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Criminals kidnap at least 30 people in western Nigeria

Abuja, Oct 21 (UNI/Sputnik) A group of armed criminals has kidnapped at least 30 people on a roadway in the western Nigerian state of Niger, media reported. The civilians were kidnapped from a bus and two other vehicles, the Channels Television…

More than 100 dead or missing after boat accident in Congo

KINSHASA (CONGO): More than 100 people are dead or missing after a boat accident earlier this week on the Congo River in the country's northwest, officials said Saturday. The tragedy took place overnight Monday into Tuesday near the town of Bumba…

Israel, Egypt FMs agree to boost bilateral ties

Jerusalem, Sep 19 (UNI/XINHUA) Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry talked over the phone on Sunday and agreed to strengthen bilateral ties, Lapid's office said in a statement. The two ministers agreed to…

Over 6,000 Boko Haram militants surrender to Nigerian forces

Abuja, Sept 2 (UNI/Sputnik) About 6,000 Boko Haram militants have recently surrendered to the Nigerian government forces, a defense ministry spokesman said on Thursday. Counterinsurgency operations conducted by the troops in northeastern Nigeria…

5.8-magnitude quake hits 95 km WSW of Copiapo, Chile

New York, Sep 1 (UNI/Xinhua) A 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted 95 km WSW of Copiapo, Chile at 18:35:44 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with a depth of 17.39 km, was initially determined to be at 27.7353 degrees…