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Deadly collapse in Lagos building

12 September 2014 Last updated at 23:35 A building linked to TB Joshua, one of Nigeria’s best known preachers and televangelists, has collapsed in Lagos, killing at least three people. The two-storey structure was a guesthouse for members of Mr Joshua’s Synagogue

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September 13th, 2014

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The making and unmaking of Oscar Pistorius

How did one of the world’s most successful sportsmen, an inspiration to millions, end up facing a prison sentence after killing his girlfriend? Breathless after the 75m swim, the boy climbs out of the pool with his stumps trailing behind him, and into the arms of his ...

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September 13th, 2014

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Kerry arrives in Egypt for IS talks

13 September 2014 Last updated at 09:31 John Kerry is seeking to build a “broad-based coalition” to tackle Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Egypt amid US attempts to form a broad coalition to tackle Islamic ...

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September 13th, 2014

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Africa in pictures: 5-11 September 2014

12 September 2014 Last updated at 18:05 A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week: A performer shows off her costume at a carnival in South Africa’s main city, Johannesburg, on Saturday… Elaborate preparations are made before the ...

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September 13th, 2014

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Did Reeva Steenkamp get justice?

12 September 2014 Last updated at 18:13 By Pumza Fihlani BBC News, Pretoria Oscar Pistorius was a picture of composure as the judge announced he was guilty of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The athlete, who became emotional on

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September 13th, 2014

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Many dead in Lagos building collapse

12 September 2014 Last updated at 23:35 A building linked to TB Joshua, one of Nigeria’s best known preachers and televangelists, has collapsed in Lagos, killing at least three people. The two-storey structure was a guesthouse for members of Mr Joshua’s Synagogue

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September 13th, 2014

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VIDEO: Mauritian tourist trade targets Asia

Tourists from Europe have long been drawn to the exotic destination of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. But after the economic slowdown, the dynamics have changed and Mauritius is now trying to attract visitors from new markets, such as China. Adrienne Murray reports from the ...

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September 12th, 2014

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VIDEO: Why Mauritius is good for investors

They may just be a few tiny specs in the middle of the Indian Ocean, but the small island nation of Mauritius has made a big name for itself in offshore financial services. Traditionally seen as a route for investment into India, more recently Mauritius has been selling ...

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September 12th, 2014

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Steenkamp family protest at verdict

12 September 2014 Last updated at 21:22 Oscar Pistorius faces up to 15 years in jail for culpable homicide The parents of Reeva Steenkamp say “justice was not served” after South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of murdering their daughter. June and ...

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September 12th, 2014

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Kabylie punished over Ebosse death

Algerian club JS Kabylie have been banned from playing at home for the 2014-2015 season following the death of Cameroonian Albert Ebosse last month. Fans of Kabylie are also banned from attending any matches – home and away – until the start of the year. Ebosse ...

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September 12th, 2014

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