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Venezuelan bolivar – what can it get you?

Venezuelan bolivar – what can it get you?

On Monday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will issue a new currency to manage the country’s runaway inflation, which the IMF predicts will hit 1,000,000% this year. The Venezuelan bolivar has become near-worthless, following a severe economic downturn. To show the extent to which hyperinflation has gripped the country, Reuters photographer Carlos Garcia Rawlins created images […]

Zuma corruption claims: South Africa state capture inquiry opens

Zuma corruption claims: South Africa state capture inquiry opens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ex-President Jacob Zuma is accused of allowing a wealthy business family to influence political decisions A public inquiry in South Africa has started investigating alleged corruption by ex-President Jacob Zuma. The inquiry is looking into “state capture”, where the wealthy Gupta family is accused of trying to influence political decisions, […]

Cruise ship rescue: How to survive for 10 hours in the water

Cruise ship rescue: How to survive for 10 hours in the water

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I am very lucky to be alive’ A British woman has survived for 10 hours in the sea off the coast of Croatia after falling from the back of a cruise ship. The 46-year-old was alone and 60 miles from shore when she was rescued and taken […]

Knife attacker shot by police near Barcelona

Knife attacker shot by police near Barcelona

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police said the man had entered the building with the aim of attacking officers A man wielding a knife and shouting in Arabic was shot dead as he entered a police station at Cornellà de Llobregat, south of Barcelona, Spanish authorities said on Monday. The attacker, said to be 29 […]

PepsiCo buys Sodastream for $3.2bn

PepsiCo buys Sodastream for $3.2bn

Image copyright Getty Images PepsiCo has announced it is buying Sodastream for $3.2bn (£2.5bn). Israel-based Sodastream makes a machine and refillable cylinders allowing users to make their own carbonated drinks. The deal gives Pepsi a new way of reaching customers in their homes at a time when its signature sugary drinks are becoming less popular. […]

Afghan Taliban kidnap dozens of bus passengers near Kunduz

Afghan Taliban kidnap dozens of bus passengers near Kunduz

More than 100 people are reported to have been kidnapped after Taliban militants launched an ambush on three buses in northern Afghanistan. Security forces sent to the area near Kunduz are said to be involved in fierce clashes with the militants. It comes a day after the government offered a conditional ceasefire. President Ashraf Ghani […]

Nigeria unrest: Deadly attack on village in Borno state

Nigeria unrest: Deadly attack on village in Borno state

Image copyright Boko Haram Image caption Boko Haram, pictured here in a propaganda video, has carried out many attacks in Borno state Suspected Islamist militants have stormed a village in north-east Nigeria, killing several people. Reports on the death toll in Mailari, Borno state, differed. A local militia leader said six people had died but […]

Deadly hostage drama where media crossed a line

Deadly hostage drama where media crossed a line

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Dieter Degowski (left) with fellow gunman Hans-Jürgen Rösner, and bus hostages Thirty years ago, West Germany was captivated by a hostage-taking drama that began with a failed armed robbery and ended in a shootout on the autobahn 54 hours later. After the dust had settled the media came in for […]

California wildfires: Ferguson Fire near Yosemite contained

California wildfires: Ferguson Fire near Yosemite contained

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Smoke from the Ferguson Fire has been drifting over Yosemite National Park A huge, deadly wildfire that burned for weeks and threatened the Yosemite National Park in California has finally been contained. The Ferguson Fire has burned through nearly 97,000 acres (39,250 hectares) of land to the south-west of […]

Kerala floods: Relief teams rescue 22,000 as rains ease

Kerala floods: Relief teams rescue 22,000 as rains ease

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Relief supplies were taken to stranded residents in Chengannur About 22,000 people were rescued from the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala on Sunday, officials say, after monsoon rains finally eased. Military teams as well as disaster response forces and local fishermen reached some of the worst hit areas. Helicopters […]

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