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    Aid agencies struggle to rescue Mozambique cyclone victims

    Agence France-Presse . Beira, Mozambique | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    International aid agencies raced Wednesday to rescue survivors and meet spiralling humanitarian needs in three impoverished countries battered by one of the worst storms to...

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    Death toll from Mozambique, Zimbabwe floods exceeds 300 as UN boosts aid

    Agence France-Presse . Beira | Updated at 11:01am on March 20, 2019

    The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 on Tuesday as rescuers raced against the clock...

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    Rescuers race to save marooned

    Agence France-Presse . Beira | Updated at 12:00am on March 20, 2019

    Rescue workers in Mozambique were racing against time to pluck people off trees and rooftops Tuesday after a monster storm reaped a feared harvest of...

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    Over 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

    Agence France-Presse . Beira | Updated at 12:32am on March 19, 2019

    More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique, while scores have been killed and more than...

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    32 dead in DRC train derails

    Agence France-Presse . Kinshasa | Updated at 12:00am on March 19, 2019

    Thirty-two people were killed and 91 others injured when a freight train carrying stowaways derailed in DR Congo overnight, officials said on Monday, updating an...

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    DR Congo train derailment kills 24

    Agence France-Presse . Kinshasa | Updated at 01:04pm on March 18, 2019

    At least 24 people were killed and 31 injured Sunday when a freight train carrying stowaways derailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, police and...

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    Clear similarities in Ethiopia, Indonesia Boeing crashes

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 10:34am on March 18, 2019

    Flight recorder data recovered from the wreckage of Boeing 737 MAX planes that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia shows ‘clear similarities,’ Addis Ababa said Sunday...

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    24 dead, dozens missing in Zimbabwe cyclone

    Agence France-Presse . Harare | Updated at 12:00am on March 17, 2019

    At least 24 people have been killed and dozens are missing in parts of eastern Zimbabwe hit by the peripheral effects of tropical cyclone Idai...

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    Boeing’s Max eight suspended worldwide for safety checks

    Reuters . Paris/ Addis Ababa | Updated at 01:06am on March 15, 2019

    Investigators in France took possession of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet’s black boxes on Thursday, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing’s global...

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    9 killed in Lagos building collapse

    Agence France-Presse . Lagos | Updated at 12:00am on March 15, 2019

    Rescuers on Wednesday recovered nine bodies and rescued 37 people alive from the wreckage of a collapsed four-storey building in the Nigeria’s economic capital Lagos.Children...

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