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Sierra Leone pastor finds huge diamond in Kono


A Christian pastor has discovered one of the world's largest uncut diamonds in Sierra Leone's Kono district.


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Iraqi troops seize main bridge, advance on mosque in battle for Mosul


Iraqi government forces battling Islamic State for Mosul took control of a main bridge over the Tigris river on Wednesday and advanced towards the mosque where the group's leader declared a caliphate in 2014, federal police said.

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Somali pirates suspected of first ship hijacking since 2012


An oil tanker has been hijacked by suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia,reports say, the first such hijacking in the region in five years.

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  • Zuma critic on party discipline charges An outspoken member of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) party has been charged with ill-discipline for speaking out against President Jacob Zuma.
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