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08 Sep 2018 description
report Deutsche Welle

Militants have attacked the northern Nigerian town of Gudumbali, with residents reporting several deaths. The Nigerian government had asked displaced people to return to the town in June.

Islamist militants reportedly traveling on motorbikes and pick-up trucks attacked the town of Gudumbali in northern Nigeria on Friday, with residents saying many people had been killed or forced to flee.

A vigilante, Baba Ali Musa, said the militants had shot sporadically as they entered the town.

02 Sep 2018 description
report Deutsche Welle

Scores of people have been killed in ongoing clashes between rival militias vying for power. About 400 prisoners managed to escape from their detention facility by forcing the facility's doors open during the fighting.

Libya's UN-backed government declared a state of emergency in Tripoli on Sunday after days of fighting left at least 39 people dead and dozens more injured.

01 Sep 2018 description
report Deutsche Welle

Chinese authorities have evacuated 127,000 people due to downpours in the southern Guangdong province, with rain destroying homes and ruining swaths of farmland. Casualties have also been reported.

At least two people have been killed and 43 houses destroyed as heavy rains lash southern China, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday, citing local authorities.

21 Jul 2018 description
report Deutsche Welle

The Islamist rulers of the Gaza Strip have said they reached an agreement with Israel to restore calm. It follows a day of deadly Israeli strikes after a soldier was killed along the border for the first time in years.

The ceasefire agreement was reached early Saturday, a spokesman for Hamas said.

"With Egyptian and United Nations efforts it has been agreed to return to the era of calm between (Israel) and Palestinian factions," Fawzi Barhoum told the Reuters news agency.

15 Jul 2018 description
report Deutsche Welle

Some 450 migrants were rescued and moved from a fishing boat onto two patrol vessels in the Mediterranean. Italy's prime minister says Malta and France have agreed to take some of the migrants.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced a breakthrough on Saturday in a dispute with Malta over the fate of 450 migrants stranded in the Mediterranean off the coast of Italy.

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