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Tourist killed in SA lion attack

The Lion Park near Johannesburg is a popular with international tourists A tourist believed to be from the US has been killed in a lion attack at a game park in South Africa, a park official has told the BBC. The lioness jumped through the open window of the couple’s ...

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June 1st, 2015

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VIDEO: Is this the tree where Ebola started?

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, and has rapidly become the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976. In fact, the current epidemic sweeping across the region has now killed more than 11,130 people – five times ...

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June 1st, 2015

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Egypt destroys Mubarak headquarters

Former President Hosni Mubarak’s National Democratic Party was dissolved in 2011 Egypt has begun demolishing the headquarters of the now-dissolved party of former President Hosni Mubarak. The building in Cairo near Tahrir Square was torched in the 2011 uprising that ...

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June 1st, 2015

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Nigeria bankers held for ‘mega scam’

Boxes were filled with newspaper cut into the shape of banknotes Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has arrested six senior central bank officials over an alleged $40m (£26m) currency fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) also held 16 private bank ...

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June 1st, 2015

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Slave ship artefacts discovered

Iron bars which were used as ballast on slave ships have been recovered from the dive site Artefacts from a slave ship wrecked off South Africa are due to be unveiled in Cape Town. They are thought to be the first objects to be recovered from a slave ship that went down ...

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June 1st, 2015

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Nigeria tanker fire kills dozens

More than 60 people have died in south-eastern Nigeria after a fuel tanker crashed into a busy bus station and caught fire, officials say. Eyewitnesses say the driver lost control of the tanker as it was going downhill in the city of Onitsha. Rescue workers say 12 other ...

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June 1st, 2015

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The musicians fighting back against extremism

Photo: EPA/SELMAOUI-KARIM Morocco’s Gnawa festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people – but it’s about more than music and colour. It has come to symbolise the fightback against Islamic State and extremism. It’s a gloriously noisy, colourful ...

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June 1st, 2015

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The Ugandan women who strip to defend their land

Women wailed in unison as about a dozen others stripped to show the community’s anger A group of elderly women in a village in northern Uganda did something culturally taboo to express their anger – they began to strip. In front of two government ministers, ...

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June 1st, 2015

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