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Nine face midnight firing squad in Indonesia, hopes for reprieve gone

CILACAP, Indonesia - Nine drug traffickers held emotional farewell meetings with their families at an Indonesian prison on Tuesday, after Jakarta rejected last-ditch pleas from around the world for clemency and ordered their mass execution to proceed within hours. | Video

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Hundreds rally against president in Burundi, police fire in air

BUJUMBURA - Police fired tear gas and shot in the air to disperse hundreds of people protesting in the outskirts of Burundi's capital on Tuesday against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term.

Africa, United Nations 9:56am EDT

Houthis and tribesmen battle in central Yemen, at least 15 dead

CAIRO - At least 15 people were killed in heavy fighting between Houthi fighters and tribesmen in the oil-producing Marib province in central Yemen, tribal and medical sources said on Tuesday, as Saudi-led air strikes against the Iran-allied militia continued.

Yemen 10:01am EDT

Greek, Turkish Cypriot leaders to kick start peace talks

NICOSIA - Greek Cypriots unveiled measures on Tuesday to boost trust across the ethnically divided island, and announced that rival leaders would hold their first meeting in months on May 2.

United Nations, Greece 9:52am EDT

Explosion at radio station in central Nigeria kills four: police

ONITSHA, Nigeria - An improvised explosive device detonated at a radio station in the central Nigerian state of Kogi Monday night killing at least four people, police said on Tuesday.

Africa 9:02am EDT

Xenophobia row exposes rivalry between South Africa and Nigeria

JOHANNESBURG - The recall of Nigeria's top diplomat after a spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa follows several similar spats that expose the two countries' deep rivalry for economic and political dominance in Africa.

Africa, United Nations 10:10am EDT

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