LAGOS -- At least one person was killed and five others kidnapped after unidentified gunmen attacked a village in Kaduna state, north Nigeria on Saturday, according to a police source.
The police source, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to reporters, told Xinhua the gunmen attacked in the early hours of Saturday the Jere village in the Kagarko area of the state, killing a newlywed groom and taking away his pregnant wife. (Nigeria-Attack)
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TIRANA -- Albania's former president Bujar Nishani died on Saturday due to serious health problems, Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA) reported.
In a message posted on social media, Albanian President Ilir Meta said Nishani will always be remembered with respect for his contribution to the country. (Albania-President)
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KUNDUZ, Afghanistan -- Two children were killed and one child was seriously wounded in an unexploded ordnance explosion in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, a local official confirmed on Saturday.
The incident occurred when an explosive remnants of war (ERW) was detonated in Bagh-e-Meri, an area on the outskirts of provincial capital Kunduz city on Saturday morning, Obaidullah Abed from the provincial police department told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Blast-Toll)
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TEHRAN -- The death toll from a 10-storey commercial building collapse in the city of Abadan in southwestern Iran's Khuzestan Province rose to 28 on Saturday, Iran's semi-official news agency ISNA reported.
The deputy governor of the Khuzestan Province said earlier that 37 people were injured in the accident and were hospitalized, 34 of whom had been discharged from the hospital. (Iran-Building Collapse-Death Toll)