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Family sells a Nigerian painting for a whopping R21m

A painting by the Nigerian artist responsible for the "African Mona Lisa" sold at auction in London on Tuesday for a staggering £1.1m (about R21m).

A painting by the Nigerian artist responsible for the “African Mona Lisa” sold at auction in London ...

Aides to Kim Jong-un are convinced that the North Korean leader plans “a great operation”, state ...

Aussie wrongly jailed for 19 years awarded millions

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An Australian economist who wrongfully spent nearly two decades in prison for the assassination of a high-ranking ...

Russia bombed four Syria hospitals in 12 hours

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Russian warplanes bombed four hospitals in rebel-held territory in Syria over a period of just 12 hours earlier this ...

Botswana ex-president backs opposition ahead of poll

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Botswana's influential former president Ian Khama on Sunday threw his weight behind the opposition, a fierce critic of ...

Outrage after black pre-med student playing TV games killed by white cop

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A 28-year-old black woman was shot and killed by a white cop in her own home in Fort Worth, Texas, after the police ...

Man who grew breasts after taking Risperdal wins $8bn settlement

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CBS reported that thousands of people alleged the same thing happened to them after taking the drug

Wide-awake post office employee finds two missing children in two weeks

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A post office employee from San Diego, US, has been honoured with two awards for  reuniting two missing children with ...

Rescue efforts under way as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan

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Japan's military scrambled on Sunday to rescue people trapped by flooding after powerful Typhoon Hagibis ripped across ...

Frenchman wanted for family's murder arrested after 8-year hunt

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One of France's most wanted men has been arrested in Scotland, eight years after vanishing without trace following the ...

One dead as 'unprecedented' Typhoon Hagibis nears Japan

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Powerful Typhoon Hagibis roared towards Japan's coast on Saturday, killing one person and bringing "unprecedented" ...

Uganda plans bill imposing death penalty for gay sex

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Uganda announced plans on Thursday for a bill that would impose the death penalty on homosexuals, saying the ...

VW increases stockpiles of cars in Britain ahead of Brexit

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Volkswagen has increased stockpiles of cars in Britain, it said on Wednesday, as politicians struggle to nail down the ...

Zimbabwe quadruples electricity prices, pummelling impoverished consumers

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Zimbabwe hiked its average electricity tariff by 320% on Wednesday to ramp up power supplies at a time of daily ...

Trio wins Nobel Physics Prize

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Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the Nobel Physics ...

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