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22 Jul 2017
Two years after Cecil the Lion was killed in Zimbabwe, sparking international outrage, officials say his six-year-old son Xanda was recently killed in a trophy hunt.
21 Jul 2017
In South Africa, some 3,800 babies are abandoned each year - that's ten every day. Sadly, the figure is steadily increasing.
14 Jul 2017
In eastern Cameroon, over 20,000 hectares of virgin forest are disappearing every year due to logging, forcing the indigenous Baka pygmies out of the jungle they rely on for survival.
10 Jul 2017
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in Singapore for medical treatment, in his third such visit this year, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
6 Jul 2017
Seven die in downtown Johannesburg building blaze.
19 Jun 2017
Security forces rescue dozens of guests from a Mali resort under attack by gunmen, according to a security ministry spokesman.
15 Jun 2017
At least 19 people have been killed after Islamist attackers launched a car bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel and adjacent restaurant in the Somali capital, police say.
14 Jun 2017
Protesters torched trains and smashed windows at Cape Town's central station on Monday (June 12) in frustration over delayed travel services.
13 Jun 2017
15 people are reported missing after a seven-storey building collapsed in a suburb of Nairobi.
9 Jun 2017
Fires near Cape Town force evacuations - local media reports
8 Jun 2017
Four Tanzanian children with albinism visit the U.S. to get prosthetic limbs to replace those hacked off in superstition-driven attacks in their home country.
5 Jun 2017
Africa's longest suspension bridge, which is being built and financed by China at a cost of more than $750 million, is under construction in Maputo and dazzling many, but this feat of engineering is also sparking controversy.

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The Pakistani Embassy in Kabul came under attack Friday, where a guard was injured. The offices of warlord politician Gulbuddin Hekmatyar were also targeted by suicide bombers, two of whom were killed.
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It is still unclear whether the squad could be set up again under a new mandate. The death of a young woman arrested by the "morality police" for improperly wearing a hijab sparked months of protests in Iran.
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Moldova relies heavily on Russia and Ukraine for energy and has been badly hit by Russia's invasion of its eastern neighbor. In this interview, Moldovan PM Natalia Gavrilita explains the challenges her country faces.
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We look at shocking video footage of migrants being tasered or beaten by law enforcement in June at Melilla, a Spanish border post with Morocco. An investigation by several European newspaper sheds light on the violence, in which at least 23 asylum seekers were killed.
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At least eight monks including their chief abbots were found positive for methamphetamine during unannounced testing in Phetchabun province on November 28.
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This summer, an unprecedented marine heatwave hit the Mediterranean Sea, causing mass die-offs of marine life. Will ecosystems ever recover? The Down to Earth team takes a closer look.