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South Africans have disrupted a speech in Johannesburg by a veteran politician who was trying to quell tensions following a recent wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks. Mangosuthu Buthelez was heckled by a rowdy section of the crowd. Dozens of men marched through the area calling for foreigners to leave.
BEIJING (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that she discussed Hong Kong with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and that there needed to be a peaceful solution for the city. Li, speaking at a joint news conference in Beijing with Merkel, said China wanted to prevent unrest in the former British colony,...
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan will make the fullest possible response to India’s actions in disputed Kashmir and the global community would be responsible for any “catastrophic” aftermath, Imran Khan, the prime minister of the Muslim-majority nation, said on Friday. The rhetoric on the annual Defence Day remembrance of Pakistan’s fighters in a 1965 war...
As independent Zimbabwe's first prime minister, and later its president, Robert Mugabe promised democracy and reconciliation. But the hope that accompanied independence in 1980 dissolved into violence, corruption and economic disaster. President Mugabe became an outspoken critic of the West, most notably the United Kingdom, the former colonial power, which he...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday it imposed duties on Chinese and Mexican structural steel after making a preliminary determination that producers in both countries had dumped fabricated structural steel on the U.S. market at prices below fair market value. The department said it imposed duties of up to 141%...
A millipede-like creature from 550 million years ago is among the earliest examples of an animal showing complex behaviour. Long before the dinosaurs walked the Earth, the four-inch long creature dragged its body along a muddy sea floor and became fossilised. The animal died right next to its trail, giving scientists...
The US state department has confirmed it offered millions of dollars to the captain of an Iranian oil tanker which is at the centre of a diplomatic row. Brian Hook, head of the department's Iran Action Group, emailed the captain of the Adrian Darya 1 about sailing it somewhere the US could seize it.
MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - The louder the booing, the more Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is likely to be smiling after the Mercedes driver’s annual incursion into Ferrari’s home territory on Sunday. Last year, the Italian team locked out the front row at Monza with Kimi Raikkonen a popular pole sitter after the...
BENGALURU (Reuters) - Activity in India’s dominant services industry expanded at a slower pace in August as demand softened, according to a business survey on Wednesday, although business optimism hit a one-year high. The IHS Markit Services Purchasing Managers’ Index declined to 52.4 in August from July’s year high of 53.8, still comfortably above...
Boris Johnson faces a new battle in the Commons after his first vote as PM saw him lose to rebel Tories and opposition MPs who object to a no-deal Brexit. The Commons voted 328 to 301 to take control of the agenda, allowing them to bring a bill requesting a Brexit delay.

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