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The suspected ringleader of Saturday’s failed coup attempt in Ethiopia’s Amhara region is on the run, a senior security official has told the BBC. The suspected ringleader of Saturday’s failed coup attempt in Ethiopia’s Amhara region is on the run, a senior security official has told the BBC. The suspected ringleader of Saturday’s failed coup …

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A seven-storey building has collapsed in Cambodia, killing three people with others reported missing. The under-construction building in the coastal city of Sihanoukville was owned by a Chinese company. “We have pulled out a body and we see two more bodies still stuck between debris,” provincial governor Yun Min told the AFP news agency. In …

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President Trump has said he does not want war but warned Iran it would face “obliteration” if conflict broke out. Speaking to NBC on Friday, he said the US was open to talks but would not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. He also expanded on his last-minute decision to call off strikes planned in …

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US President Donald Trump has formally launched his re-election campaign, urging supporters to “keep this team in place” for four more years. The Republican president made his case before thousands of supporters at a rally in Florida, calling the state “my second home”. Mr Trump used the announcement to lash out at Democrats, accusing them …

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The Tory leadership contest will enter the next stage later when a second round of voting is held in Parliament. Conservative MPs will vote by secret ballot in the Commons, with a result expected some time after 18:00 BST. Any of the six remaining candidates will be eliminated from the contest if they come last …

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At least 30 people have been killed in a suicide attack in north-eastern Nigeria, while watching a televised football match, officials say. Another 40 have been injured in the triple suicide bombing, according to the State Emergency Management Agency. The bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga village in Borno State. Militant Islamist …

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Iran has announced it will breach on 27 June the limit on its stockpile of enriched uranium that was set under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Its atomic energy agency said it had quadrupled production of the material, which is used to make reactor fuel and potentially nuclear weapons. But it added there …

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Thousands of Venezuelans have rushed to cross into Peru in a bid to beat the introduction of tougher migration laws. From midnight local time (05:00 GMT) on Saturday, Venezuelans need to have a valid passport and visa to enter Peru. The new requirements prompted a dash to the border from those fleeing Venezuela’s years-long economic …

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A row has broken out in Tanzania over the government’s decision to impose a tax on wigs and hair extensions. Many male and some female MPs applauded and thumped their desks in approval when Finance Minister Philip Mpango announced the tax in parliament. Supporters of the levy say it will help women keep their hair …

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Two University of New Brunswick students abducted in Ghana last week are “extremely fortunate” that local police authorities rescued them when they did, a retired Canadian ambassador says. “These kidnappings can go on for weeks, months and years even, in some cases,” said Gar Pardy, who was also Canada’s director-general of consular affairs for 11 years. Lauren …

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