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Boko Haram releases 13 hostages to Nigerian government

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boko Haram’s insurgency has displaced more than two million people and left 20,000 dead The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has released 13 people who were kidnapped in north-eastern Nigeria last year, the government says. They include 10 women seized during an attack on a …

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Israeli air strikes against Syria 'biggest since 1982'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat happened? Israel says it has inflicted huge damage on Syrian air defences after one of its fighter jets was brought down during a raid over Syria. The response was the “most significant attack” of its kind against Syria since the 1982 …

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Indonesia bus crash leaves 25 dead in West Java

At least 25 people were killed on the Indonesian island of Java when a bus carrying local tourists ran off a road and overturned. The bus had been taking about 40 passengers to visit thermal springs when the accident happened in the Subang region of West Java province. It appears …

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Trump blocks release of Democrat memo

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Trump earlier overruled FBI objections to release a Republican document US President Donald Trump has blocked the release of a Democratic rebuttal of a Republican memo alleging the FBI’s Russia inquiry is biased against him. In a tweet, he said he had told the …

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Hong Kong bus overturns killing 19

Image copyright TkKurikawa/Getty Image caption Transport in Hong Kong is generally safe, even though a number of bus incidents have occurred recently A double-decker bus has crashed in Hong Kong killing 19 people and injuring another 40, officials say. The bus was carrying spectators and workers from horse races before …

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Venezuelans rush to the border as Colombia tightens controls

Image copyright EPA Image caption Thousands of Venezuelans cross into Colombia daily, escaping an economic crisis at home Thousands of Venezuelans have rushed to border crossings with Colombia after Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced a tightening of controls. Only those who have registered for a special border card or …

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