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Ethiopia PM Hailemariam Desalegn in surprise resignation

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hailemariam Desalegn had been Ethiopia’s prime minister since 2012 The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, has resigned amid deadly anti-government protests, state TV reports. In a televised address, he said his resignation was “vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would …

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India woman dies after hair caught in go-kart wheel

Image copyright Sant Arora/Hindustan Times Image caption The woman was visiting the theme park with her husband, young son, and other relatives An Indian woman has died in an amusement park in the northern state of Haryana, after her hair got tangled in the wheels of a go-kart. The 28-year-old …

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New Zealand man fined for drink-driving motorised cool box

New Zealand man fined for drink-driving motorised cool box By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright NZ Police Image caption The ride-on cooler, also known as an “esky” is illegal on the roads in Australia and New Zealand A man has been fined in New Zealand …

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Cyril Ramaphosa due to become South Africa’s president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa, left, was the deputy president to Jacob Zuma Cyril Ramaphosa is due to become South Africa’s president after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned. Mr Zuma was under intense pressure from his own ANC party, which told him to step down or face a …

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Florida shooting: A survivor’s story

Image caption David Hogg, 17, was in a science class when the first shots rang out at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School It was 14:30 when David Hogg heard the first shot. The 17-year-old was in environmental science class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida. The teacher had just …

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Oxfam scandal: UN aid agencies fear backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Oxfam staff are accused of paying vulnerable people for sex in Haiti in 2011 The news that Oxfam staff used prostitutes in Haiti has led to renewed focus on how the aid sector works, and what measures are in place to prevent abuse by …

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Barnaby Joyce: Australia deputy PM takes leave over scrutiny

Image copyright EPA Image caption Barnaby Joyce will take one week of leave, Malcolm Turnbull says Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce will take a leave of absence following politically damaging debate over his affair with a former staffer. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told parliament that Mr Joyce would not …

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