Floods kill at least 32 in southern Morocco

A driver and his car are stranded in flood waters November 23, 2014 2014 in the southern region of Ouarzazate in Morocco. At least eight people were killed and 24 were missing as heavy storms lashed southern Morocco, causing flash floods, the authorities said. Flash floods are common in Morocco, where four children drowned in the south in September when they were swept away. AFP PHOTO / STR

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Moroccan parliament moves to outlaw contacts with Israelis

Moroccan Parliament building in Rabat (photo credit: Treasury Tag/Wikimedia Commons)

Even private dealings would be punishable by imprisonment; local NGO calls bill ‘inhuman’ and ‘influenced by Nazi tendencies’

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Morocco bus crash ‘kills 16 royal guardsmen’

At least 16 royal guardsmen have been killed in Morocco after their bus plunged into a ravine, media reports and doctors say.

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More than 40 other guardsmen were injured in the crash near al-Hoceima in the north of the country.

The guardsmen were reportedly travelling north to prepare for a visit by King Mohammed VI.

The 6,000-strong Moroccan Royal Guard is part of the military but its sole function is royal security.