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(By Bonny Apunyu)

6 killed in Burundi as nation awaits election results

A police officer is among six people who were killed in gun battles Wednesday in a part of Burundi's capital Bujumbura that has led protests against the president's third-term bid, Africa Review quoted the police as saying.

The violence comes as Burundi awaits results from elections on Monday that were boycotted by the opposition and widely condemned internationally.According to reports, five of those killed were members of an armed group who were "neutralized", police said, adding they had seized weapons, including a rifle and a rocket-propelled grenade.

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince to donate his entire $32 billion to charity

Saudi Arabian Alwaleed bin Talal has said he will donate his entire $32bn (£20bn; €29bn) fortune to charity, BBC reported Wednesday quoting the billionare Prince as saying had been inspired by the Gates Foundation, set up by Bill and Melinda Gates in 1997.

The money will go to the prince's charitable organisation, Alwaleed Philanthropies, to which he has already donated $3.5bn.

Rebels kill 20 civilians, injure 41 others in Aden

At least 20 civilians were killed and 41 others wounded early Wednesday after rebels fired on a residential district of Yemen's battleground second city Aden , medical sources said according to AFP.

The Houthi Shiite rebels and their allies pounded the city's loyalist-held Al-Mansura district with 15 Katyusha rockets from their positions in the Dar Saad neighborhood, loyalist forces spokesman Ali al-Ahmadi told AFP. The rocket fire reportedly began before dawn when the streets were busy ahead of the daytime fast observed by Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan, Ahmadi said.