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Ancient tombs found near Egypt pyramids

(CNN) — Archaeologists working near the pyramids of Giza have discovered an ancient Egyptian burial ground dating back to around 2500 BCE and hosting the tombs of high-ranking officials. The remarkable find includes a limestone family tomb from Egypt's fifth dynasty, a period spanning the
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Oil tanker explosion kills at least 55 people in Niger

The explosion happened late Sunday on the road leading to the airport in Niamey, the capital of the West African country. Another 37 people were injured in the explosion, Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum said in a Twitter post. "It was just before midnight when I went out and I saw the truck overturned. People came from everywhere to take gas, then I saw fire on its side
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Ancient tombs found near Egypt pyramids

(CNN) — Archaeologists working near the pyramids of Giza have discovered an ancient Egyptian burial ground dating back to around 2500 BCE and hosting the tombs of high-ranking officials. The remarkable find includes a limestone family tomb from Egypt's fifth dynasty, a period spanning the 25th to the 24th century BCE, the country's Ministry of Antiquities said
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Aid money running low to help cyclone-hit Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth, the strongest storm to hit the region since records began, made landfall Thursday, then moved slowly over the eastern African nation, killing 38 people and dumping torrential rains in areas still reeling from the devastation wrought last month by Tropical Cyclone Idai. That storm spawned massive floods, killed 750 people and caused an estimated $1
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Congo record 27 new cases of Ebola in a single day

The outbreak, which is the second deadliest in history, has proved difficult to bring under control because of community mistrust and violent attacks on health care workers. The World Health Organization said 27 new confirmed cases had been reported Sunday, the most in a single day since the outbreak started in August. Similarly, 126 new cases had been reported in the week
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Uganda’s popstar opposition MP Bobi Wine freed on bail

Wine is facing charges of "unlawful procession" for staging a protest over Uganda's controversial social media tax last year. The pop star MP pleaded not guilty to the charges during a court appearance via digital video link from the Luzira prison. "I'm confident because indeed it's not me on trial; it's the court itself on trial. I have not committed
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157 children rescued from West Africa trafficking ring

Most of the victims were beaten, subjected to abuses and told they would never see their families again by their traffickers, said Interpol.They came from West African countries including the Republic of Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, and Togo. Local police working with Interpol rescued some of the victims from places where they were forced to become sex workers, and