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Somali militants ‘leaving key base’

3 October 2014 Last updated at 16:04 Al-Shabab has lost several small towns in the past month Al-Qaeda-aligned militants are withdrawing from their last major stronghold on Somalia’s southern coast, residents in Barawe have told the BBC. They said that al-Shabab ...

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October 3rd, 2014

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Survivor remembers Lampedusa wreck

3 October 2014 Last updated at 00:53 By James Reynolds BBC News, Rome At least 360 migrants drowned in the wreck off Lampedusa a year ago “I feel… so happy… so bad,” says Adhanom, 24. He struggles to describe how it feels to have survived the shipwreck off the ...

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October 3rd, 2014

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Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Besiktas

75:39 Attempt saved. Demba Ba (Besiktas) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Oguzhan Ozyakup. 74:56 Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by

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October 3rd, 2014

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Catholic synod: Family values and the Church

3 October 2014 Last updated at 02:38 Marriage, divorce and contraception – some of the most hotly debated issues in the Roman Catholic Church – will top the agenda as leading Catholic clergy gather for an extraordinary synod in Rome. Millions of Catholics around ...

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October 3rd, 2014

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Ebola patient arrives in Germany

3 October 2014 Last updated at 10:37 Medical staff in protective equipment attend the arrival of the Ebola patient at Frankfurt University Hospital A hospital in the German city of Frankfurt-on-Main has taken in an Ebola patient after he was flown in during the night under ...

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October 3rd, 2014

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Marooned baboon: Africa’s loneliest monkey

3 October 2014 Last updated at 00:07 By Chris Haslam Zimbabwe It has been three years since Robinson the baboon became stranded on an island in the Zambezi River. Despite rescue attempts by tourists and frequent calls from his family, Robinson doesn’t seem to be going ...

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October 3rd, 2014

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Senegal’s expats flock to buy rams

3 October 2014 Last updated at 00:02 By Fiona Graham Technology of business reporter, BBC News, Dakar, Senegal Counting sheep: Across Senegal’s capital, Dakar, rams crowd streets and parks destined to be sacrificed for Tabaski “It’s a party, it’s joy,

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October 3rd, 2014

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The debate over ‘speaking white’

1 October 2014 Last updated at 23:23 By BBC Trending What’s popular and why Earlier this month Nefertiti Menoe had had enough of the phrase “You’re speaking white.” After she saw a meme on Facebook that ridiculed minorities who use proper English, she

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Aids origin ‘was 1920s Kinshasa’

3 October 2014 Last updated at 00:37 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Kinshasa, pictured in 1955, was at the centre of the pandemic, scientists say The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in the city of Kinshasa, in what is now the ...

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October 3rd, 2014

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VIDEO: Catholicism and me: Ghana

While the Catholic Church struggles in some parts of the world, in Africa all churches are growing, and the number of Catholics in the continent is now close to 200 million. The African Catholics are traditionally the most conservative branch of the Church, and have rejected

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October 3rd, 2014

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