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VIENNA -- Three people have died in a fire that broke out early Tuesday morning at a hospital in the town of Moedling, near Vienna, local authorities have said.

According to the Austrian news agency APA, the blaze started in a room on the third floor of the Moedling State Hospital shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday, killing three male patients. (Austria-Accident-Fire)

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OUAGADOUGOU -- About 40 people, including army auxiliaries, were killed over the weekend in two terrorist attacks in northwestern Burkina Faso, sources said Tuesday.

The first attack targeted an armed convoy near Bourasso in the Boucle du Mouhoun region Saturday, said the regional government in a statement Sunday without specifying the death toll. (Burkina Faso-Terrorism-Attack)

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CAIRO -- At least three people were killed and 27 others wounded on Tuesday as a minibus collided with a truck on a desert road in Egypt's Giza province near the capital Cairo.

Several ambulances were sent to rescue the survivors and take them to nearby hospitals after the accident took place between Tahma and Dahshur villages, the state-run Al-Ahram news website reported. (Egypt-Traffic Accident)

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MOGADISHU -- Somali National Army (SNA) said Tuesday its forces killed 30 al-Shabab militants and recovered three battle wagons after an attack on a military base in Masagaway town in central Somalia, the government said.

The Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism said the forces had an intelligence report over the militants' movement and were prepared to thwart the early Tuesday attack. (Somalia-Counterterrorism-al-Shabab) Enditem

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