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Six killed, one missing after 2 300 homes flooded in southern Russia

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More than 2,300 homes have been flooded in southern Russia's Krasnodar region, with six people dead and one missing, authorities said on Friday. Rivers overflowed as the region experienced rainfall this week amounting to the...
Chinese attacker

Armed attacker leaves 14 children wounded in Chinese kindergarten

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Armed attacker leaves 14 children wounded in Chinese kindergarten. The 39-year-old assailant used a kitchen knife to slash students while they were returning to the classroom after morning exercises, said the Banan district public...
President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa dismisses calls for unity government

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday dismissed calls for a government of national unity. The calls have come from opposition MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa and some religious groupings who feel a government of national unity...
Liberian President George Weah

Liberia announces free tuition for undergraduates

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Liberian President George Weah, who overcame childhood poverty to become one of the world's top footballers, has abolished tuition fees for undergraduate students in the poor West African country's state universities. Speaking Wednesday on the...
Sahle-Work Zewde

Ethiopia appoints Sahle-Work Zewde as first female president

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Ethiopian members of parliament have elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country's first female president. Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa's only female head of state. Her election to the ceremonial position...
Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi crown prince breaks silence on ‘painful’ Khashoggi case

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman promised on Wednesday that the killers of Jamal Khashoggi would be brought to justice, in his first public comments since the journalist's murder sparked international condemnation. Prince Mohammed...
Najib Razak

Ex- Malaysian PM faces more corruption charges over state fund scandal

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Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was charged with six counts of criminal breach of trust involving government funds worth more than $1.5 billion (about R22 billion) on Thursday, adding to the 32 charges...
Donald Trump

Trump attacks media after bombs sent to Clinton, Obama and CNN

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Trump attacks media after bombs sent to Clinton, Obama and CNN. Trump appeared to make a show of behaving civil throughout his remarks to supporters in this town of about 4 000 people in...
Seven Ethiopian migrants

Ethiopian migrants drown near Tanzania coast trying to sail to SA

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Seven Ethiopian migrants drowned after a boat carrying 13 people capsized off the coast of Tanzania while en route to South Africa, Tanzanian police said on Tuesday. Tanga Regional Police Commander Edward Bukombe said the...
US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump believes Saudi prince is behind Jamal Khashoggi murder

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US President Donald Trump, in his toughest comments yet, said Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince bore ultimate responsibility for the operation that led to Jamal Khashoggi's killing, piling pressure on his ally amid a global...
Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan says Khashoggi’s murder was planned days in advance

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Erdogan says Khashoggi's murder was planned days in advance. Erdogan had promised that his speech in Ankara would give the "naked truth" about the killing and he gave a host of new details while...
Taiwan train crash

Survivors of Taiwan rail tragedy tell of horror

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Four carriages overturned on Sunday after all eight cars of a train carrying 366 passengers left the tracks on a bend near a railway station in Yilan county, officials said. Survivors of Taiwan rail tragedy...
Scott Morrison

Australia PM gives emotional apology to child s-e-x abuse victims

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a national apology to thousands of victims of institutional s-e-x @buse Monday, admitting the state utterly failed to stop "evil, dark crimes" committed over decades. "This was done by...
President Donald Trump

Russia warns US against making ‘dangerous move’ over nuclear arms deal

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Withdrawing from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia as President Donald Trump has announced he plans to do is a dangerous step, Russia's deputy foreign minister warned on Sunday. "This would be a...
Brexit

Hundreds of thousands take to streets demanding second Brexit vote

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Hundreds of thousands of supporters of the European Union marched through London on Saturday in the biggest demonstration so far to demand that the British government holds a public vote on the terms of...
Thailand Police

Thailand in controversial immigrant crackdown

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Tens of millions of tourists come to Thailand each year for the cheap living and postcard-perfect beaches, with some seeking out the seedier thrills of a bustling s.e.x industry. Allegedly aimed at busting visa abusers...
India

At least 60 dead as train mows down crowd at religious festival in India

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A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing at least 60 people and injuring dozens more, police said. The train failed to stop...
President Joseph Kabila

Congo’s controversial voting machines start arriving

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Congo's deputy prime minister said on Saturday that tablet-like voting machines for December's election had been made to order and will finish arriving this month, despite suspicions by diplomats and the opposition that they...
Paul Kenny

Man fights with a shark to save his life: Video

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Man fights with a shark to save his life: Video. Paul Kenny was riding the waves off Samurai Beach, a naturist spot 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of Sydney, when he accidentally clashed heads...
Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in a fight

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Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in a fight. Saudi Arabia said on Saturday a missing journalist had died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and it had fired two senior officials over his...
Mohammed Dewji

Kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire found unharmed

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Tanzanian billionaire found unharmed. Dewji did not know who his abductors were but believes they were from South Africa, his office told Forbes Africa. Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped by armed gunmen and...
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

Anti-graft agency arrests Malaysian opposition leader

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Malaysian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was arrested by the country's anti-graft agency on Thursday. The arrest comes after investigations into alleged abuse of power, breach of trust, and money-laundering...
President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan appoints new peace envoy to South Sudan

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Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday appointed a peace envoy to South Sudan, mired in conflict since it won independence from its northern neighbour in 2011. Former ambassador to Juba, Jamal al-Sheikh, was put in...
US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump refuses to abandon Riyadh in crisis over Jamal Khashoggi

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US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he does not want to walk away from Saudi Arabia despite concerns about a missing Saudi journalist, as pressure mounted on the kingdom to answer Turkish allegations...
200 000 Congolese migrants

Angola expels 200 000 Congolese as UN warns of ‘humanitarian crisis

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Some 200 000 Congolese migrants have been expelled from Angola and returned home to the troubled Kasai province - an influx that could result in a humanitarian crisis. The UN refugee agency UNHCR "is appealing...
US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump gives Saudi Arabia benefit of doubt in journalist’s Disappearance

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Trump then referred directly to his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, which ran into trouble in the Senate after several women came forward to accuse Kavanaugh of s-e-xual misconduct before...
Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and cut into peaces

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured before being decapitated inside Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul, pro-government daily Yeni Safak reported Wednesday, saying it had heard audio recordings of the incident. Khashoggi's alleged killers tortured the journalist...
Takhar province

Afghan election rally attack death rises to 22

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The death toll in a bomb attack on an Afghan election rally has risen to at least 22 people, officials said Sunday, as the country braces for more violence ahead of the October 20...
Biker shot

Mountain biker fatally shot by French hunter

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A 34-year-old Briton riding a mountain bike was shot dead by a hunter as he sped down a wooded track in the French Alps, officials said on Sunday. The British mountain cyclist was on...
Python fall

Python falls from ceiling during staff meeting: Video

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A five-kilogram python has crashed through the ceiling at a bank in southern China's Nanning city, frightening staff during a meeting. The 1.5-metre-long intruder unexpectedly entered the Xin Cheng branch of China's Industrial and Commercial...

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