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13 August 2018 11:24 AM Strongest-ever earthquake hits Alaska's North Slope region

Alaska's North Slope was hit on Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said. At 06:58 on Sunday, the magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck an area 67km east of Kavik River Camp and 551km northeast of Fairbanks, the state's second-biggest city. The agency says the earthquake had a depth of about 10km. State 35

10 August 2018 5:58 PM 13 die in fiery inferno as digger hits bus in Nigeria: police

Thirteen people burnt to death when a bus burst into flames after a head-on collision with a digger near Nigeria's oil hub of Port Harcourt, police said on Friday. "A pail loader (digger) skidded off the road and had a head-on collision with an oncoming bus," Rives state police spokesperson Nnamdi Omoni told AFP. He said the bus had left Port Harcourt 70

04 August 2018 9:32 AM Russian airline says 18 killed in Siberian helicopter crash

A Russian helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff in Siberia on Saturday, killing all 18 people aboard, its airline said. Preliminary information indicated that the aircraft's blades collided with another helicopter that had taken off beforehand from the same pad in Vankor, above the Arctic Circle about 2 600 kilometers northeast of Moscow, UTair said in a statement 34

27 July 2018 4:07 AM UK doctors given green light to prescribe cannabis

British doctors will legally be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis, the government announced on Thursday following a review – but insisted it was not a first step towards legalising recreational use. Home Secretary Sajid Javid, the interior minister, decided to relax the rules about the circumstances in which medicinal cannabis can be given to patients 26

16 July 2018 6:00 PM IMF: Nigeria, South Africa set to boost sub-Saharan Africa’s economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised the growth rate of sub-Saharan Africa’s economy to 3.8% for 2019, up from April’s growth projection of 3.7%. In its latest World Economic Outlook Update released on Monday, the IMF said the upwardly revised growth is supported by the rise in commodity prices. The IMF expects the South African economy 91

13 July 2018 9:46 AM Brazil's Lula absolved in one of six pending legal cases

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was absolved on Thursday in one of the six pending legal cases he is facing, all unrelated to the corruption charges that have sent him to prison. Lula, the favorite ahead of Brazil's October presidential election, has been imprisoned since April after being sentenced to 12 years behind bars for accepting 28

11 July 2018 10:50 AM Libya resumes oil exports from east

Libya is resuming oil exports from its eastern production heartland, its National Oil Corporation said on Wednesday after a showdown between the war-torn country's rival authorities. The internationally recognised NOC was handed back control of four terminals in the oil crescent on Wednesday morning, it said in a statement, adding that "production and export 35

09 July 2018 8:00 AM SEE: As South Africans feel the pain at the pumps here's what motorists are paying for petrol around the globe

South African motorists are still reeling from record high fuel prices; the price of petrol breached the R16/litre mark in July 2018. As local motorists feel the pain at the pumps, we look at fuel prices around the world. The most expensive petrol price is Iceland at $2.11 (the equivalent or R28.40), reports The global average 59

05 July 2018 1:06 PM Macron in Lagos calls on Africans to "succeed in Africa"

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for Africa and Europe to reach a "win-win" solution to migration during an address to 300 young entrepreneurs on the second day of his visit to Nigeria. Saying that the continents share a "common destiny", Macron outlined his vision to solve thorny issue shaking the European Union, saying it can only be solved 28

04 July 2018 7:37 AM E Guinea opposition sets conditions to attend 'national dialogue'

Five political parties in Equatorial Guinea, ruled by Africa's longest serving despot, signalled their willingness on Tuesday to take part in a national dialogue next month if their security was ensured. A former Spanish colony of 1.2 million people, awash with oil but mired in poverty and a reputation for corruption, Equatorial Guinea has been ruled 27