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S Africa tells Putin it can’t afford nuclear plants now

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Johannesburg, July 28 (AP) - South Africa's leader has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country cannot afford to buy nuclear power plants from Moscow, a change from his scandal-ridden predecessor.
President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke to reporters as the BRICS summit of emerging economies ended Friday.
Member nations China, Russia, India, Brazil and South Africa used the meeting to speak out against the Trump administration's growing trade war.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
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Monsoon rains collapse houses in India, killing 37

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Lucknow, July 28 (AP) - At least 37 people have been killed this week as monsoon rains triggered house col-lapses and flooded wide swaths of land in northern India, officials said Saturday.
Weather officials have predicted more rains in the next 48 hours in India's most populous state of Uttar...
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Egypt court sentences 75 to death in 2013 sit-in case

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Cairo, Jul 28 (AP) - Egypt's state-run media says a court has sentenced 75 people to death, including top fig-ures of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in.
Saturday's decision in Cairo Criminal Court will now be referred to the Grand Mufti - the country's...
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Heavy rain, canceled flights as typhoon approaches Japan

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Tokyo, Jul 28 (AP) - Heavy rain fell on parts of Japan and airlines canceled flights Saturday as an approaching typhoon threatened to dump more rain on a region devastated by floods and landslides earlier this month.
Typhoon Jongdari was heading west along Japan's Pacific coast and was expected...
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Somali leader heads to Eritrea in possible diplomatic thaw

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Mogadishu, Jul 28 (AP) - Somalia's president has begun a visit to Eritrea in another possible diplomatic thaw in the restless Horn of Africa region.
A spokesman said President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed had departed Saturday morning. "Somalia is ready to write a new chapter of its relations with...
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