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An Afghan voter casts his ballot at a polling centre for the country's legislative election in Herat province on October 20, 2018. - Afghans are bracing for more deadly violence on October 20 as voting gets under way in the long-delayed legislative election that the Taliban has vowed to attack. (Photo by HOSHANG HASHIMI / AFP)

Dozens of casualties as explosions rock chaotic Afghan elections

Explosions rocked polling centres across Kabul on Saturday, causing dozens of casualties, as the long-delayed legislative election dissolved into chaos with many voting locations remaining closed due to technical glitches and lack of staff.
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‘Blast fishing’ thrives in Libya’s chaos

Residents of Tripoli's seafront wake up most weekends to loud blasts: fishermen using dynamite to maximise their catch, regardless of the damage they are causing to marine life.
Somalia has been gripped by violence and lawlessness since the toppling of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in the early 1990. (AFP Archive)

Two blasts hit Somalia’s security ministry

Two explosions rocked Somalia's internal security ministry in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday morning, a police officer said, in the latest attack claimed by Shabaab militants.
Firefighters work to put out a fire in the Malakoff neighbourhood of Nantes. Sebastien Salom Gomis-AFP-Getty Images

Clashes after police shoot young man dead

Groups of young people clashed with police in the western French city of Nantes late Tuesday after a 22-year-old man was shot dead by an officer during a police check.

Suicide bombers killed in Borno military barracks

Two female suicide bombers died on Wednesday night while attempting to infiltrate 333 artillery military hangout in Maiduguri, Borno state.

Officials: Guatemala volcano toll reaches 109

The death toll from the eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano has reached 109, officials said Thursday.

Death toll from Guatemala volcano eruption rises to 99

Explosions boomed from Guatemala's fearsome Fuego volcano Wednesday, unleashing fresh torrents of mud and ash down slopes, as the death toll from a previous eruption rose to at least 99.

DPR frowns at bulk buying, price hike of petroleum product

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has frowned at bulk buying and price hike of petroleum product by depot owners operating at the Calabar tank farms.

Multiple blasts kill 3, injure 7 in Borno

Four suicide bombers have blown themselves up in Borno State, killing three and injuring seven others in the process.

Police: Mosque blasts kill at least 20 in Adamawa

Explosions in and around a mosque in northeast Nigeria killed at least 20 people on Tuesday, police said.

Loud explosions again rock northern Mali’s Timbuktu

Several loud explosions rocked the northern Mali city of Timbuktu near military bases where one peacekeeper was killed and seven French troops were wounded on April 14 by Islamist militants, a UN source said.

Terrorists attack Burkina Faso army headquarters, French embassy

An explosion rocked Burkina Faso’s army headquarters in the capital Ouagadougou on Friday and black smoke could be seen billowing above. Simultaneously, the French embassy also announced a similar attack, attributing it to terrorism.

Gunfire heard as Georgia forces storm Tbilisi building

Explosions and gunfire were heard in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, as counterterrorism units stormed a multi-storey apartment bulding on the outskirts of the city, witnesses reported.

18 killed as suicide bombers attack Borno

Fourteen persons were on Wednesday killed in Borno State as four suicide bombers launched attacks on the troubled town.

Zimbabwe: Army says it is ‘targeting criminals’, not Robert Mugabe

Soldiers are reported to have taken over the headquarters of Zimbabwe's national broadcaster, ZBC, amid a growing political crisis.

Borussia Dortmund bus attack suspect faces trial in December

A German-Russian man, accused of carrying out a bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, will go on trial on December 21, a German court said Friday.

Gas explosions, fire rock Ghana’s capital Accra

A tanker delivering natural gas caught fire in Ghana's capital Accra on Saturday, triggering two explosions that were heard across the city causing fires that forced local residents to flee.

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