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Egyptian actress made a 'grave mistake' for wearing a dress that looked 'more like a swimsuit'

Rania Youssef is facing trial on public obscenity charges for wearing a revealing dress says she didn't mean to offend anyone.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske.
Investec Super Rugby - Highlanders v Cheetahs, 8 April 2011, Carisbrook Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand.
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South African Rugby World Cup winner shot after charging at robbers

Former Springbok was with Os Du Randt when he tried to force gunmen out of his brother's home.

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"I loved him so,” the former talk show host said, pointing out that Mandela sought reconciliation instead of revenge.

‘I loved him so’ - Oprah pays rousing tribute to Nelson Mandela on South Africa visit

“He could have crushed his opponents with his power”, but he chose reconciliation over revenge, she said.

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The 17-year-old from South Sudan was sold to a man three times her age.

Outrage as girl sold via Facebook auction to man three times her age in South Sudan

The 17-year-old was the subject of a heated online bidding war.

Watch as huge waves rip balconies off apartment building on Spanish island

The local council said 67 apartments in the building had been evacuated.

More than 40 killed in bus accident in Zimbabwe

Police say at least 20 more were injured, some with severe burns.

Quadruple amputee's extraordinary plan to climb one of Africa's highest mountains

Alex Lewis had all four of his limbs amputated after suffering from a severe bacterial infection.

Large smuggling ring trading in baby chimps stolen from their mothers uncovered in Nepal

The animals were taken from the wild in Nigeria and then flown to Kathmandu.

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Eight other people were also killed and more than 50 injured on the tourist bus which overturned.

One New Zealander killed, two others injured after tourist bus crashes in Africa

Nine people were killed after the bus overturned in Qacha's Nek, Lesotho.

Most read: Great whites and orcas battle for territory off South African coastline

One species has moved into the territory of the other, with brutal consequences.

Did he - or didn't he? Young Aussie convicted of murdering his family in South Africa says he was framed - his backers agree

Perth-born Henri van Breda is now serving three life sentences for the murder of his mother, father and brother. But was he set-up?

Exploding fuel tanks light up night sky near Cairo Airport

Locals in Egypt’s capital say they saw a ball of fire emanating from a nearby chemical factory.

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For Mike Allsop it's about giving his kids the courage to dream.

Kiwi dad takes teen son to scale Kilamanjaro in extreme twist on quality time with kids

Mike Allsop says parents should spend one-on-one time with their kids but don't have to go to extremes.

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Crocodile kills pastor during mass baptism in Ethiopia

Police used fishing nets to stop the crocodile dragging the pastor's body away.

Most watched: Asteroid, caught on video, slams into rural South African farm at 50 times the speed of sound

A night-time CCTV camera set up on a farm caught the flaming object crashing to the ground.

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Dr Marc Lanteigne of Massey University says while Ebola itself is serious, the threat to New Zealand is minimal.

Is Ebola a threat to NZ? Expert discusses the chance of an outbreak here

Outbreaks have been taking place for decades in Africa and recent cases in the Congo are causing concern.

The broken bank of the Patel Dam near Solai in Kenya's Rift Valley.

Dam bursts in Kenya leaving 44 dead and 40 missing

Seasonal rains have killed more than 170 people in Kenya since March.

Zimbabwean woman who lost arm in crocodile attack marries just five days later

Zanele Ndlovu said she thought she was going to die, but then decided to keep fighting.

Graphic warning: The terrifying moment lion mauls owner of South African safari park

Remarkably the man survived with injuries to his neck and jaw. The lion was not so lucky.

Uganda's president wants to ban oral sex - 'The mouth is for eating'

President Yoweri Museveni, who has already made homosexuality illegal, has issued a warning about oral sex.

World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

His death won't have an impact on the efforts to save the subspecies, as the focus turns to in vitro fertilisation techniques.

Watch: ‘We must undo this disgrace’ – former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe challenges President Mnangagwa’s rise to power

Mr Mugabe was confined to house arrest following a military coup late last year which saw him replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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Seven Sharp’s Gill Higgins caught up with Laura Morrison before she embarks on the epic journey.

Woman driving from Scotland to South Africa to raise money for cancer research

Seven Sharp’s Gill Higgins caught up with Laura Morrison before she embarks on the epic journey.

Head of United Nations Mission in South Sudan David Shearer.

Hundreds of child soldiers freed in South Sudan under UN programme led by former Labour leader David Shearer

Mr Shearer, who is the head of UN Mission in South Sudan, said many endured sexual abuse.

Video: Aftermath of collision between train and truck in South Africa which killed 18 people

At least 260 others were injured in the accident in Free State province.

Watch: 'I have no words' - Zimbabwe woman breaks down in tears of joy over Mugabe's resignation live on TV

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe today resigned after 37 years in power.

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