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VIDEO: Chika Amalaha suspended

Nigerian medallist, Chika Amalaha, has been suspended provisionally from the Commonwealth Games. The 16-year-old, who won weightlifting gold last week, has failed a drugs test. Here is the story – in 15 seconds. Article source: ...

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July 29th, 2014

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VIDEO: Nigeria takes Ebola precautions

Nigerian authorities have taken a range of measures after a man died of the Ebola virus in Lagos. The hospital where Patrick Sawyer died has been closed and some of those who were in contact with him have been quarantined. Tomi Oladipo reports. Article source: ...

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West Africa flight ban over Ebola

29 July 2014 Last updated at 18:33 Health workers are battling to contain the deadliest outbreak of Ebola A major West African airline has stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid growing concern about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Asky said it took the ...

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VIDEO: Fire rages at Libya fuel depot

Italy has offered to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel depot in the Libyan capital, Libya’s government says. It would send aircraft and a team of experts to contain the blaze which has hit two tanks. Libyan officials blame clashes between ...

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VIDEO: No Eid respite for CAR muslims

Millions of Muslims around the world are marking Eid with days of festivities, but for the Muslim minority in the Central African Republic it has been harder to celebrate. Fighting erupted there more than a year ago, pitting Christian militias against mostly Muslim rebels. ...

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Liberia bans football over Ebola

29 July 2014 Last updated at 16:32 Sierra Leone is one of the countries battling the outbreak Liberia has suspended all football activities in an effort to control the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. There was a risk of infection because football is a contact sport, the ...

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Gold medallist fails drugs test

Nigerian gold medallist Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games for failing a drugs test. The 16-year-old won weightlifting gold with a combined total of 196kg in the women’s 53kg category. Her ‘A’ sample was found to ...

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Burundi’s opposition ‘targeted’

29 July 2014 Last updated at 16:02 Pierre Nkurunziza, a former rebel leader, was elected president in 2005 Burundi’s ruling party is waging a “relentless campaign of intimidation” against its critics ahead of presidential elections next year, Amnesty ...

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Stunning Okagbare storms to 100m gold

By Tom Fordyce Chief sports writer, at Hampden Park, Glasgow Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare set a new Commonwealth record of 10.85 seconds to win 100m gold and put her Jamaican rivals in the shade. Okagbare produced a fine piece of relaxed sprinting to leave Veronica ...

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Italy to ‘help douse’ Libya fire

29 July 2014 Last updated at 10:53 Officials say fighting between militiamen caused the fire Italy has offered to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel depot in the Libyan capital, Libya’s government says. It would send aircrafts and a team of

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