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US to ban laptops and tablets on flights

The US is banning electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight mainly Middle Eastern and North African countries. A US government source told the BBC that the measure would affect nine airlines operating...

10 killed in Kenya drought clash

At least 10 people have been killed in the latest clashes in drought-hit Kenya between rural communities fighting over pasture to graze their animals, police said Monday. Herders from the Borana and Samburu communities fought...

Ethiopian army frees six children kidnapped by South Sudan gunmen

Ethiopia's military has rescued six children kidnapped by South Sudanese raiders in a cross-border attack, an official said on Friday, but dozens of others remain missing and soldiers are pursuing the gunmen to recover...
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Trump budget opens new fight among Republicans

Republican US Representative Todd Rokita keeps a clock hanging on the wall of his Capitol Hill office that tracks the US government's rising debt in real time and reminds him of his top priority:...

Bus crash injures 25 children

A collision between a bus and a car injured 25 children in Mnandi‚ north of Johannesburg‚ early on Monday. ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said the collision happened on the R114. “ER24 paramedics‚ along with various other...
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Ten burn to death in Cape Town tragedy

TEN people including a Zimbabwean man, his wife and their two children died after thousands of shacks (imikhukhu) caught fire at an informal settlement in South Africa's Cape Town City. Vusumuzi Nsimba (48), originally of...
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Nine people die as fires flare up in dry Cape Town

At least nine people including three children have died in shack fires in Cape Town‚ late on Friday and early on Saturday. The first of three fires broke out in Wesbank. It destroyed three homes...

World’s heaviest woman lost 100kg after op

Indian doctors said yesterday that an Egyptian who is believed to be the world's heaviest woman had lost more than 100kg after successfully undergoing weight-loss surgery. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who previously weighed around...
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Another farmer arrested for shooting a worker he mistook for a monkey

A 47-year-old farm owner was arrested on Thursday for allegedly firing on an employee he mistook for a monkey‚ with a pellet gun. The worker is receiving treatment for his injury. The incident took place...
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela admitted to hospital

ANC veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was admitted to the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg on Thursday night. Madikizela-Mandela’s spokesperson Victor Dlamini said that she had been admitted for a routine check-up and was kept for additional observation‚...
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75year old South African man arrested in Australia in huge drug bust

Australian police have charged four men, including an elderly South African man, after finding cocaine and methamphetamines worth A$186 million hidden in mining equipment thanks to high-tech X-ray equipment. ABC quoted Australian Federal Police as...
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Man stabs mom to death says he felt like it

A man accused of decapitating his mother told authorities that he stabbed her numerous times because he “felt like it,” according to newly released court documents. The suspect told a 911 dispatcher that he stabbed...

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