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Death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized Tanzania ferry

The death toll soared past 200 while a survivor was found inside a capsized Tanzania ferry two days after the Lake Victoria disaster, officials said Saturday, while search efforts were ending to fo...

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Ayzh founder Zubaida Bai on the ‘birth kits’ helping women in rural India have hygienic deliveries

“The journey pretty much involved following my passion and wanting to give back to the women I’d probably seen struggle all my life, but I hadn’t figured out what and how I’m going to,” so starts o...

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First General Assembly Of International Solar Alliance On October 2

The inaugural General Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) will take place on October 2, the Ministry of External Affairs said Friday. The ministerial level assembly will be held in G...

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Crisis demands revamped South Africa defence sector: Paramount chairman

By Joe Bavier JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Effective collaboration between companies across South Africa's defence industry and lucrative export markets from Central Asia to Saudi Arabia offer a way ou...

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New Hero 200 cc Motorcycle Patent Leaked

Hero MotoCorp seems to have planned more products from its new 200 cc platform, which already has the Hero Xtreme 200R on sale, and the entry-level adventure bike Hero Xpulse 200, which is expected...

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World waste could grow 70% as cities boom, warns World Bank

There could be more trash in the world than people. The rise in rubbish will outstrip population growth, reaching 3.4 billion tons by 2050 from around 2 billion tons in 2016. By 2050, South Asia's ...

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Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers six percent of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area.