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News from the Global South

 

Malawians boycott South African shops
South African-owned shops in Malawi stay closed after calls for a boycott from activists angered at recent xenophobic attacks.

Al-Shabab kills man for blasphemy
The Somali Islamist movement al-Shabab has killed a man for "insulting the prophet Muhammed", witnesses tell the BBC.

Niger battles meningitis outbreak
A mass immunisation programme to protect children against meningitis starts in Niger, as the death toll rises from 85 to 129.

Chile volcano causes flight problems
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled.

Russia and Argentina in energy deals
Argentina and Russia sign a series of framework agreements on economic and energy co-operation following talks in Moscow.

CNOOC Q1 sales revenue down 40 pct on falling prices
Sales revenue of China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) went down 39.9 percent to 35.5 billion yuan ($5.8 billion) in the first quarter, the company said on Friday.

China property loans increase
China is lending more to the property sector, especially affordable housing projects, the central bank said on Friday.

China mulls new projects to boost investment
The economic planner is likely to announce a batch of projects to help stabilize growth and boost investment, an official said on Friday.

Fans queue to get their hands on Apple Watch
Apple watch went on sale on April 24 around the world, and it proved a hit in China, with fans queuing in front of the outlets even before it started selling.

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