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A pub worker who landed £4m on a lottery scratchcard went straight back to finish his shift in the kitchen and kept quiet about it.
Amadou Gillen, 46, bought two scratchcards during a break from work in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

The new TV series starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will record its first studio segments in South Africa.
The first episode of The Grand Tour, which is being made by Amazon Prime, will be filmed in Johannesburg in July.

Gunmen have stormed a hotel in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu, with reports of at least 10 dead and 50 wounded.
The attackers entered the Ambassador Hotel on Maka al-Mukarama street after setting off a car bomb at the gates outside, witnesses said.
Somalia's state news agency said two MPs were killed in the blast, with another four rescued.

The leader of the attack on Garissa University in Kenya has been killed, officials in Somalia say.
Kenya's government said Mohamed Kuno was behind the attack in April 2015 that killed 148 people.

Signals have been detected from one of the black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month, French investigators have confirmed.
They were picked up by the French vessel Laplace as it was searching the Mediterranean Sea.

Elephants in Tanzania's largest game reserve could be wiped out within six years, the World Wildlife Fund says.
Selous Game Reserve, the oldest in Africa, boasted 110,000 elephants 40 years ago. Now it has around 15,000.

The world's largest refugee camp will close in November, Kenya's Interior Minister Joseph Nkaisserry has announced.
The Dadaab camp in Kenya is home to more than 300,000 Somalis.

The leader of the Western Sahara independence movement has died after a long illness.

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika has told the BBC he feels ashamed by the attacks on albinos his country.
He said that as a leader he "felt terrible" and called for the church to speak out about the attacks.

Chad's ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at a landmark trial in Senegal.
The judge convicted him of rape, sexual slavery and ordering killings during his rule from 1982 to 1990.

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