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Niger says insurgents kill nine members of security forces NIAMEY (Reuters) - At least nine members of Niger's security forces were killed in attacks by unidentified insurgents on Thursday in the western Tillabéry region near the border with Mali, the government said. "Terrorist elements carried out simultaneous attacks in Tillabéry. Five policemen, two gendarmes and two national guards were killed," it said in the statement signed by the West African state's defence and interior ministers. The statement gave no further details. ...
West Africa's ECOWAS warns against Burkina coup, calls for talks DAKAR (Reuters) - West African regional bloc ECOWAS said on Thursday that it would not accept any party seizing power through non-constitutional means during Burkina Faso's political crisis. The warning came as military officials and opposition leaders held talks in the capital, Ouagadougou, amid a vaccuum sparked by protesters demanding the removal of President Blaise Compaore storming parliament and state television. ...
Fighting likely to surge in South Sudan as rainy season ends - report By Alex Whiting LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The end of the rainy season is imminent and warring parties in South Sudan's civil war are preparing for major offensives likely to cause fresh displacement and hunger, the think-tank International Crisis Group said in a report. President Salva Kiir's government forces and rebels allied to his former deputy Riek Machar have been fighting since December 2013, despite ongoing peace talks in Addis Ababa and several ceasefire agreements. A growing number of militias and self-defence forces are joining the conflict. ...
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Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points as the New York Knicks spoiled the Ohio return of LeBron James with a 95-90 win in the Cleveland Cavaliers' season opener on Thursday night. James' long anticipated return to his roots didn't go as hoped as he shot just five-of-15 and committed eight turnovers in his first game back in a Cavaliers' jersey after winning two NBA titles with the Miami Heat. James said the excitement of returning to his hometown got to him. Love finished with 19 points and 14 rebounds in his first action with the Cavaliers, while returning star Kyrie Irving led the way with 22 points and seven assists.
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