Eleven babies, 107 women and 28 staff were rescued in the blaze that killed the eight newborns in the maternity wing of a hospital in the city of Oued Souf.
Demonstrators gather in capital Algiers amid a wave of anti-corruption investigations launched by the army after protests ended the rule of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Protesters in Algeria are calling on interim president Abdelkader Bensalah and his prime minister, Noureddine Bedoui, to step down.
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Memes, songs and slogans are driving the countrywide protests, but some people have started to differ on the language and choice of words used, exposing the fault lines among the demonstrators.
A statement from a military tribunal in Blida, south of Algiers, says the prosecutor appointed a judge to investigate the ex-president's young brother Said Bouteflika and generals Mohamed Mediene, known as Toufik, and Athmane Tartag.
After weeks-long demonstrations forced president Bouteflika out of office on April 2, protesters have continued mass demonstrations every Friday, demanding other members of the country's elite also give way.
Algerians protest on seventh straight Friday against a leadership seen as corrupt and repressive despite Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation this week under pressure from protesters and the powerful army.
Constitutional Council accepts Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation as president, state TV reports, while informing parliament "of the declaration of the definitive vacancy of the Presidency of the Republic."
Protesters demand immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is fighting for his political survival in the face of relentless protests and the desertion of long-time allies.
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has bowed to public pressure and withdrawn his bid for a fifth term in office, but his new plan would see him stay in power for months beyond the expiry of his term on April 28.
As a country that prides itself on its liberal, moral outlook, we must now confront the fact that our values are under threat from a hatred that has been brewing under the surface for longer than we would like to admit.
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