FLASHES

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

Kaga Ban­doro/ Fight­ers from Cen­tral African Repub­lic’s largely Mus­lim Seleka mili­tia at­tacked refugees in the coun­try’s re­mote north on Wed­nes­day. They stabbed and hacked to death 13 peo­ple be­fore UN peace­keep­ers re­pelled them, killing at least 10. Bu­jum­bura/ Bu­rundi’s Par­lia­ment voted over­whelm­ingly on Wed­nes­dayto with­draw from the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court, amid a deep­en­ing row over po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence. Kabul/ Tal­iban mil­i­tants am­bushed and killed around 100 Afghan po­lice and soldiers ear­lier this week as they tried to re­treat. These were the heav­i­est losses suf­fered by gov­ern­ment forces dur­ing months of fierce clashes near the cap­i­tal of south­ern Hel­mand prov­ince. Manila/ Philip­pine leader Ro­drigo Duterte has is­sued an or­der to cre­ate a pres­i­den­tial task force to pro­tect jour­nal­ists and in­ves­ti­gate at­tacks on me­dia, in one of the world’s most dan­ger­ous coun­tries for the press.

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