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Chilly weather grips South America as southern Europe faces exceptional heat

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It’s not the first time recently that chilly conditions have gripped parts of southern South America in the lead-up to the southern hemisphere winter. Over the past couple of days, an area of low pressure has position...

Widow of man killed in Libya accuses South Africa of ‘silence’ in hunt for his body

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The widow of a British-based photographer who was murdered by Col Gaddafi’s forces in Libya in 2011 has accused South Africa of withholding crucial information about her husband’s death that could help in efforts to l...

Reffell and North named in squad for Wales’s summer tour of South Africa

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The uncapped Leicester flanker Tommy Reffell has been named in the Wales squad for this summer’s South Africa tour for which George North has been recalled after 14 months out of Test match action because of a serious...

Taboo stops south Asian people in UK seeking help for dementia, says charity

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Thousands of south Asian people living with dementia in the UK are being denied access to help and support because stigma and taboo prevent them from getting diagnosed, a charity has warned. People from south Asian co...

South Africa’s April floods made twice as likely by climate crisis, scientists say

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The massive and deadly floods that struck South Africa in April were made twice as likely and more intense by global heating, scientists have calculated. The research demonstrates that the climate emergency is resulti...

South Korea’s new president offers North economic plan in return for denuclearisation

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South Korea’s new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, has offered North Korea “an audacious plan” to transform its creaking economy in return for abandoning its nuclear weapons programme. Speaking on the first day of his presid...

Circle of life: rebuilding a dramatic South African home

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Renovating an important building comes with a responsibility to honour the past without compromising one’s own vision for it. Homeowners Michael and Claire Cobbledick couldn’t resist the 1970s house designed by a reno...

South Africa may be entering fifth Covid wave earlier than expected

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South Africa may be entering a fifth Covid wave earlier than expected after a sustained rise in infections over the past 14 days that seems to be driven by the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub-variants, health officials and ...

White South African in court for shooting black woman he claims he ‘mistook for hippo’

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A 77-year-old white South African farm owner has appeared in court after shooting and wounding a black woman he claimed he mistook for a hippopotamus. Paul Hendrik van Zyl, was arrested on Tuesday after “firing shots ...

Return of the ten pound Pom as South Australia moves to fill post-pandemic job vacancies

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The so-called ten pound Pom scheme has been reborn as a tourism campaign to bring British backpackers back to Australia in the wake of the pandemic. After the second world war, the Australian government lured hundreds...

South Korea split in row over military service for BTS

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They generate billions for the South Korean economy and have helped turned the country into a cultural superpower, but must Jin, Jimin, V, RM, J-Hope, Suga and Jungkook – the seven members of the K-pop phenomenon BTS ...

‘Completely weird-looking’: rare all-white whale spotted off the coast of New South Wales

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The rare sighting of an all-white humpback whale off the coast of New South Wales has sparked speculation it could be the offspring of beloved albino Migaloo. Brayden Blake, a 16-year-old teenager, spotted the white w...

South Korea’s highest court overturns military convictions of two gay soldiers

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South Korea’s supreme court has thrown out a military court ruling that convicted two gay soldiers for having sex outside their military facilities, saying it stretched the reading of the country’s widely criticised m...

Police injured after van rammed squad car in south London

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A police officer was taken to hospital after a truck reversed into their patrol car following an attempt to get the driver to pull over. Metropolitan police officers had stopped the Ford Transit as it was seen drivin...

South Africa’s flood-ravaged east hit by more heavy rain

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South Africa’s flood-ravaged east has been hit by another downpour of rain, after the catastrophic storm killed nearly 400 people and left tens of thousands homeless. Flood waters from the deadliest storm to hit the c...

South Africa flooding death toll nears 400 as rescuers search for missing

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South African police, army and volunteer rescuers have widened the search for dozens still missing five days after the deadliest storm to strike the city of Durban in living memory as the death toll rose to nearly 400...

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