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Zuma vows to end xenophobic attacks 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:29:50 GMT 
    President Jacob Zuma visits migrant workers who have fled xenophobic attacks, saying the violence goes against South African values and must end.

Pope calls for more help on migrants 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:41:01 GMT 
    Pope Francis urges the EU and international community to do more to tackle the rising number of migrants making desperate journeys across the Med.

Cuban dissidents stand in local vote 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:03:20 GMT 
    For the first time in Cuba, at least two government opponents will be standing on Sunday in municipal elections in Havana.

Nigeria 'mystery disease' kills 18 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:08:24 GMT 
    A "mysterious" disease has killed at least 18 people in the past several days in south-eastern Nigeria, local officials say.

White goods dominate e-waste items 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:35:55 GMT 
    Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment made up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report.

Publisher sued over Goebbels diaries 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:16:17 GMT 
    The estate of Adolf Hitler's Nazi propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, is suing a publisher for royalties for the use of extracts from his diaries.

Police 'foil Melbourne terror plot' 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:08:38 GMT 
    Australian police charge a teenager in connection with what they say was an Islamic State-inspired plot to attack a World War One centenary event.

Saudis meet Yemen aid call 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:15:39 GMT 
    Saudi Arabia, which is leading an air campaign against rebels in Yemen, has pledged the $274m (£183m; €255m) in aid to the country called for by the UN.

Tributes to Everest avalanche dead 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:14:17 GMT 
    Tributes are paid in Nepal and climbing is suspended to mark the anniversary of an avalanche on Everest that killed 16 sherpas.

UK archbishop visits Egyptian leaders 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:15:23 GMT 
    Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby travels to Egypt for a "visit of condolence" following the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya earlier this year.

VIDEO: Johannesburg shop owners tell of attack 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:22:19 GMT 
    Two shop owners who hid in the back of their shop in Johannesburg as it was attacked by a mob have been speaking about their fears.

VIDEO: Replica French warship to sail Atlantic 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:46:32 GMT 
    An exact replica of an 18th Century French frigate has set sail on its maiden voyage - recreating a transatlantic journey to America.

VIDEO: A look around Everest's base camp 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:58:21 GMT 
    Thomas Martienssen gives a tour of the facilities at Everest's base camp as hundreds prepare to make a bid for the summit.

VIDEO: Sperm whale filmed 'doing laps' 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:16:14 GMT 
    A sperm whale surprises scientists carrying our research in the Gulf of Mexico as it circulates their equipment.

VIDEO: Ukraine condemns Moscow war exhibit 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 23:38:16 GMT 
    An interactive exhibition in Moscow about the conflict in eastern Ukraine has been criticised by the Ukrainian presidential administration as "propaganda".
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