Multiple blasts in Borno kill several people
22 March 2017 | 8:59 am
Police say at least four people have died and 18 others were injured following multiple bomb attacks in Maiduguri on Wednesday.
Pro-choice activists clash with police during a protest in Mexico City calling for abortion to be decriminalised across the country. Abortion has been decriminalised in four of Mexico's 32 states, in the first 12 weeks. Earlier this month the Supreme Court ruled that women should not be punished for abortion, opening the way for them to access the procedure across the country without fear of being prosecuted.
Anti-government coca farmers throw homemade dynamite sticks at the police in La Paz, as they continue their attempts to regain control of the building that houses the coca market, which a rival group backed by the government forcefully took over.
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Images shows police hammering their way into the prison where rioting left at least 116 inmates dead, some of them decapitated, as rival drug gangs went to war armed with guns and grenades. Police later said they regained control of the prison on Thursday.
Police say they have resumed control of a prison in Ecuador which has been the scene of a deadly riot. Fighting between rival gangs has left at least 118 people dead.
Ecuadorian police have seized 2.5 tons of cocaine in two separate operations. A ton of was bound for Europe. They have also arrested five suspects.
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In a speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, British Home Secretary Priti Patel announces the launch of an inquiry "to know what systematic failures enabled his continued employment as a police officer" after former police officer Wayne Couzens was convicted for the rape and murder of Sarah Everard who he kidnapped in London. Patel also announces an expansion of drug testing and insists on measures to stop illegal immigration.
Nazi memorabilia and weapons valued at around €3 million have been found by police in Rio de Janeiro. The hoard was found during an investigation into a suspected raping of a minor.
Heavily armed gangs have been stepping up raids on schools and villages in northwestern Nigeria, often taking hostages for ransom.
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Most of the migrants were from Haiti and they had hoped to arrive in the US but instead would now be dropped off at the Honduras frontier. The US continues to deport thousands of migrants back to Haiti.
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Today's Focus takes us to Kinshasa, DRC's sprawling capital city, where growing addiction to "bombé," a new artisanal drug, is rattling authorities. The lethargy-inducing mixture is made of crushed pills (often opioids but composition varies) and chemical residue that's been filtered through exhaust pipes.
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Several Kosovo police officers and ethnic Serbs were injured in fresh clashes in northern Kosovo in raids targeting smuggled goods, sparking fresh tensions in the already uneasy region beset by ethnic strife.
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The ruling BJP party has been left without any serious challengers to its power as the Indian National Congress faces a leadership crisis in several states.
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With greenhouses as far as the eye can see, the southern Spanish region of Andalusia has been nicknamed the "Sea of Plastic". Intensive farming is the norm and it helps feed the European market with fruit and vegetables all year long. It also produces an estimated 33,000 tonnes of plastic waste every year. Until two years ago, this waste was exported to countries such as China, Pakistan and Turkey. But now that these countries are refusing to take rubbish from rich countries, the "Sea of Plastic" is faced with the urgent challenge of recycling its own waste. Our correspondents report.
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While Chinese papers hail the country's launch of a $233 million biodiversity fund, the Guardian warns that China is rowing back on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions. We also look at the tragic deaths of three migrants who were hit by a train in south-western France. Meanwhile, employees from Google and Amazon call on their companies to abandon a project with Israel. We end with the most striking winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards.
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Europe will need to negotiate new contracts with Russian oil giant Gazprom if it wants to receive more natural gas deliveries, the Kremlin said.
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Waves hit the beach and workers place wood across the windows of restaurants to prevent damage as tropical storm Pamela bears down on Mexico's Pacific coast.
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The sculpture, named "Pillar of Shame," mourns those who were killed by Chinese troops at Tiananmen Square in 1989. It was installed at the University of Hong Kong in 1997, when the territory was handed back to China.