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At Least 10 Somali Army Recruits Killed in Suicide Attack
Somalia's army chief says a suicide bomber Tuesday killed at least 10 recruits and wounded 20 others at a military training school in the capital. The al-Shabab terror group claimed responsibility in a statement and has stepped up attacks ahead of elections expected by the end of July.
China consumes Gambia’s waters
China promised Gambia its fishmeal plants would provide employment and infrastructure. But these take local fish from the sea to feed farmed fish back in China, and the environmental cost is high.
Goma volcano: ‘I don't know what happened to my family.’
The volcano near Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo erupted, and lava reached the edge of the city.
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Covid-19 restrictions ease in many European countries
The World Health Organisation, however, had warned last week that the continent was "by no means out of danger" and urged Europeans to travel responsibly during the summer holidays.
COVID-19: Global coronavirus cases fall for seventh week in a row - longest decline since start of pandemic, says WHO
There were 2,655,782 coronavirus cases reported in the most recent week, the lowest since about mid-February
EU has carried out 300 million COVID-19 vaccinations - Von der Leyen
The European Union has passed the 300 million COVID-19 vaccinations threshold, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday.