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Bangladeshi opposition leader says will retaliate if election is rigged

DHAKA (Reuters) - The leader of Bangladesh's main opposition party threatened retaliation if local elections being held this week are not conducted fairly.

Worried about Russia? Lithuania says 'Keep calm and read the war manual'

VILNIUS (Reuters) - Lithuania is publishing a manual to advise its citizens on how to survive a war on its soil as concerns grow that Russia's intervention in Ukraine heralds increased assertiveness in its tiny Baltic neighbours.

Failed migrants return home to Senegal after Libya ordeal

DAKAR (Reuters) - Scores of Senegalese migrants returned home on Tuesday after they were detained by Libyan authorities and imprisoned for months when they tried to reach Europe illegally.

Baltimore cleans up, mayor scrambles after riot over police-custody death

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore residents on Tuesday began to clear the wreckage of rioting and fires that erupted after the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody, while the city's mayor defended local law enforcement's light initial response.

Opposition supporters clash with security forces in Guinea

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Youths, defying a government ban on demonstrations, clashed with security forces in Guinea's coastal capital Conakry on Monday as opposition leaders called for nationwide protests against the timing of elections.

Survivors say Iraqi forces watched as Shi'ite militias executed 72 Sunnis

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Survivors tell the same story: they were taken from their homes by men in uniform; heads down and linked together, then led in small groups to a field, made to kneel, and selected to be shot one by one.

Official killed in Burundi as crisis deepens

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A local leader of Burundi's ruling party was attacked and killed in the capital Bujumbura, officials said on Wednesday, the third high-profile attack in three days.

Kenya university death toll seen rising; anger over security failures

GARISSA, Kenya (Reuters) - The death toll in an assault by Somali militants on a Kenyan university is likely to climb above 147, a government source and media said on Friday, as anger grew among local residents over what they say as a government failure to prevent bloodshed.

Far from Cape Town tourist sites, a gangland battle rages

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Convoys of armoured vehicles and soldiers with assault rifles are patrolling gang-ridden streets in some suburbs of Cape Town as authorities seek to quell escalating violence that has killed hundreds of people this year.

Four people injured in San Francisco-area shopping mall shooting

(Reuters) - Police in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno, California, said on Monday they were on the scene of a shooting, which local media reported occurred at a shopping mall and left several people injured.