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How our trash ended up in world’s worst dump

How did this St George Bank computer made its way illegally to the world’s most dangerous rubbish dump where African children live and die young? Picture: Radio National. IT’S name is Agbogbloshie dump and it is a scene from hell where African children live among Australian computer waste illegally dumped …

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Waste-pickers buried alive in garbage

More than a dozen people have been killed in a landslide at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital. Picture: AP Photo/Elias Meseret AT least 46 people have been killed in a landslide at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital and several dozen …

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Craziest winds wreak havoc on cyclists

Severe winds resulted in the cancellation of the Cape Town Cycle Tour in South Africa on March 12. Credit: Twitter/OG_Molefe via Storyful Strong winds forced the cancellation of one of South Africa’s premier road cycling events. Picture: AFP/Rodger Bosch HIGH winds forced Cape Town to cancel its annual cycle tour …

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Enormous 706-carat diamond discovered

A pastor working in the mines of Sierra Leone discovered a rare 706-carat diamond, which could possibly be the 10th largest stone ever found. VIDEO: AP Sierra Leone’s Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray handles the diamond during a meeting with delegates of Kono district, where the …

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Reign of terror: ‘Bury them alive’

Robert Lynn and Susan Howarth were tortured at their farm in South Africa. LAST month, British woman Sue Howarth and her husband Robert Lynn were woken at 2am by three men breaking into a window of their remote farm in Dullstroom, a small town in the northeast of South Africa, …

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Siblings face off in murder trial

The uninjured son of the Van Breda family who were axed to death in Stellenbosch has calmly described to Emergency Services how his family were attacked in their upmarket home. The surviving members of the van Breda family. Henri is accused of killing his family, while his sister Marli survived …

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‘Giggle’ as family died from axe wounds

The uninjured son of the Van Breda family who were axed to death in Stellenbosch has calmly described to Emergency Services how his family were attacked in their upmarket home. South African murder accused Henri van Breda arrives in court for the alleged killing of family members. Picture: AP/Schalk van …

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More bad news for South Africa

Demonstrators outside parliament buildings in Cape Town on March 31 called on South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma to step down after the president announced a controversial overnight cabinet reshuffle. Zuma used the reshuffle to remove critical voices from the cabinet, including outgoing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, citing an intelligence report …

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IS claims deadly church attacks

Two churches in Egypt have been targeted by extremists with two bombs attacks and multiple deaths. Picture: AP/Nariman El-Mofty THE Islamic State group claimed responsibility for bombing two Egyptian churches as worshippers gathered to mark Palm Sunday, killing at least 38 people in the deadliest attacks on the Coptic Christian …

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Several dead in suicide bombing

A car bomb attack targeting Somalia’s new army chief on April 9, 2017. Picture: AFP. SOMALIA’S new military chief survived a suicide car bomb attack on Sunday that killed at least a dozen people, police say. Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale had just been sworn into office and was travelling in …

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