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Egyptian court rejects appeal of ‘tortured’ activist Patrick George Zaki

Johannesburg - Detained researcher Patrick George Zaki, who was allegedly tortured and ill-treated by Egyptian authorities, will again appear in court...

Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban

World / 17 February 2020, 6:05pm / ALAN SUDERMANFILE - This Monday an. 20, 2020 file photo shows pro gun demonstrators holding signs in front of the Virginia...

African countries enhance testing capabilities for coronavirus

CAPE TOWN - The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said it would be conducting training in Nairobi,...

Popular Rwandan gospel musician found dead in police cell

KIGALI — A popular Rwandan gospel musician who in 2015 was found guilty of conspiracy to murder or harm President Paul...

Mass graves with 6 000 bodies uncovered in Burundi

NAIROBI — Authorities in Burundi say they have opened six mass graves containing more than 6,000 bodies from unrest that occurred...

Pakistan to vaccinate 40 million children amid fears of fresh polio...

Islamabad - Pakistani authorities have targeted 40 million children in the first nationwide polio vaccination drive of the year that began...

Gang attacks Russian medics to steal suspected drunk driver’s test sample

Moscow - Several men, one of whom was armed with a crossbow, attacked staff at a medical facility in central Russia...

China reports 2 048 new confirmed coronavirus infections, 105 new deaths

Beijing - The Chinese health authority Monday said it received reports of 2 048 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection...

Man chops off toes of elderly woman with albinism

Rustenburg - A man wielding an axe has attacked a 92-year-old woman with albinism in Malawi, chopping off two of her...

Teen accused of killing his mother and brother nabbed while stealing...

World / 17 February 2020, 09:04am / Hannah Natanson, Moriah Balingit, and Marissa J. LangThis is the house in Fauquier County, Virginia, where 17-year-old Levi Norwood is accused...

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