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Ex Gang Leader Charged With 1996 Murder Of Rapper Tupac Shakur

US police have charged a former gang leader with the 1996 murder of rapper Tupac Shakur, a breakthrough in a long-running case still gripping the public. The New York-born hip-hop legend was shot four times aged 25 in a drive-by attack in Las Vegas. On Friday, Nevada's grand jury indicted Duane "Keffe D" Davis, 60, on one count of murder with a deadly weapon. Police say he planned the deadly […]

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Six Dead 15 Trapped In Zimbabwe Gold Mine Collapse

Six people have died and 15 others are trapped, after a mine shaft collapsed in Zimbabwe, state media report. The collapse of Bay Horse gold mine in Chegutu, 100km (62 miles) west of the capital Harare on Friday morning left more than 30 people trapped. Thirteen miners are said to have escaped or been rescued. Efforts to reach those who remain underground are ongoing, television channel ZBC reported. It is […]

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Deadly Blast Rips Through Religious Procession In Pakistan

At least 30 people were killed and dozens more injured after a blast tore through a religious procession in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province on Friday. The explosion occurred in the Mastung district of the southwestern province, as people were gathering to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, the information minister of the province Jan Achakz said. The critically injured have been transferred to hospitals in Quetta, the province’s capital, […]

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US Sues Tesla Over Abuse Against Black Workers

A government anti-discrimination agency in the United States is taking legal action against Elon Musk’s Tesla, accusing the company of allowing the “pervasive racial harassment” of Black workers at its flagship California car factory, and taking retaliatory action against those who complained.   The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal body, said Black workers had routinely endured stereotyping, racial insults, and hostility since at least 2015.   The court action, […]

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Boy Charged With Murder Of Elianne Andam

  A 17-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of 15-year-old Elianne Andam who was stabbed to death in Croydon, south London.   The teenager, whose name is withheld because of his age, is due to appear later at a youth court, sitting at Croydon Magistrates' Court.   He has also been charged with the possession of a knife.   A vigil was held for the "intelligent and kind" […]

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Man Found Innocent After 30 Years In Prison

A US man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for kidnapping, rape, and robbery has been declared innocent and freed. Gerardo Cabanillas was exonerated with the help of DNA testing in a 1995 attack on a couple sitting in a parked car in the city of South Gate in California, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office announced. Mr. Cabanillas' case was reexamined by the Conviction Integrity Unit of […]

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US Halts Foreign Assistance To Gabon After August 30 Coup

The United States is pausing certain foreign assistance programmes to the government of Gabon following last month’s coup, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement released by the Department of State on Tuesday. The pause would continue while “[we] evaluate the unconstitutional intervention by members of the country’s military”, Blinken said, adding that the move is in line with steps taken by the Economic Community of Central African […]

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Germany Bans ‘Cult-Like, Deeply Racist’ Far-Right Group

German investigators have carried out raids across the country as Berlin banned a far-right group it described as a “cult-like, deeply racist and anti-Semitic association” that sought to indoctrinate children with Nazi ideology. Police on Wednesday stormed 26 apartments belonging to 39 members of the Artgemeinschaft network in 12 states, including Bavaria, Baden-Wuerttemberg and Brandenburg. The association counts about 150 members and has links to several far-right groups, said the […]

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Iraq fire: At Least 100 Killed In Blaze At Wedding Party In Nineveh

At least 100 people have died and 150 others injured after a fire broke out at a wedding in northern Iraq. Hundreds of people were celebrating in Qaraqosh in Iraq's northern Nineveh province when fire tore through the venue late on Tuesday evening. It is not yet known what caused the blaze, but early reports say it broke out after fireworks were lit. Flammable panels in the venue may have […]

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