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Former South African ‘homeland’ leader Mangope dies.

 Lucas Mangope, a leader of one of South Africa’s tribal homelands who resisted the end of apartheid, died on Thursday at the age of 94, local media reported on Friday. Mangope was president from 1977 to 1994 of Bophuthatswana, one of South Africa’s “self-governing” homelands, or bantustans – fragmented islands …

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In Germany Ryanair faces first-ever pilot strike

German Ryanair pilots will strike for the first time Friday, union leaders said, dialing up the heat in a Europe-wide battle for recognition from the no-frills airline ahead of the busy holiday period. The Irish carrier urged passengers to head to airports anyway, saying it had asked pilots to show …

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6 dead, 77 injured after new Amtrak train derails in US on its first day of service (Photos)

An Amtrak passenger train derailed this morning on its inaugural trip on a new service route near Dupont, Washington killing several people and causing injuries to an even greater number. The train was going south to Portland, Oregon when it derailed while crossing a bridge over Interstate 5 near DuPont, …

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Nigeria Airport Authority FAAN launches reviewed service charter

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday in Lagos reviewed and launched its service charter. The Managing Director of the Authority, who was represented by the Authority’s Director of Engineering Services, Engineer Nurudeen Daura stated that FAAN is a customer-centric organization and is totally committed to delivering quality services to …

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Egypt: Fresh heartbreak for family of British woman facing death penalty in Egypt.

A British woman accused of smuggling prescription drugs into Egypt is facing fresh heartbreak after being told she could spend more time in custody before her case is heard. Laura Plummer, 33, was due to stand trial on Christmas Day, after she was arrested at an airport with 300 Tramadol pills …

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115 African migrants including 11 women, a baby and 31 unaccompanied minors rescued from rubber boat off Libyan coast

SOS Mediterranean, European Organization for the rescue of lives in the Mediterranean, on Saturday morning rescued 115 African migrants from an overcrowded fragile rubber boat in distress off Libyan coast. Among those rescued were 11 women, a baby and 31 unaccompanied minors. They are safely aboard safe in board the ship, Aquarius.

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