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Boko Haram Jihadists Kill Two in NE Nigeria Attack

Boko Haram jihadists have killed two people in an attack on a village in northeast Nigeria near the town of Chibok, residents and a militia official told AFP Tuesday. 

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Hundred Migrants Camp on Bosnia Border with Croatia

About 100 migrants including families with children camped overnight by a border crossing in Bosnia seeking to pass into Croatia, police said Tuesday.

"These people spent the night outside. They are under police surveillance next to the border crossing of Izacic" near the northwestern town of Bihac, a police spokeswoman told AFP.

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UN Committee Slams French 'Burqa Ban' for 'Violating' Rights

The UN Human Rights Committee on Tuesday criticised France's so-called burqa ban, saying the law "violated" the rights of two women who were fined for wearing full-face veils in public.

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Turkish Nationalist Leader Ends Alliance with Erdogan Party

The leader of Turkey's main nationalist faction on Tuesday announced he was pulling out of an electoral alliance with the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a dispute over a proposed amnesty law.

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Facebook Closes 'Spam' Pages, Accounts Helping Brazil Presidential Candidate

Social media platform Facebook has closed 68 pages and 43 accounts linked to a marketing group believed to be promoting the chances of Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.

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Torture in Palestinian Jails 'Systematic', Says HRW

The Palestinian security forces "systematically" abuse and torture prisoners in what could amount to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

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Jihadists in Syrian Kurdish Jails: What We Know

Syria's Kurds are holding hundreds of alleged foreign fighters from the Islamic State group, but say they will not try them and have urged their home countries to repatriate them.

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52 Die in Madagascar Pre-Trial Detention in 2017, Says Amnesty

Fifty-two people died in pre-trial detention in Madagascar last year as the country grapples with paralysis in its judicial system, rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

It warned that 55 percent of the Indian Ocean island nation's prison population -- around 11,000 people -- were awaiting trial as of October 2017 despite many only facing allegations of minor crimes. 

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Hariri: Saudi Measures in Khashoggi Case Serve Path of Justice

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri threw his support behind Saudi Arabia Tuesday as it faces outrage over the murder of Saudi journalist and government critic Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate.

Hariri stressed that "the measures taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia regarding the case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi... come within the framework that serves the path of justice and the disclosure of the whole truth,” said the statement.

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Saudi FM: Khashoggi-Style Killing Must Never Happen Again

The killing of a critic like Jamal Khashoggi is something that must "never happen again", Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Tuesday, as he pledged a full investigation into the journalist's death.

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