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Israel removes all security apparatus from holy site after unrest

Israel removes all security apparatus from holy site after unrest

The government had already dismantled metal detectors it installed in the area after the killing of two Israeli policemen on July 14, hoping the move would calm 10 days of often-violent protests that have put the city on edge.


Colombians vote on deal to end decades of bloodshed

Colombians voted Sunday on whether to put 52 years of bloody conflict behind them by ratifying a peace accord between the state and communist FARC rebels.

South Sudan struggles to avert `catastrophe`

Street sweepers in Juba have cleaned up the blood and bullet casings after gun battles at the Presidential palace.

UN Libya envoy in Tripoli for government talks

The UN`s envoy for Libya held talks in Tripoli Friday, seeking to encourage the administration there to commit to a national unity government that would end years of bloodshed.

El Salvador starts new year with 13 violent deaths

Thirteen people died in separate violent incidents in El Salvador on Friday, including five gang members who tried to gun down police, authorities said.

HIV spread peaks before violent conflict breaks out

The rate of new HIV infections rises significantly in the five years leading up to violent conflict in a country, says a new study.