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A car bomb has exploded in the Malian town of Kidal, killing at least two UN peacekeepers.

African Soul Rebels, Brighton Dome, Brighton

The African Soul Rebels package enters its fourth year, with the king of Afro-beat, the Golden Voice of Africa, and a young lion from Senegal each packing hour-long sets into what must be one of the best-value concert tours around.

Senegal 1 Angola 3: United-bound Manucho startles Senegal

Manucho scored two more goals as Angola came from behind for a surprise win over Senegal at the African Nations Cup yesterday.

Robson turns down Earnshaw again

Allardyce tires of Diouf the serial offender

Senegalese sinner fails to learn from past

FOOTBALL IN BRIEF: INTERNATIONAL RETURN FOR BOLTON'S FADIGA

l The Bolton Wanderers midfielder Khalilou Fadiga has been named in Senegal's squad for a friendly against Cameroon next week, marking his rehabilitation after heart surgery last year. Fadiga was one of Senegal's best players at the 2002 World Cup finals where the west African side reached the quarter-finals, and returns to the national squad after a 19-month absence.

Football: Football in brief Pandiani set for birmingham Debut

Birmingham City are likely to hand their new striker Walter Pandiani his debut against Southampton tonight. The Uruguayan arrived on loan from Deportivo la Coruna in the dying seconds of the transfer window on Monday night.

Kamara gives Redknapp full value

Middlesbrough 1 - Portsmouth 1

Youssou N'Dour and the Fathi Salama Orchestra, Barbican, London

This seamless tapestry of rhythm weaves a medina of the mind

Laying down the law

In the Eighties, Orchestra Baobab's position as Senegal's premier band was usurped. But now they've returned

Daara J: The real old school

Winners of a Radio 3 award, Senegal's top hip-hop trio Daara J are back on the road. Tim Cooper meets them in Paris

Mnari keeps cool as Diouf rages

Tunisia 1 Senegal 0

Tunisia steal show with rotating octopus formation

Tunisia 2 Rwanda 1
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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker