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Zimbabwe president survives blast at campaign rally, calling it 'cowardly act'

Zimbabwe’s president was unscathed Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him, later visiting his two injured vice-presidents and declaring the “cowardly act” will not disrupt next month’s historic elections. Dramatic footage showed a smiling President Emmerson Mnangagwa walking off the stage and into a crowded…

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Iraq bombs meeting of ISIS leaders in Syria, killing 45

Iraq has launched an air attack on a gathering of ISIS leaders inside neighbouring Syria, killing 45 members of the hard-line militant group, its military said on Saturday. F-16 fighter jets destroyed three houses on Friday which were connected by a trench in the town of Hajin, where the leaders were meeting. Those killed included high profile targets such…

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1 dead after blast at rally for Ethiopia's new PM

An explosion struck a huge rally for Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister on Saturday shortly after he spoke and was waving to the cheering crowd that turned out to support sweeping changes in Africa’s second most populous nation. Addressing the country minutes after he was rushed to safety, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called the blast…

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