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  • Politics playing out in Tongaat tragedy

    November 21, 2013 12:46 PM 141

    November 21 2013 at 02:40pm By BHEKI MBANJWA Emergency workers leave the scene as the search for survivors was called off after a three-storey building collapsed in the South African town of Tongaat, about 45 km (28 miles) north of Durban, November 20, 2013. Rescue workers with sniffer dogs picked through rubble in search of survivors on Wednesday after

  • Iraqi Shia militia fires mortars into Saudi Arabia

    November 21, 2013 11:35 AM 131

    An Iraqi Shia militia commander has said it had fired six mortar bombs into Saudi Arabia's desert as a "warning message" to the kingdom to stop "interfering" in Iraqi affairs. "The goal was to send a warning message to Saudis to tellthem that their border stations and patrol are within our range of fire," Wathiq al-Batat, commander of al-Mukhtar Army militia

  • Truck bomb rips through outdoor market in northeastern Iraq, killing at least 27

    November 21, 2013 10:27 AM 151

    The violence has killed more than 5,500, according to the United Nations. Thursday’s explosion brings the death toll across the country this month to 271, according to an Associated Press count. Two police officers said witnesses told them that a man parked the truck containing the bomb in the market and asked workers to unload the vegetables before

  • Spate of Baghdad blasts kill 24  

    November 20, 2013 8:35 AM 128

    BAGHDAD:A wave of attacks, most of them car bombs targeting Baghdad early on Wednesday, killing at least 24 people in the latest bout of bloodshed to rock Iraq. The violence, which left 65 others wounded, comes amid a protracted surge in violence just months ahead of general elections that has forced Iraqi officials to appeal for international help in combating

  • Hosni Mubarak sentenced to life in prison; decides to appeal

    June 4, 2012 9:56 AM 93

    CAIRO: Egyptian ex-president Hosni Mubarak, sentenced Saturday to life in prison for involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising, will appeal the sentence, a defence lawyer told AFP. “We will appeal. The ruling is full of legal flaws from every angle,” said Yasser Bahr, a senior member of Mubarak's defence team. Asked if Mubarak