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India crash raises concerns of under-investment in railway as toll hits 133

Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a train derailment in Pukhrayan, south of Kanpur city, India November 20, 2016. Photo Credit:...

India train derails, at least 119 killed, more than 150 injured

Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a train derailment in Pukhrayan, south of Kanpur city, India November 20, 2016. Photo Credit: REUTERS   At...

Japan approves rescue missions for troops in South Sudan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker conversation in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly   Japan on Tuesday approved...

2016 ‘very likely’ to be world’s warmest year

High temperatures can lead to devastating droughts. Photo Credit: Getty Images 2016 looks poised to be the warmest year on record globally, according to preliminary...

Global stocks up as nervous markets wager on Clinton winning White House race

Asian stocks rose on Tuesday as world markets braced for the outcome of one of the most contentious U.S. presidential elections in history, with...

Botswana to sell struggling Chinese-built power plant

Botswana will sell a 600 megawatt Chinese-built power plant after persistent technical problems since it was commissioned in 2012, the country's state electricity firm...

Alibaba sets its sights on Singles Day

Alibaba, China's biggest online retailer, said a US investigation would not affect next week's Singles Day - its biggest shopping day of the year. The...

Africans approve of China, says Afrobarometer

China’s popularity in Africa is strong. Its policy of not linking aid and investments to human rights and good governance has made Beijing many...

Chinese man fined $20 for selling Zimbabwe flags without authority

A 28-year old Chinese businessman, Weidong Li, has been fined $20 by a court in the Zimbabwean capital Harare for selling the national flags...

Japan blasts: One dead in Utsunomiya city

Multiple blasts in a park area of the Japanese city of Utsunomiya have killed at least one person and injured at least two, emergency...

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Somalia: Lawmakers vote to extend President’s term by two years

Somalia’s Lower House of Parliament has voted to approve a bill to extend President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s term in office by two years. The controversial...

Why Twitter picked Ghana as its head quarters in Africa

Social media giant, Twitter has announced that Ghana will host its Africa head quarters. The company's co-founder Jack Dorsey made the announcement on Twitter on...

Zambian athletes fight stigma against albinos, disabled persons

Lassam Katongo, a Zambian athlete based in the capital, Lusaka, shows off his trophies and medals earned from some of the international athletic games...

Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn deal with global oil firms

The governments of Tanzania and Uganda on Sunday signed a long awaited oil deal with international oil firms—French Total E&P, and China’s Cnooc. The deal...

Man with snails, ‘prekese’ in luggage from Ghana detained at JFK Airport

A man was detained briefly last week after arriving at JFK Airport with luggage full of snails, dried beef, turkey berry, carrot, oxtail, medicinal...
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