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Turkey helicopter crash kills seven in Giresun

July 5, 2016 - 5:07pm
A Turkish helicopter carrying military officers crashes in the country's north-east, killing seven of the 15 people on board, the army says.
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Kidnapped Sierra Leone diplomat released in Nigeria

July 5, 2016 - 3:54pm
The former head of Sierra Leone's army, Maj Gen Nelson Williams, who was kidnapped in Nigeria last week has been freed, officials say.
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EgyptAir crash: Recorder shows pilots 'battled fire'

July 5, 2016 - 2:57pm
Pilots of the EgyptAir jet that crashed in the Mediterranean in May battled to extinguish a fire, the cockpit voice recorder reportedly shows.
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Zimbabwe civil servants strike over unpaid wages

July 5, 2016 - 1:54pm
Workers in Zimbabwe go on strike over unpaid salaries, affecting schools and hospitals, a day ahead of a suggested national shutdown called by activists.
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Faluja: Iraqi Shia militia 'killed and seized civilians'

July 5, 2016 - 1:54pm
Shia militants who fought alongside the Iraqi army in Falluja may have seized nearly 900 civilians - believed to be Sunni - and killed nearly 50, the UN says.
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DJI drones gain geo-fencing safety feature opt-out

July 5, 2016 - 1:23pm
DJI has updated its app to allow drone owners to fly its aircraft into restricted areas they were previously prevented from entering.
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Tanzania bans shisha smoking over health concerns

July 5, 2016 - 11:58am
Tanzania bans the smoking of shishas or water pipes - popular with young people - over concerns of links with drug or alcohol abuse.
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Istanbul airport attack: 30 charged including foreigners

July 5, 2016 - 11:53am
Turkey charges 17 more suspects - allegedly including foreigners - over the devastating bombings at Istanbul's Ataturk airport last month.
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Verviers terror suspects jailed in Belgium

July 5, 2016 - 11:07am
Four members of a so-called Islamic State cell dismantled in the Belgian town of Verviers last year are jailed for between eight and 16 years.
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Brexit blues?

July 5, 2016 - 11:03am
In our series of letters from African journalists, media trainer Joseph Warungu takes a satirical look at why, in the aftermath of the UK referendum, Britain could now qualify for a place in the African Union.
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Published on July 11, 2016, the lyrics to The Doves song "Pulse" remind us: “…the steady drumbeat of your “Pulse” — thump, thump, thump — is all that stands between you and eternity.”