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The group attacked a Lake Chad army base in motorised canoes, inflicting reported 'heavy losses'

Syrian refugee Hanan in Coventry with her four-year-old son Sami

Syrian woman who almost drowned in the Mediterranean urges UK to help migrants

A mother who fled war-torn Syria and cheated death to find refuge in Coventry explains why the UK must stop more migrants drowning in the Med

Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their forebears were killed in a 1915-16 genocide by Turkey's former Ottoman Empire; Turkey has the figure at 500,000 (AFP/Getty)

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100 years after the Armenian 'genocide', atrocities continue around the world

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A nun prays for the Pope John Paul II health as she stands in St. Peter's Square on April 1, 2005

Elderly Austrian nun 'gang-raped and murdered' by robbers at convent in South Africa

The murder came as the country cracked down on violence against immigrants

People gather to listen to the Zulu King's speech at the Moses Mabhida Football Stadium in Durban. King Zwelithini has denied whipping up xenophobic hatred in South Africa

South Africa violence: Zulu king denies inciting racist attacks and appeals for calm

The South African Zulu king whose comments are believed to have sparked a wave of anti-immigrant violence in the country has appealed for calm in front of an audience of thousands.

A man rescues an migrant from the Aegean sea; some 80 per cent of those arriving illegally in Europe have done so only after paying smugglers to facilitate some or all of their passage

Migrant boat disaster: The traffickers that prey on some of the world's most desperate people

The global people smuggling industry is worth an estimated £24bn a year

Displaced people who fled the anti-immigrant violence are seen in a camp in the village of Primrose, 15 kilometers east of Johannesburg. The government stepped up its response to unrest in Johannesburg and the eastern coastal city of Durban, with Home Minister Malusi Gigaba resolving to end 'all acts that seek to plunge our country into anarchy'

South African president Jacob Zuma cancels foreign trip to address anti-immigrant violence

The president had planned to attend a summit of African and Asian leaders

The new video showed Isis militants tearing crosses from Christian churches

Isis video purports to show beheadings and execution at gunpoint of 30 Ethiopian Christians and destruction of churches in Libya

The civil war in Libya has seen Isis-supported affiliates gain a foothold

'Mystery' disease which kills within 24 hours leaves 17 dead in Nigeria

WHO officials have been brought in to try and identify the disease.

South Africa violence: President Zuma appeals for calm as anti-immigrant unrest spreads

Clashes in Durban and Johannesberg leave five dead

Albinos are often the victims of discrimination in Tanzania TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images

Number of attacks on Albinos in Tanzania on the rise - video

Unicef said that 74 people with albinism have been killed since 2000

Big Brother contestant in South Africa expelled from show following rape allegations

Siyanda Ngwenya boasted to housemates about having sex with the woman, which she denied

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