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Members of one of the most isolated tribes on Earth have briefly emerged from the Peruvian jungle to ask for food, activists say.
Two British women who were arrested in Peru for suspected drug smuggling will be charged in court later.
The US refuses to lift sanctions on Zimbabwe following the re-election of President Robert Mugabe, despite a call by regional leaders to do so.
Kenya signs deals worth $5bn (£3bn) with China to build a railway line, an energy project and to improve wildlife protection, officials say.
Hope Powell is sacked as manager of the England women's team after 15 years in charge.
Newly-merged mining giant Glencore Xstrata writes down the value of Xstrata's assets by $7.7bn, and reports a drop in half-year revenues.
Highly radioactive water leaks from a temporary storage tank into the ground at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.
British businessman Gary Bolton is sentenced to seven years in prison for supplying fake bomb detectors.