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Sunday, October 25, 2015
Fires, stun grenades as students protest in S. Africa
Thousands of South African university students protesting planned tuition hikes flocked to the country's main government complex on Friday, with some setting fires and throwing stones as police responded with stun grenades, tear gas and a water cannon.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Maldives arrests vice president over plot to assassinate president
Maldivian authorities on Saturday arrested the nation's Vice President Ahmed Adeeb over a plot to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen, who escaped death after his boat was hit by a bomb, the home minister said.
S. Africa's Zuma scraps college fee hikes in face of protests
South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday abandoned proposed hikes to university fees after days of protests culminating in police firing stun grenades at students outside government headquarters.
Boko Haram Islamists on Friday seized control of a town in the far north of Cameroon which lies on the border with Nigeria, security and regional sources said.
Libya veterinarian steered Noah's Ark of pets to safety
When evacuated foreigners left hundreds of pets behind at the outbreak of Libya's 2011 revolution, Tripoli vet Jalal Kaal braved missiles, militia checkpoints and long terrifying drives to reunite them with their owners.
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Friday, October 23, 2015
Over 30,000 people in South Sudan's war-zone regions face death by starvation, the United Nations said Thursday, warning that tens of thousands more are on the brink of famine.
Zuma to meet students following clashes
Thirty South Africa students were arrested after clashes with police outside parliament, authorities said Thursday, as President Jacob Zuma said he would meet student leaders over rising university fees.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
South African police on Wednesday used stun grenades outside the parliament building in Cape Town to disperse students demonstrating against planned tuition increases.
Morocco trash pickers help in battle against climate change
Pulling carts piled high with plastic bottles or rummaging through unofficial dumpsites, informal trash collectors abound on the streets of Morocco.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius spent his first day out of jail on Tuesday at his uncle's home in Pretoria where he will serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest for killing his girlfriend.
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