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Burkina Faso elections under way

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Campaigning has been keenly fought across the country Voting is under way in Burkina Faso to elect a new president and parliament after a year of political turmoil. It is the first election since last year’s popular uprising which ...

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November 29th, 2015

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VIDEO: Religious clashes in CAR

Pope Francis is concluding his first official trip to Africa with a visit to the Central African Republic. The country is in the midst of conflict, with society divided between enclaves of Christians and Muslims, clashing daily as UN peacekeepers try to keep them apart. The ...

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VIDEO: Huge crowds for Pope’s Uganda Mass

Pope Francis has celebrated Mass in front of huge crowds in Uganda on the second stage of his three-country Africa tour. The pontiff spoke of the need to create a more just society before attending a rally for young Ugandans. Gay rights activists have expressed ...

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November 29th, 2015

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The clothes shop that got rid of sizes

Image caption The clothes shop replaces numbers with colours to denote size When plus-size customers asked a South African shop to rip out the labels on its clothes to save their embarrassment, the shop-owner went one further and decided to scrap numbered sizes all together.

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November 28th, 2015

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Amina: Return of a topless rebel

Image copyright Amina Sboui / Facebook Image caption This is a cropped version of the picture that caused the scandal In 2013, Tunisian feminist Amina Sboui left the country after publishing a topless photograph that caused a scandal across the Arab world. After two years in

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Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle United

76:53 Pape Souaré (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 76:53 Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United). 76:24 Attempt saved. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Connor ...

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Hosts Senegal open U-23s with a win

The hosts Senegal opened the Under-23 Africa Cup Of Nations on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over South Africa in the first match of Group A in Dakar. The tournament, which features eight African countries, also serves as a qualifying tournament for next year’s Olympic ...

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Chebet given four-year doping ban

Emily Chebet also won bronze in the 10,000m at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 Two-time world cross country champion Emily Chebet is among seven athletes who have been suspended by Athletics Kenya for failing drugs tests. The 2010 and 2013 gold medallist was given ...

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Police die in Egypt drive-by shooting

Four Egyptian police have been killed in a drive-by shooting, security officials say. The shooting happened in the Saqqara area, some 35km (22 miles) south of the capital Cairo. The unidentified attackers opened fire on a police checkpoint from a motorbike, officials say. ...

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‘High chance’ of chamber in Tut’s tomb

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tutankhamun may have been Nefertiti’s son Egyptian officials now say they are “90% sure” that there is a hidden chamber in King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The Antiquities Ministry said it had carried out scans to gather more

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