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At least 17 killed in Turkey bus crash ISTANBUL: At least 17 people were killed and 29 injured Friday when an overloaded bus carrying agricultural workers crashed in the Isparta region of southern Turkey, the Dogan news agency reported.The workers, mostly women, were on their way to pick apples at an orchard in the region when the bus turned over onto its side due to brake failure, it said.The severity of the accident was compounded when the bus carried on moving some 100 metres (330 feet).Quoting local officials, the agency said that there were a total of 46 people on the bus when its legal capacity was just 27 people.Investigators believe the excess weight may have contributed to the brake problem that caused the accident, it added.However a four-and-a-half year old boy survived the accident sitting in the hands of his grandfather, who was one of the apple pickers. The grandfather was badly injured.Reports said that the workers ...

A term too far for plotter Compaore OUAGADOUGOU: Blaise Compaore, the long-serving president of Burkina Faso, took power in a coup in 1987 but quickly swapped the "democratic revolution's" Marxist ideals for authoritarian rule.The 63-year-old may have been re-elected four times since 1991, but it was often with dubious percentages of the vote.And it was his bid to extend his rule beyond three decades that led to his political downfall, as hundreds of thousands descended on the streets this week to demand ...

South Africa's trade deficit narrows to 2.91bn in September JOHANNESBURG: The shortfall on South Africa's trade account narrowed sharply to 2.91 billion rand in September from a revised 16.75 billion rand in August, as the import bill nearly matched that of exports, data from the revenue service showed on Friday. Exports in September rose by 18.2 percent to 90.79 billion rand and imports by 0.2 percent to 93.71 billion. The September data brings the cumulative deficit for the year to 73.74 billion rand, compared ...

South Africa's high jobless rate reflects rigid labour market PRETORIA: South Africa's high unemployment rate is reflective of a rigid labour market, the central bank's Lesetja Kganyago said on Friday. "The nature of unemployment in South Africa is emanating from the structural constraints that we are facing and there is pretty little that monetary policy could do to sustainably bring down unemployment," Kganyago, who will take over as central bank governor next week, told a conference in Pretoria. "There are rigidities in our own ...

Eurozone inflation up, unemployment steady BRUSSELS: Eurozone inflation edged up to 0.4 percent from multi-year lows while unemployment was little changed, official data showed Friday, providing only limited reassurance that a modest economic recovery remains on track.Analysts said the figures were far from encouraging, with the European Central Bank likely to come under additional pressure from anxious governments to do more to get the economy moving again.Inflation in the 18-nation eurozone rose to 0.4 percent in October from 0.3 percent ...

Eurozone inflation up, unemployment steady: Eurostat BRUSSELS: Eurozone inflation has come off multi-year lows while the jobless figures are little changed, official data showed on Friday, providing only limited reassurance that a modest economic recovery remains on track.Inflation in the 18-nation eurozone rose to 0.4 percent in October from 0.3 percent in September, which was the lowest in five years, the Eurostat statistics agency said. The unemployment rate in September was 11.5 percent, unchanged compared with August.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

German retail sales post biggest drop for 7 years: official data BERLIN: German shoppers cut back their spending sharply in September, official data showed on Friday, adding to concern over whether consumers will help bolster growth in Europe's top economy.Retail sales posted the biggest monthly drop in September for more than seven years, the data showed.German retailers' sales, which tend to be volatile and frequently revised, slumped 3.2 percent in September compared to the figure of August, the federal statistics office Destatis said in a statement.The ...


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