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Deadly storm scatters ships in SA

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Moored ships were blown away as a "supercell thunderstorm" swept through South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal region, killing at least eight people. The dead include a child swept away by rising waters ...

Uncovering China's state aid empire

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2 mentions7 days ago
China has a long list of state secrets - how many people it puts to death every year, and even the birthdays of its top leaders. But now, overseas researchers ...

Kim Jong-nam death: Women plead not guilty

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Two women have pleaded not guilty in the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, at the start of their trial in Malaysia. Mr Kim died in ...

Americans’ Evaluations of President Trump

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​Americans’ Evaluations of President Trump Image Body TextFew Americans believe that President Trump understands their needs and problems, and most would not describe him as honest, level-headed, or a strong ...

'Active shooter' near Las Vegas casino

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Police in Las Vegas are responding to reports of an active shooter near the Mandalay Bay Hotel. At least one gunman is reported to have opened fire at a country ...

Can ice structures solve a Himalayan water crisis?

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
It's midnight at 3,500m (11,000ft) above sea level, the coldest time of the day, in one of the coldest places on the planet. In the middle of winter, temperatures here ...

Catalonia has 'won right to statehood'

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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the region has won the right to statehood following Sunday's contentious referendum which was marred by violence. He said the door had been opened to ...

US lifts most economic sanctions on Sudan

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
The US is lifting most of the economic and trade sanctions it first imposed on Sudan two decades ago. However Sudan will remain listed as a state sponsor of terror.

Ghana's capital rocked by huge gas blasts

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Huge explosions have rocked a natural gas station in Ghana's capital Accra, killing at least one person. The blasts sent a giant fireball into the sky and forced residents to ...