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UN reaches for the stars

The UN is throwing a party for its 69th birthday - and a host of celebs will be there to celebrate the world body’s achievements.

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Canadian duo ‘denied access to legal counsel’

The Canadian couple accused of spying near China's border with North Korea have been kept separately in near isolation for more than 80 days, according to their... Read Story

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Botswana’s voters head to the polls

More than 800 000 people are registered to vote in Botswana’s general elections.

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‘State aiming to protect comrades’

The government is becoming more secretive to protect politicians from embarrassment, says the Right2Know Campaign.