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Girl dies after elephant throws stone in Morocco zoo

Image copyright jadid247 Image caption An onlooker filmed the elephant moments after it threw the stone A seven-year-old girl has died after being hit by a stone thrown by an elephant from its enclosure at Rabat Zoo in Morocco. The stone got past the elephant’s fence ...

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July 28th, 2016

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Girl dies after elephant throws stone in Morocco zoo

Image copyright jadid247 Image caption An onlooker filmed the elephant moments after it threw the stone A seven-year-old girl has died after being hit by a stone thrown by an elephant from its enclosure at Rabat Zoo in Morocco. The stone got past the elephant’s fence ...

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July 28th, 2016

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‘I will get there alive by the grace of God’

The year 2016 could be the deadliest so far in the migration crisis, according to figures from the International Organisation for Migration. More than 3,000 migrants and refugees have perished so far this year trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. But many others are ...

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July 28th, 2016

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Algeria’s identity debate over adopting French teaching

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Language has remained a politically sensitive subject in Algeria A debate in Algeria about plans to switch to teaching science in the French language is raising arguments about the country’s cultural identity. Education minister

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July 28th, 2016

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Gabon teenager hits high note after Celine Dion shares cover

Image caption “I feel good when I sing in the staircase and now people recognise me in the street,” Samuel said A 17-year-old from Gabon has said he is “overwhelmed” after the Canadian pop star Celine Dion shared online a video of him performing one ...

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July 28th, 2016

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UN condemns ‘barbaric’ Boko Haram violence in Nigeria

Image copyright AFP Image caption UN officials have warned that the Nigerian army, and other regional forces, are underfunded The United Nations has accused the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram of “almost unimaginable” violence and brutality in Nigeria. ...

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July 28th, 2016

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Kenya’s ice hockey team eye Olympics

27 July 2016 Last updated at 17:10 BST The Kenyan ice hockey team have been training on the only rink in East Africa and they hope to qualify for the Winter Olympics in 2018.

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July 27th, 2016

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President Mutharik orders Malawi ‘hyena’ arrest

An HIV-positive Malawian man, who says he is paid to have sex with children as part of initiation rites, has been arrested on the president’s orders. Eric Aniva, a sex worker known in Malawi as a “hyena”, was the subject of a BBC feature last week. ...

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July 27th, 2016

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Somalia attack: Mogadishu suicide bomber ‘was ex-MP’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The car bombers targeted a heavily fortified area near the main airport A former MP was one of two suicide car bombers who carried out Tuesday’s deadly attacks in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, militants have said. Salah Nuh ...

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July 27th, 2016

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Nigerians, Zimbabweans face execution

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Staff at Nusakambangan prison island have been preparing for the execution Indonesia has confirmed it will execute 14 people on death row for drug crimes in the coming days. UN human rights officials have expressed concern over the ...

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July 27th, 2016

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