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'Form of prohibition'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sydney’s controversial lockout laws have triggered protests One evening in January, the owner of an exclusive Sydney nightclub received a call from Bruce Springsteen’s manager. “They’d just finished a promotional thing and he asked me if he could bring the band over for a few drinks. I told him […]

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South Africa plans drive against illegal foreign workers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nigerians were attacked in Pretoria at the weekend South African officials will inspect workplaces to see if firms are employing undocumented foreigners, the home affairs minister says. Malusi Gigaba added that more than 60 employees of retail chain Spar “without documentation” had been arrested. Mr Gigaba warned that firms would […]

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At least six dead in blast in Lahore, Pakistan

Media captionAftermath of deadly Lahore explosion At least six people have been killed by an explosion in the Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say. The blast ripped through a shopping area, wounding another 30 people. The cause is unknown. Initial reports suggested an electricity generator exploded but police said later it may have been a […]

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Remote control

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rumours are rife about Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s health – and grip on power As Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was beginning his latest visit to London more than a month ago, a new series of Big Brother Nigeria was getting under way. A former military ruler known for his […]