BUJUMBURA — Burundian police on Friday shot dead one demonstrator and seriously injured another here in protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term bid. Burundi
“The incident occurred today (Friday) morning at the First Avenue at Musaga during clashes between hundreds of protesters and police agents. One protester died on the spot after he was shot and another one was seriously injured,” a witness, who declined to be named, told Xinhua. (Burundi-Protest)
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LAGOS — Nigerian troops in restive northeast state of Borno has succeeded in repelling Boko Haram terrorist attack on Shetimari area of the state, a military spokesperson said on Friday.
National defense spokesperson Major General Chris Olukolade said in a statement that two suicide bombers leading a band of terrorists were among over a score of Boko Haram fighters who lost their lives. (Nigeria-Boko Haram-Attack)
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ATHENS — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras requested a viable comprehensive solution to the five- year Greek debt crisis on Friday, rejecting the “irrational” proposals tabled by international creditors.
Tsipras made the request to the assembly here after a tense week of negotiations that ended with an impasse and an unprecedented delay in the repayment of loan installments to the International Monetary Fund. However, the Leftist leader appeared defiant, yet confident, that a deal for cash agreement to avert a looming Greek default and Grexit was “closer than ever.” (Greece-Debt Crisis)
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UNITED NATIONS — The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare will conduct a joint mission following a recent outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the country, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Friday.
“The WHO team will be led by assistant director-general for health security, Dr. (Keiji) Fukuda, and will comprise experts in various fields and who have handled such outbreaks in the Middle East,” Dujarric said at a daily news briefing. (WHO-MERS-S.Korea)
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ANKARA — At least four people were killed and 184 wounded in explosions ahead of pro-Kurdish HDP’s campaign rally, Turkish BGN News reported late on Friday.
Medical sources in Diyarbakir said that about 184 people were hospitalized after wounded in the two explosions ahead of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) rally in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir, local media reported. (Turkey-Explosion-Death) Enditem

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