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Dozens killed in al Shabaab fighting in Somalia, attacks in capital

Dozens killed in al Shabaab fighting in Somalia, attacks in capital

In two gun attacks in the capital, the group, which wants to topple the Western-backed government, killed three people working for the Transport Ministry and in another assault shot dead a lawmaker, police and a parliamentarian said
Nigerian military says killed scores of Boko Haram militants, rescued 20 women and children

Nigerian military says killed scores of Boko Haram militants, rescued 20 women and children

Thousands have been killed in the Islamist group's six-year insurgency that at its height saw the insurgents control an area the size of Belgium in Africa's biggest oil producer
Irish voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution'

Irish voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution'

After one of the largest turnouts in a referendum there, 62 percent of voters said 'Yes', making Ireland the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a popular vote
Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side

Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side

North and South Korea are still technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. Despite its name the DMZ is one of the most heavily militarised and fortified borders in the world
Fighting partly destroys Yemeni-Saudi border crossing

Fighting partly destroys Yemeni-Saudi border crossing

Residents of several Yemeni villages in the area left their homes and fled from the frontier, which has turned into a front line between the kingdom and the Iran-allied rebels