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Russian jet crashes after Moscow take-off

A Russian passenger plane has crashed after leaving Moscow's Domodedovo airport with 71 people on board. The Saratov Airlines An-148 jet was en route to the city of Orsk in the Ural mountains, near Russia's border with Kazakhstan, when it…

Ugandan officials ‘created fake refugees’

Four Ugandan government officials have been suspended amid allegations of inflating refugee figures. According to the Guardian, the country's commissioner for refugees Apollo Kazungu and three of his senior staff are being investigated for…

Egypt announces highest state of alert

Egypt has announced the country's highest state of alert, following the launch of a major counter-terrorism operation. Earlier, the army said it was beginning operations in the Sinai peninsula, Nile Delta and Western Desert against Islamist…

The Gambia rejoins Commonwealth

The Gambia is rejoining the Commonwealth, almost five years after it withdrew under the rule of ousted President Yahya Jammeh who branded it a "neo-colonial institution". The occasion will be marked at the Commonwealth's headquarters in…