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South African attacks on foreign shops continue; 12 dead

South African attacks on foreign shops continue; 12 deadTwo people have been killed in Johannesburg, police confirmed Monday, bringing to 12 the number of deaths since violence against foreign-owned shops erupted last month. Bands of South Africans launched violent attacks against foreign-owned shops and stalls, looting and burning the small businesses and attacking some of the shopkeepers. The attacks appear to be spreading throughout Gauteng, the country’s most populous province encompassing the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria.



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A Rift Reportedly Opens Between Hong Kong Prosecutors and Police as Protests Continue Unabated

A Rift Reportedly Opens Between Hong Kong Prosecutors and Police as Protests Continue UnabatedThe head of the Hong Kong Court Prosecutors Association accuses police of lying, government funded broadcaster says



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Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strain confirmed as 'superbugs' continue to worry experts

Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strain confirmed as 'superbugs' continue to worry expertsA strain of Salmonella found in beef and soft cheeses in the United States and Mexico has been found resistant to antibiotics, according to the CDC.



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7 Ways Bees Continue To Amaze Us

7 Ways Bees Continue To Amaze Us



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Duterte Visits Quake-Hit Philippine Area as Tremors Continue

Duterte Visits Quake-Hit Philippine Area as Tremors Continue(Bloomberg) — President Rodrigo Duterte visited the northern Philippine province of Batanes on Sunday, a day after earthquakes struck the region and killed at least eight people including a newborn.Duterte conducted an aerial inspection of the damage and order authorities to ensure supplies are provided to victims, the Manila Bulletin said on its Twitter account. He pledged 40 million pesos ($ 783,000 million) to the province, after his spokesman Salvador Panelo said early Sunday that the president will initiate “the rebuilding of one of the most treasured destinations in the country.”The government’s disaster risk-monitoring agency has recorded about 180 aftershocks following early Saturday’s 5.4 and 5.9 magnitude temblors in the town of Itbayat that left 63 people injured. One person is missing, while nearly 3,000 are staying at a public market after more than a dozen houses, two health facilities and two schools were damaged, the agency said on its website.Duterte also asked the coast guard to patrol Batanes and proposed expanding its runway, the Manila Bulletin said.Houses in Batanes, at the northern tip of the Philippines and less than 400 kilometers away from Taiwan, are made of meter-thick walls of cobblestone and limestone designed to withstand strong typhoons. There are more than 17,200 people in the province, according to statistics agency’s 2015 data, and they rely mostly on agriculture for a living.Located along the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In 2013, a 7.2 magnitude quake hit Bohol province and areas in central Philippines, killing more than 200 people and affecting 600,000 families.(Updates with details of Duterte’s visit from first paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Cecilia Yap in Manila at cyap19@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Shamim Adam at sadam2@bloomberg.net, Shikhar BalwaniFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Russia denies apologising to South Korea as tensions continue over aerial showdown

Russia denies apologising to South Korea as tensions continue over aerial showdownMoscow has denied that it apologised to Seoul as tensions continue to rise after South Korean fighter jets fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military plane.  On Wednesday a South Korean presidential spokesman said a Russian official had expressed “deep regret” that an A-50 observation plane had violated its airspace the day before near the disputed Dokdo islands. The aircraft had been accompanying four strategic bombers in Russia and China's first ever joint bomber flight over the Sea of Japan.  The Russian official had blamed the intrusion on a “technical glitch” and promised it would be investigated, the spokesman added. But the Russian embassy to South Korea said these statements “did not correspond to reality”.  “The Russian side has not made any official apologies,” it said.  The South Korean spokesman later said Russia had “altered” its account, sending a document that said its planes had not violated any country's airspace and would retaliate if confronted again. China has made similar denials.  On Tuesday, Moscow gave a note to South Korea's military attache protesting the Korean pilots' "aerial hooliganism". Seoul's defence ministry has accused Moscow of “distorting the truth”. Reuters reported that the two sides could hold working-level talks in Seoul on Thursday.  John Bolton speaks with South Korean Defence Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo in Seoul on Wednesday Credit: Handout via Reuters South Korean jets had to fire 360 machine gun rounds and 20 flares to drive off the Russian A-50 that twice violated its airspace, according to Seoul.  The incursion came hours before Donald Trump's security advisor John Bolton arrived in Seoul to try to mend South Korea's relations with Japan, which also claims the Dokdo islands. He and his South Korean counterpart said they would hold close consultations on any further such confrontations. The incident highlighted growing military ties between China and Russia, which held their latest joint naval and aerial exercises in the East China and Yellow seas in May, as well as their more assertive defiance of the United States and its allies in the region.  A Chinese defence ministry white paper on Wednesday accused the United States of “undermining the regional strategic balance” by deploying the THAAD missile defence system to South Korea.  China boycotted South Korea tourism in 2017 in response to Seoul's decision to allow the US to deploy the system.  The white paper also said China was “ready to go to war” to prevent the independence of Taiwan, which receives weapons from Washington. Meanwhile, South Korea is planning to launch its first light aircraft carrier by the late 2020s so as not to fall behind China and Japan's strides in naval aviation. The vessel will reportedly deploy US-made vertical-landing F-35B stealth fighters. South Korea has tried to placate both its security ally, the US, and top trading partner, China. As China amasses economic and military power, it has challenged American dominance in other parts of Asia, offering investment to allies and economic punishment to political foes.



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As Aftershocks Continue In Southern California, Families and Agencies Prepare For Potential Damage

As Aftershocks Continue In Southern California, Families and Agencies Prepare For Potential DamageThursday's 6.4 magnitude earthquake sparked flashbacks for a family that survived hurricane Katrina.



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UPDATE 2-Fighting rages across Afghanistan as peace talks continue

UPDATE 2-Fighting rages across Afghanistan as peace talks continueTaliban suicide bombers killed at least 19 people in an attack on a government office on Saturday night, officials said, in the latest episode of violence in Afghanistan as peace talks continue to end the war. The Taliban, which rejects the election process, claimed responsibility for the attack. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said the group’s fighters also killed 57 members of the Afghan security forces in the attack and captured 11 others, but Afghan officials disputed the account.



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Fatal Hawaii skydiving plane crash renews NTSB's call for stricter rules: 'Accidents continue to happen'

Fatal Hawaii skydiving plane crash renews NTSB's call for stricter rules: 'Accidents continue to happen'An NTSB official put the FAA on notice Monday, calling for regulations on parachute operations after a skydiving plane crash in Hawaii killed 11.



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UPDATE 2-Democrats to continue probes of Trump amid no consensus on impeachment

UPDATE 2-Democrats to continue probes of Trump amid no consensus on impeachmentU.S. House Democrats are divided over whether to proceed directly to impeach President Donald Trump after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, but they can still hold Trump accountable without impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday. Pelosi and some other Democratic Party leaders have been wary of impeaching Republican Trump just 18 months before the November 2020 presidential election, although prominent liberals have demanded the start of proceedings to remove Trump from office since the release of a redacted version of Mueller’s report on Thursday.



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