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By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese security services shot, burned, beat and hacked to death at least 48 civilians and reportedly hired thugs to attack protests last month against the extension of President Joseph Kabila's mandate, the United Nations said on Friday. The death toll came from two days of violence in the capital Kinshasa and included four police officers killed by protesters and one other civilian. It was higher than during the 2011 electoral process, the U.N. Joint Human Rights Office in Congo (UNJHRO) said in a report.
LONDON (AP) — People across Britain fell silent Friday to mark 50 years since a mountain of coal sludge collapsed onto a village in Wales, killing more than 140 people in one of the country's worst mining disasters.