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South Africa police investigate killing of nine illegal miners

Violent clashes between rival groups of mine workers are relatively common in South Africa [Victoria Schneider/Al Jazeera] Police in South Africa have launched a manhunt and questioned dozens of people over the stoning to death of nine suspected illegal miners. The miners, believed to have come from Lesotho, were stoned to death by suspected rival…

China coronavirus deaths, infections jump: All the latest updates

Hospitals in Hubei are in urgent need of medical supplies to tackle the growing coronavirus outbreak [YFC/EPA-EFE] The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak has jumped to 304, the government said on Sunday, as foreign nations imposed extraordinary travel restrictions on China, and airlines suspended flights. At least 304 people in China were confirmed dead in the 24 hours…

China coronavirus toll reaches 304, number of cases hits 14,380

News Latest deaths all took place in central Hubei province; the epicentre of the outbreak. 02 Feb 2020 00:05 GMT China said the number of people who have died from the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan late last year has now reached 304. The number of confirmed cases rose to 14,380 as of the end…

Bali rockers rage versus improvement in Indonesia’s traveler hub

Bali, Indonesia - Musician I Gede 'Jerinx' Ari Astina was still in college at the University of National Education in Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali, when he first got involved in activism. It was the year 1997, and massive demonstrations erupted across Indonesia, demanding the resignation of longtime ruler, Soeharto. Jerinx joined the movement,…

For many young evangelicals in Iowa, climate is front and centre

Pella, Iowa, USA - Seated around long tables over lunch, two dozen students at Iowa's Central College opened their monthly meeting on sustainability by discussing the upcoming Iowa caucuses. Among other things, the group has organised marches to the mayor's office and written letters to the elected officials. There was no official endorsement, but Efrain…

Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan knock Trump’s United States travel constraints

Eritrea and Kyrgyzstan have denounced US President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban which targets prospective immigrants from six additional countries. Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh Mohammed said on Saturday that the government saw the ban as a political move that would hurt the country's relations with the United States. More: 'Muslim ban should end, not…

Will US President Donald Trump be acquitted?

The third impeachment trial of a sitting US president will likely come to an end on Wednesday, after the Senate voted on Friday to block any witnesses from testifying. This puts Donald Trump one step closer to being acquitted, given the Republican majority in the upper house of the US Congress. The trial resumes for closing…

Artists stress over taking a trip liberty after Brexit

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union at midnight on Friday, after years of wrangling about how to honour the result of a 2016 referendum on membership. Many sectors have raised concerns about the effect Brexit will have on business. Not least the music industry, which wants to ensure musicians can carry on touring…

S Korea officials face anger over coronavirus quarantine centres

Angry South Koreans volleyed eggs and expletives on Thursday at a minister and officials trying to defuse their ire over plans to quarantine hundreds of citizens set to be flown home from the epicentre of a new coronavirus epidemic in China. The first of up to four flights planned to evacuate South Koreans from Wuhan…

‘A joke’: Palestinians knock Trump’s proposal for new capital

Abu Dis, occupied West Bank – Just outside of Jerusalem lies Abu Dis, a small village which US President Donald Trump's Middle East plan has earmarked as the new capital of a future Palestinian state. Referred to as a suburb by its residents, Abu Dis is part of the Jerusalem governorate, but lies outside the…