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Wreck of the last ship of famed Anglo-Irish explorer Shackleton found off the coast of Canada

Jun. 13, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — The wreck of the last ship belonging to Sir Ernest Shackleton, a famous Irish-born British explorer of Antarctica, has been found off the coast of Labrador in Canada, 62 years after it went missing. The wreck was found by an international team led by the Royal...

South Africa's ANC party says it has a broad agreement with the main opposition and others on a coalition government

Jun. 13, 2024 14:16 PM EDT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's ANC party says it has a broad agreement with the main opposition and others on a coalition government.

South Africa's health authorities report 2 deaths from mpox this week and warn of local transmission

Jun. 13, 2024 11:14 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African health authorities say two people have died this week after contracting mpox, and it appears there is local transmission of the disease. The health ministry said Thursday that a 38-year-old man died in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province...

South Africa's ANC leans toward a 'unity' government that evokes Mandela but divisions are there

Jun. 07, 2024 02:05 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and other senior officials of the African National Congress party were in a critical meeting Thursday to decide if they should formally propose a “unity” government bringing in all major parties to solve a political...

South Africa's 4 big political parties begin final weekend of campaigning ahead of election

May. 25, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's four main political parties began the final weekend of campaigning Saturday before a possibly pivotal election that could bring the country's most important change in three decades. Supporters of the African National Congress, which has been in...

Former South African President Jacob Zuma criticizes top court over election disqualification

May. 23, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday criticized the country's highest court and his former allies in the ruling African National Congress over his disqualification from next week's election and said he would fight for his rights “in a disciplined...

South Africa ends rescue efforts at collapsed building and revises figures: 33 dead, no more missing

May. 17, 2024 09:58 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — An exhaustive rescue operation to find missing construction workers trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building in South Africa ended Friday after nearly two weeks, as authorities released a major revision of their figures and said they now believe that no one...

Hope fades for dozens missing days after South Africa building collapse as death toll rises to 12

May. 10, 2024 09:50 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Hope was fading Friday for dozens of construction workers buried for days in the rubble of a building that collapsed in South Africa as the death toll rose to 12 and more than 40 remained missing. Authorities said rescuers were now faced with the...

Authorities say a building under construction has collapsed in the South African city of George with "multiple patients"

May. 06, 2024 10:53 AM EDT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Authorities say a building under construction has collapsed in the South African city of George with "multiple patients."

Over 500 baby sea turtles washed ashore in a big storm off South Africa. Here's the rescue effort

May. 02, 2024 21:22 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — An aquarium in South Africa is stretched beyond capacity after more than 500 baby sea turtles were washed up on beaches by a rare and powerful storm and rescued by members of the public. The little turtles are mostly endangered loggerheads and should...