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By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Nearly 40,000 refugees have fled Burundi to neighbouring Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the last month, amid protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term, the United Nations said on Wednesday. A total of 16 people were injured in protests held in different parts of the capital on Wednesday, the Burundi Red Cross said. The opposition says Burundi's constitution and a peace deal that ended the civil war limits Nkurunziza to two terms. Chauvineau Mugwengezo, spokesman for the alliance for Democratic Change, a coalition of five opposition parties rejecting Nkurunziza's bid for the third term, accused their opponents of causing most of Wednesday's injuries.
By Yannis Behrakis PATRAS, Greece (Reuters) - Rapper Mahdi Babika Mohamed's journey to a better life in Europe started in his native Sudan and passed through Libya and Turkey before abruptly ending in a squalid abandoned factory at Greece's western port of Patras. There, the 37-year-old is one of hundreds of migrants making desperate attempts to board ferries to Italy by hanging on to the underside of cargo trucks - usually unsuccesfully. "Every day I try to get on the ferry and it's dangerous hiding under the trucks, I could die any minute." Patras is no longer on the frontline of Greece's migrant crisis as it was six years ago when authorities shut down a makeshift camp in the port where hundreds of migrants had lived in squalid conditions. Focus has since shifted to the thousands of Syrian and other migrants now breaking through Greece's eastern sea border, but the refugee problem in Patras is far from over.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March — a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for authorities to ensure women's rights to equality and protection from violence.