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Duduzane Zuma, the son of South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma, appeared in court on Thursday on culpable homicide charges over a fatal late-night car crash in 2014.

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NATO leaders held an unplanned emergency meeting at a Brussels summit on Thursday after US President Donald Trump told allies to immediately increase their defence spending, diplomatic sources told AFP.

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Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said Germany makes “independent decisions”, firing back at US President Donald Trump after he accused Berlin of being a “captive” of Russia.

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Footage of the remarkable Thailand rescue on Wednesday showed members of the group trapped in a cave being stretchered to freedom whilst seemingly heavily sedated and wearing wetsuits and diving gear.

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A Swiss court on Wednesday sentenced a Thai woman to 10 and a half years behind bars for her role in a forced prostitution ring, in one of Switzerland’s biggest ever human trafficking cases.

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Spain’s La Liga football league has invited the schoolboy team rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand to come watch a game once they have recovered from their ordeal to meet their “heroes.”

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The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from inside a flooded Thai cave lost an average of two kg during their 17-day ordeal but were generally in good condition and showed no signs of stress, a senior health official said on Wednesday.

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A French military helicopter crashed in Côte d’Ivoire while on a training mission, killing the pilot and seriously wounding a second crew member, the French army said on Wednesday.

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A former nurse who allegedly killed as many as 20 elderly patients by injecting their intravenous drips with chemicals is in police custody, Japanese media have reported.

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The death toll from record downpours in Japan jumped to at least 20, with more than 1.9 million people ordered to evacuate on Saturday, as heavy rain continued to strike large areas in the west of the country.

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