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Eskom crisis: Why the lights keep going out in South Africa

Image copyright AFP Image caption Supporters of the governing ANC party protest against the power cuts in Soweto township South African homes, offices and businesses have endured a week of daily power cuts, designed to prevent a total collapse of the overstretched electricity grid.The use of scheduled blackouts, or load shedding, is not new in…
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Hundreds of whales stranded off the coast of Tasmania

Hundreds of whales stranded off the coast of TasmaniaScores of whales have died as conservationists begin a huge rescue operation at Macquarie Heads off the coast of Tasmania.Approximately 270 whales were found stranded on two sand banks and a beach earlier in the week.This unusual event is not unprecedented in this region as a similar…
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Six US Mormon children among victims in Mexico attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mobile-phone footage showed a burnt-out car at the scene of the attack At least nine US citizens, including six children, have been killed in a violent attack by suspected drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico.The victims are members of the LeBaron family, linked to a breakaway Mormon community which settled…
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BP halves dividend after suffering huge losses

Image copyright Getty Images BP has halved its shareholder dividend and posted a $6.7bn quarterly loss after the coronavirus pandemic hit global demand for oil.The dividend news is another blow for pension funds and private investors who have seen a string of firms cut or halt payouts. The loss was largely due to BP writing…
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Kobe Bryant tributes across United States

Members of the public and celebrities reacted in shock to the death of US basketball star Kobe Bryant.Bryant and his daughter Gianna are among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California.Fans gathered at Staple Center in Los Angeles and Madison Square Gardens in New York to pay their respects.…
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Bolivia's Morales to call fresh election after OAS audit

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Evo Morales denies accusations of wrongdoing after weeks of protests Bolivia's President Evo Morales has said he will call a new election after international monitors questioned the validity of his victory last month.The Organization of American States (OAS), which monitored the elections, called for the result to be annulled.…