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War Crimes Complaint Filed against Chad Leader Deby

The Senegalese court trying ex-Chadian dictator Hissene Habre for atrocities has received a complaint of rights abuses against his successor, it said on Thursday.

Idriss Deby, who overthrew Habre in 1990, has been accused of "genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, at the initiative of some victims," lawyer Mbaye Jacques Ndiaye told radio station RFI.

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Double Suicide Attack Kills 30 in North Cameroon

At least 30 people were killed in the far north of Cameroon on Thursday in two successive suicide attacks, military and police sources said.

The first bombing took place shortly before noon in the marketplace of Kerawa, a city on the border with Nigeria, followed by a second attack about 200 meters (yards) from a military camp, said a police officer who asked not to be identified.

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Czech Police Stop Marking Refugees with Numbers

Czech police said Thursday they had stopped marking the hands of detained refugees with numbers after sparking an uproar among human rights groups, lawyers and media organizations.

Officers will from now on use "special wrist bands containing identification data," Czech police said in a statement on their website.

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Turkey Frees Two British Reporters Held on Terror Charges

Turkish authorities on Thursday released two British reporters working for U.S.-based media outlet Vice News who were being held on terror charges in a case that amplified concerns over press freedom in the country.

But their Iraqi translator remained under arrest on charges of assisting the Islamic State extremist group, legal sources told AFP, quoting a court decision.

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Iran Leader Says Nuclear Deal Rests on Lifting Sanctions

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned anew Thursday that there could be no nuclear deal with the West if sanctions imposed on Tehran are not lifted.

Khamenei, who has the last say in matters of policy, also said he believes Iran's parliament (majlis) should make up its own mind about landmark July 14 deal struck with six world powers.

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Spain Reforms Judiciary to Counter Catalan Separatism

Spain's prime minister defended Thursday a contested judicial reform that would make it possible to quickly suspend leaders of Catalonia if they go ahead with a secession plan for the wealthy region.

The reform, presented by Spain's conservative government on Tuesday, would increase the powers of Spain's Constitutional Court to ensure its rulings are met, a move aimed directly at Catalonia.

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Poland against Quotas but Open to more Migrants

Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said Thursday she was against any quota plan to share migrants across the 28-member European Union but was open to raising the numbers Warsaw took in.

The EU has been overwhelmed by the massive crisis as hundreds of thousands of people try to reach the bloc by sea and land after fleeing conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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Otto Perez, Guatemala's Fallen Crime-Fighter

Guatemala's disgraced ex-president Otto Perez Molina came to power in 2012 promising to crack down on crime, but resigned Thursday after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest over allegations of massive corruption.

The conservative leader defiantly held on through months of unprecedented protests, but in the end had little choice but to stand down as prosecutors prepared to charge him with running a scheme that defrauded the state of millions of dollars.

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Cameron Resists Pressure to Take more Syrian Refugees

Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday promised Britain would fulfill its "moral responsibilities" in the migrants crisis but resisted growing pressure at home and abroad to accept a bigger share of Syrian refugees.

Cameron said he had been "deeply moved" by images of a three-year-old Syrian toddler found dead on a Turkish beach after a migrant boat sank but he stopped short of making any new commitments.

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Dutch Soldier Said to Have Joined Islamic Militants

A Dutch sergeant is believed to have run away to Syria to join Islamic State militants in the first such case involving a serving soldier in the Netherlands, defense officials said Thursday.

Prosecutors have now launched a criminal investigation into the 26-year-old air force sergeant, who has not been identified.

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