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Border Security

Australian navy seizes heroin worth $158 mln near east Africa

An Australian warship has seized 300 kg of heroin off the African coast.An Australian Navy warship patrolling Indian Ocean waters seized heroin worth $158 million near east Africa this week, a navy official said on Thursday, one of the region's biggest heroin hauls in recent years.

Rhino kills at an all-time high

Rhino killsin South Arfrica pass the thousand markThe resources South Africa is putting into the front line of the war to at least cut the number of rhino being killed for their horn do not appear to be having any noticeable effect.

Closing of Egypt's Rafah crossing leaves thousands of Gazans stranded

Egyptian soldiers.Egypt's decision to shut its border with the Gaza Strip has stranded thousands of Palestinians on the Egyptian side of the border while around a thousand people in Gaza are desperate to get out for medical treatment in Egypt, officials in Gaza say.

Niger sends helicopters to Mali border after militant attack

A helicopter patrols Mali.Niger sent army helicopters to its western border with Mali on Wednesday to repel unidentified militants who crossed over to attack the town of Bani-Bangou, residents and military sources said.

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