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Seven key takeaways from the Russian indictments

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The indictments from Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigations were unexpected Special Counsel Robert Mueller has dropped another Friday blockbuster with his sweeping indictment of three organisations and 13 Russian nationals for meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. For the first time the special counsel's team has taken dead…

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Strong earthquake hits southern Mexico

A powerful earthquake has hit south-western Mexico, causing buildings to shake in the capital Mexico City, about 350km (217 miles) away. The epicentre of the 7.2-magnitude tremor was near the town of Pinotepa de Don Luis in the Oaxaca state, the US Geological Survey said. It said the quake was 24.6km underground. There was no…

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Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for S Africa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, is one of South Africa's wealthiest politicians New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a "new dawn" in his first State of the Nation address. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday, promised to "turn the tide of corruption". He also spoke of accelerating…

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