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Victoria Gatenby

Middle East

Yemen protesters call for southern secession

Thousands of Yemenis, who support the secession of the country's south from the north, have been rallying in Aden.

Nigeria

More than 100 abducted Nigeria schoolgirls still missing

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to continue negotiations with the armed group until all of those kidnapped are released.

Middle East

More than 160 Palestinians injured in Gaza protests

More than 160 Palestinians have been injured in the violent clashes with Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip. People in the Occupied West Bank are also facing unrest Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.

Africa

Nigeriens enjoy an old French ball game

An ancient French ball game is becoming popular in Niger in West Africa. Players say it helps them forget frequent attacks by armed groups such as Boko Haram and al-Qaeda.

Africa

Niger's Diffa region could face Hepatitis E outbreak

Doctors Without Borders is warning that an epidemic of Hepatitis E in Niger may get worse with the imminent rainy season.

Africa

Almost 230 refugees rescued off Libya's coast

A Spanish aid agency rescued almost 230 refugees from the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya. The refugees, now being processed in Italy's Sicily, were trying to make the dangerous crossing from Africa into Europe.

US & Canada

Calls for Jeff Sessions to resign over Russia contacts

US politicians are calling for the new Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign because of allegations he discussed Donald Trump's presidential campaign with Russian diplomats. Sessions denies the allegations and says he's done nothing wrong.

Africa

UN troops use locals in Mali peacekeeping mission

UN soldiers in northern Mali are enlisting the help of local residents to defeat fighters linked to al-Qaeda. It's a strategy one commander says has already prevented a massacre. Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby explains.