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G20 agrees to boost economies

The world's 20 major economies have agreed to a plan aimed at pushing their combined growth beyond the 2% they were initially targeting.

Hamilton wins Japanese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton beat his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to claim victory in Japan, but Sunday's race was overshadowed by Jules Bianchi's crash.

ICC to investigate Central African Republic atrocities

The International Criminal Court has opened a formal investigation into an "endless list" of atrocities committed in the Central African Republic.

‘Non-cooperative’ Kenyatta delays ICC trial again

President Uhuru Kenyatta has been summoned by the International Criminal Court for his role in election-related violence, but he has not co-operated.

Radio communication cut-back is no benefit to F1 – Alonso

Former world champion Fernando Alonso said a new ruling ordering teams and drivers to cut back on radio conversations has "no benefit" to the sport.

Sierra Leone to order anti-Ebola shutdown

Sierra Leone's government says it will impose a three-day nationwide lockdown from September 19 in a bid to control the spread of Ebola.

Women bearing aid desperate to enter Ukraine as thousands flee

A group of Ukrainian women have been stranded at the Ukrainian border as a dispute over a Russian aid convoy blocks their mission to reach relatives.

Ethiopian bloggers, journalists charged with terrorism

A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists have been charged with terrorism for having alleged links to an outlawed group and planning attacks.

ANC adds voice to condemnation of Gaza attacks

The ANC chief whip's office says the force Israel is using in Gaza is unjustifiable because innocent civilians, including children, are being killed.

Tutu favours assisted suicide

Desmond Tutu is backing assisted dying and has asked his family not to prolong his life artificially.

Netherlands thrashes Brazil, claims World Cup third place

Brazil's World Cup experience has ended with more trauma after suffering a 3-0 defeat to Netherlands in a battle for third place.

Israel not backing down from Gaza campaign

Both Israeli and Hamas forces have ruled out an end to hostilities as the death toll from fighting in Gaza climbs to more than 100.

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