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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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July 4th, 2014

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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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July 4th, 2014

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Mugabe tells white farmers ‘to go’

3 July 2014 Last updated at 18:00 Mr Mugabe has ruled since independence in 1980 Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has called on the country’s remaining white farmers to cede land to black people. “We say no to whites owning our land and they should ...

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July 4th, 2014

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No proof of match-fixing

Fifa says there has been no evidence of match-fixing at any World Cup match and has called on a German magazine making allegations to provide proof. Convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal has denied he correctly predicted Cameroon’s result against Croatia before the ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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US details military role in Somalia

3 July 2014 Last updated at 16:59 By Mark Doyle BBC World Affairs Correspondent African Union troops look to US contractors for training and supplies The United States has for the first time in recent years given details of its military presence inside Somalia. US officials ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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VIDEO: From footy to foodie in Brazil

It is another rest day in the World Cup in Brazil – the quarter finals begin on Friday. But the party atmosphere continues throughout the country. Peter Okwoche reports from the city of Salvador. Article source: ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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Mugabe tells white famers ‘to go’

3 July 2014 Last updated at 18:00 Mr Mugabe has ruled since independence in 1980 Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has called on the country’s remaining white farmers to cede land to black people. “We say no to whites owning our land and they should ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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Egypt ‘failing’ on rights record

3 July 2014 Last updated at 16:37 Rights groups say the authorities are increasingly hostile to independent media and political opponents Amnesty International has warned of a catastrophic decline in human rights in Egypt, a year after the military ousted President Mohammed ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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Giraffe legs’ strong, skinny secret

3 July 2014 Last updated at 02:28 By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC News, Manchester The researchers hope to understand how the animals evolved to be so “bizarrely long-necked” Scientists have worked out the anatomical secret to giraffes’ long and ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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Uganda alert after terror warning

3 July 2014 Last updated at 13:31 The 2010 Kampala attack was on two restaurants where people were watching the World Cup final on TV Ugandan police have stepped up security in the capital Kampala following a “specific threat” of a planned attack on its main ...

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July 3rd, 2014

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