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News from the Global South


Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown ends
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.

Kenya marks Westgate mall attack
Kenya is marking a year since the attack by Islamist militants on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, in which at least 67 people were killed.

Deadly bomb blast in central Cairo
A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo kills at least two police officers, security officials say.

Peru creates anti-logging commission
The Peruvian authorities announce a new anti-logging commission after the killings of four indigenous leaders in the Amazon rainforest.

New toxic mine spill in Mexico
The Mexican authorities have issued a new alert about a toxic spill into a river from a copper mine run by the mining giant, Grupo Mexico.

Country Garden lays ground for project in Beijing
Country Garden Holdings Ltd, a Hong Kong listed property developer, launched its first project in Beijing on Friday, showing its ambition to tap the country's first tier markets.

Alibaba issues additional shares to raise IPO total to $25b
The underwriters of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's IPO have issued additional shares, bringing the IPO's size to about $25 billion and making it the largest initial public offering in history.

China's shadow banking shows signs of stabilizing
Growth in China's shadow banking activity continues to outpace that of nominal GDP but has begun to stabilize, says Moody's in its quarterly monitor.

Apple fans line up around the world for iPhone 6
In order to get their hands on the new iPhones before others, many of Apple-fans even queued up in front of the Apple stores one day before the sales began.