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Ad­dis Ababa/ Ethiopian Prime Min­is­ter Haile­mariam De­salegn said yes­ter­day po­lice had not used vi­o­lent tac­tics against pro­test­ers and the gov­ern­ment would in­ves­ti­gate such in­ci­dents. Berlin/ Ger­man fed­eral po­lice have evac­u­ated and sealed off a train sta­tion in the town of Ras­tatt after re­ceiv­ing a bomb threat yes­ter­day. “Noth­ing sus­pi­cious has been found,” a spokesman said. Juba/ Rebels at­tacked trucks car­ry­ing civil­ians in South Su­dan, killing 21 peo­ple, the gov­ern­ment said. Vi­o­lence be­tween ri­val forces loyal to Pres­i­dent Salva Kiir and his for­mer vice pres­i­dent risks drag­ging the coun­try back into civil war. Port-au-Prince/ Haiti’s in­terim Pres­i­dent has warned his coun­try risks “real famine” fol­low­ing the “apoc­a­lyp­tic de­struc­tion” caused by Hurricane Matthew. Jo­cel­erme Privert said famine could take hold within three to four months if the sit­u­a­tion is not man­aged.

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