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26 August 2016 5:27 AM Fears for rescuers after fresh Italy quake rocks same area already devastated

It is the same area which was devastated by Wednesdays quake which has claimed at least 250 lives. Aftershocks in central Italy have rattled residents and rescue workers trying to find more earthquake survivors. A day after a shallow quake killed 250 people and levelled three small towns, a 4.3 magnitude aftershock sent up plumes of thick dust in the hard-hit 19

25 August 2016 7:20 PM Rescue teams will work 'until last person is found' as aftershocks hinder search

Paolo Santalucia, Frances D’Emilio, and Nicole Winfield Aftershocks in central Italy have rattled residents and rescue workers trying to find more earthquake survivors. A day after a shallow quake killed 250 people and levelled three small towns, a 4.3 magnitude aftershock sent up plumes of thick dust in the hard-hit town of Amatrice. The aftershock 48

23 August 2016 6:13 PM Inchanga anger keeps on burning

Divisions within the ruling party and its alliance partners saw violence continue into the recent local government elections and post-election results. Residents of Inchanga, west of Durban, told the Daily News that violence was ongoing and police confirmed on Tuesday that five houses had been burned on Monday night. On Monday, women in houses that are near the four that were burned 16

19 August 2016 10:31 AM Historic inaugural City of Tshwane council meeting prepares to vote in mayor

A SMALL finger breakfast‚ no glitz and glamour‚ and only a few interesting three-piece suits marked the historic inaugural City of Tshwane council meeting for a new term. On Friday‚ the council in SA’s capital was preparing to sit for the first time with the DA’s mayoral candidate‚ Solly Msimanga‚ expected to be voted in as mayor. Broadcast vans lined 12

16 August 2016 4:01 PM U.S. regulators to unveil final rule on truck emissions limits: source

WASHINGTON U.S. regulators on Tuesday will announce final regulations setting fuel efficiency standards on medium- and heavy-duty trucks through 2027 that will cut 1.1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters. The rule sets first-ever greenhouse gas emissions limits on heavy-duty combination tractors and requires 18

19 July 2016 9:35 AM ‘Access to ARVs for all’

Pietermaritzburg - About 5 000 people marched along the streets of Durban on Monday at the start of the International Aids Conference, protesting against the fact that 20 million people do not have access to ARV treatment. With large painted posters, loud hailers and a sea of purple and white shirts with the slogan “HIV Positive”, activists and marchers 15

16 July 2016 2:13 PM Anger, protests and bloodshed in coup-hit Istanbul

Istanbul - Troops filed into Taksim Square uncertain of how they would be received. Before long, angry crowds had gathered to denounce them. In the famous square where anti-government protests took hold in 2013, a huge crowd chanted against the putsch, draped with Turkish flags across their shoulders. The scenes were reminiscent of the mass demonstrations 19

16 July 2016 8:58 AM More than 90 dead after failed #Turkey coup

Erdogan appeared to accuse the coup plotters of trying to kill him, and promised to purge the armed forces which in the past have staged a number of successful coups. “They will pay a heavy price for this,” he said. “This uprising is a gift from God to us because this will be a reason to cleanse our army.” Turkish authorities have already detained around 15

16 July 2016 8:02 AM Turkish coup bid crumbles

The uprising was an “act of treason”, and those responsible would pay a heavy price, he later told reporters at a hastily arranged news conference. Arrests of officers were under way, and it would go higher up the ranks, culminating in the cleansing of the military, he said. Soldiers took control of the airport soon after Erdogan had landed, Reuters 13

16 July 2016 6:52 AM Total of 1,563 military personnel arrested after Turkish coup attempt: official

The soldiers attempted to use tanks and attack helicopters to overthrow the government. Turkey's intelligence agency headquarters were attacked by military helicopters and heavy machinegun fire during the attempted military coup overnight, wounding at least three people, an intelligence source told Reuters. The head of the agency, Hakan Fidan, was at a secure 16