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Floating restaurant capsizes

Floating restaurant capsizes

Popular floating restaurant ‘Ark Deck Bar’ capsized and sank partially off the coast near Bandra, Mumbai, yesterday, under the possible impact of huge tidal waves triggered by the Mekunu cyclone.

In SA, a unique telescope link-up scans deep space

In SA, a unique telescope link-up scans deep space

Scientists in South Africa yesterday launched the world’s first optical telescope linked to a radio telescope, combining “eyes and ears” to try to unravel the secrets of the universe.

Africa Day celebration

Africa Day celebration

Indigenous dancers from The Medleko Meropa Band perform during a show titled, “Journey of the Drum” at The South African State Theatre to commemorate Africa Day in Pretoria, South Africa yesterday.

Brazil's security forces ordered to remove trucker blockades

Brazil's security forces ordered to remove trucker blockades

Brazilian President Michel Temer ordered security forces on Friday to clear roads blocked by truckers staging a five-day-old strike that has left the country virtually paralysed.

Don't eat bitter pumpkin, study warns after women lose hair

Don't eat bitter pumpkin, study warns after women lose hair

French dermatologist Philippe Assouly described the two unusual cases in a scientific journal, highlighting a previously unknown "toxic association of alopecia (hair loss) with a common plant".

Hollywood mogul Weinstein posts $1mn cash bail

Hollywood mogul Weinstein posts $1mn cash bail

The former mogul -- once the toast of Hollywood and whose films won scores of Oscars -- grinned as he was escorted into a Manhattan court in handcuffs to face the first criminal charges posted against him.

Trump says North Korea summit could still go ahead

Trump says North Korea summit could still go ahead

North Korea, responding to Trump's abrupt cancellation of the meeting over "hostility" from Pyongyang, said on Friday that it is willing to talk to the United States "at any time."

US websites blacked out in Europe on 'Happy GDPR Day'

US websites blacked out in Europe on 'Happy GDPR Day'

The EU's flagship new data protection laws came into effect on Friday but hit an early hitch as several major US news websites were blocked to European users.

Putin says Russian rocket did not shoot down MH17

Putin says Russian rocket did not shoot down MH17

The Russian leader said that there is "nothing that inspires confidence" in the international investigation and that "several versions" of what happened exist.

Two injured in Indiana school shooting, suspect arrested

Two injured in Indiana school shooting, suspect arrested

Two people were injured in a shooting at a school in the US state of Indiana on Friday, with a suspect taken into custody, police said.

Rohingya refugees: Hasina urges India to put pressure on Myanmar

Rohingya refugees: Hasina urges India to put pressure on Myanmar

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar since August to escape a military crackdown.

UK economy caught in Brexit crossfire

UK economy caught in Brexit crossfire

Britain's economy has grown at the slowest pace in more than five years, official data showed Friday, as Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned about a ‘disorderly’ Brexit transition.

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