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Blast targets Benghazi checkpoint

12 June 2014 Last updated at 00:31 Islamist groups, the army and paramilitary forces are battling against each other in Libya’s eastern city A big explosion at an army checkpoint some 50km (30 miles) outside the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has wounded six people, ...

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June 11th, 2014

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Revealing SA protest over toilets

11 June 2014 Last updated at 18:59 The protesters also complained that the bucket toilets had not been emptied in three months Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters who bared their rears during a protest over a lack of proper toilets in South ...

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Stoke sign Diouf and Teixeira

Stoke have signed Hannover’s former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf and Banska Bystrica defender Dionatan Teixeira. Senegal forward Diouf, 26, has agreed a four-year deal and will join on a free transfer when his Hannover contract expires on 1 July. Diouf in

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Egypt activist jailed for 15 years

11 June 2014 Last updated at 11:14 Mr Abdul Fattah is viewed as an icon of the 2011 revolution A court in Egypt has sentenced one of the country’s most prominent pro-democracy activists, Alaa Abdul Fattah, to 15 years in jail for illegal protest and attacking a police ...

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Protests over new Ugandan UN pick

11 June 2014 Last updated at 14:24 The new law on homosexuality has a lot of support in Uganda The expected election of Uganda’s foreign minister as UN General Assembly president in New York on Wednesday has provoked opposition in the US. Politicians have joined ...

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War rape testimony at London summit

11 June 2014 Last updated at 18:30 By Adam Blenford BBC News, London Esther Atim gave emotional testimony that Angelina Jolie praised as “brave” A woman kidnapped as a nine-year-old by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels has testified at

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Congo and Rwanda ‘in border clashes’

11 June 2014 Last updated at 17:21 Friction in between DR Congo and its neighbour has led to decades of instability in the east Rwandan forces and troops from the Democratic Republic of Congo are fighting each other on the border, the Congolese information minister says. ...

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Ghana face anxious wait on Waris

Ghana striker Majeed Waris faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup in Brazil after scans revealed he has a torn quadricep. The 22-year-old suffered the injury in only the fourth minute of Monday’s 4-0 friendly win over South Korea . The Black Stars’

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AUDIO: ‘Sense of foreboding’ over South Sudan

David Miliband has said he feels a “deep sense of foreboding” about the situation in South Sudan, where conflict erupted last December. Both sides have agreed to end fighting and form a transitional government within 60 days following a rare meeting between ...

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GM mosquitoes may aid malaria fight

10 June 2014 Last updated at 17:38 By Jonathan Webb Science reporter, BBC News It’s raining men, in a bad way – an altered gene that chops up the X chromosome during sperm production meant that 95% of mosquito progeny were male Scientists have created mosquitoes ...

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