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US tourists die as Costa Rica rafts capsize

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Quepos area on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast is popular with foreign tourists Four US tourists have died in Costa Rica after a rafting accident on a swollen river on Saturday, officials have said. A fifth person, a local tourist, is also missing. “Fourteen tourists and three guides on […]

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New York witches place hex on Brett Kavanaugh

Image copyright Catland Books/Facebook Image caption Catland Books used a fiery image of Brett Kavanaugh to promote their event The occult turned bipartisan on Saturday as a coven of New York witches placed a hex on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Dozens attended the event at Brooklyn’s Catland Books, which was also streamed online. […]

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Nigeria's Kaduna state: 55 dead after row at market

Sectarian violence sparked by a spat at a market has left 55 people dead in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Muslim and Christian youths reportedly clashed after a row between wheelbarrow porters in the town of Kasuwan Magani. The state police commissioner said 22 people were arrested after the unrest. Authorities […]

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Why attacks on aid workers may hurt the world's poorest

Image copyright Reuters The brutal killing of a 24-year-old midwife in north-east Nigeria has shocked the international humanitarian community, raising concerns that aid to millions of people could be withdrawn. On Sunday 14 October, journalists in Geneva were contacted by highly anxious officials at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The organisation had […]

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Do you speak Telugu? Welcome to America

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nina Davuluri, the first Indian-American to be crowned Miss America, has roots in Telegu-speaking Andhra Pradesh. Claim: Telugu is the fastest growing language in the US. Verdict: Yes it is, according to a study by an American think tank. The number of speakers of Telugu, a south Indian language, […]

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In pictures: Follow Ghana's 'yellow-brick road'

Image copyright Nii Odzenma If you follow the yellow-brick road in Ghana, it does not take you to the Land of Oz’s Emerald City, but rather to La – a district in the capital Accra. This is where artist Serge Attukwei Clottey periodically carpets the dusty streets with giant yellow plastic tapestries. Image copyright Nii […]