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Ivory Coast put faith in experience

Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi has selected a vastly experienced 28-man provisional World Cup squad. Striker Didier Drogba, capped 99 times, spearheads the so-called ‘golden generation’ who will have a last chance to grab glory in Brazil. Brothers Yaya and Kolo

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May 13th, 2014

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Mental tests for Pistorius requested

13 May 2014 Last updated at 12:24 Mr Pistorius may have to undergo psychiatric tests to establish if he has a general anxiety disorder (GAD) The prosecution in the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has formally requested that he undergo a mental observation. ...

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Deep-sea ‘graveyard’ discovered

13 May 2014 Last updated at 11:19 By Rebecca Morelle Science correspondent, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Footage from the Serpent Project shows the giant carcasses The chance discovery of a deep-sea “graveyard” is helping

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Abducted Nigerian girls ‘recognised’

13 May 2014 Last updated at 13:42 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s John Simpson: “This whole part of Nigeria is Boko Haram territory” Relatives and friends of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls have identified some of ...

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Nigeria: How can foreign teams help?

12 May 2014 Last updated at 16:43 By Frank Gardner BBC security correspondent Nigeria’s government asked for help in dealing with the Islamist militant group it has fought since 2009 The arrival in Nigeria of foreign teams of experts to assist in finding and freeing ...

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Nigeria abductions: Video of girls ‘gives me hope’

12 May 2014 Last updated at 19:19 A man whose three cousins are among more than 200 schoolgirls being held by Islamist militants in north-eastern Nigeria tells the BBC’s Focus on Africa radio programme of his reaction to the emergence of a video apparently showing ...

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Pistorius ruling due on mental tests

13 May 2014 Last updated at 02:38 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The Oscar Pistorius trial – Day 29 in 60 seconds The judge in the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is due to rule on a prosecution application for him to ...

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Jordan envoy free after Libya kidnap

13 May 2014 Last updated at 07:52 Fawaz al-Itan was held for nearly four weeks Jordan’s ambassador to Libya has been freed after being abducted by gunmen in the capital, Tripoli, last month. Fawaz al-Itan was released unharmed and was on his way home on Tuesday, ...

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US planes search for Nigerian girls

13 May 2014 Last updated at 06:38 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s John Simpson: “This whole part of Nigeria is Boko Haram territory” The US has revealed it is flying manned surveillance missions over Nigeria to try to

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Schlupp selected in Ghana squad

Leicester City defender Jeffery Schlupp has been picked in Ghana’s preliminary 26-man World Cup squad. The Germany-born Schlupp has only one Ghana cap but his form helped Leicester win promotion to the Premier League. Helsingborg striker David Accam is another surprise

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