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US Visa Lottery applications lost, must be resubmitted

All entries submitted to the U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, between October 3rd and 10th have been lost due to a technical glitch. Individuals who submitted applications during these dates are directed to reapply. “Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and …

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North Korean hackers hit UK TV company

North Korean hackers targeted a British television company making a drama about the country, it has emerged. The series – due to be written by an Oscar-nominated screenwriter – has been shelved. In August 2014, Channel 4 announced what it said would be a new “bold and provocative” drama series. …

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Somalia buries 165 unknown bomb victims

As many as 165 unidentified bodies have been buried after a massive truck bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. At least 276 people have died and the government news agency Sonna says only 111 of them have been identified. A Turkish military plane is taking 40 of …

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Liberia election: Weah and Boakai headed for presidential run-off

Former football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are headed for a run-off in Liberia’s presidential election. Nearly all the results from Tuesday’s poll have been counted, the election commission says. Mr Weah, the first African to win the Ballon D’Or football award, is leading with 39%, while Mr …

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Death toll in Portugal wildfires soars to 27

At least 27 people have died in a series of wildfires in Portugal, the country’s civil protection service says. More than 50 people have been injured. A spokeswoman for the agency told reporters that firefighters were still tackling 145 separate fires, 32 of which were serious. “We can confirm the …

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Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. It is the deadliest terror attack …

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40 dead as California blazes worsen

Forty people have died and hundreds are still missing in California after six days of wildfires that have devastated swathes of countryside and destroyed thousands of homes. California’s governor said it was “one of the greatest tragedies” the state had ever faced. More than 10,000 firefighters are battling 16 remaining …

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40 dead as California blazes worsen

Forty people have died and hundreds are still missing in California after six days of wildfires that have devastated swathes of countryside and destroyed thousands of homes. California’s governor said it was “one of the greatest tragedies” the state had ever faced. More than 10,000 firefighters are battling 16 remaining …

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SA President Zuma must face corruption charges, court rules

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled. It agreed with a lower court ruling last year that prosecutors could bring back 783 counts of corruption relating to a 1999 arms deal. The charges had been …

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Somalia: At least 20 dead in Mogadishu blasts

A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 20 people, police say. Many others were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. Police say two people were killed in a second bomb attack in …

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