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Libyan authorities have recovered at least 20 bodies off the coast of the capital, Tripoli, after a boat carrying up to 200 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa went missing at sea. “We found 16 individuals alive, the rest are lost. We are investigating the rest. “There were 20 bodies found dead in the water,” Abdel Latif Mohamed Ibrahim, a member ...

Baghdad — A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle packed with explosives at the interior ministry’s intelligence headquarters in central Baghdad on Saturday, killing two people, security officials said. At least eight people were wounded in the blast, the officials added. The headquarters is protected by concrete blast walls, but the security ...

Johannesburg — The missing head of a woman who was killed in Chatsworth, KwaZulu-Natal has been found, police said on Saturday. The head was found in Imfume on the south coast on Friday while her body had been discovered on Thursday, said Colonel Jay Naicker. “On Thursday . . . Chatsworth (police) detained six suspects . . . including a ...

Azzam al-Ahmad Gaza City – Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are poised to resume indirect talks with Egyptian mediators on reaching a more permanent ceasefire before a current truce expires at midnight tomorrow. ...

Bangui — Suspected ex-rebels from the Central African Republic’s Seleka movement have massacred at least 34 people in several northern villages over the past several days, officials said. ...

Barak Obama US aircraft have launched air strikes near Iraq’s largest dam, killing up to 15 fighters from the Islamic State group, Al Jazeera’s correspondent reported. Several air strikes hit Iraq’s north yesterday, including in the besieged Sinjar Mountains, where fresh reports emerged of a “massacre” against residents belonging to the ...

Former Constitutional Court justice Zak Yacoob would have found President Jacob Zuma guilty in 2006 of raping a family friend. Yacoob made the remark yesterday while speaking at the Arts of Human Rights workshop, hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand’s ...

Washington – US president Barack Obama yesterday vowed to continue air strikes against militants in Iraq if needed to protect US diplomats and military advisors. ...

An Egyptian court yesterday ordered the dissolution of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the already banned Muslim Brotherhood movement. ...

New Delhi – Rescuers continued digging on Saturday despite ‘very slim chances’ of finding any more people alive in the mud and debris from a major landslide in western India, where 73 have been killed. ...