Oct. 18 world news summary at 0030 GMT


LAGOS — The death toll from the attacks over the weekend by suspected Fulani Herdsmen on residents of Godogodo town in central north Nigeria’s Kaduna State rose to 40 on Monday.
Solomon Musa, National President of Southern Kaduna Peoples’ Union, told Xinhua in Kaduna that the locals have been able to identify 40 corpses. There are also several other corpses which are burnt beyond recognition. (Nigeria-Attack)
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LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany — An explosion at a facility of German chemical company BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany on Monday killed two people, seriously injured six others and left two more missing, the company said.
Measurements done in the air and ground did not show any increase in levels of toxic substances, said the German chemical giant. (Germany-Explosion)
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UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council on Monday strongly condemned the most recent failed ballistic missile launch conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Seoul’s military said Sunday that the DPRK had test-launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile but ended in a failure. (UN-DPRK-Missile)
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BRASILIA — Clashes between rival gangs at two prisons in northern Brazil have left at least 18 inmates dead, local media reported on Monday.
Eight inmates died from smoke inhalation early Monday after other prisoners set fire to mattresses outside their cell at a state penitentiary in Porto Velho, the capital of Rondonia state, according to Brazilian news network Globo. (Brazil-Prison-Clash)
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ADEN, Yemen — Yemen’s President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has officially agreed on Monday to a 72-hour ceasefire between the warring parties in the war-torn Arab country proposed by the United Nations.
The country’s Foreign Minister Abdul-Malik Mekhlafi declared on his official Twitter account saying that “the president agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire to be extended if the other party (Houthis) adheres to it.” (Yemen-Ceasefire) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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