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  • S. Africa vows crackdown against anti-immigrant attacks

    PRETORIA, April 19- South Africa on Sunday vowed to hunt down those behind a wave of attacks targeting immigrants, saying 307 people had been arrested over violence that has left at least seven people dead. The government stepped up its response to unrest in Johannesburg... Read more

  • IS shows purported executions in Libya of Ethiopia Christians

    TRIPOLI, April 19- The Islamic State jihadist group on Sunday released a video purportedly showing the executions of some 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya. The 29-minute video purports to show militants holding two groups of captives, described in a text on the... Read more

  • Zuma seeks to reassure foreigners as violence spreads

    JOHANNESBURG, Apr 19 - President Jacob Zuma pleaded with foreigners to stay in South Africa as he cancelled a state visit to Indonesia to deal with a wave of deadly xenophobic violence at home. Three weeks of escalating anti-foreigner violence in South Africa have claimed... Read more

  • Egypt’s Morsi faces possible death penalty in first verdict

    CAIRO, April 19- - Egypt's ex president Mohamed Morsi faces being sentenced to death Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protestors in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power. He also faces the death penalty in two other trials,... Read more

  • ‘Mysterious’ disease kills 17 in Nigeria: official

    LAGOS, Apr 18 - A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town, the government said Saturday. "Seventeen people have died of the mysterious disease since it broke out early this week in Ode-Irele... Read more