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Zimbabwe admits to injustice against white farmers

Zimbabwe farm in ruins

Zimbabwe’s new agriculture minister says the authorities want to address “injustices” committed during land reforms – and the main white farmers’ union says it wants to work with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. In a speech read on his behalf at the 75th Commercial Farmers’ Union (CFU) annual congress in Harare …

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Massive typhoon heading for Japan

A large, very strong typhoon churned toward Japan on Friday, with the weather agency warning the storm would rip through the nation over the weekend, bringing violent winds and torrential rain. Typhoon Trami, packing gusts of a maximum 162km/h near its centre, was in the Pacific spiralling slowly toward Japan’s …

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Elephant kills tourist in Zimbabwe

A 49-year-old German woman was trampled to death by an elephant in a popular game reserve in northern Zimbabwe as she tried to photograph it, a wildlife official said Thursday. The attack happened on Wednesday at the Mana Pools game reserve after the woman apparently left the protection of the …

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Alcohol is responsible for 1 in 20 deaths

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. The UN health agency’s latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 …

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Syria shoots down Russian plane accidentally

A Russian maritime patrol aircraft with multiple personnel on board was inadvertently shot down by Syrian regime anti-aircraft artillery on Monday after the Syrians came under attack by Israeli missiles, Moscow has confirmed. The Russian military said Tuesday that while Syrian air defenses shot down the aircraft, Israel was to …

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Trump says News York Times op-ed is ‘gutless’

An unnamed senior Trump administration official assailed President Donald Trump’s “amorality” and reckless decision-making in a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday and said he or she is part of a “resistance” working to thwart Trump’s worst impulses. “The dilemma — which (Trump) does not fully grasp — is that …

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