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Boko Haram 'control police academy'
Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, sources in Borno state tell the BBC.

Tour buses collide near Egypt resort
Two tourist buses collide near Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, leaving 33 people dead and 41 injured, officials say.

S Africa MPs halt president's speech
An address to parliament by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is halted by opposition MPs chanting: "Pay back the money."

Argentina debt plan ruled 'illegal'
Argentina's plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled "illegal" by a US court.

Venezuela "to fingerprint shoppers"
Venezuela plans to fingerprint supermarket shoppers in a move to combat food shortages and smuggling.

Three-year project to boost Jiading auto city
Jiading district in northwestern Shanghai is expected to launch a three-year 30 billion yuan ($4.88 billion) expansion project as it moves to become an international automobile city.

Audi's New A8 an 'evolution of class'
German auto maker FAW-Volkswagen's Audi brand debuted its new A8 series luxury car featuring more than 10 upgrades.

Hyundai launches New Genesis to Chinese maket
Hyundai Motor  launched its all-new luxury Genesis sedan in China on Monday,showing the South Korean carmaker's move into the luxury automobile sector.

China investigates former NDRC finance chief in bribe probe
Zhang Dongsheng, a former director at China's economic planning agency who oversaw corporate bond issues, is the latest official to be implicated in an anti-corruption drive.

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