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Rotana Farea, 22, & Tala Farea, 16

Deaths of Saudi sisters found in New York river ruled suicide

Sisters Rotana Farea, 23, and Tala Farea, 16, had been living in the United States for two to three years, and their bodies were found on the banks of New York's Hudson River on October 24.
Rotana Farea, 22, & Tala Farea, 16

Bodies of two sisters found taped together on river bank

Police in New York searched on Tuesday for clues to what, or who killed two sisters whose bodies were found duct-taped together on the banks of the Hudson River in Manhattan.

‘Bully’ Harvey Weinstein smeared actresses – Peter Jackson

Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson on Friday accused Harvey Weinstein of orchestrating a smear campaign decades ago against actresses who have since come forward to accuse the disgraced producer of sexual harassment.

CIA sacks bomb-sniffing dog Lulu for refusing to work

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has fired Lulu, an adorable black Labrador, from a training programme after refusing to become a bomb-sniffing dog.

Flesh-eating bacteria puzzles Australian health authorities

A spike in Australians being attacked by flesh-eating bacteria has left health authorities puzzled and concerned.

Dangote mulls offer for South Africa’s largest cement factory

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote is reportedly considering counter-offers for PPC Group Ltd. that could signal a bidding contest for South Africa’s largest cement maker, according to people familiar with the matter, according to reports by Bloomberg.

Conflict with North Korea will be ‘shattering’ – Australian PM

Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, warned Wednesday that a conflict with North Korea would be “shattering,” as tensions between Washington and Pyongyang intensified.

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Mozambique braces for cyclone Kenneth

Mozambique was bracing for a powerful cyclone to make landfall on Thursday, just one month after another cyclone devastated the country and neighbouring Zimbabwe leaving more than 1,000 dead.
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North Korea threatens retaliation over US-South Korea drills

Pyongyang on Thursday threatened a “corresponding response”, three days after South Korea and the U.S. kicked off two weeks of joint air-force drills.
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Coptic monks in Egypt sentenced to death for killing bishop

Two former Coptic Christian monks have been sentenced to death in Egypt over the murder of a bishop last year, officials have confirmed.