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Exhibit with black actors interrupted


Protesters smashed through the doors of a Paris theatre Thursday night in a bid to block an exhibition on the horrors of colonialism using live black actors, which has attracted increasing opposition

Namibians turn up for Africa’s first electronic-vote on Friday

Namibians voted on Friday in a general election billed as Africa’s first e-vote, with the ruling party expected to retain power in the country it has run since independence.

Three explosions rock top Nigeria cleric’s mosque

Three explosions on Friday rocked the mosque of one of Nigeria’s best known Islamic leaders, the Emir of Kano, as worshippers gathered for weekly prayers, witnesses told AFP.

Pope calls for inter-faith dialogue

Pope Francis (left) shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential palace in Ankara on Friday. AP

Pope Francis on Friday said on his first visit to Turkey that inter-faith dialogue could help end fundamentalism and terror, adding that all believers must be given the same rights.

Joko Widodo orders officials to eat street food

Indonesia has ordered officials to eat local street food at meetings instead of fancy foreign fare and stop holding lavish parties, the latest moves by the new government to crack down on bureaucratic

Amnesty warns Hong Kong police

Amnesty International on Friday warned the Hong Kong police against “excessive force” ahead of a plan-ned rally by pro-democracy demonstrators, following scuffles as a major protest site was cleared e

Activists criticise slaughter of animals in Nepal festival


Some 2.5 million devotees gathered in a remote corner of Nepal on Friday for the slaughter of animals to honour the goddess of power Gadhimai, defying protests by rights activists.

Four last copies of Magna Carta united for 1st time

The British Library will bring together the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta for the first time in February as Britain celebrates the 800-year anniversary of the famous constitutional charter.

Homage pours in for Phil Hughes

Flags flew at half-mast and thousands of fans and players paid tribute Friday as Australia and the world cricket community united in an outpouring of grief for the tragic death of batsman Phillip Hugh

UK financier’s wife gets record $530 million divorce

The estranged wife of a London financier was awarded £337 million ($530 million, 425 million euros) on Thursday in one of the biggest divorce settlements seen in a British court.

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Viswanathan Anand has for the second year running been outclassed in the World Chess Championship by a player nearly 20 years his younger.