Mon, 19 Aug 2019

Number of people dead after oil tanker explosion in Tanzania hits 89

DODOMO, Tanzania - The number of people who were killed when an overturned fuel tanker exploded last Saturday has been ...

People should not fall under spell of Boko Haram says former captee

To mark next week's International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, UN News travelled to ...

Super Saturday hat-trick for SA Rugby celebrated

Cape Town - South African rugby players - men and women, schoolboys and adults - were congratulated for Saturday's national ...

Little GPS tags uncover the secret life of desert bats

Washington D.C. [USA], Aug 18 (ANI): Researchers with the help of miniaturized satellite-based tags have revealed that during drier periods ...

Stokes and Buttler keep Australia at bay

London - England's Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler batted through a rain-shortened first session on the final day of the ...

Australia's Smith out of 2nd Ashes Test with concussion

London - Australia's Steve Smith has been ruled out of the last day of the second Ashes Test with concussion ...

Volkswagen, Nissan to get tax breaks for plants in Ghana

Ghana will offer tax breaks of up to 10 years to automakers that set up local manufacturing plants, as the ...

Why the debt relief bill will see loan sharks circling consumers

The new National Credit Amendment Bill mentions in its preamble that there are consumers within South Africa for whom existing ...

SA's new driving demerit system threatens insurance industry

The new demerit system for SA road users has good intentions, but it can also pose a significant threat to ...

Rain delays Day 5 of 2nd Ashes Test

London - Rain delayed the scheduled 11:00 local time start to the fifth and final day of the second Ashes ...

Italy squad to face Boks at World Cup named

Milan -Leonardo Ghiraldini is set to return from injury with the experienced hooker included on Sunday in Italy's largely youthful ...

SA Schools performances bode well for the future

Cape Town - The development and progress showed by the players in the SA Schools and SA Schools A squads ...

Warren, Sanders Get Personal with Young, Black Christians

COLLEGE PARK, GA. - Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before ...

Lower-Priced Colleges Offer Options to Student Debt

This story was first reported in VOA Learning English.As tuition and fees have increased sharply in the U.S. over the ...

Ghana's pact with China to explore bauxite threatens a unique forest

Ghana's Atewa forest is one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the country. It is seen as the ...

Global health still mimics colonial ways: here's how to break the pattern

Imagine this scenario. A couple of newly minted Master of Public Health graduates from an African university, say in Rwanda, ...

Why it's proving hard to eliminate the eye disease trachoma by 2020

Trachoma is a disease that can cause blindness and visual impairment in about 1.9 million people every year. Poor communities ...

How government bias can fuel communal conflicts in Africa

Each year, violent communal conflict between groups is witnessed in a number of African countries. It is often organised along ...

Shoaib Akhtar criticises Archer for not checking up on Smith

New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Former Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar criticised England pacer Jofra Archer for not checking up ...

ACA condemns booing of Smith

Melbourne [Australia], Aug 18 (ANI): Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) on Sunday issued a statement condemning the boos drawn out by ...

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4 Palestinians die in two separate incidents, Israel hit by 3 rockets

GAZA, Palestinian territories - Three Palestinians were killed by the Israeli army in the northern Gaza Strip, the Palestinian health ...

Bomb explodes at wedding ceremony in Afghanistan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber has detonated explosive devices at a wedding in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, causing ...

North Korea test-fires new weapon, Kim personally guides test

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un personally guided the test-firing of a new weapon on Friday.Kim "guided ...

India and Pakistan remain at odds over Kashmir after UN meeting

NEW YORK, New York - The UN Security Council met to consider the volatile situation surrounding Kashmir on Friday, addressing ...

Three humanitarian workers die in Syrian airstrike

DAMASCUS, Suyria - Three humanitarian workers have been killed in the southern Syrian Idlib province in yet another attack on ...

Hundreds of prisoners in U.S. jails commit suicide each year

Jeffrey Epstein's suicide in New York's Metropolitan Correction Center on Aug. 10 has brought new attention to the troubling reality ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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