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23 July 2014 Last updated at 05:33 ET

Nigerian leader vows to free girls

Nigeria's president tells parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists that the government is doing everything to secure their release.

Congolese security officers position themselves as they secure the street near the state television headquarters (C) in the capital Kinshasa, 30 December 2013Attack on Congo barracks 'repulsed'

An attack on the military barracks of the presidential guards in Kinshasa has been repulsed, the DR Congo government says.

Bags containing body partsHuman body parts dumped in Tanzania

Eight people from a Tanzanian medical institute are arrested after 85 bags containing human body parts are found in the city of Dar es Salaam.

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How did Oscar Pistorius' defence fare?

With the theatrics over at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, it is left to Judge Thokozile Masipa to consider whether she believes his defence.

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