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Man dies handling a bomb in Santiago

Man dies handling a bomb in Santiago

SANTIAGO – Chilean prosecutors say a man has died when the bomb he was handling exploded in down-town Santiago. Prosecutor Claudio Orellana says the unknown young man “had been manipulating…

Russian Helicopters at Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition

Russian Helicopters at Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition

PRETORIA – The International Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition opened Wednesday in South Africa, and Russian Helicopters is presenting a line-up of military and civilian flying machines. Nearly 800…

Russia signs Platinum deal with Zimbabwe

Russia signs Platinum deal with Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has signed economic and cooperation deals in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is in “desperate need of investment,” an analyst at IHS Global Insight in Johannesburg…

Russia’s Lavrov lauds Africa as pillar of New World Order

Russia’s Lavrov lauds Africa as pillar of New World Order

ZIMBABWE – Mired in a conflict in Ukraine and isolated by the West, Russia sought to woo African allies on Tuesday, with foreign minister Sergei Lavrov hailing the continent’s role…

Air France reduce flights due to strike

Air France reduce flights due to strike

PARIS – Air France will reduce flights by about 50 percent from Monday as pilots begin a one-week strike over company plans to cut costs to recapture market share from…

Ebola: Sierra Leone has requested funds

Ebola: Sierra Leone has requested funds

FREETOWN – Sierra Leone has requested funds from the World Health Organisation (WHO) to evacuate a doctor sickened with the deadly Ebola disease. A letter from President Ernest Bai Koroma’s…

President Zuma says he can review the public protector’s findings about him

President Zuma says he can review the public protector’s findings about him

CAPE TOWN – President Jacob Zuma on Thursday told Public Protector Thuli Madonsela he could not and should not give blanket acceptance to her reports, in a letter written in…

Bomb explodes in packed Chile metro station

Bomb explodes in packed Chile metro station

SANTIAGO – A home-made bomb wounded 14 people when it rocked a food court inside a packed Santiago metro station during lunch hour on Monday, with Chile’s government calling it…

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