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Oil executive killed in plane crash

Total CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed in a collision between a plane and a snow plough at a Moscow airport.

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US air drops, Turkey help Kobane fight

Kurds battling jihadists for the Syrian border town of Kobane welcomed a first US airdrop of weapons as Turkey said it will help Iraqi Kurds to support the figh... Read Story

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Allies urged to help pay Ukraine gas debt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Ukraine's allies to help the war-scarred nation pay off its gas debts to Russia.

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Nepal storm: SA awaits word on climbers
October 20 2014 at 10:31

The International Relations Department is reportedly in the dark about five South Africans caught in Nepal’s mountain storm.

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Barroso cautions Britain on EU exit
October 20 2014 at 10:24

Outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has urged Britain not to alienate its friends in Europe.

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Seoul leaders under fire after concert tragedy
October 20 2014 at 10:23

Relatives of the 16 people who died after falling through a ventilation shaft at a South Korean concert have asked for leniency for the event’s organisers.

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Spanish nurse beats Ebola
October 20 2014 at 10:23

Teresa Romero, the first person outside Africa to be infected with Ebola, has reportedly tested negative for the virus.

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Blow for Abe as trade minister resigns
October 20 2014 at 10:05

Japan’s Shinzo Abe suffered a major setback as his new trade and industry minister quit over questionable political spending.

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Search for survivors scaled back in Nepal
October 20 2014 at 10:04

Small avalanches hampered the search for Nepali porters and guides missing for six days after a Himalayan storm.

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Man searches MH17 crash site for relative
October 20 2014 at 09:50

A Dutch relative of a victim of Flight MH17 has travelled to the crash site to search for the remains of his missing cousin.

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Australia lifts ban on face veils
October 20 2014 at 09:45

Australia’s parliament has abandoned a plan to make women wearing burkas or niqabs sit in separate glassed public enclosures.

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Widodo takes over as Indonesia’s leader
October 20 2014 at 09:45

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo took over as president of the world’s third-largest democracy with supporters’ hopes high.

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US will issue new guidelines on Ebola care
October 20 2014 at 09:31

American health-care workers dealing with Ebola patients will have to operate according to a strict set of rules.

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