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COLOMBO, 28 May 2010 (IRIN) – The recent death of a French de-miner in northern Sri Lanka highlights the ongoing threat of landmines in preventing the safe return of tens of thousands of conflict-displaced.

Dominique Morin, who worked for the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action, was killed on 10 May when a device he was handling exploded in the village of Kakkayankulam West, in eastern Mannar District.   (more…)

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By JANE PERLEZ and PIR ZUBAIR SHAH
The New York Times

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Striking for the first time beyond Pakistan’s tribal areas, an American pilotless aircraft fired missiles at a village well inside Pakistani territory on Wednesday, killing five foreign militants, a Pakistani intelligence official and local residents said. (more…)

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by AFP

GENEVA (AFP) — At least 80 civilians were killed and more than 100 others injured in violence in the Somalian capital Mogadishu in the last week of September, the United Nations said on Friday.

Some 110 people have been admitted to two main hospitals in Mogadishu, but “the number of those wounded is suspected to be higher,” said Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). (more…)

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