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  1. News - World

    Sub-Saharan immigrants attempt to jump the fence into Melilla in north Africa

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:14pm by EPA

    ... at the Spanish-Moroccan border in Melilla, a Spanish autonomous city in north Africa. Spanish officials said several hundred migrants tried to climb barbed-wire fences but were turned back by security forces from ... they can enter Melilla or Spain's other north African enclave, Ceuta. Photo: EPA ...

  2. News - World

    Beat the crowd: Middle East, North Africa hotspots tout for tourists

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 08:13pm by Reuters

    ... shrines and marsh landscapes. While insisting the north of the country was safe for tourists, they found it hard to change people’s image of a country where nearly 8,000 civilians were killed in political violence last year. The United States warns against all but essential travel. Britain makes an exception for the Kurdistan region in the north. “It’s difficult to persuade people to go ...

  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Vast new freshwater reserves discovered off China, Australia, North America and South Africa

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 05:38am by AFP

    ... of low-salinity water had been found buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves off Australia, China, North America and South Africa. "The volume of this water resource is a hundred times ...

  4. News - World - SPAIN

    Over 200 migrants storm border in Spain’s north African territory of Melilla

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 09:19pm by AFP

    ... stormed across a triple-layer border fence into Spain’s north African territory of Melilla on Friday, Spanish authorities said, in one of the largest such crossings in years. Some 300 people ... borders with Africa. The two cities sit across the Mediterranean from mainland Spain, surrounded by Moroccan territory. At least 14 migrants drowned in Moroccan waters on February 6 while trying ...

  5. News - China Insider - CRIME

    North America most dangerous destination for Chinese: report

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 03:49pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... to an analysis by the Legal Evening News, a newspaper in Beijing. One in three of these incidents occurred in North America, the paper said, making it the most dangerous place for Chinese. The newspaper ... the number of incidents is more than two times higher in North America compared to Asia, the latter accounted for most deaths last year. Last year, 92 were reported, according to the Beijing paper, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For an upside of Sino-Japanese rivalry, look to developing Africa

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 06:20pm by KAI XUE

    ... Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently passed through Africa on a multi-country tour, an opportunity for Japan to propose its economic development package to Africa. Given the US$200-billion-a-year trade between China and Africa, comparisons were natural, but they were made even livelier by the competitive words of the Japanese delegation. Abe's spokesman pitched Japan as offering ...

  7. News - World - AFRICA

    South African economy falls to No 2 on continent behind Nigeria, but Pretoria is unfazed

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... times the size of South Africa and has enjoyed high rates of growth, notwithstanding widespread corruption, poor governance, rampant oil theft and a raging Islamist insurgency in the north ... Agence France-Presse in Abuja Nigeria now continent's biggest economy but in terms of GDP per capita, South Africa remains far ahead and expects to retain that position South Africans ...

  8. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    George North ready to be centre of attention for Wales

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:21pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cardiff Wing set to step up into midfield against France Wales power wing George North is set for an unfamiliar midfield role when the champions look to get ... injury against South Africa in November which has sidelined him from international action ever since. Equally, Ashley Beck is not deemed to be fully fit following a hip injury. The talented James ...

  9. News - World - CONGO

    De Merode, head of Congo’s Virunga National Park, recovering from attack

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Goma Belgian head of Africa's oldest wildlife park shot Unidentified armed men have critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa's oldest wildlife reserve, the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said. The victim, Emmanuel de Merode, "was shot in the chest", North Kivu provincial governor Julien Paluku ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    The Rwanda genocide and Africa's world war

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Rwanda genocide and Africa's world war Twenty years ago this week, a US State Department spokesman berated several foreign governments for banning Steven ... worse for Africa. After the Rwandan Patriotic Front led by the brilliant but ruthless Paul Kagame stopped the genocide and took over the country, he pursued Hutu soldiers and civilians across ...




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