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Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 18 in Chadian village

APRNEWS - Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 18 farmers and kidnapped nine women in western Chad, authorities said, part of a wave of violence that has spread from neighbouring Nigeria across the region.

Gov. Mahamat Saleh told Reuters that the attackers came into the village of Mayerom in Lake Chad region after dark on Thursday and slit the farmers’ throats.

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Macron aide who struck protester to be fired

APRNEWS - The office of French President Emmanuel Macron told AFP on Friday that it has begun dismissal proceedings against a top security aide who violently struck a protester during a demonstration in Paris in May.

A video published this week shows Alexandre Benalla manhandling and striking a demonstrator while wearing a police helmet, even though he is not an officer.

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