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Make pencils, create 400,000 jobs'

With the value of oil and the Naira currency in decline, Nigeria is turning to old-fashioned pencils to provide relief. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

Flint to give relief on water bills

Flint residents will get a temporary reprieve from water bills as the Michigan city struggles with a man-made crisis that polluted its tap water. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

Fake nurse guilty in kidnapping

A South African woman was convicted of kidnapping a new born almost 19 years after the incident. The victim was reunited with her biological family. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

Trump or Cruz' GOP leaders prepare to choose

In the bowels of the Capitol and over meals with high-powered donors, Republican Party elders are begrudgingly coming to grips with what once was unthinkable: Choosing between Ted Cruz or Donald Trump as their party's nominee. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

Tumours shrunk 'dramatically' in days

A pair of drugs can dramatically shrink some breast cancers in just 11 days, UK doctors have shown. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

India Twitter users mock UK newspaper

UK newspaper Daily Mail is criticised by Indian tweeters after it fails to recognise Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

Parole for killer of anti-apartheid hero

A court in South Africa rules that the killer of anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani should be freed on parole after more than 22 years in prison. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

Ethiopia apology over Oromo protests

Ethiopia's prime minister apologises for the death and destruction that resulted from protests in the country's Oromia region, but blames "anti-peace" forces for the violence. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

England & Wales make scrum accusations

England and Wales accuse each other of scrummaging illegally before their crucial Six Nations fixture. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

Scotland eliminated from World T20

Scotland are eliminated from the World T20 following a limp batting performance in their must-win match against Zimbabwe. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

Band driver 'ran red light deliberately'

Swedish police are examining whether Viola Beach's driver "deliberately" crashed through a barrier on a bridge from which they fell to their deaths. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

Facebook buys selfie face-swap app

Facebook buys photo-editing app Masquerade, which lets people change their appearance in real-time. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

US stocks rise on eurozone stimulus

Stocks on Wall Street rise in early Thursday trading after the European Central Bank unveils stimulus measures to boost the eurozone economy. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

India migrant hits jackpot on day one

A West Bengal migrant worker who won the Kerala lottery jackpot one day after arriving there is returning home. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

Why India's huge 'spiritual' festival has run into trouble

Why the World Cultural Festival, due to be held in Delhi and expected to attract 3.5 million people, is controversial. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

Did the UK lose its sovereignty in 1972'

Boris Johnson says: "You cannot express the sovereignty of Parliament and accept the 1972 European Communities Act." Is he right' Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

Lula: The most hated and loved man in Brazil

Investigations into Brazil's most important politician are stirring up emotions and violence, writes BBC South America business correspondent Daniel Gallas. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

VIDEO: Baby kidnapper: 'I am a victim too'

A South African woman found guilty of kidnapping a two-day-old baby in 1997 says she hopes she can maintain a relationship with the girl she stole. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

Turkey's first lady praises harem

The wife of Turkey's president describes the harem of the Ottoman era as an educational establishment that prepared women for life, according to media reports. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16

Islamic State files 'probably genuine'

The German interior minister says stolen files detailing thousands of recruits to the Islamic State group can be assumed to be genuine. Read More ...
Posted on: 03/10/16



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