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At Least Five Killed in Bangkok Residence Collapse

A Bangkok residence building collapsed on Saturday, killing at least four rescue workers and a resident, according to an emergency worker.

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Al-Shabaab Attacks Two Key Somali Bases, Says Army

Al-Shabaab Islamist fighters attacked two key military bases in Somalia Saturday, detonating car bombs at both locations before engaging in an intense gun battle, an army official and witnesses said.

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US, Iran to Start Indirect Talks to Salvage Nuclear Deal

The United States and Iran will open indirect talks next week in Vienna as the European Union spearheads efforts to bring President Joe Biden's administration back into a nuclear accord.

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U.S. Lifts Trump Sanctions on Hague Prosecutor, Seeking Cooperation

US President Joe Biden on Friday revoked  sanctions imposed by Donald Trump on the top prosecutor of the International Criminal Court as the new administration seeks a more cooperative approach, resolving an intense disagreement with European allies.

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Four UN Troops Die in Major Attack in Northern Mali

Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed Friday when suspected jihadists staged a major attack on their camp in Aguelhok, northern Mali, the UN mission said.

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Rebel Group Says More than 12,000 Displaced by Myanmar Junta Air Strikes

A rebel group has accused Myanmar's military of deploying "excessive force", saying on Saturday that continuous air strikes have displaced more than 12,000 unarmed civilians, including children. 

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Russia to Take 'Measures' in Case Western Troops Sent to Ukraine, Says Kremlin

The Kremlin said Friday Moscow would be forced to take extra measures to ensure security if the West sends troops to Ukraine to buttress its ally amid reports of a Russian troop buildup on the border.

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Six Killed in Attack in Northern Burkina Faso

Six civilian members of an auxiliary force in Burkina Faso's anti-jihadist campaign were killed in an ambush late Thursday in the north of the country, local and security sources told AFP.

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Ethiopia Risks Lengthy Stalemate in War-hit Tigray, Says Report

The war in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region risks dragging on for months and even years, with both sides eyeing a military "knockout blow" that appears unrealistic, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said Friday. 

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World Powers, Iran to Discuss U.S. Return to Nuclear Deal

World powers and Iran will meet by videoconference Friday to discuss the possible return of the United States to the Iran nuclear deal, in a development welcomed by Washington.

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