Fire on Nige­rian oil pipe­line kills 16:

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Six­teen peo­ple were killed when a fire broke out on an oil pipe­line in the south­east of Nige­ria, a spokesman for the Nige­rian Na­tional Petroleum Corp. said. The state oil com­pany said that the fire oc­curred along the Osi­sioma axis near the Aba de­pot, and that emer­gency ser­vices had been de­ployed to the scene. “The in­ci­dent might have been caused by sus­pected oil thieves who had hacked into the line to in­ter­cept the flow of petrol from Port Har­court to Aba,” the NNPC said in a state­ment. Congo re­ports 5 new Ebola deaths; U.N. worker in­fected: Congo is re­port­ing five new con­firmed Ebola deaths in its lat­est out­break, while a plumber with the United Na­tions peace­keep­ing mis­sion is among sev­eral new cases. Congo’s Health Min­istry said the num­ber of con­firmed Ebola cases is 170, in­clud­ing 95 deaths, as health work­ers ex­press con­cern at the ris­ing rate of new in­fec­tions since the be­gin­ning of the month. Fri­day’s state­ment said that the plumber with the U.N. mis­sion was in­fected while spend­ing time at a tra­di­tional heal­ing cen­ter where an Ebola vic­tim was be­ing cared for. Ar­gen­tine court con­firms for­mer leader’s sen­tence: Ar­gentina’s top crim­i­nal court con­firmed a prison sen­tence for for­mer pres­i­dent Car­los Menem. The rul­ing rat­i­fies a 2015 sen­tence of 4 1/ years for

2 em­bez­zle­ment. Menem is cur­rently a se­na­tor, and that sta­tus pro­tects him from be­ing ar­rested. Menem, who is ex­pected to ap­peal to the Supreme Court, says he is a vic­tim of po­lit­i­cal per­se­cu­tion. Law­mak­ers would have to vote on whether to take away Menem’s im­mu­nity if the rul­ing is rat­i­fied by the Supreme Court.

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