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Donors pledge $500 mln for troops in West Africa's Sahel 13:15 GMT

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - International donors have raised half a billion dollars for a multi-national military operation in West Africa's Sahel region, the EU's top diplomat said on Friday, as Europe seeks to stop migrants and militants reaching its shores.  Full Article

 
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South Sudan military officers may have committed war crimes: U.N 12:32 GMT 

NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.N. investigators said on Friday they had identified more than 40 South Sudanese military officers who may be responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity.  Full Article  

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More bombs fall on Syria's eastern Ghouta before U.N. vote 17:38 GMT 

BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.  Full Article  

 
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