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SA strike forces GM plant closure

4 July 2014 Last updated at 13:00 Striking metal workers mean there is a shortage of parts to make cars General Motors has halted production at its main South African plant because of the strike by the country’s National Union of Metalworkers. The US car giant has not ...

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July 4th, 2014

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In pictures: Battling Ebola in West Africa

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July 4th, 2014

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Pistorius’ other future

1 July 2014 Last updated at 15:25 Article written by Andrew Harding Africa correspondent More from Andrew Follow Andrew on Twitter Oscar Pistorius in court on Tuesday Trials are, necessarily, about past events. And yet in court today, we were treated to a tantalising glimpse

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African states agree Ebola strategy

4 July 2014 Last updated at 03:56 Health workers, like these in Kenema, Sierra Leone, are taking blood samples to screen for the virus Health ministers from 11 West African countries have adopted a common strategy to fight a deadly Ebola outbreak in the region. At an ...

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Wild chimp language translated

4 July 2014 Last updated at 03:40 By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Dr Catherine Hobaiter from the University of St Andrews explains her findings and translates one of the chimps’ gestures ...

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The search for Samantha Lewthwaite

2 July 2014 Last updated at 11:56 By Adam Wishart Documentary maker Samantha Lewthwaite was married to one of the 7/7 bombers On 22 September last year, smoke billowed over the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Troops and police ducked between buildings amidst ...

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VIDEO: In 60 seconds: What is Ebola?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for “drastic action” to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has killed nearly 500 people. It is the world’s largest outbreak in terms of cases, deaths and geographical spread. The BBC explains why ...

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Why Hugh Laurie is trending in Algeria

1 July 2014 Last updated at 15:28 By BBC Trending What’s popular and why The world rallied behind Algeria in the World Cup – from the British actor Hugh Laurie, to the trending hashtag “We are all Algerian”. They’re out of the World Cup ...

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South Sudan: Heading for man-made famine

3 July 2014 Last updated at 12:32 By Tristan McConnell Leer, South Sudan South Sudan returned to war in December but this time the fight was not against the old enemy, Khartoum, but between former allies on different sides of an ethnic divide. The fighting has disrupted the ...

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Egypt: How much has changed in a year?

3 July 2014 Last updated at 09:26 Egyptian military helicopters fly above Tahrir Square on July 1 2013 Egypt’s first democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi was deposed by the military one year ago, on 3 July 2013. The removal of the Islamist leader followed ...

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