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News from the Global South


Burundi rival accepts top post
Burundi's opposition leader Agathon Rwasa is elected as a deputy speaker of parliament, despite his criticism of recent controversial polls.

US inquiry into African lion killer
US officials launch an investigation into the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe but say they have been unable to reach the American involved.

Kenya's Garissa campus 'must reopen'
Peace activists in Kenya are calling for the reopening of the college where 148 people were killed by gunmen from the Somalia-based al-Shabab group.

Soldiers guard El Salvador buses
El Salvador provides security escorts for buses forced to observe a strike called by criminal gangs, after several drivers were killed.

More arrests in Chile burning case
A further five Chilean ex-army soldiers are charged over the burning of two teenagers during a 1986 protest against Gen Augusto Pinochet.

For priests of high fashion, offline is better than online
I was told it was a new boutique store, offering medium- to high-end men's fashion.

93 more banks approved to issue certificates of deposit
China's central bank on Thursday approved 93 banks, including three foreign lenders, to issue large-denomination certificates of deposit (CDs) to individuals and companies.

China's economic operation good in general: Xi
China's economy is functioning well in general, with some problems remaining that require the wisdom of all and solid efforts, President Xi Jinping has said.

Chinese tea aims to go global on Belt and Road Initiative
"One Belt, One Road" is a rare opportunity to turn Chinese tea consumption into a global phenomenon and boost the whole industry.