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Market attack kills at least 30 in northern Burkina Faso

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Authorities say suspected Islamic extremists attacked a busy market and killed more than 30 people over the weekend as the West African country's security situation deterioratesBy ARSENE KABORE Associated PressJanuary 28, 2020, 10:15 AM2 min readOUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso -- Suspected Islamic extremists attacked a busy market in Burkina Faso and killed more than 30 people over the weekend, authorities said, as the West African country's security situation deteriorates. The death toll could be as high as 50, Burkina Faso's national television reported Monday evening. It was the second attack in northern Burkina Faso in a week that has left dozens dead. Meanwhile, the Norwegian Refugee Council warned that as many as 900,000 people could be displaced in the country by April, up from current e...
Auschwitz 75 years on: Holocaust Day prompts new anti-Semitism warnings

Auschwitz 75 years on: Holocaust Day prompts new anti-Semitism warnings

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Holocaust survivors and international leaders are honouring victims of the Nazis at the former Auschwitz death camp, amid calls to fight resurgent anti-Semitism.The presidents of Israel and Poland - Reuven Rivlin and Andrzej Duda - laid wreaths together, 75 years after Soviet troops liberated the camp.About 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau.Mr Rivlin warned of "voices which spread hate" and threaten democracy."Our duty is to fight anti-Semitism, racism and fascist nostalgia - those sick evils," he said.He and President Duda laid wreaths at the Death Wall, where the Nazis shot thousands of prisoners. The vast Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex, in Nazi-occupied southern Poland, was...
Kobe Bryant: US mourns basketball legend killed in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant: US mourns basketball legend killed in helicopter crash

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US basketball legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in California, sparking an outpouring of grief from fans around the world.Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna, 13, were among the nine killed when the aircraft came down in Calabasas.The LA county sheriff said there were no survivors from Sunday's crash.Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, played for the LA Lakers throughout his career and is considered one of the greatest players in the game's history. Tributes from celebrities and fellow sports stars have been pouring in, many expressing shock at his sudden death. Moments of silence have been observed at basketball games across the US. World sport stars and celebrities pay tribute Kobe Bryant's caree...
Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend dies in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend dies in helicopter crash

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US basketball legend Kobe Bryant was among five people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California. Bryant, 41, was travelling in a private helicopter when it crashed and burst into flames, according to reports. The five-time NBA champion was widely considered one of the greatest players in the game's history.Tributes from celebrities and fellow sports stars have been pouring in, many expressing shock at his sudden death. "Please no. Please god no. It can't be true," basketball player Kevin Love wrote on Twitter. The identities of the other victims have not yet been released. What do we know about the crash?In a statement, the City of Calabasas said it was "with great sadness that we learn of the death of Ko...
Coronavirus is getting stronger and infections could rise, China warns

Coronavirus is getting stronger and infections could rise, China warns

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China has warned the ability of the deadly coronavirus to spread is getting stronger as the number infected globally rose to more than 2,000.The authorities said little is known about the new virus and are unclear on the risks posed by it mutating. National Health Commission Minister Ma Xiaowei said the incubation period for the coronavirus can range from one to 14 days, and is infectious during this time. Image: Multiple departure flights have been cancelled in Wuhan This was not the case with the previous Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak, which also originated in China and killed nearly 800 people around the world in 2002 and 2003.In response to the mounting crisis, containment efforts, which to date have included t...