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News from the Global South


Boko Haram attack caps bloody week
Boko Haram militants are blamed for a suicide bomb attack in a Nigerian church at the end of a week in which more than 200 people were killed.

Tunisia declares state of emergency
Tunisia declares a state of emergency, just over a week after 38 people were killed in attack in the resort city of Sousse.

Kenyan 'killer brew' crackdown
Authorities in Kenya are beginning a four-day nationwide crackdown against illicitly brewed alcohol following a recent spate of deaths.

US 'routinely spied' on Brazil
Wikileaks says it has evidence that the United States has routinely spied on senior Brazilian government officials since 2011 or earlier.

Pope starts Latin American visit
Pope Francis is due in Ecuador, as part of his second trip to Latin America since becoming pontiff in 2013.

China curbs IPOs, enlists brokers in all-out bid to end market rout
China froze share offers and set up a market-stabilization fund on Saturday, as Beijing intensified efforts to pull stock markets out of a nose-drive.

China publicly offered funds upbeat about stock market
Twenty-five Chinese publicly offered funds announced on Saturday that they are confident of maintaining stable and healthy development of the stock market.

China brokers pledge 120b yuan to stabilize stock market
China's 21 major securities brokers met on Saturday, vowing to "firmly" stabilize the country's stock market, which is witness continued plunge.

China unveils 'Internet Plus' action plan to fuel growth
China on Saturday unveiled an "Internet Plus" action plan, aiming to integrate the Internet with traditional industries and fuel economic growth.