Christian leaders and organizations are speaking out against the Trump administration move on Monday to terminate protected status for thousands of El-Salvadoran immigrants who have been allowed to live and work in the United States for over a decade.

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Heavy gunfire erupted late on Tuesday at two military bases in Ivory Coast’s second largest city, Bouake, residents, soldiers and a local member of parliament said.

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Rescue workers in southern California are searching for survivors after mudslides and flooding in which at least 13 people have died. More than 30 miles (48km) of the main coastal road have been closed and police said the scene “looked like a World War One battlefield”.

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Boris Johnson will warn Russia to stop cyber attacks which threaten Britain's national security or face retaliation of a similar kind from the UK. He will say the UK has no malign intentions online but has the technical capability to fight cyber espionage.

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Thousands of people have been protesting on the streets across Niger against proposed tax increases. The 2018 budget introduces housing and inheritance taxes.

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Uganda’s parliament has approved a constitutional change that will allow the current president to run for an unprecedented sixth term in office.

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Burkina Faso is banning imports from North Korea to comply with UN sanctions, the AFP news agency quotes the government as saying.

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Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed to bring his country in from the cold.

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The U.S. Congress is in for a contentious week as infighting over defense spending, healthcare and other matters complicates the drive to pass a temporary spending bill by midnight on Friday to avert a partial government shutdown.

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By 2050 more than one in four people on our planet will be African. Bold action is needed now to ensure that all of them have a fair chance of leading healthy, prosperous and fulfilling lives, urges the newest and final report from Kofi Annan’s Africa Progress Panel (APP).

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Thousands of delegates are voting in Johannesburg for a successor to President Jacob Zuma as leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC). The vote began in the early hours of Monday and is still going on.

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