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

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  

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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