The Libyan coastguard says it has turned back a boat packed with nearly 500 migrants bound for Europe, just as they were about to be rescued at sea. The migrants, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, Syria, Bangladesh and Morocco, were returned to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, where they are being held at a detention centre. Libya accused a German rescue boat - run by the Sea-Watch organisation - of trying to disrupt its operation.
There was disappointment earlier for bidders at an auction in Sierra Leone for the second largest diamond ever found in the country. Even the highest bid, at $7.8m, wasn't enough to meet the minimum price that had been set for the precious stone. It will now be re-auctioned in the Belgian city of Antwerp, known as the diamond capital of Europe. BBC Africa's Umaru Fofana, who reported on the extraordinary find by a Christian pastor, has a special connection to this story.
Kenya's health services rely heavily on donor aidKenya’shealth ministry has suffered a major setback following the US government’s decision to suspend funding for various health-relatedprogrammes. The US has not given any reasons for its decision, but said the funding will remain suspended until certain conditions are met.The announcement comes at a time when the ministry is still recovering from a 100-day doctors’ strike, which paralysed medical services.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".