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South Africa Declares Zimbabwean First Lady Wanted

South African police have issued a “red alert” at the country’s borders for Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe, the Police minister has said. She is accused of hitting a 20-year-old woman over the head with an extension cord in a hotel room near Johannesburg. Police...

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Barcelona attack kills 13 in tourist spot

A van has run into pedestrians in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas tourist area, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100. Spanish police have described it as a terror attack. The attack began at 16:50 local time (14:50 GMT). Witnesses described seeing a white van zig-zagging...

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Your Heart May Have a Natural ‘Backup Battery’

Researchers say they’ve found a system in the human heart that allows the organ to restart itself. Their discovery could lead to the replacement of pacemakers. In an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Lt. Worf is badly injured, but recovers when it is...

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Corker: Trump hasn’t demonstrated the stability or competence to be successful

Sen. Bob Corker slammed President Donald Trump’s handling of the racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, charging that the President “has not demonstrated he understands the character of this nation.” The Tennessee Republican told reporters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday that he thinks there must be...

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Girl killed as car rams pizzeria in village near Paris

A car has crashed into a pizzeria in a village east of the French capital Paris, killing a girl and injuring 12 other people, four of them seriously. The driver of the BMW was arrested after the vehicle hit the terrace of the cafe in...

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Sierra Leone mudslide kills at least 200 as houses are buried

At least 200 people have been killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene said...

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Antifa: Trump draws widespread criticism

The violence and murder of a protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend has been attributed to far-right elements that descended on the city to demonstrate against the proposed removal of a statue of Confederate war hero Robert E Lee. President Donald Trump drew widespread...

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China transport: Deadly coach crash at road tunnel

A coach loaded with passengers has crashed into the wall of a tunnel in China, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13, state media report. The coach had left the city of Chengdu en route to Luoyang when it crashed in Shaanxi province just...

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Billionaire sports tycoon confirmed as US ambassador to Britain

The new US ambassador to Britain was confirmed in Washington last night in what will be one of President Trump’s last appointments before the autumn. Robert “Woody” Johnson, an heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company fortune and owner of the New York Jets...

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In August, watch this meteor shower named for a saint

Star-gazing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when Catholics think of St. Lawrence, the early Christian martyr who was cooked to death by the Romans on an outdoor grill. But every August, Catholics have the chance to see a meteor shower...