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Deadly storms and tornadoes kill six people in Texas

Violent storms unleash tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains as trees uprooted and power lines snapped.

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Julius Malema vows to seize white-owned land

Opposition politician promises no compensation and pledges to nationalise banks if his EFF party wins local polls.

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Kenya burns huge pile of ivory in bid to stop poaching

President Kenyatta sets fires to biggest stockpile of ivory tusks ever destroyed, in statement against ivory trade.

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Kenya building collapse: Child pulled from rubble alive

Child rescued 10 hours after apartment block collapsed in torrential rain, killing at least seven people.

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UN votes to reinstate full Western Sahara mission

Some countries had voiced concern that previous draft resolution did not go far enough in pressuring Morocco.

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Kenya hosts summit on elephant poaching crisis

African leaders to gather in Nairobi to discuss how to tackle the dwindling number of elephants in the continent.

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Decision to drop Zuma corruption charges to be reviewed

South Africa's High Court calls for review of 2009 decision to drop 783 corruption charges against the president.

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Egyptians and Libyan traffickers killed in dispute

At least nine Egyptians and three Libyan human traffickers killed when row erupted in the Libyan city of Bani Walid.

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South Sudan war: US warns it could sanction leaders

US envoy says sanctions or an arms embargo may be imposed on political leaders if they fail to keep the peace.

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S Sudan's Riek Machar sworn in as first vice president

Swearing ceremony follows Machar's arrival in Juba after UN deal ended his 28-month conflict with President Salva Kiir.

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