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Ring of Fire fears after quakes hit Chile, LA

The 8.2 earthquake that shook northern Chile and surrounding countries late Tuesday night was one of a string of recent earthquakes along what is known as the “Ring of Fire,”…

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Venetian nationalists accused of ‘terror’

Italian police on Wednesday arrested 24 people involved in a campaign to demand independence for Venice and its surrounding region and seized a tractor that they said the activists had…

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Port Elizabeth black man convicted of raping 6-year old

A 33-year-old man was convicted of rape by the Port Elizabeth High Court on Wednesday, said Eastern Cape police. Xolisile Tose would be sentenced on Thursday, said Warrant Officer Thembi…

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73% of charter schools in New York are ‘segregated’

by Jason L. Riley, The Wall Street Journal A new report on New York City public charter schools faults them for being too segregated. But what’s more important, the racial…

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The US stockmarket is rigged says acclaimed author

The US stock market is rigged in favour of high-speed electronic trading firms, which use their advantages to extract billions from investors, according to the acclaimed author Michael Lewis. In…

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Gay man gang-raped

A 20-year-old gay man was gang-raped and his mattress burned in Roodepan near Kimberley, Northern Cape police said on Monday. He was raped in the early hours of Sunday at…

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Black mother suffocates son, burns body

She suffocated her 8-year-old son with a pillow at her Parkrand, Boksburg, home. Then she took his lifeless body, put it into her car and drove to Dawn Park, a…

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The new silk road, from China’s factories to the heart of Europe

It is one of the world’s longest railways — an approximately 11,000-kilometre “modern-day silk road” that traverses Russia and Kazakhstan to link a megacity in the heart of China with…

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Russia to deport McDonald’s hamburger

The area round the first ever McDonalds in Moscow in Pushkinskaya square saw today an extraordinary promo-campaign against “all the unhealthy stuff that came from the West”, Russian media as…

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France’s Front National claims biggest victory in history

Marine Le Pen’s party, the Front National, is on course to secure the best result ever, exit polls show. France’s anti-immigrant Front National was on track to win at least…