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Migrant rescued from ship’s rudder by Italy coastguard

Italy’s coastguard has dramatically pulled a migrant to safety after he was left clinging to a ship’s rudder in the Mediterranean. The man, who was rescued the weekend, is one of about 50,000 migrants to reach Italian shores so far this year. Article source: ...

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May 23rd, 2017

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Image copyright AFP/Getty Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). He will be the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states. He replaces Margaret Chan,

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May 23rd, 2017

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Convicted Nigerian fraudster James Ibori wins £1 from UK

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption James Ibori was jailed in 2012 for money-laundering offences Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours in the UK. Ibori was ...

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May 23rd, 2017

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Traore signs new Monchengladbach deal

Ibrahima Traore joined Monchengladbach from Bundesliga rivals VFB Stuttgart in 2014 Guinea international winger Ibrahima Traore has extended his stay with Borussia Monchengladbach until 2021. The 29-year-old’s contract was due to expire in 2018, having joined ...

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May 23rd, 2017

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Guinea clinch first U20 World Cup point

Naby Bangoura of Guinea (left) is challenged by Lewis Cook of England Guinea picked up their first point at the Fifa under-20 World Cup after a 1-1 draw with England in Jeonju, South Korea, on Tuesday. England took the lead in this Group A encounter after 53 minutes when ...

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May 23rd, 2017

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Acheampong dreams of playing in English Premier League

Frank Acheampong is hoping a move to England will happen sooner rather than later Ghana’s Frank Acheampong has revealed that he dreams of playing in the English Premier League. Acheampong was a transfer target for Hull City last season but his Belgian club Anderlecht ...

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May 23rd, 2017

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Convicted Nigerian fraudster James Ibori wins £1 from UK

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption James Ibori was jailed in 2012 for money-laundering offences Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours in the UK. Ibori was ...

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May 23rd, 2017

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Makeshift army

Image caption Pierre Mbolihundo and other members of his vigilante group aim to keep Obo safe The international hunt for Joseph Kony seems to be over, but the notorious rebel leader, who was first chased from his native Uganda to South Sudan and then to the Central African ...

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May 23rd, 2017

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Ethnic vote?

Ahead of Kenya’s elections in August, we asked you what issues you want us to report on. We will be updating this page with further questions: How important is ethnicity in the election? Kenya’s political leaders have always relied on the backing of members of ...

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May 22nd, 2017

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Alastair Leithead: After Boko Haram

In April 2014 Islamist militants kidnapped 276 girls from their school in Chibok in north-eastern Nigeria. This month dozens were released. But when will the rest be free? TAP HERE to read more. Image copyright EPA Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39965685

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May 22nd, 2017

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