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UN: Libya’s warring sides agree to talks

CAIRO, Egypt — The United Nations said Libya’s warring factions have agreed to resume cease-fire talks, following days of heavy fighting and eastern-based forces retaking a key town from their rivals after a string of setbacks.

The U.N. Mission in Libya said it hoped the new round of talks would “mark the beginning of calm on the ground,” especially to allow the country’s war-scarred health system to cope with a coronavirus outbreak.

Gunmen attack refugee camp in Niger

DAKAR, Senegal — Dozens of armed men on motorcycles attacked a town in western Niger that has been hosting 35,000 displaced people, killing three and cutting off the community’s water supply, the U.N. refugee agency said Monday.

UNHCR said it was working to help provide water to the community following Sunday’s attack so that people could continue washing their hands. Niger already has had 64 confirmed deaths from COVID-19.

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