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Garbage hill kills 17 in Mozambique

The 15-metre pile collapsed due to heavy rain, officials said.

Search continues for missing Iranian plane; no wreckage found yet

Iran has asked European countries and China to help the search operation with their satellite imagery.

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Oxfam says Haiti director admitted using prostitutes

The charity has released a 2011 report into the Haiti incident.

Court to decide on fate of diesel cars in Germany

Local courts have approved some ban on diesel cars.

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Trump blasts Oprah over CBS 60 minutes episode

“Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!”

All 65 passengers die in Iran plane crash

The plane crashed near the town of Semirom after taking off from Tehran’s Mehrabad airport

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Pope Francis reactivates Vatican panel against child sex abuse

The panel is tasked with looking into prevention and care for the victims of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church

Ethiopia says state of emergency will last 6 months

The emergency came after the surprise resignation of the prime minister.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency

The announcement does not say how long the rule will be in place

UNICEF says 76 people killed in ethnic strife in northeast DR Congo

In early 2018, more than five million Congolese were forced to leave their homes.

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Aussie farmer who killed 100-year-old crocodile fined $8,000

Crocodiles are protected animals in Australia.

Australia’s deputy PM hits back at boss, calling affair criticism “inept”

Prime Minister Turnbull has banned sex between ministers and their staff.

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South African stocks in demand after Zuma quits, rand soars

Zuma quit late on Wednesday, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to a nine-year tenure

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Ramaphosa to work hard ‘not to disappoint people of South Africa’

Ramaphosa, who will be president until elections 2019, faces an uphill battle to earn back public and investor support

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Trump describes Florida school gunman as ‘mentally disturbed’

Nicholas Cruz embarked on shooting spree at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida where he had been expelled, killing 17 people.

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One dies as massive fire breaks out in industrial building in India

The incident came after 14 people were killed in a fire at a trendy rooftop pub in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills complex in December 2017

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister resigns

Hundreds of people have died in violence in Ethiopia.

Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as South Africa’s president

Former president Jacob Zuka resigned Wednesday.

South Africa opposition EFF says will boycott election of new president

EFF leader Malema says his party will not legitimise ANC choice.

Scientists in Sweden find new tool to fight cancer

The hope is that the new principle can be extended to treat cancer in humans.

South Africa parliament set to elect new president

Ramaphosa, the interim head of state after Zuma’s resignation, is widely expected to be appointed.

Zimbabwe offers to pay for Tsvangirai funeral expenses

The veteran politician died on Tuesday.

Argentina offers $4.8m for information on missing submarine

The vessel disappeared in November 2017.

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, dies

The opposition had battled colon cancer for years

AU team in Somalia to assess peacekeeping operations

The delegation is scheduled to hold talks with senior government, UN and AU mission officials