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14Apr/15

South Africa anti-foreigner violence spreads to centre of Durban

Police fire rubber bullets as a wave of anti-foreigner violence that has killed four people in and around the South African city of Durban in recent days spreads to the town centre.
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14Apr/15

Soul singer Percy Sledge dies in Louisiana age 73 – agent

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Soul singer Percy Sledge, best known for his recording of “When a Man Loves a Woman,” died at his home in Louisiana aged 73 after battling cancer, his agent said on Tuesday April 14.

The song recorded by Sledge in 1966 was his first single and is considered one of the greatest of all soul songs.

14Apr/15

New British royal baby faces tricky life as the “spare”

What is it like to be the sibling of the heir to the British throne? The British royal family have a tradition of the younger brother or sister of the heir at times courting controversy by seemingly behaving badly. The family will have a new “spare” soon with Prince William’s wife Kate expected to give birth to her second child at the end of this month.

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14Apr/15

Lack of blacks on Brazil’s catwalks prompts protest

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Afro-Brazilian women dance as they present outfits during a demonstration against discrimination of Afro-Brazilian models in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Sao Paulo state prosecutor’s office has threatened legal action against the SPFW’s organizers unless they increase the number of black models.
In the last SPFW, in January, just eight of the 344 models were black.

SOURCE: AFP/Mauricio Lima