Lake Victoria, Tanzania: Hundreds feared missing as ferry capsizes

Hundreds of people are feared missing after a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria in north Tanzania. A local official told the BBC five people have died and 102 have been rescued, but another said that the vessel was overloaded with more than 400 people on board. The MV Nyerere ferry overturned near the shore between the islands of Ukora and Bugolora. More...

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By SLPundit On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric testing

A French court has ordered far-right leader Marine Le Pen to undergo psychiatric tests as part of an inquiry into her sharing images of Islamic State group atrocities. Ms Le Pen tweeted pictures of the court More...

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Russia reinstated by Wada after doping scandal suspension

The suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency (Rusada) has been lifted despite widespread opposition. The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) executive committee ended a three-year-suspension More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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North Korea's Kim wants fast denuclearisation, South's leader says

North Korea’s leader wants to complete denuclearisation quickly and hold a second summit with Donald Trump soon, South Korea’s president says. President Moon Jae-in, who has ended a landmark trip to More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Jet Airways: Passengers hurt as pilots 'forget' cabin pressure

More than 30 Indian passengers, some bleeding from their noses and ears, have received treatment after pilots ‘forgot’ to turn on a switch regulating cabin pressure, officials said. Jet Airways flight More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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US 'ready to restart negotiations' with North Korea

Media playback is unsupported on your device US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is ready to restart negotiations with Pyongyang, with the aim of denuclearising North Korea “by 2021”. Discussions More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Australia strawberry scare: Woolworths halts sewing needle sales

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has temporarily removed sewing needles from its shelves as the country faces a strawberry safety scare. Last week, Australians were warned to cut fresh strawberries before More...

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Brett Kavanaugh: Sexual assault accuser 'needs more time'

The lawyer for a woman who accuses US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has said the Senate’s “rush” to a hearing is “unnecessary”. Lisa Banks says her client, More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84

Arthur Mitchell, one of the first black ballet dancers, has died in New York City at the age of 84. The pioneering African-American dancer rose from a childhood in Harlem to perform leading roles under renowned More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour might have been found in US

The hunt for the final resting place of Captain James Cook’s HMS Endeavour may soon be over – in time for the 250th anniversary of its voyage to Australia. The Endeavour, then known as Lord Sandwich More...