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27 November 2014 Last updated at 19:53 ET

Explosion in Nigeria 'kills dozens'map

At least 25 people are killed in an explosion in north-eastern Nigeria, close to the Cameroonian border, reports say.


Chester Missing and Conrad KochSA ventriloquist beats gagging order

A South African ventriloquist appears in court with his dummy to successfully challenge a gagging order.

Avram GrantGhana appoint Grant as new coach

Ghana appoint former Chelsea boss Avram Grant as their new coach six weeks before the start of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. BBC Sport

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