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174 inmates break out of Haitian prison, kill guard

Haiti prison escapeMore than 170 prisoners have escaped from a prison in Haiti after launching an attack on guards with stolen weapons. One guard was killed in the attack which was launched when inmates were allowed out of their cells to bathe.

A manhunt has now been launched to find the 174 prisoners and UN peacekeepers have been drafted in to set up checkpoints.

The inmates broke into an area used by the guards, stealing at least five rifles and shooting one prison officer dead.

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Turkey fires at ISIL positions near Mosul

Turks fire on ISIL near MosulTurkey has confirmed its troops have fired at positions held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in a town near Mosul after receiving a request by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters for assistance.

Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildrim announced on Sunday Turkey's involvement in the military offensive near Bashiqa, a town east of Mosul. He said that the Kurdish Peshmerga requested Turkey's assistance.

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Afghanistan: 43 percent rise in estimated opium harvest

Opium trade up in AfghanistanEstimated opium production in Afghanistan has risen by 43 percent to 4,800 metric tonnes in 2016 compared with 2015 levels, according to the latest  Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The survey, released on Sunday, showed that the total area under cultivation in Afghanistan at an estimated 201,000 hectares in 2016, a 10 percent increase from the 183,000 hectares in 2015.

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Wonder Woman named UN ambassador in controversial move

Wonder Womannn  Apparently, it takes a superhero to advocate for the rights of women.

At least that's the message some people received when earlier Friday the United Nations appointed Wonder Woman as Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.
The decision comes as part of a campaign to raise awareness on Sustainable Development Goal 5, achieving gender equality and empowerment for all women and girls. Goal 5 is one of 17 goals set by the UN in 2015 to achieve a prosperous, protected planet.
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Egyptian court confirms 20-year prison sentence for ex-president Mohamed Morsi

Morsi sentencedAn Egyptian appeals court upheld a 20-year prison sentence Saturday for ousted President Mohamed Morsi, convicted of inciting violence during a 2012 demonstration.

The decision by the Court of Cassation, Egypt's highest appellate court, is final and cannot be further appealed, but it can be overturned by a presidential pardon. The court also upheld verdicts against eight co-defendants, including seven who received the same sentence.

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Cameroon train crash death toll as high as 73, rescuers say

Cameroon train crashThe death toll from an overloaded train that derailed in Cameroon has risen, rescue workers and hospital staff said Saturday, estimating that at least 73 people had been killed.

Bodies were strewn along the tracks as workers continued looking for others injured and dead in Friday's crash.

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Egypt: Senior military official shot dead in Cairo

Egyptian general assassinatedA senior Egyptian army officer was shot dead outside his home in a Cairo suburb, AFP news agency reported, citing a military official and a relative.

Brigadier General Adel Ragaei, who commanded an armoured division deployed in the Sinai, died in a hail of bullets on Saturday, as he left his home in the Obour City suburb, according to his sister-in-law Huda Zein Elabedine.

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