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June 16, 2019

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Two Agence France-Presse journalists beaten, detained in Central African Republic Document

Arrested aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (File photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker in Iran starts hunger strike: husband Document

June 14, 2019

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Witnesses describe 'miracle' as Gaza missile barely misses students in Sderot, Israel Document

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Palestinian Terror Groups in Gaza Make Incendiary Balloons Sent to Israel More Lethal Document

June 13, 2019

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Russian police arrest hundreds marching against journalist's detention on "fabricated" charges Document

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Hong Kong's reckoning: In a swift and forceful crackdown, protesters face Beijing's stiff resolve Document

June 12, 2019

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Hundreds of public execution sites identified in North Korea, human rights group reports Document

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Boko Haram attack kills at least 26 in Cameroon Document

Palestinian incendiary balloons launched from the Gaza Strip (File photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Palestinian Arson Balloons Spark Seven Fires near Gaza Border Document

June 11, 2019

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Women attacked for trying to watch football match in Iran Document

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Islamic State sleeper cells burn, blow up and slaughter hundreds in uptick of attacks across Iraq and Syria Document

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Ex-top IAEA official warns of clandestine Iranian nuke sites Article

June 10, 2019

A Dogon hunter in Mali (File photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Nearly 100 people have been killed in attack in a village in central Mali inhabited by the Dogon ethnic group, reports say.

The attack happened in Sobane-Kou, close to Sanga town, according to French-language news outlet RFI.

The bodies of the dead have been burned, says a local official, and the search for more bodies is ongoing.

There have been numerous attacks in Mali in recent months, some ethnic, some carried out by jihadist groups.

Clashes between Dogon hunters and semi-nomadic Fulani herders are frequent.

The mayor of nearby Bankass, Moulaye Guindo, told Reuters news agency that Fulanis from that district had attacked Sobane-Kou after nightfall.

A local official in the Koundou area, where the village is located, told the AFP agency: "Right now we have 95 dead civilians. The bodies are burned, we are continuing to look for others."

In the same region in March, more than 130 Fulani villagers were killed by armed men wearing traditional Dogon hunters' clothing.

Clashes between the two groups have increased since a militant Islamist uprising in northern Mali in 2012.

The Dogon people have lived in central Mali for centuries, and live a largely traditional way of life as settled farmers. The Fulani, on the other hand, are semi-nomadic herders who move across large distances in West Africa.

Friction between farmers and the roaming herders over resources is long-standing.

Previously, disagreements between the Fulani and Dogon had often been settled through negotiation, but the uprising - which spread to the centre of Mali by 2015 - decreased government control and increased the availability of weapons.

Both sides accuse the other of carrying out attacks amid the unrest.

The Fulani, a largely Muslim ethnic group, have been accused of having links with the Islamist uprising. But for their part, the Fulani accuse a Dogon self-defence association, Dan Na Ambassagou, of attacks on their villages.

Mali attack: '100 killed' in Dogon village Document