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Africa’s only polar bear passes away

13 August 2014 Last updated at 16:34 Wang had apparently been heartbroken after the death of his partner in January The only polar bear in Africa has died at Johannesburg Zoo in South Africa at the age of 30. The much-loved bear, Wang, had to be put down because of heart and

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August 13th, 2014

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I did not order killings

13 August 2014 Last updated at 13:21 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Mr Mubarak insisted he was innocent, in his first televised court statement Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has told a court that he did not order the killing of ...

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Spain sees surge of migrants by sea

13 August 2014 Last updated at 12:42 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Tom Burridge reports on the “unprecedented” numbers of migrants More than 1,200 migrants have entered Spain illegally by sea over two days amid Spanish denials that

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Libyan parliament seeks foreign help

13 August 2014 Last updated at 15:52 The funeral of Tripoli’s police chief Muhammad Suwaysi, one of the latest victims of the violence, was held on Wednesday Libya’s parliament has called for foreign intervention to protect civilians from deadly clashes between ...

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Botswana’s Montsho B Sample positive

Former 400m world champion Amantle Montsho faces a two-year ban after her B Sample drugs test from the Commonwealth Games came back positive. Montsho, 31, had been provisionally suspended after her A Sample failed a doping test following the 400m final. The Botswana athlete,

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Ebola: Mapping the outbreak

13 August 2014 Last updated at 09:20 The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March, and has rapidly become the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976. More than 1,000 people have died, with Sierra Leona, Guinea and Liberia ...

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Schoolboy divides Jewish South Africans

13 August 2014 Last updated at 11:43 By BBC Trending What’s popular and why The image led to three online petitions A Jewish schoolboy from South Africa has posted a photo, and message of support, for Palestinians living in Gaza – highlighting a rift in the ...

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Rising economies ‘ahead on climate’

12 August 2014 Last updated at 13:16 By Navin Singh Khadka Environment reporter, BBC World Service Four of the world’s emerging economies have claimed that they are far ahead of developed countries in their efforts to slow climate change. Brazil, South Africa, India ...

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Rwanda express Ebola concerns to Caf

The Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has written to African football’s ruling body over worries about the threat of Ebola in Nigeria. Rwanda are due to play the Super Eagles in Calabar on 6 September in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. “We wrote a ...

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Kenya ‘at high risk’ of deadly Ebola

13 August 2014 Last updated at 11:40 Healthcare workers are among those most at risk of catching Ebola The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Kenya as a “high-risk” country for the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Kenya was vulnerable because it was ...

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