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DR Congo election: Fayulu calls for non-violent protests

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Martin Fayulu insists he is the “legitimate president” Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Martin Fayulu has called on his supporters to organise protests after the constitutional court rejected his challenge to the official presidential election results. Rival opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was declared the winner of the 30 December poll. […]

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Australia swelters through record-breaking heatwave

Image copyright AFP/GettyImage caption Australians have flocked to beaches and watering holes to cool off Australia has just sweltered through at least five of its 10 warmest days on record, authorities estimate. An extreme heatwave has afflicted the nation since Saturday, causing wildlife deaths, bushfires and an increase in hospital admissions. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology […]