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South Africa violence: Zulu king denies inciting racist attacks and appeals for calm

The South African Zulu king whose comments are believed to have sparked a wave of anti-immigrant violence in the country has appealed for calm in front of an audience of thousands.

A man rescues an migrant from the Aegean sea; some 80 per cent of those arriving illegally in Europe have done so only after paying smugglers to facilitate some or all of their passage

Migrant boat disaster: The traffickers that prey on some of the world's most desperate people

The global people smuggling industry is worth an estimated £24bn a year

Displaced people who fled the anti-immigrant violence are seen in a camp in the village of Primrose, 15 kilometers east of Johannesburg. The government stepped up its response to unrest in Johannesburg and the eastern coastal city of Durban, with Home Minister Malusi Gigaba resolving to end 'all acts that seek to plunge our country into anarchy'

South African president Jacob Zuma cancels foreign trip to address anti-immigrant violence

The president had planned to attend a summit of African and Asian leaders

The new video showed Isis militants tearing crosses from Christian churches

Isis video purports to show beheadings and execution at gunpoint of 30 Ethiopian Christians and destruction of churches in Libya

The civil war in Libya has seen Isis-supported affiliates gain a foothold

'Mystery' disease which kills within 24 hours leaves 17 dead in Nigeria

WHO officials have been brought in to try and identify the disease.

South Africa violence: President Zuma appeals for calm as anti-immigrant unrest spreads

Clashes in Durban and Johannesberg leave five dead

Albinos are often the victims of discrimination in Tanzania TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images

Number of attacks on Albinos in Tanzania on the rise - video

Unicef said that 74 people with albinism have been killed since 2000

Big Brother contestant in South Africa expelled from show following rape allegations

Siyanda Ngwenya boasted to housemates about having sex with the woman, which she denied

Violence flared days after Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini said in remarks reported by local media that foreigners should leave South Africa

South African police use rubber bullets and tear gas as anti-immigration protesters clash with foreign nationals in Johannesburg

Violence flared days after Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini said that foreigners should leave the country

Kinessa Johnson: Tattooed US army veteran hunts poachers in Africa

She signed up to the Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW) as an anti-poaching advisor following a tour of Afghanistan

Eight Egyptian men on trial for doing a video prosecutors claimed was of a gay wedding hide their identities as they sit in the defendant's cage during their trial in Cairo on November 1, 2014

Egypt condemned for upholding right to deport gay foreign nationals after court bans Libyan national accused of homosexuality re-entry

Human rights groups say move sets a 'very dangerous precedent' for refugees

Rebecca Francis, the giraffe hunter lambasted by Ricky Gervais, says she does not regret killing animal 'for one second'

'I am grateful to be a part of something so good,' she added

Luke Godfrey found himself in trouble after diving in strong winds

Watch skydiver's helmet cam plummet 1000m before being picked up by local youths - video

Godfrey was eventually able to get his camera back after paying the youths a reward

The artefacts were found near Lake Turkana, Kenya

Tools found near Lake Turkana in Kenya are world's oldest

They are about 700,000 years older than the previous record holder and are likely to have been made by Australopithecus, an ape-like ancestor of Homo sapiens

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Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
'The solution can never be to impassively watch on while desperate people drown'
An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

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Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

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The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

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Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

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Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

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Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

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Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
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How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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