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Death toll in Mogadishu car bombing rises to 52

Around 100 people were injured in the blast which happened near a hotel popular with visitors to the country and international journalists. Mohammed Yusuf, medical director at the Medina hospital in Mogadishu — where many of the wounded are being treated — told CNN five people died in the early
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Briton dies of rabies after getting bitten by a cat in Morocco

Public Health England (PHE) issued a warning Monday to all UK residents after the resident contracted the disease.While there is "no risk" to the wider public, the victim's family, friends and involved medical staff are being monitored and provided with vaccinations if necessary, the health agency said.Rabies, which is almost always fatal once symptoms appear, is an
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Rwandan opposition leader stands by her innocence at trial

CNN — The high-profile trial of prominent Rwandan government critic Diane Rwigara and her mother concluded after five hours of proceedings in the High Court in the capital Kigali on Wednesday.Rwigara, 37, is facing charges of incitement and fraud. Her 59-year-old mother, Adeline Rwigara, has been accused of divisionism and inciting insurrection. Both have long said that
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UN gets tougher on human traffickers in Libya

The Netherlands spearheaded the effort in the wake of an award-winning undercover report by CNN's Nima Elbagir and Raja Rezak that revealed trafficking of women in Libyan camps, as the observed captives were sold to the highest bidder.Dutch officials explained that perpetrators of sexual and gender-based violence can now be sanctioned by the UN Security Council. This
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Prince Charles condemns modern slave trade

Charles, on the second leg of a West African tour, said Monday it was unimaginable the suffering the trans-Atlantic slave trade caused and that it left an "indelible stain on the history of our world."British traders were among the largest participants in the Atlantic slave trade in which up to 12 million Africans were estimated to have been sold into slavery. Britain
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15 dead, homes burned in Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

The militants, who rode in four vehicles, unleashed mayhem on four villages in the outskirts of Maiduguri, in Borno State, burning houses and shooting at people late Wednesday."We just buried 10 people. Most of them were burnt to death, Boko Haram burnt a lot of houses with people in them," said Alsheikh Mohammed, a local council official told CNN in Mallumuti, one of the