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South African minister quits over women’s claims of assault | World

South African deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana. Image Courtesy: Mail&Guardian PRETORIA: South Africa’s deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana resigned on Saturday over accusations that he physically assaulted two women at a Johannesburg nightclub. The presidency said in a statement that head of state Jacob Zuma had “received and ...

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Two dead in Austria as storm wrecks marquee | World

An aerial view shows the scene where an “extreme” storm wrecked a large marquee in Sankt Johann am Walde, Austria, on August 19, 2017. AFP/APA/Daniel Scharinger VIENNA: Two people were killed in Austria and 120 injured, 20 of them seriously, when an “extreme” storm wrecked a large marquee, police said ...

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10 dead as train derails in India | World

source: NBC News NEW DELHI: Ten people were killed and dozens injured when an express train derailed in north India on Saturday, an official said. Emergency workers were pulling people out of mangled, upended carriages and rushing the wounded to hospital after five coaches derailed early on Saturday evening. “Ten ...

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Bangladesh sends back Rohingya boat carrying injured | World

DHAKA: Bangladesh coastguards Saturday turned back a boat carrying 31 Rohingya Muslim refugees escaping renewed army activity in their neighbouring Myanmar homeland, an official said. The push-back came after at least 500 Rohingya fled their villages in Myanmar´s Rakhine state, crossing the border to take shelter in refugee camps and ...

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Nearly 600 dead in South Asia floods | World

source: AFP NEW DELHI: Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued. The latest floods and landslides in the subcontinent began in the second week of August, as the annual monsoon strengthened its ...

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Knife attacker in Russian city wounds 8, shot by police | World

The incident took place in a city some 2,100 kilometres northeast of Moscow in the oil-rich Khanty-Mansi region. Photo: Reuters MOSCOW: Russian police said Saturday that “terrorism” was not the main angle of the investigation after identifying the attacker who stabbed eight people on the streets of a far northern ...

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