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  • Moroccan dies trying to reach Spain in suitcase 3 Aug 2015 | 6:53 am

    A Moroccan man suffocated while being smuggled to Spain in a suitcase stowed in the boot of a car, the Spanish government said on Monday. The 27-year-old man, whose name was not made public, was found dead after the car arrived at the port of Almeria on a ferry from Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa. The car's owner, the dead man's brother, was arrested for murder, a government spokesman in the city said.

  • Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion 3 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am

    FILE - In this image takem from a November 2012 video made available by Paula French, a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's wildlife minister says extradition is being sought for Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed a Cecil. (Paula French via AP)HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.

  • 10 soldiers killed in attack on Mali camp: military 3 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am

    Malian soldiers patrol on a road between Gao and Kidal on July 26, 2013 in northern MaliAt least 10 soldiers were killed Monday in a "terrorist" attack on their camp in the Timbuktu region of northern Mali, military sources said. "This morning at Gourma-Rharous we pushed back a terrorist attack which caused 10 deaths in our ranks," the source said. Another military source confirmed the ambush, saying it had targeted a unit of the National Guard based in Gourma-Rharous and left around 10 men dead.

  • Moroccan dies while being smuggled into Spain in suitcase 3 Aug 2015 | 6:08 am

    MADRID (AP) — Authorities say a Moroccan man has died from suffocation while being smuggled by his brother into Spain inside a suitcase that was in the trunk of a car on a ferry crossing.

  • Moroccan suffocates trying to enter Spain in suitcase: police 3 Aug 2015 | 5:14 am

    An X-ray image showing 8-year-old Ivorian boy Adou Ouattara hidden in a suitcase in a bid to enter Spain in MayA 27-year-old Moroccan man suffocated to death while trying to illegally enter Spain hidden inside a suitcase in the trunk of a car, police said Monday. The man's older brother appears to have tried to smuggle him into Spain by ferry. The older man, aged 34, legally boarded the ferry linking Melilla, a tiny Spanish territory in north Africa, and Almeria in southern Spain with a car on Sunday, a police spokesman said.

  • 2nd Bangladesh vs South Africa test abandoned, ends in draw 3 Aug 2015 | 4:24 am

    South African cricket team captain, Hashim Amla, left, and his Bangladeshi counterpart, Mushfiqur Rahim, pose with the trophy after a two test match series between the two countries ended in a draw in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Rain played spoilsport as it washed out four days of the last test match as well as two days of the first. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The second test between Bangladesh and South Africa was declared a draw Monday after play on the fifth and final day was abandoned due to a wet outfield after days of rain.

  • Rain-hit second Bangladesh-S.Africa Test drawn 3 Aug 2015 | 12:57 am

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim speaks during a press conference at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on August 3, 2015The second and final Test between South Africa and Bangladesh ended in a draw in Dhaka on Monday after heavy rain meant no play was possible on the the last four days. The final day's play at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium was called off Monday morning due to a wet outfield despite the sun shining on the Bangladesh capital. Play was possible only on the first day when Bangladesh, who won the toss and elected to bat, scored 246 for eight.

  • Cheers as UN irons out roadmap to end poverty 2 Aug 2015 | 11:19 pm

    Jubilant UN member states put the finishing touches to a hugely ambitious roadmap aimed at wiping out poverty worldwide by 2030 and taking on climate changeJubilant UN member states put the finishing touches to a hugely ambitious roadmap aimed at wiping out poverty worldwide by 2030 and taking on climate change. World leaders will attend a Sustainable Development Summit at the UN September 25-27 to adopt a sustainable agenda document, firing the starting gun on efforts to improve the lives of one billion people living on less than $1.25 a day, mainly in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Negotiators set out 17 new sustainable development goals seeking to end poverty, promote wellbeing and safeguard the environment -- all by 2030.

  • Cricket writer Roebuck inquest set to be reopened: report 2 Aug 2015 | 7:58 pm

    Australia's Fairfax Media says Peter Roebuck's family has dealt with obstructionism from authorities with a closed hearing in Cape Town into the circumstances of his death in 2013An inquest into the apparent suicide of renowned cricket writer Peter Roebuck in South Africa four years ago is set to be reopened, his former employer reported Monday. English-born Roebuck, 55, was covering the Test series between South Africa and Australia in 2011 when he plunged to his death from the Southern Sun Hotel in Cape Town. South African police said he leapt out of a sixth floor window after two officers arrived to arrest him over a claim of sexual assault by a Zimbabwean man.

  • Nigeria's army says rescued 178 captives of Boko Haram 2 Aug 2015 | 5:49 pm

    A wall painted by Boko Haram is pictured in DamasakNigeria's army said late on Sunday that it rescued 178 people held by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria's Borno state, the heartland of the insurgency. Spokesman Colonel Tukur Gusau said in an emailed statement that 101 of the those freed were children, 67 were women and the rest were men. Boko Haram has been waging a six-year insurgency in the northeast of Africa's biggest economy in an attempt to establish an Islamist state adhering to strict sharia law.

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