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April 8 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Apr 8 2014, 16:21:50

Andre Schuerrle put Chelsea ahead with the first goal as the English team overcame a 3-1 deficit with a 2-0 (3-3 aggregate) victory over Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in London on Tuesday.

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From Africa in Transition Tue Apr 8 2014, 15:03:54

This is a guest post by Le Chen, Janice Dean, Jesper Frant, and Rachana Kumar. They are Master of Public Administration...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Apr 8 2014, 11:14:56

Though the separatist Parti Quebecois topped polls at the start of the campaign, the Liberal Party prevailed in provincial elections in Quebec on Monday. FRANCE 24 looks at the reasons for the defeat of the once-dominant sovereigntist party.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Apr 8 2014, 11:10:41

In a report coinciding with International Roma Day on Tuesday, Amnesty International said that European states are failing to protect their Roma communities, many of whom live in precarious conditions and are the victims of hate crimes.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Apr 8 2014, 10:38:35

New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls vowed to pursue a policy of economic competitiveness, promising tax cuts for corporations and households on Tuesday during his first speech to parliament since he took office.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Apr 8 2014, 09:08:32

Former Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius broke down in sobs Tuesday as he recounted the moment he realised he had shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, forcing his trial in a South African court to be adjourned until Wednesday.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Apr 8 2014, 06:48:56

Ukraine sent special forces to its eastern cities on Tuesday in a bid to prevent a Crimea-style secession of its eastern provinces as pro-Russian protesters continued to occupy a regional government building they seized over the weekend.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Tue Apr 8 2014, 06:00:54

It used to be an old gas station. In the area where car owners once filled their tanks an elevated boxing ring now stands. Fraying rope holds the still sturdy structure together as George Khosi instructs his student on the correct way to dodge and jab. "One two, one two," he counts. Outside the ring, a bright green punching bag sways gently in response to blows delivered by a little boy with missing teeth and mismatched boxing gloves. The 44-year-old coach does not seem to mind, he would rather the boy box than wander the streets.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Tue Apr 8 2014, 06:00:54

It used to be an old gas station. In the area where car owners once filled their tanks an elevated boxing ring now stands. Fraying rope holds the still sturdy structure together as George Khosi instructs his student on the correct way to dodge and jab. "One two, one two," he counts. Outside the ring, a bright green punching bag sways gently in response to blows delivered by a little boy with missing teeth and mismatched boxing gloves. The 44-year-old coach does not seem to mind, he would rather the boy box than wander the streets.

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From Swazi Media Commentary Tue Apr 8 2014, 05:44:00

There was widespread confusion in Swaziland on Tuesday (8 April 2014) regarding the status of Nationmagazine editor Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko.

Both men were released from jail by the Swazi High Court on Sunday after spending 20 days on remand awaiting trial on contempt of court charges, following the publication of articles critical of Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi.

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