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Four wounded in shooting at S.African gold mine  JOHANNESBURG: Four people were wounded during a shooting Monday at a South African gold mine in the east of Johannesburg after fired mineworkers attacked reinstated colleagues, police said. "We can confirm that there were four people who were taken to the hospital after they were injured," police spokeswoman Captain Pinky Tsinyane told AFP. "Ex-mineworkers were attacking the workers who were reinstated in the mine." Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012

Tycoon delays Russia MOSCOW: Tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov's auto division announced Monday it was delaying until early 2015 this year's planned launch of Russia's first hybrid vehicle. But it also insisted that the colourful "Yo Mobiles" were never designed as a publicity stunt to win the politically ambitious metals and banking magnate votes in last spring's presidential elections. "Many detractors will now say that this was just a Mikhail Prokhorov PR campaign," project general director Andrei Biryukov told Russian news agencies ...

India exports post steepest fall in three years  NEW DELHI: India on Monday reported exports slid by nearly 15 percent in July, the steepest dive in three years -- hit by the long-running debt crisis gripping Europe and the stumbling US recovery. India's merchandise exports fell by 14.8 percent to $22.4 billion in July from a year ago -- the latest in a string of grim numbers to be announced by Asia's third-largest economy. Reflecting a slowdown in domestic demand, imports declined too, slipping by ...

Damascus bombing timeline  DAMASCUS: A timeline of the deadliest bomb attacks in and around the Syrian capital: - December 23, 2011: Suicide bombers blow up two vehicles at security service premises in Damascus. Forty-four people die and 166 are injured, with civilians and security personnel among the casualties. - January 6, 2012: A suicide bomber blows himself up in the crowded Midan neighbourhood of the capital, killing 26 people and wounding 46. - March 17: Two huge bomb blasts kill at ...

Clinton to seek China sea unity in Indonesia  JAKARTA: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Indonesia Monday hoping to encourage unity among Southeast Asian nations in an effort to manage increasingly tense disputes with China. Clinton's last trip to the region in July was marred by the failure of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to reach a consensus at talks in Cambodia, amid divisions in the 10-member group on how to treat a rising China. The top US diplomat was scheduled to ...

Angola vote result by end of week: electoral commission  LUANDA: Angola's final election results will be released by the end of the week, the electoral commission said Monday, with the tally having already sealed another term for veteran President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. "We should be able to announce the final result by the end of the week, knowing that we have until September 15 to do so," National Electoral Commission spokeswoman Julia Ferreira told AFP. Foreign observers have given the vote a clean bill of ...

Analysts up Brazil inflation view, cut growth forecast  SAO PAULO: Inflation expectations in Brazil nudged up despite a weaker outlook for economic growth this year, a central bank survey showed on Monday, reinforcing the view that policymakers will soon have to stop cutting interest rates.   Inflation expectations for 2012 and 2013 edged up to 5.20 and 5.51 percent respectively, according to the median forecast in the survey, conducted weekly. The forecasts one week earlier were respectively 5.19 percent and 5.50 percent.   That was the first ...


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