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Ugandan rioting leaves one dead, 64 wounded

Soldiers and police fired at rioters who burned tyres in central Kampala yesterday, with at least one person killed as Uganda's growing protest movement reached the capital for the first time.

Deadly riots in Nigeria after Jonathan election win

Violent protests erupted across Nigeria's largely Muslim north yesterday as youths angered at President Goodluck Jonathan's election victory torched churches and homes and set up burning barricades.

Ivory Coast: Corpses and weapons collected

Teams of Red Cross workers shoveled charred corpses into bags in Ivory Coast's main city today while UN peacekeepers gathered weapons hidden in basements, throwing them into rubbish trucks for disposal.

First Night: Japan Disaster Benefit, Brixton Academy, London

Liam shines with his A-list friends at Japan aid gig

Paul Vallely: Rich countries don't need our aid, they say. Don't believe it

In a utilitarian calculus, it may well be that a country like Afghanistan needs your moneymore than Japan. Haiti certainly does

Witnesses to give evidence over blood scandal

The families of NHS patients who died after being infected by contaminated blood say they hope lessons will be learned from the inquiry into the scandal.

Asylum backlog leaves 60,000 claimants 'missing'

At least 60,000 asylum seekers will be lost without trace as the UK Border Agency struggles to clear its backlog of claims, MPs said today.

The Sinking of the Laconia, BBC2, Thursday &amp; Friday<br/>Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents, BBC3, Monday

A ship goes down, but Bleasdale's writing wins the day for BBC drama

Pantomime is hit by Red Cross ban

The Glasgow Pavilion theatre's annual pantomime has been found to be in violation of the Geneva Convention.

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Video: Rescue efforts after Colombia mudslide

A landslide following weeks of drenching rains buried more than 50 homes in northwestern Colombia, killing at least two people and likely leaving dozens trapped beneath mud and rubble, officials said Sunday.





Indonesian disasters death toll rising

The death toll in Indonesia continues to rise after a double natural disaster hit the island in just 24 hours.

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