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Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder to step aside

<b>The founder of South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is to take a back seat at the age of 73, their manager has announced.</b><p>Joseph Shabalala, who performed at a memorial concert for Nelson Mandela last month, will "enjoy the fruits of his hard work".<p>He will not take part in the choral groups's …

India: Woman gang-raped on orders of 'kangaroo court'

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Senegal frees Russian ship caught for 'illegal fishing'

<b>Senegal has freed a Russian ship after its owner paid a $1.2m (£720,000) fine for fishing illegally in its waters, a government minister has said.</b><p>Haidar El-Alia said Senegal had shown that it would not allow the "looting of our seas" by "pirates".<p>Russia had condemned the "aggressive conduct of …

Mary Konye guilty of acid attack on friend Naomi Oni

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Ghana president pays tribute to BBC presenter Komla Dumor

The president of Ghana has paid tribute to BBC World TV presenter Komla Dumor who died suddenly at his London home at the age of 41.<p>A Ghanaian, Komla Dumor joined the BBC in 2007 and became a presenter for BBC World News and its Focus on Africa programme.<p>During an interview on the programme, …

Justin Bieber in Miami court for 'drunk road racing'

Singer Justin Bieber has been granted bail after appearing in a Miami court accused of racing and driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs.<p>Amateur footage shows the moment the 19-year-old was pulled over by Miami Beach Police in the early hours of Thursday morning …

Will Binyavanga Wainaina change attitudes to gay Africans?

<b>With internationally acclaimed Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina coming out, Africa's embattled gay rights movement finally has a public face around which to rally support for equality, writes BBC Africa's Farouk Chothia.</b><p>"What he has done is brilliant. He is admired and respected, and the only …

Derby fire deaths: Philpott killings 'not predictable'

<b>The deaths of six children in a Derby house fire "could not have been predicted or prevented", a serious case review has concluded.</b><p>Social services, police and health workers were given no reason for concern beforehand, the report said.<p>The children, aged between five and 13, died as a result of the …

Beyonce and Jay Z top US Billboard music power list

Beyonce and Jay Z have been jointly recognised as the most powerful people in music by Billboard.<p>The celebrity couple were voted top of Billboard's Power 100 list by the magazine editors who analysed market share, revenue and other data.<p>Both have founded their own companies - Beyonce's Parkwood …

South African police arrested for murder

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Justin Bieber bailed after Miami drink-drive arrest

<b>Pop singer Justin Bieber has been released from custody in Miami, following his arrest on Thursday.</b><p>The 19-year-old posted bail of $2,500 (£1,500), after a brief court appearance, where he was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs.<p>Police said the star …

Frankfurt killings: Two die at state court building

<b>Two men have been killed in a shooting and stabbing attack at a court complex in Frankfurt.</b><p>The suspected attacker fled the scene on foot but was arrested nearby.<p>The incident happened at about 0845 (0745 GMT) at the state court in Germany's financial capital.<p>The two victims were aged 45 and 50, one …

Somerset floods: 'Major incident' declared

<b>A "major incident" has been declared for all areas affected by flooding in Somerset following warnings of further heavy rain.</b><p>Many villagers are already cut off by floods and Somerset County Council said its priority was to keep people safe.<p>Sedgemoor District Council has made the same announcement …

West Bengal gang rape: Supreme Court orders probe into 'disturbing' case

<b>India's Supreme Court has ordered a judge to investigate the gang rape of a tribal woman, allegedly on orders of village elders who objected to her relationship with a man.</b><p>The 20-year-old woman is in hospital. Her condition is reported to be stable.<p>Describing the case as "disturbing", the court …

Blasphemy case: Briton in Pakistan sentenced to death

<b>A court in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi has sentenced a 70-year-old British man to death after convicting him of blasphemy.</b><p>Muhammad Asghar was arrested in 2010 after writing letters to various people claiming to be a prophet, reports say.<p>His lawyers argued for leniency, saying he has a history …

Blaze hits care home in Quebec, Canada, killing five

As many as 31 elderly Canadians are unaccounted for and five are confirmed dead after a fire destroyed an old people's home in Quebec.<p>Prime Minister Stephen Harper said there was little doubt the loss of life at Residence du Havre in L'Isle-Verte would be "considerable".<p>James Robbins reports.

The 'talking' cars that warn drivers about unseen hazards

Many modern cars are fitted with sensors and cameras to help drivers avoid rear-end collisions, but these systems can only detect what the vehicle can physically see in its line of sight.<p>To solve this problem, car manufacturers are now developing vehicle to vehicle communication which allows cars …

Callum Wilson murder: Mother Emma Wilson jailed for life

<b>A woman has been jailed for life after beating and blinding her 11-month-old son who she then murdered.</b><p>Callum Wilson, from Windsor, suffered a detached retina, an "unsurvivable brain injury", broken bones and bruising, and died in hospital in March 2011.<p>Emma Wilson, 25, of Paddock Close, had blamed …

Egypt militants step up campaign with Cairo blasts

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Senate aide facing child porn charges hangs himself

<b>A former senior US Senate aide who was arrested on child pornography charges last month was found dead after hanging himself, authorities have said.</b><p>Jesse Ryan Loskarn, 35, was chief of staff to Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee until his arrest in December.<p>He was accused of possession and …

Rescuers to resume searching Quebec old-people's home

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Texas judge orders removal of pregnant Marlise Munoz life support

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Million sickness benefit applicants 'fit for work'

<b>Nearly a million people who applied for sickness benefit have been found fit for work, according to figures from the Department for Work and Pensions.</b><p>The DWP claims 980,400 people - 32% of new applicants for Employment and Support Allowance - were judged capable of work between 2008 and March …

Ukraine: 'Activist killed with approval of state'

The political crisis in Ukraine deepened on Friday as protests spread from the embattled capital of Kiev to more cities in the country.<p>Although there have been many protests in Ukraine over the last ten years, this is the first time that they have turned deadly, with two protesters confirmed dead …

Pregnant mother's fatty diet 'may alter baby's brain'

<b>A high-fat diet during pregnancy has the potential to alter a baby's developing brain and increase its chances of obesity later in life, animal studies suggest.</b><p>The team at Yale School of Medicine, in the US, showed diet could change the structure of mice brains.<p>They argue this could explain why the …

Pakistan is in the grip of chaos

<b>Violence is soaring to new levels in Pakistan, with militants unleashing a wave of deadly attacks - and the government is dithering about what to do, writes guest columnist Ahmed Rashid.</b><p>Tuesday 21 January was a fairly normal day in Pakistan. Twenty-nine Shia Muslims were killed by Sunni militants …