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VIDEO: Can Zuma end South Africa violence? 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:54:15 GMT 
    The South African president Jacob Zuma has cancelled a trip to Indonesia in order to deal with the attacks taking place against foreigners in his country.


VIDEO: Fighting dengue fever in Sao Paulo 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:26:17 GMT 
    The Brazilian authorities in Sao Paulo are fighting a large outbreak of dengue fever that has killed 130 people.


Kenya failings drive al-Shabab recruitment 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:03:13 GMT 
    The attack on the University in Garissa has deepened ordinary Kenyans' dissatisfaction with their government's inability to tackle Islamists, says Karen Allen.


Three Republican 'colonels' plot their coup 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:04:01 GMT 
    What do Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have in common? They're young, hungry and ready to be president - never mind the party establishment's wishes.


High cost for Bangladesh war closure 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:37:19 GMT 
    The reverberations of the Bangladeshi war of independence in 1971 are still creating big Islamic turmoil in the world’s third-most populous Muslim nation.


King of Clubs Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri: Saddam's ally and enforcer 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:25:00 GMT 
    Profile of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Saddam Hussein's right-hand man, who later became a fugitive and a leading Sunni insurgent.


How close is Greece to Grexit? 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:40:39 GMT 
    If Greece fails to come to a deal with its eurozone partners on 24 April, how likely is it to default on its loans and perhaps leave the euro?


Iraq: Growth of the Shia militia 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:26:42 GMT 
    With the rise of Shia militia groups as a frontline force against Islamic State, Ranj Alaaldin explains how the phenomenon emerged.


Ringo Starr inducted to Hall of Fame 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:24:15 GMT 
    Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is joined by Sir Paul McCartney as he is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Scarlett O'Hara outfit auctioned 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:15:08 GMT 
    An outfit worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the film Gone with the Wind sells for $137,000 (£91,000) at an auction in California.


China cuts bank reserve requirements 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:54:04 GMT 
    China's central bank is to cut its bank reserve requirement ratio by one percentage point, as it aims to stimulate a cooling economy.


Saudi industrial in profits fall 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:09:23 GMT 
    Saudi Arabian manufacturing and chemicals giant Sabic posts a 39% drop in net profits in the first quarter of the year.


White goods dominate e-waste items 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:35:55 GMT 
    Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment made up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report.


Zuckerberg defends Internet.org 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:37:09 GMT 
    Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg defends the aims of his free Internet.org service after several Indian firms pull out of the project.


Clarkson describes cancer scare 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:31:23 GMT 
    Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson reveals doctors told him a lump on his tongue was "probably cancer" two days before he hit a BBC producer.
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