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The Zambian children forced to marry

22 July 2014 Last updated at 00:18 By Nomsa Maseko BBC News, Chibombo, Zambia It estimated 14 million girls globally are forced into marriage before their 18th birthday Seventeen-year-old Agnes (not her real name) was married three months ago to a man she had never met. ...

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July 22nd, 2014

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Can drones tackle wildlife poaching?

21 July 2014 Last updated at 23:43 By Matthew Wall Business reporter, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Drones could play a significant role in anti-poaching and wildlife conservation An eye in the sky that can help catch wildlife ...

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July 22nd, 2014

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VIDEO: Drones homing in on wildlife poachers

Poachers backed by international crime syndicates are slaughtering elephants and rhinos just for their highly valuable tusks and horns. As GPS-tagged armed rangers and sniffer dogs patrol game reserves across Africa, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, could provide them ...

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July 22nd, 2014

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Omeruo to rejoin Middlesbrough on loan

Nigeria international defender Kenneth Omeruo has agreed to return for a second loan spell at English Championship side Middlesbrough from Chelsea. The 20-year-old centre-back spent the second half of last season at the Riverside and played 14 games. BBC Sport has learned he

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July 21st, 2014

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Boko Haram ‘controls’ Nigeria town

21 July 2014 Last updated at 20:31 Boko Haram’s insurgency has become more brutal in the past year Nigeria’s militant Islamists are in control of the key town of Damboa in north-eastern Nigeria, a local vigilante leader has told the BBC. The vigilante force ...

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July 21st, 2014

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VIDEO: HIV deaths in Africa

Aids-related deaths are on the decline in sub-Saharan Africa. But globally, only a quarter of children who need antiretroviral therapy actually receive it. The world’s biggest meeting of HIV and Aids experts, activists and policy-makers is currently underway in ...

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July 21st, 2014

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VIDEO: Are we winning the war on Aids? In 60 seconds

The global Aids epidemic could be brought under control by 2030, according to a report by the United Nations Aids agency. Both the number of new HIV infections and deaths from Aids are falling, says the report. But it calls for a much greater international effort, as the ...

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July 21st, 2014

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Drogba in talks over Chelsea return

Striker Didier Drogba is considering a one-year deal to return to Chelsea. The Ivory Coast international, a free agent after leaving Galatasaray, left Stamford Bridge in 2012 after scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich. ...

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July 21st, 2014

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VIDEO: Fighting at Tripoli airport

At least 50 people have been killed in fighting at Tripoli airport since it began a week ago, according to the health ministry. More heavy fighting between rival militias broke out in and around the main international airport on Sunday. The violence has forced the airport to

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July 21st, 2014

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South Sudan rebels ‘break ceasefire’

21 July 2014 Last updated at 10:26 Rebel and government forces have been fighting since December in the world’s newest state The United Nations (UN) has accused South Sudanese rebels of violating a ceasefire by launching an offensive to recapture its former ...

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July 21st, 2014

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