UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday strongly condemned Wednesday's killing of some 50 people, reportedly by extremist armed groups, in Madjoari in the east of Burkina Faso, said his spokesman.
The secretary-general expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and called on the Burkinabe authorities to spare no effort in identifying and swiftly bringing the perpetrators to justice, said Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman, in a statement.
Guterres reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations to continue supporting Burkina Faso in its efforts to counter and prevent terrorism and violent extremism and ensure the protection of civilians, said the statement. (UN-Burkina Faso)
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CAIRO -- Seven people were killed on Friday after a minibus and a private car collided on the Ismailia-Suez desert road in northeastern Egypt, state-run Ahram newspaper reported.
The collision resulted in the explosion of an oxygen cylinder inside the private car and a gas cylinder in the minibus.
The bodies of the seven people were burned as they were trapped in the vehicles. The bodies were taken to local hospitals in ambulances, while a team of prosecutors had inspected the scene of the accident. (Egypt-Car Accident)
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RAMALLAH -- A Palestinian teenager was killed and more than 90 injured on Friday in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, Palestinian medics and eyewitnesses said.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement that Zeid Ghuneim, 15, was killed after he was shot by Israeli soldiers in the neck and back during clashes in the town of al-Khader, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. (Palestinian-Israel-Clashes)
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LOS ANGELES -- Three people, including a 15-year-old boy, were injured in a shooting at a graduation ceremony Thursday night in Honolulu, the capital city of U.S. state of Hawaii, local media reported Friday, citing the police.
The boy was hospitalized in critical condition and two other victims were in serious condition, according to KITV television station.
The incident occurred at Thomas Square, a city park, a little before 9 p.m. local time. Witnesses told KITV that fireworks were being lit off while families and young people gathered in groups in the park. Graduation celebrations had kicked off earlier in the evening. (U.S.-Shooting-Hawaii)