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BREAKING NEWS: Arrest warrant is issued for Oscar Pistorius

An arrest warrant has been issued for Oscar Pistorius the day after the athlete was convicted of murdering Reeva Steenkamp by South Africa’s prosecuting authority.

153 taken hostage by terrorists in Radisson Blu hotel in Mali capital Bamako

Armed terrorists have stormed a luxury hotel in Mali and taken 170 people hostage. Approximately 10 jihadists attacked a Radisson Blu hotel in the centre of the country’s capital, Bamako. UPDATES 16:51 The Reuters news agency is quoting a Malian security ministry spokesman as saying that the country’s special forces are still fighting gunmen in the upper floors of the Radisson Blu hotel ...

Nigeria: Suicide bombing kills 32 and injures another 80

A night-time suicide bombing has killed 32 people and wounded 80 others on Tuesday. It happened at a truck stop in northeastern town Yola, Nigeria, an emergency official said.

Indonesian Plane Crash Kills Over 100 People

Earlier today, an Indonesian military plane, the Hercules C-130, ploughed into a residential Indonesian city in the north of the island of Sumatra, crushing homes, a hotel and killing over 116 people.

The plane took off around midday from the Medan military airport. The pilot was asked to turn back by control due to technical problems with the engine.

At least 3 people were killed on the ground as the plane came crashing down. With most passengers air force families, it is believed there were 113 people on board the plane, 12 crew and 101 passengers. Air force chief Agus Supriatna claims there were "No survivors, I have just returned from the site."

Television coverage have shown local hotels and homes in flames surrounded by black smoke. A witness states: "It passed overhead a few times, really low. There was fire and black smoke. The third time it came by it crashed into the roof of the hotel and exploded straight away."

A three-storey building is consequently in ruins. Heavy machinery is being used to continue th

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