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Without Rain, South Africa's Cape Town May Run Out Of Water By April

CAPE TOWN - South Africa’s Cape Town, one of the world’s iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city’s worst drought in a century risks forcing residents to join queues for emergency rations.

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Mexican Ombudsman Documents Violations Of Central Americans' Human Rights

Luis Raul Gonzalez Perez

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s National Migration Institute (INM) violated the human rights of 122 undocumented Central Americans, including minors, by lodging them in facilities in the eastern state of Veracruz not acceptable for migrants.

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US Navy To Charge Commanders Of Crashed Warship With Homicide

WASHINGTON, -- The US Navy is filing negligent homicide charges against the commanders of two crashed guided missile destroyers last year, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Iranian Oil Tanker Wreck Produces Two Slicks In East China Sea: China

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square km (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour for damage and prepare to explore the wreck.

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Japan Government Tells Public Broadcaster Not To Repeat False Missile Alert

Pic: ReutersTOKYO: The Japanese government called on public broadcaster NHK on Wednesday to make sure a false alarm warning of a North Korean missile launch will not be repeated, with tensions still high because of the North’s missile and nuclear programmes.

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El Salvador Eyes Work Scheme With Qatar For Migrants Facing Exit From U.S.

Pic: ReutersSAN SALVADOR: El Salvador is discussing a deal with Qatar under which Salvadoran migrants facing the loss of their right to stay in the United States could live and work temporarily in the Middle Eastern country, the government of the Central American nation said on Tuesday.

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A Grocer Accidentally Sold Five Packages Of Deadly Blowfish, Two Are Still Missing

Pic: Washington Post

For some people in the Japanese coastal city of Gamagori, the first bizarre warning came by text message on Monday. Others heard it over loudspeakers typically used to warn people about impending earthquakes or nuclear disasters.

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Venezuela Considers Offering Deep Discount In Petro

Advisers to the Venezuelan government are recommending it sell $2.3bn of its new cryptocurrency, the petro or petromoneda, in a private offering at a discount of up to 60 percent, according to a document reviewed by Reuters.

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2 Koreas Talk About Olympic Cooperation Ahead Of IOC Meeting

SEOUL, South Korea — The two Koreas are meeting Wednesday for the third time in less than 10 days to continue their discussions on Olympics cooperation, days ahead of talks with the IOC on North Korean participation in the upcoming Winter Games in the South.

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Myanmar Police Shoot Dead Seven Protesters In Troubled Rakhine

YANGON - Myanmar police shot dead seven demonstrators and 12 were injured in troubled Rakhine State, after a local gathering celebrating an ancient Buddhist Arakan kingdom turned violent.

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