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Egypt hijack suspect remanded in Cyprus

Image copyright EPA Image caption The alleged hijacker demanded to see his ex-wife as soon as the plane landed in Cyprus An Egyptian man accused of hijacking and forcing a plane to land in Cyprus on Tuesday using a fake suicide belt has appeared in court in Cyprus. The ...

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March 30th, 2016

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The cyclists of Burundi

Image copyright Stephan Wurth In 2013 photographer Stephan Wurth was in Burundi and became fascinated by the bicycles that are used to transport people and all manner of goods around the country. Using an iPhone, Wurth set out to capture as many of them as he could. It was a

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Why are South African students so angry?

Image copyright EPA Image caption Students and spectators clashed at a university rugby match in Bloemfontein South Africa’s universities have faced protests and disruption, linked by a strong common thread. A place at a public university is now unaffordable for a ...

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Cameroon outcry over razorblade operation to save unborn twins

Image copyright Phone footage Image caption People were distraught as they looked on as the impromptu operation was performed (R) Mobile phone footage of a woman without medical training cutting open the belly of a dead pregnant woman in a desperate attempt to save the life ...

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Morocco book place at 2017 Nations Cup

Youssef El Arabi was in superb form for Morocco Morocco became the first team to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after beating Cape Verde 2-0 in their Group F match on Tuesday. Cape Verde had Carlos da Graca sent off on 55 minutes after he conceded a penalty, ...

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Morocco book place at 2017 Nations Cup

Youssef El Arabi was in superb form for Morocco Morocco became the first team to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after beating Cape Verde 2-0 in their Group F match on Tuesday. Cape Verde had Carlos da Graca sent off on 55 minutes after he conceded a penalty, ...

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March 29th, 2016

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Nigeria fail to qualify for Afcon 2017

Egypt have struck a huge blow to Nigerian football Nigeria have failed to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after falling to a 1-0 defeat in Egypt in their Group G match on Tuesday. With just one game remaining and only the group winners to qualify, Nigeria cannot ...

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WHO downgrades Ebola health risk

Image copyright Mark Georgiou, BBC Ebola is no longer an “extraordinary health event” and the risk of the virus spreading is low, the World Health Organization says. It means the disease is not thought to be a significant public health threat to countries outside

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Niger’s opposition leader granted bail

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hama Amadou says he was detained to prevent him from campaigning A court in Niger has ordered the release on bail of opposition leader Hama Amadou, who went to France earlier this month for medical treatment. Mr Amadou was ...

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Fake suicide belt used in Egypt hijack

Media captionEgyptAir Flight MS181 hijacking suspect passes through airport security An Egyptian hijacker who forced a domestic flight to land in Cyprus used a fake suicide belt, officials said. His motives remain unclear but the Cypriot president said the incident was not ...

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March 29th, 2016

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