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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. 
Finland votes amid economic slump  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:09:04 GMT
Finnish voters go to the polls amid hopes that a new government will pull the country out of its three-year economic slump. 
Zuckerberg defends  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:37:09 GMT
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg defends the aims of his free service after several Indian firms pull out of the project. 
'Eternal' camera takes endless snaps  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:13:27 GMT
A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists. 
Zayn Malik pays tribute to bandmates  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:12:59 GMT
Zayn Malik pays tribute to his former bandmates at an award ceremony, where he made his first solo appearance since leaving One Direction.