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    India monsoon rains kill 20 in Rajasthan

    India monsoon rains kill 20 in Rajasthan

    At least 20 people have been killed by heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. About 20,000 people living in the city have been forced to flee…

    Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi dies after illness

    Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi dies after illness

    Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died at the age of 57, state media say, after weeks of illness. Mr Meles died in a hospital abroad, said state media and…

    Hollywood director Tony Scott jumps to death from bridge

    Hollywood director Tony Scott jumps to death from bridge

    Hollywood director Tony Scott, famous for films including Top Gun, has died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles, authorities have said. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said…

    Japan activists land on disputed islands amid China row

    Japan activists land on disputed islands amid China row

    At least 10 Japanese nationalist activists have landed on a group of disputed islands, amid an escalating territorial row with China. The activists swam ashore after a flotilla carrying about…

    South Africa Lonmin mine killings: Zuma announces inquiry

    South Africa Lonmin mine killings: Zuma announces inquiry

    South African President Jacob Zuma has announced an inquiry into violence at a mine in the north-east of the country, calling the deaths there “tragic”. Thirty-four people were killed when…

    Pakistan condemns the attack on Kamra air base

    Pakistan condemns the attack on Kamra air base

    Raja Pervez Ashraf, Prime Minister of Pakistan condemned the act of terrorism carried out by terrorists on Pakistan Air Force Minhas Air Base, Kamra during the early hours of Thursday.…

    Clashes at South Africa’s Lonmin Marikana mine killed 30

    Clashes at South Africa’s Lonmin Marikana mine killed 30

    At least 30 people were killed when police clashed with striking miners at South Africa’s Marikana mine on Thursday, the police minister has said. According to witnesses, police opened fire…

    Hypersonic jet Waverider fails Mach 6 test

    Hypersonic jet Waverider fails Mach 6 test

    The US Air Force has said an attempt to fly its hypersonic jet Waverider at Mach 6 (3,600mph; 5795km/h) failed. The unmanned aircraft had been designed to fly at six…

    France: Rioting in Amiens leaves police hurt, buildings damaged

    France: Rioting in Amiens leaves police hurt, buildings damaged

    Paris (CNN) — Seventeen police officers were injured in violent clashes with young people in the city of Amiens in northern France overnight, Interior Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday. In addition,…

    Egypt’s Morsy sends defense minister, top general to ‘retirement’

    Cairo (CNN) — Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy shook up the country’s powerful military leadership Sunday, replacing top generals and reasserting power the military claimed for itself before he took office. Field Marshal Mohammed…