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Pakistan leader warns of possible war with India

By AP

Pakistan's prime minister has asked the world community to take notice of Indian moves to change the status of disputed Kashmir, saying Islamabad and New Delhi could go to war if India repeats a military strike inside his country.

Imran Khan says he fears that Kashmiri people, angered over India's decision to strip the region of its special status, could launch an attack on Indian security forces and that New Delhi could blame Pakistan for it. Kashmir is split between India and Pakistan and is claimed by both.

British Airways Plane Fills With Smoke on Approach to Valencia

Passengers were forced to disembark from a British Airways flight to Valencia via emergency slides after the cabin filled with smoke shortly before landing, eyewitnesses said.

This footage from Gayle Fitzpatrick shows a member of the crew speaking on a telephone inside the smoke-filled cabin as passengers wait for information.

Multiple people, including Fitzpatrick, complained on Twitter about a lack of communication from airline staff both during and after passengers disembarked.

Niger governor sets up c’ttee against age falsification in Civil Service

.Niger Water Board begins metering of consumers

By Priscilla Campbell, Minna

Conjoined twins: An impossible decision review: Agonising choice for both parents, doctors

By The Telegraph

Nigeria oil union threatens industrial action in Chevron dispute

One of Nigeria's main oil and gas trade unions on Thursday threatened to take industrial action over a staffing dispute with Chevron.

Nigeria, an OPEC member, is Africa's largest oil producer and crude sales make up around 90% of foreign exchange in Africa's largest economy. The dilapidated state of its refineries means the country imports most of its refined fuel.

Nigerian women struggle to raise children born of Libya rape

She was only just 18 when she gave birth without a doctor in a Tripoli apartment, gripping the hand of her best friend who had come on a journey they hoped would lead from Nigeria to Europe.

For Joy, who told her story to AFP on condition her name be changed, those dreams of a new life on another continent had come to a halt.

Her daughter was the child of her Libyan captor -- a guard at a detention camp for illegal migrants where she had first been held after being picked up by authorities in the conflict-ravaged country.

Liberia protesters clash with police at rally over economy, graft

Hundreds of demonstrators clashed with police in Liberia's capital Monrovia on Wednesday during a march against corruption and economic mismanagement under former footballer turned president George Weah.

Police fired tear gas to stop the demonstrators from approaching the parliament building in Monrovia, an AFP reporter at the scene said, while protesters threw stones and bottles at officers.

The protesters -- in the second major rally since thousands gathered on June 7 -- called on the government to improve living conditions amid spiralling inflation.

Sex trafficking: Police arrest singer, R. Kelly

R. Kelly has been arrested in Chicago on sex trafficking charges, according to reports.

How 57-year-old man was killed by 12 of his own dogs

A Texas man who was reported missing after his family hadn’t seen or heard from him since April was believed to have been killed and eaten by more than a dozen of his dogs.
On May 6, Johnson County deputies responded to a call requesting a welfare check on 57-year-old Freddie Mack. Family told deputies Mack was reclusive and hadn’t been seen or heard from since April 19, CBS News, the Cleburne Times-Review and Bluefield Daily Paragraph.

Netanyahu warns Iran it is within range of Israeli air strikes, citing Iranian threats

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cautioned Iran on Tuesday that it is within range of Israeli air strikes, citing what he described as Iranian threats to destroy Israel.

"Iran recently has been threatening Israel's destruction," Netanyahu said at an Israeli air force base, where he viewed a squadron of advanced U.S.-built F-35 warplanes.

"It should remember that these planes can reach anywhere in the Middle East, including Iran, and certainly Syria," he said in a YouTube video clip filmed at the base, with an F-35 in the background.

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