Alexander Rastorguyev, Kirill Radchenko and Orhan Dzhemal were killed in the Central African Republic while reporting on the Wagner Group, a Russian military contractor company.
International judges will on June 8, 2018, hand down a verdict in the appeal of disgraced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, fighting his conviction for war crimes and an 18-year jail term.
Seventeen people were killed in a flashpoint Muslim enclave of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), where a UN soldier also reportedly died.
Violence has continued in Central African Republic since 2013, when mainly Muslim Seleka rebels took power, triggering reprisals by Christian "anti-balaka" militias, displacing tens of thousands.
The attack carried out by Anti-Balaka militia near the southern town of Gambo, also wounded three other peacekeepers while five attackers were "neutralised."
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is in the country to draw attention to what he calls a "forgotten crisis."
Commanders of Muslim Seleka and the largely Christian anti-balaka militias used rape and sexual slavery as a war tactic, rights group Human Rights Watch says in a new report.
The mayor of the north-eastern town of Bria says the killings took place in heavy fighting between rebel groups since Tuesday. Local Catholic missions say the death toll could be higher.
Bodies were strewn across the streets of Bria as looting took place following clashes between rival groups barely a day after a ceasefire was signed.
Fighting between Christian militias and Muslims in Cenral African Republic also left 36 injured and forced some 10,000 others to flee.
Attacks throughout the weekend on the town of Bangassou involved hundreds of fighters and appeared to be aimed at Muslims amid ongoing attacks by militias that have killed up to 30 civilians, UN says.
UN calls for immediate end to renewed violence between Muslim Seleka militia and Christian vigilante groups.
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