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Fury in Ghana after fire deaths

A huge tanker explosion near a gas station in Ghana’s capital, Accra that killed at least seven people and injured scores has sparked an outpouring of sadness and anger in the country. The blaze and…


India railway station stampede kills 22

A stampede on a footbridge at a Mumbai railway station in India has left 22 people dead and injured more than 30, Indian officials report. The tragedy occurred during the morning rush hour at Elphinstone…


New way to prevent HIV discovered

Scientists in the United States have engineered an antibody that could offer a new way to treat or prevent HIV, following successful tests on monkeys. Unlike the naturally occurring antibodies, it is built to attack…


Race to save children in Mexico rubble

Rescuers are racing against the clock to reach survivors trapped under the rubble of a school in Mexico City which collapsed during Tuesday’s earthquake. One is a 12-year-old girl who is believed to be sheltering…



Strongest quake in history hits Mexico

An earthquake described by Mexico’s president as the country’s strongest in a century has struck off the southern coast, killing at least 33 people. The quake, which President Enrique Peña Nieto said measured 8.2, struck…



Deadly Hurricane Irma flattens islands

Hurricane Irma has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean, reducing buildings to rubble and leaving at least nine people dead. The small island of Barbuda is said to be “barely habitable”. Officials warn that Saint…



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African leaders blasted for ‘health tourism’

A South African minister has criticised African leaders who seek medical treatment abroad. Aaron Motsoaledi condemned “health tourism” while speaking in Zimbabwe. President Robert Mugabe, who frequently receives treatment in Singapore, had left the meeting…


North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea has fired a missile over northern Japan in a move Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an “unprecedented” threat to his country. The missile, launched early on Tuesday Korean time, flew over Hokkaido…