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Jacob Zuma: Former South African president faces corruption trial
South Africa's former president faces 16 corruption charges linked to a 1999 arms deal. | 17-Mar-2018 00:01

Botswana's Ian Khama: Trump encouraging elephant poaching
Overturning a ban on importing hunting trophies threatens elephants, says Ian Khama. | 16-Mar-2018 23:21

Ibenge insists Mavinga does have a future with DR Congo
DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge insists Chris Mavinga is in his plans, despite the defender demanding an explanation after his latest omission from the squad.
BBC News | 16-Mar-2018 19:13

Who will be Ethiopia's next prime minister?
After Hailemariam Desalegn's shock resignation last month, we profile seven people who could be Ethiopia's next prime minister.
BBC News | 16-Mar-2018 17:30

Vanilla pod farmer: 'Timing is everything'
Known for its sugarcane, Mauritius has also starting farming the more challenging vanilla crop. | 16-Mar-2018 13:40

'Beach grabbing erodes our birth rights,' say Mauritians
Activists on the island of Mauritius are rising up against foreign property developers. | 16-Mar-2018 13:03



Russia Expels 23 British Diplomats, Escalating Row Over Ex-Spy’s Poisoning
The order came days after Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain expelled the same number of Russian diplomats.
International Herald Tribune | 17-Mar-2018 13:04

Russia spy poisoning: 23 UK diplomats expelled from Moscow
It also closes the British Council in Russia - amid tensions over the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy. | 17-Mar-2018 12:45

U.K., Land of ‘Brexit,’ Quietly Outsources Some Surgeries to France
After years of austerity, the National Health Service is under enormous strain, so it is paying French doctors to perform some operations on its behalf.
International Herald Tribune | 17-Mar-2018 08:01

Le Royaume-Uni, terre du Brexit, sous-traite discrètement certaines chirurgies en France
Après des années d’austérité, le National Health Service, sous énorme pression, paie des médecins français pour réaliser certaines interventions chirurgicales à sa place.
International Herald Tribune | 17-Mar-2018 08:01

The rappers getting 'terror' sentences for songs
Artists say the government is using controversial anti-terror laws to curb free speech, writes Guy Hedgecoe in Madrid. | 17-Mar-2018 03:00

Putin ‘Likely’ Ordered Russian Ex-Spy’s Poisoning, Britain Says
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made the remarks just hours before the police in London said they were treating the death of another Russian expatriate as a murder.
International Herald Tribune | 17-Mar-2018 01:08

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Middle East

'We will stay until the end': A doctor's battle in Syria
As the Syrian government tightens its noose around the enclave, medical staff describe working in "hell on earth". | 17-Mar-2018 10:11

Israeli soldiers killed in West Bank car attack
An officer and a soldier die in what the Israeli military says was a deliberate attack on troops. | 16-Mar-2018 22:39

Syria war: Thousands flee twin offensives in Afrin and Ghouta
Dozens reportedly die in bombardments as thousands flee parallel advances by Turkish and Syrian forces. | 16-Mar-2018 13:11

Iraqi teenager convicted over Tube bomb
Ahmed Hassan is found guilty of attempted murder after injuring 30 commuters at Parsons Green. | 16-Mar-2018 13:01

Mariam Moustafa death: Teenager and sister in 'previous attack'
The dead woman's family says an earlier incident involving the same attackers was not properly dealt with. | 16-Mar-2018 11:29

US helicopter crashes in western Iraq
Seven US soldiers were on board the military helicopter when it went down, officials say. | 16-Mar-2018 02:49


Afghanistan Mourns Victims of Deadly Bomb Attack on Capital
Afghanistan Thursday mourned the victims of a massive truck bomb that blew up Wednesday in the diplomatic section of the country’s capital, killing at least 90 people and wounding more than 400 others. The bomb ripped through the central Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul, home to foreign diplomatic missions and government offices, damaging dozens of vehicles and surrounding buildings. Afghan officials said the explosives were packed in a sewage tanker. Most of the casualties were... | 01-Jun-2017 11:58

Conflicting Trends Highlight EU-China Business Ties
The business relationship between China and Europe is showing several contradictory trends as Beijing seeks to protect its own state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and its leaders seek foreign investments promising further liberalization in rules. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was in Berlin on Wednesday calling for joint efforts to promote trade liberalization and investment facilitation. On the same day, a European industry body in China expressed concerns about discrimination against foreign... | 01-Jun-2017 11:36

Russia Warming Up for FIFA Tournaments 
Excitement is building in Russia as it prepares to host the FIFA (International Federation of Association Footballs’) Confederations Cup, June 17 to July 2. The football (soccer) tournament, which Russia is hosting for the first time, is seen as a test for when it hosts the 2018 World Cup games. “It’s understood, that it is not only the preparation of the teams for the Confederations Cup but the state of stadiums, logistics, the state of all hotels, airports, of everything that has been... | 01-Jun-2017 11:33

Russia Warming Up for FIFA Tournaments
Excitement is building in Russia as it prepares for the first time to host the FIFA (International Federation of Association Footballs') Confederations Cup later in June. The football (soccer) tournament, June 17 to July 2, is seen as a test for Russia when it hosts the 2018 World Cup games. VOA's Moscow Correspondent Daniel Schearf reports. | 01-Jun-2017 11:29

White House OKs Ethics Waivers to 14 Groups, Individuals
Michael Catanzaro, a former oil and gas lobbyist, can help shape the Trump administration’s energy policies. Shahira Knight can weigh in on retirement matters even though she previously worked for Fidelity, a financial company specializing in retirement services.   The White House late Wednesday posted on its website ethics waivers granted to four ex-lobbyists and numerous others who have joined government. In all, the White House has granted 14 ethics waivers.   The... | 01-Jun-2017 11:08

Chloe Grace Moretz Apologizes for Ad Accused of Body Shaming
Actress Chloe Grace Moretz and the creators of her upcoming animated film apologized Wednesday after promotional materials were criticized of body shaming women. Moretz, 20, wrote on Twitter that she had talked to producers for the film Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs about the marketing choices, including a billboard appearing at the Cannes Film Festival last week. The ad depicted a tall, thin woman in red heels next to a shorter, heavier version of herself holding her heels. The tagline... | 01-Jun-2017 10:50

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