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Thursday, October 17, 2019

SA government sued over coal & industrial pollution

The Chronicle JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s government has failed to tackle high air pollution levels in an area which is home to coal-fired power stations...

JUST IN: 200 injured in Johannesburg train crash

Emergency services in South Africa say that at least 200 people have been injured in a train crash. No fatalities have been reported so far...

Egypt’s ex-President Morsi buried in Cairo: Son says

The Chronicle Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi was buried yesterday in eastern Cairo, his son said, a day after he collapsed in court and died...

Russia deploys fighter jets to Crimea amid Ukraine tensions

The Chronicle MOSCOW — Russia’s Ministry of Defence said on Monday it was deploying more than 10 Sukhoi SU-27 and SU-30 fighter jets to Crimea...

Zambia revives plan to cull 2 000 hippos

The Chronicle LUSAKA — Zambia has revived plans it suspended two years ago after protests by animal rights activists for the controlled slaughter of up...

Tunisia police, protesters clash again after journalist’s death

The Chronicle Tunisian protesters have clashed with police for a third consecutive night following the death of a journalist who set himself on fire to...

Botswana defends elephant hunts

The Chronicle Botswana’s decision to reintroduce elephant hunting was necessary to protect its people and environment, and hasn’t adversely affected the $2bn tourism industry, according...

California wildfires reach grim milestone with death toll rising to 31

The Chronicle The death toll in wildfires sweeping California has risen to 31, with more than 200 people still unaccounted for, officials have said. Six more...

British PM ‘to ask EU for extension’ if no Brexit deal by Saturday

The Chronicle The Brexit secretary has indicated Boris Johnson will send a letter to the EU seeking an extension if there is no agreement by...

Tshisekedi pledges to free political prisoners

The Chronicle The new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, says he wants to free all political prisoners within the next 10...
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