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YAOUNDE -- At least 18 people were injured on Saturday after three blasts went off during a mountain race in Buea, the chief town of Cameroon's restive Anglophone region of Southwest, according to officials.

One of the injured was an athlete and the remaining 17 were spectators who were watching some 600 athletes taking part in the annual competition dubbed Mount Cameroon Race of Hope, the country's Minister of Sports and Physical Education Narcisse Mouelle Kombi told reporters after visiting the injured at the Buea Regional Hospital. (Cameroon-Blasts-Injuries)

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LUSAKA -- Five men on Saturday suffered severe burns when a fuel tanker caught fire in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, the police said.

Danny Mwale, the Deputy Police Spokesperson, said the five men are currently admitted at the country's highest referral hospital, the University Teaching Hospital, receiving medical attention.

He, however, could not state how the men got burnt but suspected they could have been among people who were looting the fuel. (Zambia-Fire-Injuries)

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JERUSALEM -- For the eighth week in a row, tens of thousands of Israelis are demonstrating against the government and its judicial reforms on Saturday evening.

According to Israeli media outlets, more than 100,000 Israelis are protesting around the country, with the main demonstration being held in Tel Aviv, 25,000 rallying in the northern city of Haifa and thousands gathering in front of the president's residence in Jerusalem. There is even one in front of the house of Justice Minister Yariv Levin in the central city of Modiin.

The protests are against the major overhaul of the judicial system, which was set in motion on Feb. 13 when the administration initiated the legislative procedure for the reforms. The Israeli parliament has passed the first out of three readings of several relevant bills. (Israel-Judicial-Reforms-Protests) Enditem

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