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South Africa’s Jacob Zuma abandons rally after being booed


South Africa’s scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma has abandoned a May Day rally after he was booed by workers demanding his resignation.   Scuffles broke out between Mr Zuma’s supporters and opponents, resulting in all speeches being cancelled. The main labour federation, Cosatu, called on Mr Zuma to step down last …

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France election: Le Pen and Macron spar ahead of run-off

France election

The two rivals in France’s presidential race have traded accusations at the start of the last week of campaigning.   Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen lambasted pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron as a “candidate of continuity”. Mr Macron said he would fight “until the last second” against Ms Le Pen’s ideas …

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Turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok


At least 27 people were hurt when an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok hit a patch of severe turbulence.   No injuries were life-threatening, but several passengers suffered broken bones and three needed surgery, Russian officials said. A passenger described being “hurled” up to the ceiling, trying to cling …

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