Africa

South African authorities raid Gupta compound in Johannesburg

South African authorities raid Gupta compound in Johannesburg

Published 16/04/2018

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police on Monday raided the compound of former president Jacob Zuma’s allies the Guptas, who were accused two years ago [more…]

At least 9 dead in floods in Tanzania’s commercial capital

At least 9 dead in floods in Tanzania’s commercial capital

Published 16/04/2018

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - At least nine people in Tanzania’s commercial capital died after heavy rains flooded homes and roads, authorities said on Monday. [more…]

Dutch arrest four men on suspicion of planning attack on Turkish…

Dutch arrest four men on suspicion of planning attack on Turkish…

Published 16/04/2018

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors said on Monday they had arrested four men suspected of planning an attack on the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam. In [more…]

Games: GOLDOC boss Beattie apologizes for closing ceremony ‘stuff-up’

Games: GOLDOC boss Beattie apologizes for closing ceremony ‘stuff-up’

Published 16/04/2018

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie has apologized for a “stuff-up” at the closing ceremony of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after athletes were [more…]

Hasay out of Boston Marathon with heel injury

Hasay out of Boston Marathon with heel injury

Published 15/04/2018

(Reuters) - American Jordan Hasay, one of the top women’s challengers in Monday’s Boston Marathon, has withdrawn with a heel injury, officials said on Sunday. [more…]

Goldman Sachs buys personal finance start-up Clarity Money

Goldman Sachs buys personal finance start-up Clarity Money

Published 15/04/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc bought Clarity Money, a personal finance startup, to bolster its Marcus online lending business, it said Sunday. [more…]

Tennis: Andujar thrashes Edmund to win Marrakech title

Tennis: Andujar thrashes Edmund to win Marrakech title

Published 15/04/2018

(Reuters) - Spain’s Pablo Andujar won the Grand Prix Hassan II claycourt title in Marrakech for the third time when he easily beat Britain’s Kyle [more…]

Russia’s Lavrov: God forbid any Libya style adventure in Syria

Russia’s Lavrov: God forbid any Libya style adventure in Syria

Published 13/04/2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday he hoped that there would be no repeat of the experience of Libya and [more…]

Games: Gold Coast businesses fume over Commonwealth ‘disaster’

Games: Gold Coast businesses fume over Commonwealth ‘disaster’

Published 13/04/2018

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - A few minutes’ walk from the Commonwealth Games basketball venue, a deflated Armando Cozzolino surveys empty tables and idle waitstaff [more…]

Fossil Homo sapiens finger from Saudi desert is 90,000 years old

Fossil Homo sapiens finger from Saudi desert is 90,000 years old

Published 09/04/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fossil finger bone dating back about 90,000 years that was unearthed in Saudi Arabia’s Nefud Desert is pointing to what scientists [more…]