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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Jul 7 2014, 11:14:35

Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani has won Afghanistan's presidential run-off with 56.4% of the vote to the 43.5% garnered by former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, preliminary results released Monday said.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Mon Jul 7 2014, 11:00:08

At this year's edition of Roskilde Festival outside Copenhagen in Denmark, guests were invited to join a group of brave, self-declared, male Imperialists from Denmark on an African Expedition, circa 1814. The themed festival camp entitled Afrika-Expeditionen was set up by a group Danish of experts in various scientific fields, such as (French) Security, Medicine, Ethnography, [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Jul 7 2014, 10:50:18

Three representatives of the Algerian military will take part in France's "Bastille Day" celebrations on July 14, a decision that has caused anger among far-right groups as well as in the former French colony.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Mon Jul 7 2014, 09:00:59

When Israeli activist Dafna Lichtamn got home from Mozambique two months ago, she had a layover in Addis Ababa airport. Walking around the main Ethiopian airport she suddenly ran into an old friend, Sadik Alsadik, an asylum seeker from Darfur who had spent the past five years in Israel. When Lichtman met him it was his [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Jul 7 2014, 08:34:47

Three out of the six suspects arrested for the murder of Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 16, in a suspected revenge killing for the deaths of three Israeli teens have confessed to the crime, an Israeli official told AFP on Monday.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Mon Jul 7 2014, 06:00:59

In 2010, documentary filmmaker Sara Chitambo packed up five years' worth of life in Cape Town and relocated to the eGoli, ePitori to be precise. Among her long list of priorities was to immerse herself the Pretoria hip-hop scene which, at its peak, had various artists from the city featuring regularly in the South African [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Jul 7 2014, 05:32:11

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will not allow cellphones or other electronic devices on US-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged up.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Jul 7 2014, 05:13:29

Six victims of sexual abuse by priests are to tell their stories to Pope Francis in the Vatican on Monday. The pope has spoken openly about child abuse in the Catholic Church, but critics say he has taken too long to meet survivors.

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From Swazi Media Commentary Mon Jul 7 2014, 03:11:00

The Swazi Observer has accused the US Ambassador to Swaziland Makila James of violating diplomatic protocol and the Vienna Convention for supporting pro-democracy voices in the kingdom. 

The attack by the newspaper which is in effect owned by King Mswati III is unprecedented. 

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Mon Jul 7 2014, 01:46:04

Overnight Israeli airstrikes killed at least nine Hamas militants in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Islamist group, as tensions soar in the region in the aftermath of last week's grisly murder of a Palestinian teenager.

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