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Sudanese, Eritrean migrants clash in violent brawl

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Calais - A brawl broke out in the early hours of Monday morning between Sudanese and Eritrean migrants in the northern French port of Calais, resulting in 24 injuries, 14 of which required hospital treatment. According to the emergency services, the fight began after a makeshift tent was torched and escalated quickly into running battles with iron bars. This is the latest incident between migrants desperately hoping to reach Britain from France. Around 2 300 migrants, mostly from Sudan, Eritrea and Syria, live in the makeshift tent village in Calais known as "the jungle". Calais is the main staging post for migrants trying to reach Britain from continental Europe without official documents, usually by smuggling themselves aboard one of the thousands of trucks that leave daily via the port and cross the Channel by ferry. Last week, a migrant suffered a gunshot wound, apparently after a battle between smugglers.

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Kenyan lawyer offers 50 cows, 70 sheep to marry Obama’s daughter

A Kenyan lawyer has offered US president Barack Obama 50 cows and other assorted livestock in exchange for his 16-year old daughter Malia's hand in marriage, a report said Tuesday. Felix Kiprono said he was willing to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in order to fulfil his dream of marrying the first daughter. "I got interested in her in 2008," Kiprono said, in an interview with The Nairobian newspaper. At that time President Obama was running for office for the first time and Malia was a 10-year-old. "As a matter of fact, I haven't dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have shared this with my family and they are willing to help me raise the bride price," he said.

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Stranded at the Headwaters of Europe’s Migrant Crisis

Haben dreams of Europe, but he’s witnessed the nightmare of the journey to get there. He has been through what his compatriots fleeing Eritrea dread most: After crossing the border from Eritrea to Sudan in a five-day-trek in January this year, Haben (whose name has been changed) was kidnapped by smugglers and held captive for a month. “The samsara took me to the desert and beat me to tears,” he said, using the local Arabic term for smuggler.

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One of the evil “IS” who executed 28 Ethiopians & Eritreans got killed

Islamic State (IS) top cleric, Abu Malik Anas Al Nashwan, who presents religious justification for the execution of non-Muslims in Libya, was killed Thursday in clashes with Syrian army in Homs, central Syria, Sky News Arabia reported. Al Nashwan, a Saudi national, has appeared in an IS video showing the beheadings of 28 Ethiopian and Eritrean Christians in Libya, released by IS social media accounts in April. He came third on the Saudi Arabia's terrorist most wanted list issued in 2009. The 47 suspects were all men believed to be engaged in planning terrorist attacks across the world.

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