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Military plane crashes in Algeria, 257 dead

Military plane crashes in Algeria, 257 dead

 ALGIERS, Algeria (AP)- Algeria's defense ministry says 257 people have died when a military plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria. The ministry said in a statement that 247 passengers and 10 crew members were...

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Algerian state radio says more than 100 people killed in military plane crash

Algerian state radio says more than 100 people killed in military plane crash

Algerian state radio says more than 100 people killed in military plane crash

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Algerian military plane crashes, killing at least 181 people

Algerian military plane crashes, killing at least 181 people

At least 181 people were killed when a military plane carrying soldiers crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria Wednesday, officials said. The cause of the crash was unclear, and an investigation has been opened, according to a Defense Ministry statement....

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Libyan authorities find remains of children abducted in 2015

Libyan authorities find remains of children abducted in 2015

 Libyan authorities say they have found the remains of three children abducted more than two years ago west of the capital, Tripoli. The Libyan criminal investigation office said Saturday the bodies were found south the town of Surman, near the Mediterranean coast. An armed...

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Mayor of Tripoli freed after abduction: Municipality

Mayor of Tripoli freed after abduction: Municipality

The Mayor of the Libyan capital, Abdul-Raouf Beit al-Mal, was released on Friday after he was abducted by unknown perpetrators, according to the city’s municipality. Sharing the information on their official Facebook page, the city council did not give details about the mayor’s...

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Morocco in uproar after viral video of apparent sex attack

Morocco in uproar after viral video of apparent sex attack

Video circulating online of a young man apparently sexually assaulting a teenage girl in Morocco has sparked an uproar just as the government is trying to fight violence against women. Amid widespread anger, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday that authorities have arrested the alleged...

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US says airstrike in Libya kills 2 militants

US says airstrike in Libya kills 2 militants

The U.S. military says it has launched an airstrike in southwestern Libya, killing two militants. Africa Command said Saturday's airstrike was conducted near the town of Ubari as part of efforts to "disrupt and destroy terrorist organizations." AFRICOM said no civilians were killed....

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U.S. says killed two 'terrorists' in southern Libya air strike

U.S. says killed two 'terrorists' in southern Libya air strike

(Reuters) - U.S. forces said they had killed “two terrorists” in an air strike in southwestern Libya on Saturday as part of efforts to deny militants a safe haven in the country’s vast desert. The strike hit on the outskirts of the city of Ubari and was carried out in coordination...

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Protesters, police clash in Tunisia mining basin

Protesters, police clash in Tunisia mining basin

Tunisian police used tear gas Sunday to disperse dozens of protesters demanding jobs and development in a mining town in the center of the country, an AFP correspondent said. “Work, freedom, national dignity,” protesters chanted in Mdhilla, demanding that a portion of revenues produced from...

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Liverpool draw Manchester City in Champions League quarter-finals

Liverpool draw Manchester City in Champions League quarter-finals

Manchester City will face Liverpool in an all-English Champions League quarter-final while Juventus play holders Real Madrid in a repeat of last year's final. Surprise qualifiers Sevilla will take on Bayern Munich and Barcelona were paired with AS Roma in the draw in Nyon on Friday.

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Hundreds of migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Hundreds of migrants rescued off Libyan coast

The Libyan navy on Saturday rescued 252 migrants seeking to reach Europe, in two separate operations off the country’s western coast. “We were alerted… to the position of a migrant boat” around 30 kilometres (20 miles) off Zawiya, west of Tripoli, navy captain Rami al-Hadi...

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Suicide car bombing injures 3 in eastern Libya

Suicide car bombing injures 3 in eastern Libya

Three people were injured Friday by a car-bomb attack on a checkpoint near Libya’s eastern city of Ajdabiya, a stronghold for forces loyal to military commander Khalifa Haftar, according to a local security source. The source, who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity,...

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Three killed as tribal violence flares in south Libya

Three killed as tribal violence flares in south Libya

TRIPOLI: Fighting between tribes in southern Libya Tuesday killed three people and wounded 20, medics said, in the latest flare-up in over a month of clashes. The violence has rocked the town of Sebha, some 600 kilometers south of Tripoli, where tribal rivalries have frequently spilt...

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Morocco says dismantled Daesh cell

Morocco says dismantled Daesh cell

Moroccan authorities have broken up a Daesh cell in the North African country, according to the Moroccan Interior Ministry. In a statement on Wednesday, the ministry said six suspects had been detained in the northern city of Tangier for links to the Daesh terrorist group. The...

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Libyan coast guards rescue 324 migrants in open water

Libyan coast guards rescue 324 migrants in open water

Libyan coast guards rescued 324 migrants, including 35 women and 16 children, on Monday off the coast of northwestern Libya, local authorities said. According to a statement issued by the Libyan coast guard, the migrants were located seven miles from the town of Zuwara. The migrants...

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Tunisia coastguard rescues 48 migrants from sinking boat

Tunisia coastguard rescues 48 migrants from sinking boat

Tunisia's coastguard has rescued 48 Tunisian migrants whose boat began sinking as they tried to reach Italy by sea, the interior ministry said Saturday. A patrol spotted the vessel on Friday night off Jebeniana, 210 kilometers south of Tunis. The nine-meter craft "was sinking after...

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Tunisia intercepts ship with undeclared military cargo

Tunisia intercepts ship with undeclared military cargo

Tunisian authorities Friday intercepted and boarded a ship carrying undeclared armored vehicles and other military equipment off the port of Sfax, customs officials said. They said the vessel, which was flying the Panamanian flag, was carrying trucks, armored personnel carriers and...

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France's Macron visits Tunisia to 'support transition'

France's Macron visits Tunisia to 'support transition'

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Tunisia Wednesday on a visit intended to "support the democratic transition" of a country still battered by economic stagnation and social unrest seven years after its revolution. His visit comes after several hundred people were...

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