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An Asian actress appears in blackface and with an exaggerated rear end and a fruit basket for a hat.

Chinese show slammed over blackface actress

The new year TV extravaganza also featured a black actor wearing a monkey suit.

South African President Jacob Zuma has reportedly been given 48 hours to resign as head of state.

South Africa's ANC recall President Jacob Zuma as head of state

He has been given 48 hours to resign.

Africa

Suspected lion poacher eaten by lions

Only parts of his body were discovered, near a gun and ammunition.

Jacob Zuma has been beset by corruption allegations since rising to power in 2009.

South Africa's President Zuma set to step down

Zuma, in power since 2009 and beset by corruption allegations, has held exit discussions.

Africa

1000 gold miners trapped in South African mine

The miners have no electricity, and only one person can be rescued at a time.

Jacinda Ardern wouldn't say either way if she thinks Donald Trump is racist.

Donald Trump's s**thole comments 'hugely offensive' - Ardern

But she stopped short of calling the US President a racist.

Trump's latest remarks have shocked the world.

Trump denies saying 's**thole'

But he admits talking 'tough' on 'poor and troubled' countries.

Donald Trump's latest remarks have been called a "new low".

'S**thole' countries hit back at Trump

Ex-Mexican President Vicente Fox told Trump on Twitter his "mouth is the foulest s**thole in the world".

The river Volta (pictured) is not included in the ban.

Ghana river god's weird ban

Girls may no longer cross the Ofin river, while menstruating - or on Tuesdays.

Africa

'People from s**thole countries' not wanted - Trump

The White House isn't denying reports he called Haiti and African nations 's**thole countries'.

The snow covered dunes of the world's largest desert.

Weather bomb brings rare snowfall to Sahara Desert

Magical images have emerged of the world's hottest desert blanketed in snow.

An African migrant protests in 2014.

Israel orders African migrants to leave

The UN refugee agency says the plan violates international and Israeli laws.

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila.

Congo government cuts internet and texting ahead of protests

The country's telecommunications minister said the suspension was for "state security".

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Social media's role in people-smuggling

"We think it's time for some grown-up responsibility by the social media companies," a UN spokesperson said.

Animal attacks can be deadly.

Planning a safari? Try to avoid these killers

Animal expert Gordon Grice lists the beasts we shouldn't mess with.

Robert Mugabe has given no indication he intends to resign.

Robert Mugabe defies pressure to resign

The Zimbabwean president made no mention of resignation in a televised speech.

The ban was designed to discourage hunting of both elephants and lions.

Trump backpedals on hunting trophy imports

He now wants to "review all conservation facts".

Zimbabwean soldiers blocked roads to government buildings in central Harare.

Zimbabwean army cuts roads to govt offices

The military says it has seized power in an assault on 'criminals'.

Chilling footage shows slaves being auctioned off.

Inside the auctions where people are sold for $400

Blood-curdling footage shows African men being offered up to the highest bidder.

Researchers are calling for a critical change in response to the global nutrition crisis.

Millions either malnourished or obese

Almost every country in the world now has serious nutrition problems.