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News from the Global South


Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea
The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.

Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi
Egyptian left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi submits his official bid to run for president, the only challenger so far to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

'Dozens die' in S Sudan cattle raid
Dozens of people are killed in a cattle raid in a remote herders' camp in South Sudan's northern Warrap state, local officials say.

Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez
Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.

Easter deaths spark Brazil protests
Residents of a poor community near Rio de Janeiro torch vehicles in protest at the deaths of two young men in incidents involving the police.

Volkswagen Group delivers 20 million cars to Chinese customers
At Volkswagen Group Night held on the eve of the 13th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, Volkswagen Group China, together with its joint ventures Shanghai Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, celebrated the delivery of 20 million cars to Chinese customers.

Profits not counting on yuan depreciation
Chinese manufacturers said they are not relying on a cheaper yuan for profits, despite criticism from the US accusing China of controlling exchange rates to boost exports.

CSSC sees profits in 2013
China State Shipbuilding Corporation, one of the country's major manufacturers, posted net profits of $6.42 million in the last year, reversing huge losses in 2012.

Market value of Chinese shares down 0.91%
The combined circulation value of shares traded on China's two bourses dropped 0.91 percent to $3.32 trillion on Friday from the previous week.