Marseille fail to leapfrog PSG by drawing against Montpellier

Marseille failed to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday after Valere Germain’s second goal in as many games salvaged a 1-1 draw against Montpellier in a fiery encounter that saw three players sent off in stoppage time bust-up.

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Tunisia ex-president Ben Ali buried in Muslim holy city of Medina

Tunisia’s former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was buried in the Muslim holy city of Medina on Saturday, an AFP photographer said, after he died in exile in Saudi Arabia.

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DR Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, to counter the second-worst outbreak of the virus in history.

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In Burkina Faso, neighbours join forces to clean up city drainage ditches

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Sparks of brilliance see New Zealand vanquish South Africa in Rugby World Cup first round

Defending champions New Zealand burnished their credentials as favourites for the Rugby World Cup with a hard-fought 23-13 win against top contenders South Africa in a blockbuster match in Yokohama on Saturday.

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