappers of a Catholic priest abducted in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo at the weekend are demanding $500,000 for his release, the church said on Tuesday. Father Celestin Ngango was taken away by armed men on Sunday shortly after he had celebrated Easter …

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London murder rate overtakes New York as stabbings surge

London, United Kingdom | AFP | A surge of stabbings in London was blamed Monday for the city overtaking New York’s monthly murder tally for the first time in modern history. Fifteen people were murdered in London during February, compared to 14 in New York, according to police figures. The …

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Mauritania jails 3 for up to 20 years for slavery

Nouakchott, Mauritania | AFP | A Mauritanian court has jailed three people for between 10 and 20 years for slavery, a crime that critics say has gone widely unpunished in the conservative West African country. A judicial source said a special court in the northwest town of Nouadhibou this week …

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MUSEVENI: Crime Preventers now part of UPDF Reserve Army

Museveni assures Crime Preventers on their status, hails Kayihura Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has assured Crime Preventers in the country that they will maintain their duties as they are now regarded as a Reserve Army of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). “A few weeks …

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Man arrested after Morocco sexual assault video

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Morocco announced Wednesday the arrest of a man allegedly seen in an online video sexually assaulting a girl in broad daylight, a scene that sent shock waves across the country. The interior ministry said the unnamed 21-year-old was arrested for attempted rape of the girl …

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