Ramaphosa aims to lead South Africa out of corruption swamp

Up from Soweto township to become a leading anti-apartheid activist and then wealthy businessman, Cyril Ramaphosa has been a central figure in South Africa’s tumultuous history before becoming the country’s acting President. Astute and articulate, the 65-year-old former Deputy President marshalled the forces that brought scandal-swamped Jacob Zuma to resign late on Wednesday and now faces the challenge of rejuvenating […]

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Three killed, 18 injured in bombing at southern Thailand market

A motorcycle bomb exploded at a market on Monday in southern Thailand, killing three people and injuring 18, police said. The attacker parked the bike rigged with explosives nearby and bought goods at the market to blend in with the crowd, police Lt. Eakapong Rattanachai said. The bomb exploded when the attacker left the market area, causing the casualties, Eakapong […]

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Narayana Murthy’s son-in-law Rishi Sunak joins Theresa May’s Cabinet

Rishi Sunak, the Conservative Member of Parliament from Richmond and son-in-law of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, has joined the government in the latest reshuffle conducted by Prime Minister Theresa May. Mr. Sunak, who entered Parliament in 2015, will become the parliamentary undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the government said on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. […]

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12 killed, more than 260 injured in South Africa passenger train crash

A passenger train carrying people home after the holidays slammed into a truck in rural South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 12 people and injuring more than 260 others, the government said. Authorities blamed the truck driver for allegedly trying to cross the tracks just ahead of the oncoming train, part of which burst into flames after the collision […]

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