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  1. 30 detained as xenophobic attacks simmer in S. Africa

    30 detained as xenophobic attacks simmer in S. Africa

    Johannesburg (AFP) - South African police detained more than 30 people overnight as xenophobic violence simmered around the economic hub Johannesburg, officials said on Saturday.

  2. Suicide bomber kills 33 in bloody attack outside Afghan bank

    Suicide bomber kills 33 in bloody attack outside Afghan bank

    Jalalabad (Afghanistan) (AFP) - A suicide bomber killed at least 33 people and wounded 100 others in an attack Saturday outside a bank in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to officials.

  3. At least 19 killed in Tanzanian mine collapse

    At least 19 killed in Tanzanian mine collapse

    Dar es Salaam (AFP) - At least 19 Tanzanian gold miners were killed when the pit they were working in collapsed in the northwestern Msalala district, a local government official said Saturday.

  4. Rouhani says Iran's military strategy purely defensive

    Rouhani says Iran's military strategy purely defensive

    Tehran (AFP) - Iran's military is purely for defence and should not be seen as a threat in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday amid rising tension with Saudi Arabia.

  5. Everest mountaineers mourn avalanche dead one year on

    Kathmandu (AFP) - Hundreds of mountaineers and Sherpas in Nepal paid emotional tribute Saturday to 16 of their fellow guides who died in an avalanche on Everest a year ago, suspending climbing for the day.

  6. Terror arrests in Australia over planned Anzac Day attack

    Terror arrests in Australia over planned Anzac Day attack

    Sydney (AFP) - Two men were arrested in Melbourne on Saturday for allegedly planning an Islamic State-inspired attack at Anzac Day commemorations honouring soldiers who fought and died for Australia -- the country's most important national event.

  7. Kim Sei-Young takes solo lead in LPGA LOTTE Championship

    Kim Sei-Young takes solo lead in LPGA LOTTE Championship

    Ko Olina (United States) (AFP) - South Korean LPGA rookie Kim Sei-Young defied gusty winds to fire a two-under par 70 to move into the solo lead at the LOTTE Championship.

  8. Japan population falls to 15-year low

    Japan population falls to 15-year low

    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's population has shrunk for the fourth year running, falling back to a level it was last at in 2000, with more than one in four people now aged 65 or older, the government said.

  9. Mexico drug lord's arrest sparks gunfights, three dead

    Mexico drug lord's arrest sparks gunfights, three dead

    Nuevo Laredo (Mexico) (AFP) - A cartel attacked Mexican security forces in reaction to a drug lord's arrest in a city near the US border, unleashing gunfights that killed at least three gunmen and wounded two officers.

  10. Six obesity types identified

    Six obesity types identified

    Scientists have identified six types of obese people and say doctors and policymakers should treat them according to which category they fall into.

  11. Spanish authorities search ex-IMF chief Rato's office for 2nd day

    Spanish authorities search ex-IMF chief Rato's office for 2nd day

    Madrid (AFP) - Spanish tax authorities carried out new searches of former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato's Madrid offices in a money-laundering probe as the country questioned whether he had been made a scapegoat in the ruling Popular Party's anti-corruption drive.

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