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News from the Global South


'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl
Health officials fear many people have been exposed to Mali's first Ebola victim, a girl who showed symptoms while travelling and has since died.

Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed
Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.

Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film
Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.

Governor quits over Mexico missing
The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.

US returns ancient artefacts to Peru
The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pre-Columbian graves.

An envoy champions UK China relations
Trade and Investment links between China and the UK have become ever closer over the past five years, and observing these transformations first-handedly is Zhou Xiaoming, minister counselor with the economic and commercial office at the Chinese embassy.

7% 'new norm' for expansion
A leading State think tank said on Friday that China's annual growth target will be around 7 percent in 2015, in line with economists' forecasts that the country's economic slowdown will continue next year.

Xi eyes better global financial governance as AIIB MOU signed
Chinese President Xi Jinping looks forward to better global financial governance as 21 countries signed a memorandum of understanding on establishing a new multilateral bank.

China treasury bond futures close higher Friday
China's treasury bond futures closed higher on Friday, with the contract for settlement in December up 0.15 percent to 95.632 yuan ($15.56).