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Teen identified as gunman at California food festival, police hunt for associate

29 July 2019

GILROY, California – California police were searching on Monday for a suspected accomplice of the gunman who killed three people, including a 6-year-old boy, in a mass shooting at a food festival south of San Francisco. Read More


Over 1 000 train passengers rescued due to flooding in India

28 July 2019

Indian authorities have rescued 1 050 people from a train after it became trapped by flooding near Mumbai. Read More


Dispute over numbers killed in Sudan on Saturday

28 July 2019

KHARTOUM – The head of an official Sudanese investigation said on Saturday 87 people were killed when security forces broke up a protest on June 3, a figure that prompted demonstrations across the capital as opponents of Sudan’s military rulers dismissed it as far too... Read More


Club floor collapses in South Korea as athletes dance; two people dead

27 July 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea – The upper deck of a nightclub collapsed on top of revellers in South Korea on Saturday, killing two people and injuring several foreign athletes competing at the World Aquatics Championships, rescue officials and witnesses said. Read More


Wu-Tang Clan gets back to its roots in new TV series

27 July 2019

LOS ANGELES – The story of famed 1990s group Wu-Tang Clan is coming to television in a series that rapper RZA hopes will resonate beyond America’s hip-hop community. Read More


Zimbabwe tourism minister charged with corruption worth $95 million

26 July 2019

HARARE – Zimbabwean Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira was charged in court on Friday with corruption involving $95 million from the state pension fund after questioning by the newly formed Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC). Read More


Puerto Rico governor to resign, protesters warn successor

26 July 2019

SAN JUAN – Puerto Ricans danced among the brightly coloured houses of San Juan on Thursday after Governor Ricardo Rosselló capitulated to 12 days of protests and resigned, but many in the crowd warned they would reject the person in line to succeed him. Read More


Climate records tumble as Europe swelters in heatwave

25 July 2019

PARIS/LONDON – Soaring temperatures broke records in France, Britain and the Netherlands on Thursday as a heatwave gripped Europe for the second time in a month, in what scientists said were becoming more frequent events as the planet heats up. Read More


Mueller says Trump not exonerated

25 July 2019

WASHINGTON – Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller emphasised on Wednesday he had not exonerated Donald Trump of obstruction of justice, as the president has claimed, but his long-awaited congressional testimony did little to add momentum to any Democratic impeachment... Read More


Joint effort to battle Portuguese wildfires

22 July 2019

VILA DE REI/MACAO, Portugal – Blazes in central Portugal reached houses on Sunday, forcing locals to take matters into their own hands as they tried to protect their homes from huge wildfires with buckets of water and hosepipes as strong winds fanned the flames. Read More


‘Apologise to America’, Trump tells Democratic congresswomen

21 July 2019

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his attacks on four liberal Democrats in Congress, all women of colour who have criticised his policies, calling on them to apologise as he himself faced charges of racism. Read More


Ben Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year

21 July 2019

WELLINGTON – After ripping the heart out of New Zealand’s bleary-eyed cricket fans on Sunday with a man-of-the-match performance in the Cricket World Cup final, England all-rounder Ben Stokes has now been nominated for the New Zealander of the Year award. Read More


Russians protest barring of opposition candidates from elections

20 July 2019

MOSCOW – More than 10 000 people took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to protest against the exclusion of most opposition-minded candidates from an election for the Russian capital’s legislature. Read More


Puerto Ricans demand that governor quit

20 July 2019

Thousands of Puerto Ricans, led by protesters on horseback with some banging drums and singing, marched on the governor’s residence on Friday demanding that he resign over hundreds of vulgar and offensive leaked chat messages. Read More


Rapper Meek Mill seeks new trial to end decade-long probation

18 July 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Lawyers for Meek Mill on Tuesday asked a Pennsylvania appeals court to overturn a 2008 drugs and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity advocate for United States criminal justice reform. Read More


Hundreds protest in New York after police officer avoids charges in chokehold case

17 July 2019

NEW YORK – Several hundred people took to the streets of New York on Wednesday to protest a decision by the United States Department of Justice not to bring federal charges against a policeman accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in 2014. Read More


WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

17 July 2019

GENEVA – The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries. Read More


Trump faces House condemnation after his tweets on minority congresswomen

17 July 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump pressured fellow Republicans in the United States House of Representatives on Tuesday to support him and vote against a symbolic measure condemning his racially charged attacks on four minority Democratic congresswomen. Read More


HBO, Game of Thrones lead nominations for TV’s Emmy awards

16 July 2019

LOS ANGELES – HBO and its medieval fantasy blockbuster Game of Thrones led nominations, as expected, on Tuesday for the Emmy Awards, but the list of contenders for the highest honours in television was dominated by newcomers, many of them women. Read More


Lagarde resigns as IMF chief, starting race for her successor

16 July 2019

WASHINGTON – International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation from the global crisis lender on Tuesday, citing more clarity about her nomination to lead the European Central Bank (ECB) as European legislators approved a new top bureaucrat.... Read More


‘Neo-Nazi’ sentenced to life plus 419 years

16 July 2019

CHARLOTTESVILLE – A Virginia state judge on Monday sentenced a self-professed neo-Nazi to a second life prison term for killing a demonstrator when he drove his car into a crowd protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville two years ago. Read More


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