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Australia crews battle to tame wildfires

Firefighters are battling an enormous blaze in southeastern Australia, with officials warning it could merge with another to create a "mega-fire" if weather conditions worsen. Oct 21, 2013
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The toad that turned into a nice little earner

Once upon a time a poisonous cane toad lived in the South Sea Islands, unloved and unwanted. Then one day a Polish fairy waved her wand and the plain old cane toad turned into a precious fashion accessory... Oct 21, 2013
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Campaigning ramps up for Madagascar presidential polls

Madagascar will hold the first round of a divisive presidential election on Friday October 25. The polls will aim to end the political crisis that has continued since March 2009 when President Marc Ravalomanana was ousted in a coup. Oct 21, 2013
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Two years after Kadhafi's death, militias haunt Libya

Two years after the killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi, a chaotic Libya is haunted by the spectre of civil war, with heavily armed former rebels transformed into unruly militias. In Tripoli, Libyans express frustration at the lack of progress. Oct 21, 2013