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01 July 2018 9:11 AM 44 dead in bus crash in northern India

At least 44 people were killed in northern India on Sunday when a passenger bus crashed into a gorge in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, police said. "Forty-four people have died in the accident. At least 3 others are injured. The rescue work is still ongoing," said Deepesh Chandra Kala, a disaster management officer from Pauri Garhwal district where 45

18 June 2018 9:26 AM Libya's NOC says oil storage damaged in attack on key ports

Libya's National Oil Corporation says an armed group opposed to Libya's self-styled national army has attacked key oil port terminals "significantly" damaging at least one storage tank. Saturday's statement by the company called on the group commanded by Ibrahim Jadhran to withdraw to prevent an "environmental disaster" and further damage to infrastructure 29

16 June 2018 9:56 AM My children went to school bookless because they’re all wet

Some 2000 dwellings are thought to have been affected by the heavy rains that hit Cape Town this week. Among them is the home of Joe Slovo informal settlement resident Bolekwa Molose, who had to try and salvage drenched bedding and school books after Thursday’s downpours. The small shack is home to Molose, her husband and their four children and the family 26

03 June 2018 4:00 PM 8 injured in Algeria as military plane overshoots the runway

Algerian television channels say eight crew members have been injured after a military aircraft overshot the runway upon landing at Biskra Airport. Private news channels Ennahar and Dzair News are showing images of the plane, a C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft, cut in half near the airport, which is 450km south of Algiers, the capital. In April 19

03 June 2018 3:15 PM Bafana Bafana crash out of COSAFA Cup

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana have crashed out of the COSAFA Cup after a defeat to Madagascar on penalties after the two teams were deadlocked 0-0 at full-time. South Africa were expected to win the match with ease against a team ranked 114th in the world but the lottery of a penalty shootout saw the home side shocked as Madagascar remained calm to record 32

03 June 2018 1:59 PM Bodies of 11 migrants recovered off Tunisian coast

The bodies of 11 migrants have been recovered and 67 others rescued after their boat began sinking off Tunisia's southern coast, the interior ministry said on Sunday. Those rescued from the fishing vessel off the coast of southern Sfax province included "Tunisians and foreigners", it said citing an initial toll. The Tunisian national guard and navy units 23

03 June 2018 9:59 AM Building collapses in Nairobi; Kenyan police report 2 dead

A police official says two people have been killed in a collapsed building in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Pius Masai Mwachi of the National Disaster Management Unit says a rescue operation is going on after a five-story residential building collapsed early on Sunday in Nairobi's Huruma Ngei neighbourhood. He said a body was pulled from the rubble 22

29 May 2018 5:18 PM Storms, lightning kill at least 47 in India

Storms and lightning across a swathe of northern India have killed at least 47 people, officials said on Tuesday, the latest deaths from freak weather that has battered the country this month. Disaster management officials in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand states said a combined total of 47 people had died in overnight storms across the region 30

22 May 2018 8:34 PM 16 killed, 38 wounded by blast in southern Afghan city

At least 16 people were killed and 38 wounded on Tuesday when a minivan packed with explosives detonated as security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Security forces in Kandahar had already cleared the area around a bus station where the van was found, provincial governor spokesperson Daud Ahmadi said. "As the security 27

08 May 2018 8:10 PM Netanyahu says 'fully supports' Trump's withdrawal from Iran deal

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his strong support for US President Donald Trump's "bold" decision Tuesday to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, which the Israeli leader has repeatedly criticised. "Israel fully supports President Trump's bold decision today to reject the disastrous nuclear deal with the terrorist regime in Tehran 33