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News from the Global South


South Africa's Saidy Brown: 'Why I shared my HIV status on Twitter'
Saidy Brown discusses the extraordinary reaction after she disclosed her HIV status on Twitter.

Togolese striker Francis Kone saves opponent's life
Togolese striker Francis Kone saves the life of goalkeeper Martin Berkovec, who almost swallowed his tongue during a Czech league match.

Western Sahara: Morocco to pull out of UN buffer zone
Tension in the area flared up when Moroccan troops moved in, breaching a UN-backed ceasefire.

Chile floods: Millions without water in capital Santiago
Rain and floods contaminate a major river and leave four million without water in Santiago.

Rio carnival: 20 hurt as out-of-control float hits fence
The vehicle went into reverse, crushing a number of dancers and spectators against a fence.

All eyes on China's growth target as 'two sessions' near
With China's economic growth slowing for a sixth year in 2016 to a 26-year low, the world is watching as the government prepares to announce this year's growth target at the annual parliamentary session.

China's financial regulators keep lid on emergent risks
China's central bank and regulators for the stock, banking and insurance sectors are in full swing attempting to rein in rising financial risks.

Guangzhou sees new development opportunities
STV Sakai, with a registered capital of 21 billion yuan ($3 billion), plans to invest 50 billion yuan to produce the 10.5 generation panel, substrate glass and related product lines. It is the biggest foreign investment project in four decades in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong.

China's first undersea subway tunnel taking shape
The length of the tunnel will be 8.1 kilometers, and the track will reach depths of up to 85 meters below sea level.