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Mozambique cyclone death toll rises to 446
Reuters, Beira
Mozambique has recorded more deaths from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa, a government minister said on Sunday, with hundreds left in camps after homes were destroyed.
Cyclone Idai lashed the Mozambican port city of Beira with winds of up to 170 kph (105 mph), then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi, flattening buildings and putting the lives of millions at risk.

Israel strikes Gaza after
border bombs
AFP, Jerusalem
Israeli aircraft targeted Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip early Sunday after Palestinians there threw explosive devices at the border fence during "riots", the army said.
Also Sunday, the health ministry in Gaza announced the death of a Palestinian wounded previously in clashes with Israeli forces.

5,000 nationalists protest corruption in Ukraine
AP, Ukraine
About 5,000 nationalist demonstrators have held a protest in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev calling for arrests in a defense industry corruption case.
The Saturday protest was the latest in several weeks of demonstrations by supporters of the far-right focusing on corruption.

Blast kills 8 Sudanese children
AP, Cairo
Sudanese officials say eight children have been killed in an explosion near a military facility where they were searching for scrap metal to resell.
The officials say the explosion happened Saturday in Omdurman, the twin city of the capital, Khartoum. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters. The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors, an independent professional union, says seven children died at the scene and the eighth succumbed to wounds in a hospital.

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