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Sunday’s weather | Thundershowers, heat expected

Severe thunderstorms are expected over parts of the Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Free State, according to data provided by the South African Weather Service.The weather in your region:In Gauteng, you can expect it to be cloudy and cool with isolated evening showers and thundershowers.You can expect morning fog patches in Mpumalanga along the escarpment…

US, Taliban sign historic deal to wind down Afghan war

The US signed a landmark deal with the Taliban on Saturday, laying out a timetable for a full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan within 14 months as it seeks an exit from its longest war.The agreement is expected to lead to a dialogue between the Taliban and the Kabul government that, if successful, could ultimately see…

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Coronavirus patient attempts to escape Lagos isolation centre in Nigeria

…over poor facilities, excessive heat, mosquitoes •Lagos tracks 120 other passengers on Turkish Airlines flight with patient •28 workers quarantined in Lafarge’s Ogun factory Following the detection of the first

Free transport in Luxembourg, but what’s the cost?

Image copyrightLuxembourg governmentImage caption The government has mounted a publicity campaign to highlight its overhaul of the transport network It has had months of hype and now finally Luxembourg’s free public transport has begun. With a population …

Double murder haunts voters in Slovakia

Media captionTens of thousands march in Slovakia calling for early elections in 2018 Slovakia votes on Saturday in its first general election since an investigative journalist and his fiancée were murdered in 2018. The shooting of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kus…

Largest daily rise in S Korea coronavirus cases

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption The outbreak has been linked to the south-eastern city of Daegu South Korea has recorded its largest rise in coronavirus infections in a single day, with 594 new cases confirmed on Friday. The increase brings the t…

Fish oil supplements ‘little cancer benefit’

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption The global market for omega-3 supplements has been estimated to be worth around $33bn (£25.6bn) Taking omega-3 supplements offers “little to no” benefit against cancer, say experts. Consumption of fish oil supplem…

‘Leaplings’ celebrate their real birthdays

‘Leaplings’ celebrate their real birthdays

Walkout as Polanksi wins ‘best director’ at Césars

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Another woman accused Polanski of rape in November Several actresses have walked out of the César awards ceremony in Paris after Roman Polanski, who was convicted of the statutory rape of a 13 year old in 1977, won best dire…

Asia Bibi: I always believed I would be freed

Media caption”I kept thinking, what is happening to me?” – Asia Bibi remembers being taken to prison Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman who spent years on death row after being convicted of blasphemy, says she always believed she would be freed. Now l…