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South Africa gas truck explosion death toll rises to 34

Jan. 02, 2023 08:44 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The death toll from an explosion of a tanker truck on Christmas Eve near eastern Johannesburg has risen to 34, including 10 health workers at a nearby hospital, officials report. The truck was carrying gas when it got stuck under a low-lying bridge in the town...

Ex-president of Comoros convicted of selling passports

Nov. 28, 2022 13:02 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A court in the Indian Ocean island of Comoros sentenced former President Ahmed Abdallah Sambi on Monday to life in prison for illegally selling the country's passports, according to local media reports. The Court for State Security in the capital Moroni also ordered...

Veterans of UK nuclear weapons tests win battle for medal

Nov. 21, 2022 09:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Seven decades after Britain detonated a nuclear bomb in the Indian Ocean, troops who took part — sometimes unknowingly — in the country’s atomic weapons tests are being recognized with a medal. The U.K. government's announcement on Monday of the Nuclear Test...