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    Malaysia Airlines passengers describe ‘chaotic moment’
    Jun06

    Malaysia Airlines passengers describe ‘chaotic moment’

    Passengers started screaming and a food trolley and other items seemed to be floating in the air. ||| London – The crisis-hit Malaysia Airlines was at the centre of another drama on Sunday after 34 people were injured during severe turbulence on a flight from London. Flight MH1 to Kuala Lumpur was over the Bay of Bengal when it suddenly...

    17 killed in Ukraine care home blaze
    May29

    17 killed in Ukraine care home blaze

    Seventeen people have been killed after a fire broke out in a residential building housing elderly people in a village near Kiev, emergency service said. ||| Kiev – Seventeen people have been killed after a fire broke out in a residential building housing elderly people in a village near Kiev, Ukraine’s state emergency service said on...

    Around the world on his bicycle
    May28

    Around the world on his bicycle

    Imagine travelling the world, one country at a time, on a bicycle. Well, that is what Turkish travel blogger Gurkan Genc is doing. ||| Johannesburg – Imagine travelling the world, one country at a time, on a bicycle. Well, that is what Turkish travel blogger Gurkan Genc is doing.Genc is in Pretoria this week on a four-month tour of South...

    Global growth is our urgent priority – G7
    May27

    Global growth is our urgent priority – G7

    G7 leaders have expressed concern over the global economy and the political situations in North Korea and Russia. ||| Ise-Shima, Japan – The Group of Seven industrial powers pledged on Friday to seek strong global growth, while papering over differences on currencies and stimulus policies and expressing concern over North Korea, Russia and...

    Ukraine pilot ‘freed in prison swap’
    May25

    Ukraine pilot ‘freed in prison swap’

    Nadiya Savchenko was released from Russian captivity in exchange for two Russians detained in Ukraine, sources said. ||| Moscow/ Kiev – Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko was heading home on a plane from Russian captivity on Wednesday, part of an exchange for two Russians detained in Ukraine, two sources close to the swap told Reuters....

    Rosatom sees SA as entry point to Africa
    May19

    Rosatom sees SA as entry point to Africa

    Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy firm may join forces with SA companies to develop a nuclear power industry that could be rolled out across Africa. ||| Johannesburg – Russia’s state-owned Rosatom said it may join forces with South African companies to develop a nuclear power industry in the country that could be rolled out...

    Trump would consider talks with Kim Jong Un
    May18

    Trump would consider talks with Kim Jong Un

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he is willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear program. ||| New York – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear...

    Pregnant in a war zone: What are your choices?
    May17

    Pregnant in a war zone: What are your choices?

    According to a UNFPA, more than 500 women every year die from birth complications in conflict and disaster areas. ||| London – In Yemen women give birth in caves to avoid air strikes, in war-torn Syria child marriages are increasing, while in eastern Ukraine, where conflict has been raging for two years, domestic violence is rising, aid...

    US missile site activation angers Russia
    May12

    US missile site activation angers Russia

    An $800m US missile shield at a Romanian site has been mobilised as a precautionary measure against Iranian rockets. ||| Deveselu – The United States switches on an $800 million missile shield in Romania on Thursday, a step it sees as vital to defend itself and Europe from so-called rogue states but the Kremlin says is aimed at blunting its...

    Defence chiefs warn UK against Brexit
    May10

    Defence chiefs warn UK against Brexit

    Several former US advisors stated that leaving the EU will leave the United Kingdom’s current global status vulnerable. ||| London – Former NATO secretary generals warned on Tuesday that a British exit from the European Union would help enemies of the West while ex-US foreign and defence chiefs cautioned that Britain would have less...

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