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Tunisian police and protesters clash after death at police station

TUNIS (Reuters) – Police in Tunisia fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse demonstrators who protested after a young man died inside a police station near the coastal resort of Hammamet, witnesses said. Source link

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Fifteen Egyptian troops killed or wounded in North Sinai – military

CAIRO (Reuters) – Fifteen Egyptian military personnel were killed or wounded in a clash on Saturday in North Sinai in which seven militants were also killed, the Egyptian military said. Source link

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Zimbabwean rescuers pull 22 bodies from mine, eight more found alive

BATTLEFIELDS, Zimbabwe (Reuters) – Zimbabwean rescuers pulled the bodies of at least 22 illegal gold miners out of shafts west of Harare that were flooded earlier in the week, and rescued eight more alive, officials and witnesses said on Saturday. Source link

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Sudan lawmakers postpone amendment to keep Bashir in power

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A parliamentary committee tasked with amending Sudan’s constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term said on Saturday it would indefinitely postpone a meeting to draft these changes, state news agency SUNA said. Source link

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Nigeria commission says transport delays behind vote postponement

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s presidential election was delayed by a week due to delays in transporting electoral material and was not a result of external pressure, the chairman of the electoral commission said on Saturday. Source link

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Seven militants killed, 15 troops killed or wounded in North Sinai – Egyptian military

CAIRO (Reuters) – Seven militants were killed and 15 Egyptian military personnel were killed or wounded in a clash in North Sinai on Saturday, the Egyptian military said. Source link

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Zimbabwean rescuers pull out eight trapped miners alive

BATTLEFIELDS, Zimbabwe (Reuters) – Zimbabwean rescuers pulled out eight illegal gold miners alive on Saturday out of about 70 people who were earlier this week trapped in flooded shafts, in accident that the government has declared a disaster, officials and witnesses said. Source link

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Sudanese policeman dies from wounds after protesters stone vehicle

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A Sudanese policeman has died from his wounds after protesters threw stones at a police vehicle passing close to demonstrations in the capital Khartoum, a police spokesman said on Friday. Source link

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Nigeria presidential election postponed by a week

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s presidential election, which was due to be held on Saturday, has been postponed by a week, the chairman of the country’s electoral commission said hours before polls were due to open. Source link

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Nigeria's suspended chief judge charged as election nears

ABUJA (Reuters) – A tribunal on Friday charged Nigeria’s suspended chief judge for breaching asset declaration rules but adjourned his trial until after Saturday’s presidential elections. Source link

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