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Inspirational Africans - or glory-hunters?

Inspirational Africans - or glory-hunters?

A record number of Africans competed this year - but most of them live in the US and Europe.
Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

The employer of a Filipina maid who was found dead in a freezer is arrested in Lebanon.
How the Nile could see a 'water war'

How the Nile could see a 'water war'

A new dam on the river Nile could trigger the world's first war about water, writes Alastair Leithead.
Trump-Russia: Manafort 'paid European ex-politicians'

Trump-Russia: Manafort 'paid European ex-politicians'

President Trump's ex-campaign chief paid ex-politicians to lobby for Ukraine, an indictment says.
Why do some Chinese funerals involve strippers?

Why do some Chinese funerals involve strippers?

Chinese authorities are once again cracking down on the practice which have existed for years.
World Hacks: Putting your leftover pills back to work

World Hacks: Putting your leftover pills back to work

An app in Greece is helping people donate their leftover drugs to those who can't afford to buy them.
'Groped by Holy Mosque guard during Hajj' in Mecca

'Groped by Holy Mosque guard during Hajj' in Mecca

A number of women have taken to social media to say they've been sexually assaulted during the Hajj pilgrimage.
Deaf Eritrean twins break barriers in fashion world

Deaf Eritrean twins break barriers in fashion world

Deaf twin models Hermon and Heroda are trying to break barriers for people with disabilities in the fashion world.
Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly double car bombing near presidential palace

Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly double car bombing near presidential palace

At least 18 people are dead after two large explosions, one of them at the presidential palace.
Nigerian president apologises for Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap

Nigerian president apologises for Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap

President Buhari apologises for the suspected abductions, as parents say 100 remain missing.
White House barrier hit by vehicle, Secret Service says

White House barrier hit by vehicle, Secret Service says

A 35-year-old woman is taken into custody after the crash, the Secret Service says.
Trump-Russia: Ex-campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty

Trump-Russia: Ex-campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty

As Rick Gates pleads, Paul Manafort is accused of secretly using ex-European politicians to lobby.
Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans 'pure illusion'

Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans 'pure illusion'

The European Council president says reports suggest the UK is still trying to cherry pick its Brexit deal.
How young conservatives view #NeverAgain

How young conservatives view #NeverAgain

As Florida students lead calls for stricter gun laws, how do activists on the right see the movement?
US to open new embassy in Jerusalem in May

US to open new embassy in Jerusalem in May

Israel hails the move but a Palestinian official says it is a "blatant provocation".
Steve Jobs: Apple founder's 1973 job application going on sale

Steve Jobs: Apple founder's 1973 job application going on sale

The document is riddled with spelling errors and grammatical mistakes but could sell for $50,000.
Bullish Trump jokes about hiding his bald spot

Bullish Trump jokes about hiding his bald spot

The hair joke was one of several off-script moments as the president relished addressing supporters.
Rohingya villages destroyed 'to erase evidence'

Rohingya villages destroyed 'to erase evidence'

Satellite images suggest more than 50 villages have been demolished, Human Rights Watch claims.
Do people agree with Kylie Jenner on the Snapchat update?

Do people agree with Kylie Jenner on the Snapchat update?

We asked young people what they thought about the Snapchat after Kylie Jenner said she was no longer a fan.
Syria war: Who are Russia's shadowy Wagner mercenaries?

Syria war: Who are Russia's shadowy Wagner mercenaries?

Russian Wagner group fighters have died in Syria - others have fought in Ukraine.