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Aid workers scramble to get relief supplies to Mozambique cyclone victims

AFP Beira, Mozambique Aid workers faced disarray and a clamour for help Friday as they headed out across central Mozambique, battling to help tens of thousands of people battered by one of southern Africa’s most powerful storms. A ..

New Zealand prays, falls silent to mark a week after mosque shootings

AFP Christchurch The Muslim call to prayer rang out across New Zealand on Friday followed by two minutes of silence nationwide to mark a week since a white supremacist gunned down 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. As ..

Yancheng: Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered local governments Friday to prevent any more industrial disasters after a chemical plant blast left 47 people dead, injured hundreds and flattened an industrial park in the latest ..

Beijing: A man rammed a car into a crowd in central China Friday, killing six people and injuring eight others before he was fatally shot by police, said local officials. The suspect, a 44-year-old named Cui Lidong, wounded his wife ..

AFP Abidjan An offensive by Islamists in northern Burkina Faso has left dozens of civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee their homes, Human Rights Watch said Friday. “Atrocities by armed groups in Burkina Faso’s ..

AFP N’Djamena Twenty-three soldiers were killed in southwestern Chad on Friday when they came under attack from Boko Haram militants, a military official said. “Boko Haram elements attacked the Chadian army position at around 1 ..

Accra: At least 60 people were killed on Friday in a head-on collision between two buses in Ghana, police said, in the latest deadly crash on the country’s roads. The smash happened at about 2:00 am (0200 GMT) in the Bono East region, ..