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Student shoots teacher and classmates before killing himself at Mexican private school

A 15-year-old student opened fire with a gun at a private school in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey on Wednesday, hitting a teacher and...

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Essential Politics: Becerra gets confirmation hearing in state Senate, Gov. Brown’s budget team admits to math mistake

Essential Politics: Becerra gets confirmation hearing in state Senate, Gov. Brown's budget team admits to math mistake Jan. 18, 2017, 12:09 p.m. This is Essential...

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Assemblyman scores endorsement from powerful public employee union in race to replace Becerra in Congress

Essential Politics: Becerra gets confirmation hearing in state Senate, Gov. Brown's budget team admits to math mistake Jan. 18, 2017, 12:09 p.m. This is Essential...

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Update on: Essential Politics: Becerra gets confirmation hearing in state Senate, Gov. Brown’s budget team admits to math mistake

Essential Politics: Becerra gets confirmation hearing in state Senate, Gov. Brown's budget team admits to math mistake Jan. 18, 2017, 12:09 p.m. This is Essential...

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Obama says he would speak out if Trump targets Dreamers

Trump's Cabinet: Senate hearings continue Jan. 18, 2017, 12:01 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Senate...

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Sierra Leone: SLFA Confirms Hosting Extra-Ordinary Congress

Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) secretariat, has yesterday confirmed that the Association would be hosting its extra-ordinary congress come February, 2017 exactly 21 months...

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Sierra Leone: Despite World Bank’s U.S.$138 Million for 57 MW Electricity Supplywestern Area Still Struggles With 36.5 Megawatts

Even though the World Bank Group in July 2016 approved a huge sum of one hundred and thirty-eight million United States Dollars (US$138) as...

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AFCON: Host Gabon on verge of exit

Host Gabon is on the verge of an early exit from AFCON 2017 after its second consecutive draw in the group...

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Senegal troops move to Gambia border as Jammeh faces ultimatum

The Gambian leader is given an ultimatum to accept election defeat or face foreign...

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Uganda: Uganda’s Coffee Exports Increase in Quality and Quantity

Uganda's coffee exports have increased both in volume and value in the first two months of the calendar...

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Five to watch at the Cup of Nations

BBC Africa takes a look at five players to watch out for at this year's Cup of...

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South Africa: Klaasen Headlines SA Davis Cup Squad

Tennis South Africa on Tuesday announced its best possible Davis Cup squad, including the country's top doubles player, Raven Klaasen, to play Estonia in...

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South Africa: Henderson Seeks One-of-a-Kind K1 Dusi Finish

Caroline Henderson is preparing to become the first woman over 60-years-old to finish the 2017 Dusi Canoe Marathon in a...

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South Africa: Firefighters Up Against Hot, Dry Weather As Paarl Blazes Continue

Firefighters are contending with hot, dry and windy conditions in Paarl, where blazes are still burning along mountain slopes, officials said on...

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Nigeria air strike error: Urgent plea to evacuate wounded

The victims of Tuesday's accidental bombing should be compensated, Human Rights Watch...

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South Africa: Severe Fire Warning Issued for Western Cape As Blazes Still Burn

The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre on Wednesday issued a severe fire warning, saying that extremely hot and dry windy conditions could be expected...

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Nigeria: Senate Approves President Buhari’s Fiscal Plans It Once Rejected As ‘Empty’

The Senate has approved the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and the Fiscal Strategy Paper, MTEF/FSP, submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari last December,...

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South Africa: MEC Alan Winde On Financial Implication of Fires

Fires raging across the Western Cape have had a devastating effect on the agriculture and tourism...

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Afcon 2017: We paid for one mistake – Uganda coach Sredojevic

Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic says a "hard to explain" moment handed Ghana a 1-0 win in their Nations Cup...

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Africa: African Tech Startups Raised Funding in Excess of U.S.$129 Million in 2016

African tech startups raised funding in excess of US$129 million in 2016, with the number of startups securing funding up by 16.8 per cent...

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Namibia: Police Recruitment Frozen

ABOUT 4 500 Namibians' hopes of employment in the police have been dashed following the announcement of a recruitment freeze until...

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Zimbabwe: ‘Bigwig’ Threatens Beitbridge Citrus Giant

The future of one of Beitbridge's leading citrus producers, Benfer Estate, hangs in the balance after invaders ignored a court order to vacate...

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Gambia in turmoil as President refuses to hand over power

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh should be spending his last day in power on Wednesday, but he has refused to accept defeat in last month's election...

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Nigeria: Senate Fails to Stop Abuja Airport’s Closure

Abuja -The Senate yesterday ended a marathon debate on the planned closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja but failed to persuade the...

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Somalia: Early Action the Only Way to Avert Another Catastrophe, Says Senior UN Relief Official

Faced with a 'slight but steady' increase in the number of people in need, the humanitarian community in Somalia launched today an $864...

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Nigeria: Varsity Challenges Youths On Technology Advancement

As Nigeria hopes to revive the economy through the non-oil sector, especially through the Information and Communications Technology (ICT), students and youths have been...

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Zambia: Football Body Unveil Afcon Under-20 Fixtures

After Zambia Reports reported the disorganization in the hosting of the Zambia Under-20 soccer tournament, FAZ has moved quickly to show some semblance...

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Nigeria: Central Bank Bars Banks From Bitcoin, Virtual Currencies

Abuja -The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has barred deposit money banks and all other financial institutions from the operation of any form of...

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Zambia: Zamalek Striker Mayuka Goes Awol

ZAMBIAN striker Emmanuel Mayuka has kept his Egyptian club Zamalek guessing about his whereabouts after failing to report for club...

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Roller derby’s revival in Egypt

Roller derby is experiencing a global resurgence and Egypt's CaiRollers are leading the movement on the continent....

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