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Drought-hit South Africa partners with Iran to build desalination plants | Reuters

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa has partnered with Iran to develop desalination plants along all coastal communities to boost water supplies, the water minister said on Wednesday, as the worst drought in living memory dries dams.<p>Lake St Lucia is almost completely dry due to drought conditions in …

South Africa
Middle East

Rays beat Cuban team with Barack Obama, Raul Castro in attendance

HAVANA -- When Kevin Kiermaier slid into home for the Tampa Bay Rays' first run of the day, President Barack Obama flung his arms wide to signal …


The Latest: Democrats describe their relationships with God

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, with contests in Maine and Puerto Rico on Sunday and a Democratic debate in Flint, Michigan (all times Eastern Standard Time)<p>9:59 p.m.<p>Bernie Sanders says he is "very proud" to be Jewish, and Hillary Clinton says she prays on a pretty …


Volkswagen exec: It will take months to reach an emissions deal with US regulators

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer last month turned up the heat on Volkswagen (VW) by setting a March 24 deadline to the carmaker to state whether it has found a fix that is acceptable to U.S. regulators.<p>VW lawyer Robert Giuffra told Breyer at the Feb. 25 hearing that the carmaker was making …

Automotive Industry

Kendall Jenner's Style Evolution

See all of the it-model's best off-duty looks.<p>It's safe to say that Kendall Jenner has quickly proven herself to be a supermodel-in-the-making. Not only has she made waves on the runway, but her street style game has won her major points in our book. Jenner can make a head-to-toe black outfit feel …

Deadly air strikes 'hit residential areas' in Raqqa

At least 21 civilians have been killed and 11 wounded in suspected Russian air strikes in the city of Raqqa in northern Syria, Al Jazeera has learnt.<p>The warplanes on Thursday targeted several buildings in the city, which has been under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) …

Middle East

Here's the Russian jet that's terrorizing Syria's anti-Assad rebels

Among the planes Moscow has used to back the Syrian military's attempted advance is a Russian combat aircraft that some have compared to the US's venerated A-10 Warthog.<p>The Russian Su-25 Frogfoot is a low-flying tank-like plane that specializes in providing aerial cover and attacking ground targets.<p>…

Middle East

Kerry hands dire warning to Iraqis over future

BAGHDAD (AP) — Warning of the "existential threat" posed by Sunni militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. is prepared to take military action even if Baghdad delays political reforms, noting that the risks of letting the insurgency run rampant threaten dangers beyond Iraq's …