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2 Nov
A high-rise collapses in Lagos, Nigeria with dozens feared trapped inside. Rescue efforts are underway, in a search for construction workers caught in the wreckage. And African leaders say Time's Up when it comes to fighting climate change at the Cop26 Summit in Glasgow. The leader of the Seychelles said his country was 'already gasping for survival' and was 'scared of rising sea levels'.
28 Aug
Afghan refugees in India queue up outside US, UK and Australian embassies in the hope of getting visas for themselves and their families. 21-year-old Adeeba Qayoumi, an Afghan refugee says she is outside the embassy "to find any solution, to find any visa program which we can apply for".
6 Aug
Chadian soldiers were attacked while patrolling the volatile Lake Chad region. Both Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) are active in the area.
26 Jul
Parents were reunited with their children in Nigeria's northwestern Kaduna on Sunday after kidnappers released 28 children taken from a school earlier this month - but dozens more are yet to return.
21 Jul
At least 34 people were killed in Mumbai, India's financial capital, after heavy monsoon rains triggered a landslide and the collapse of a wall.
14 Jul
The military is now assisting local law enforcement agencies in the hardest-hit provinces of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, but rioting and looting continue.
10 Jul
At least 52 people were reported dead as a massive blaze broke out in a food processing factory on the outskirts of Dhaka.
24 Jun
The attack comes after Ethiopians recently voted in a parliamentary election. The US has previously accused Ethiopian government forces of ethnic cleansing in the Tigray region.
27 May
At least four victims have been confirmed dead, but rescuers fear more than 150 people could have drowned. A local official said the boat was carrying at least twice as many people as permitted.
11 May
The protests began last week after President Ivan Duque introduced a controversial tax reform bill that has been criticized as regressive. Protesters rallied in the capital, Bogota, as well as other major cities.
1 May
Dozens arrested in Jerusalem clashes
30 Dec 2020
Dozens of tombstones at a graveyard in the French town of Fontainebleau were defaced with swastikas. Jewish gravestones were spared. "Sixty seven graves is huge. It is deeply shocking. It's a despicable act. It's not even vandalism, it's a crime," the city's mayor says.

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