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Total sells S.African coal assets to Exxaro for $472mn

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French oil giant Total on Monday said it had inked a deal to sell its South African coal assets to mining company Exxaro Resources for $472 million (350 million euros). Exxaro is South Africa's second-largest coal producer, with seven coal mines that produce about 40 million...(more) 



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Ukraine troops nearing MH-17 crash site; U.N. opens war-crime probe

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Ukrainian government forces recaptured three towns from pro-Russia separatists and were pressing toward the Malaysia Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine where the separatists accused of downing the plane have obstructed international disaster investigators, officials said Monday. 




Friend says Detroit gun victim might have been drunk

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An acquaintance of a 19-year-old woman who was shot to death outside a suburban Detroit home said Monday that the tone of her voice during a phone conversation made him believe she had been drinking.  



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Gaza doctors save baby from her dead mother's womb

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When the doctors gently pulled the tiny newborn from her mother's womb in an emergency Caesarian section, the woman had already been dead for an hour. Twenty-three-year-old Shayma al-Sheikh Qanan was eight months pregnant when an Israeli tank shell hit her home in the central Gaza...(more) 



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Obama: World needs 'prosperous and self-reliant Africa'

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US President Barack Obama warned Monday that the future stability of the world depends on African nations achieving prosperity and self-reliance, in an address to youth leaders from the continent. "The security and prosperity and justice that we seek in the world cannot be achieved without...(more) 



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Gaza crisis: Netanyahu calls for preparation for an extended military campaign live

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Israeli prime minister indicates further military actionOfficials: at least 10 killed in Gaza camp and hospital attacksAttack in southern Israel causes "deaths and injuries', military saysUN calls for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire Continue reading... 



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Israeli military drops leaflets into Gaza City listing militants killed in battle - video

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Residents of Gaza City gather leaflets dropped into the streets by the Israeli military on Monday. Thousands of pieces of white paper listed the names of members of Hamas and its allies who Israel claims to have killed since its offensive began. The leaflets say that...(more) 



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How many people are killed by lightning?

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Venice beach death was 15th in the US this year but toll dropped from 35 at same time in 2013; bolts kill five in the UK each year Continue reading... 

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MH17 plane crash families to meet PM

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Families of the British victims of the MH17 crash are to meet David Cameron at 10 Downing Street this week. 



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Flight MH17: international monitors 'sick and tired' of not being able to reach crash site - video

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International monitors working in eastern Ukraine express their frustration on Monday after being denied access to the crash site of flight MH17 for a second day. The deputy leader of the mission says the OSCE and aviation experts must have access to the site because there...(more) 




Pal of 'Cannibal Cop' may have had sex with corpses: cops

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A sicko online pal of so-called New York City "Cannibal Cop" Gilberto Valle may have had sex with corpses, British authorities say.  



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Female bombers target Nigeria trade show, petrol station, three dead

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Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a trade show and a petrol station in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano on Monday, killing one other person and injuring at least six others, police and a military source said. The other suicide bomber at the...(more) 



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