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African elephants ‘suffer worst decline in 25 years’

African elephants ‘suffer worst decline in 25 years’

🕔18:54, 25.Sep 2016

JOHANNESBURG:  Africa’s elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Sunday, blaming the plummeting numbers on poaching.

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Lunar eclipse sighted in Pakistan

Lunar eclipse sighted in Pakistan

🕔10:51, 17.Sep 2016

KARACHI: A penumbral lunar eclipse, the last this year, was sighted on Friday night in Pakistan along with Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and West Pacific Island.

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At least 11 dead, 100 injured in Tanzania earthquake

At least 11 dead, 100 injured in Tanzania earthquake

🕔23:04, 10.Sep 2016

DAR EL SALAAM: At least 11 people were killed and around 100 injured in Tanzania’s Bukoba district when an earthquake hit the country on Saturday, a district police chief told AFP.

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World’s largest gorillas ‘one step from going extinct’

World’s largest gorillas ‘one step from going extinct’

🕔00:29, 5.Sep 2016

HONOLULU: The world’s largest gorillas have been pushed to the brink of extinction by a surge of illegal hunting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and are now critically endangered, officials said Sunday.

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HIV /AIDS still top killer of African adolescents

HIV /AIDS still top killer of African adolescents

🕔10:34, 18.Jul 2016

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: HIV/AIDS remains the leading cause of death among Africans aged between 10 and 19, UNICEF chief Anthony Lake said Monday at the start of a major international conference on the virus.

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Narendra Modi seeks to drum up business in African tour

Narendra Modi seeks to drum up business in African tour

🕔16:15, 7.Jul 2016

MAPUTO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday kicked off a four-nation tour of Africa, as India scrambles to catch up with its Asian rival China’s strong presence on the continent.

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Obama to reveal civilian deaths from drones in Pakistan

Obama to reveal civilian deaths from drones in Pakistan

🕔13:11, 1.Jul 2016

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: The US President Barack Obama is likely to reveal today (Friday) the number of civilians killed in several US military and CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since he took oath as the president.

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Africa’s richest woman edges towards power in Angola

Africa’s richest woman edges towards power in Angola

🕔15:42, 8.Jun 2016

JOHANNESBURG: Now that Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s wealthiest woman, has been named head of Angola’s oil company she could soon be headed for more power — but this time in politics, experts say.

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Migrant deaths in Mediterranean ‘hit 10,000’

Migrant deaths in Mediterranean ‘hit 10,000’

🕔08:22, 8.Jun 2016

STRASBOURG, FRANCE: More than 10,000 people have died crossing the Mediterranean to Europe since 2014, the UN said Tuesday, as the EU unveiled fresh plans to stem the migrant flow from Africa.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger charged by elephant in South Africa

Arnold Schwarzenegger charged by elephant in South Africa

🕔00:07, 2.Jun 2016

Action movie star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had a real-life adventure in Africa when he was on a safari vehicle that was charged by an elephant.

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