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Oscar Pistorius ‘suicide risk’

2 July 2014 Last updated at 14:23 Oscar Pistorius was on Tuesday described as an “astute businessman” Oscar Pistorius has post-traumatic stress disorder and is at risk of suicide, according to a psychologist’s report submitted at his murder trial. The ...

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July 2nd, 2014

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VIDEO: Plane crashes into buildings in Kenya

Four people on board a cargo plane which crashed into a building in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are thought to have been killed. The BBC’s Anne Soy says the crash may have been caused by early morning fog and that one person who was inside the building is now being ...

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July 2nd, 2014

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South Africa’s Impey fails drugs test

Cyclist Daryl Impey, who became the first South African to wear the yellow jersey in Tour de France history last year, has failed a drugs test. Impey tested positive for the banned substance Probenecid at the South African championships in February. In a statement on his ...

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July 2nd, 2014

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Match-fixer denies predicting results

The convicted match-fixer at the centre of allegations surrounding a World Cup game between Cameroon and Croatia has denied predicting the correct result. German magazine Der Spiegel claimed Wilson Raj Perumal correctly forecast the outcome of the Group A game. Perumal, a ...

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July 2nd, 2014

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Trapattoni in talks with Ivory Coast

Italian Giovanni Trapattoni has revealed he is in discussion with Ivory Coast to become their next manager. The 75-year-old has been out of a job since parting company with the Republic of Ireland in September 2013. “The Ivory Coast? Everything should materialise in 15

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July 2nd, 2014

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VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 32

Oscar Pistorius’ manager Peet van Zyl was asked about Pistorius’ relationship with guns and his temper during day 32 of the South African athlete’s trial. Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria. He denies murder, saying ...

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July 2nd, 2014

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VIDEO: South African engineers go on strike

Engineering and metal workers in South Africa have gone on strike after talks on Monday failed to reach an agreement over pay. The country’s largest union, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), claims that more than 200,000 members are striking. ...

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July 2nd, 2014

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WHO calls emergency Ebola meeting

2 July 2014 Last updated at 00:33 By Tulip Mazumdar Global health reporter Medical staff at Ebola isolation ward in Conakry, Guinea Health ministers from 11 African countries are meeting in Accra, Ghana, in an attempt to “get a grip” on the deadly and worsening ...

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July 2nd, 2014

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VIDEO: Tutu and Machel on child marriage

It is thought that more than ten million girls around the world are married before they turn 18. The effect on their health and education can be catastrophic. Two of Africa’s best known elders are campaigning to end the practice; Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca ...

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July 2nd, 2014

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VIDEO: Taking a ride on Kenya’s cashless bus

Matatus, combi taxis, tro-tros – if you have had to travel round an African city on the cheap, you have probably used one of these minibus taxis. Their reputation has not been the best, but from Tuesday, that may change in Kenya, as its matatus go cashless. The ...

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July 2nd, 2014

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