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18 Jan 2017 description

The ELN has been in on-and-off preliminary talks with the government since 2014

BOGOTA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Colombia's government will begin much-delayed formal peace talks with the country's second-biggest rebel group the ELN on Feb. 8, after the guerrillas release a politician being held hostage, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday.

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18 Jan 2017 description

With no chairs or desks, around 250 children huddled in classrooms on mats

By Khalil Ashawi

AL-RAI, Syria, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Sifting through ripped up textbooks and writing on broken whiteboards, Syrian children returned this week to a dilapidated small-town school that was used by Islamic State militants as a prison for more than two years.

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17 Jan 2017 description

Hundreds have crossed the Gambian border into Senegal since the election

BANJUL, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after refusing to hand power to opposition leader Adama Barrow, who won an election last month.

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17 Jan 2017 description

"The bomb that exploded on Monday morning, it's our brothers responsible for it," an audio recording said

BAUCHI/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Islamist militant group Boko Haram has said it was behind Monday's twin suicide bombing at a university in north eastern Nigeria which killed two people.

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16 Jan 2017 description

"A worrying pattern is the way women have been targeted, both generally in the violence but also with sexual violence"

KINSHASA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - At least two dozen people, most of them women, have been killed over the past week in ethnic violence between Bantus and Pygmies in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a U.N. human rights official said on Monday.

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