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3 arrested in mysterious deaths of 21 teenagers at South African nightclub, police say

3 arrested in mysterious deaths of 21 teenagers at South African nightclub, police say

PRETORIA and LONDON — Three people have been arrested in connection with the mysterious deaths of 21 teenagers at a popular nightclub in South Africa, authorities said Wednesday. According to a statement from the South African Police Service, the 52-year-old owner of the Enyobeni Tavern as well as two employees, aged 33 and 34, were …

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Live Updates: Biden Lands in Israel With Security Concerns Setting the Tone

Live Updates: Biden Lands in Israel With Security Concerns Setting the Tone

Naftali Bennett, left, introduced the Iron Beam as prime minister in May. He has called the new laser-based air defense system a “game changer.”Credit…Amos Ben Gershom/Israel Government Press Office Among the weapons that Israel displayed for President Biden on Wednesday was a prototype of a new laser defense system that Israeli leaders have described as …

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Ukraine Strike on Russian Air-Defense Unit Shows Impact of New Weapons From West

Ukraine Strike on Russian Air-Defense Unit Shows Impact of New Weapons From West

Ukrainian forces struck an air-defense system in Russian-occupied territory in the east of the country late Tuesday, in the latest sign of how long-range artillery sent by the West is shifting the war’s calculus. Russian state news agencies reported that Ukrainian forces had launched a strike on an air-defense system protecting the skies over Luhansk, …

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Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, protesters storm prime minister's office

Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, protesters storm prime minister’s office

President Rajapaksa flees hours before planned resignation Protesters demand ouster of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Wickremesinghe declares emergency, rolls back soon after COLOMBO, July 13 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on Wednesday, bringing to an apparent end his family’s near two-decade dominance of the country after a massive popular …

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Sri Lanka: Protesters storm prime minister's office, as president flees country without resigning

Sri Lanka: Protesters storm prime minister’s office, as president flees country without resigning

Rajapaksa had been expected to formally resign Wednesday but instead left the crisis-hit nation and appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as his acting leader, citing a section of the constitution that allows a prime minister to “discharge the powers, duties and functions of the office of president” when the president is ill or “absent” from …

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