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Nigerian soldiers have raided the main office of the private Daily Trust newspaper and confiscated computers.
It follows the arrest of some staff at the newspaper’s office in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency.
The Daily Trust says it may be connected with its lead story on Sunday about the military preparing an operation to recapture territory. The army denies it recently lost control of some towns to militants.(BBC News)
Human Rights Watch has called on Thai authorities to stop the planned deportation of a Saudi woman who is reportedly being held at Bangkok’s main airport.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, who says she is trying to flee her family (after renouncing Islam), is set to be deported to Kuwait on Monday. (BBC News)
Pope Francis has appealed to European leaders to show “concrete solidarity” and allow 49 migrants aboard two ships in the Mediterranean to land.
Issuing a “heartfelt appeal” in a public address in the Vatican, the Pope said the migrants needed “a safe port”.
Both Italy and Malta have refused to allow the two ships to land. Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said it could set a “precedent”, while Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio called on Malta to “do its part”. (BBC News)